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Newman News Term 4 Week 4: From the Leader of Wellbeing Primary

08 Nov 2019

Personal Devices and Communication

A reminder that we ask for all communication between parents and students during the school day to be directed via the Campus office by calling 9416 9700. Utilising teacher emails or Seesaw will not necessarily relay the message in time.

During school time, students utilise their designated device (iPad) as a learning tool under the direction of their teachers. Using their iPads for non-school related communication during school hours is considered misuse of their device. We are aware that students may also have other personal devices such as mobile phones or smart-watches, please note that neither is a school requirement or uniform item. If parents choose to provide children with these devices, the school’s position remains that they are not to be used for communication throughout the school day. These devices should be stored either in their school bag or students may ask for a safe place to be provided by the classroom teacher.

While the College will endeavour to ensure that all private property is treated with respect and care, the College accepts no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged phones or devices.

Thank you for your continued support in this matter, please contact your child’s classroom teacher or myself if you have any queries or concerns.

Years 3-6 Music Showcase

Junior Journo Competition

Krishav Sheth (Y5 Red), was a winner in this year’s Junior Journo competition. His work was published in a special ‘Jnr Journo’ edition of ED! Magazine, inside The West Australian on Tuesday 29 October. Congratulations, Krishav!

Primary Girls Dockers Cup

On Wednesday 6 November, approximately 30 students from Years 5 and 6 represented Newman College in the Primary Girls Dockers Cup AFL competition. The competition focuses on player development, with all teams participating in a skills development session run by the AFLW Dockers players. The girls played four rounds demonstrating a high level of skill, sportsmanship and enthusiasm.

Participant, Rio Angus (Year 6) described the day:

“The girls had four rounds to play not including the bye. The girls did really well throughout the day, with Newman White getting into the Grand Final and Newman Blues giving the competition their best shot too. Good job girls!”

Thanks to Mrs Jemma Bulmer, Physical Education Teacher for organising and preparing the students for the event and Mr Scott Harvie for his assistance in coaching.

Values for Life: Operation Empathy

Yesterday, the Year 4 Unit took part in a day of team building and empathy workshops presented by the Year 4 Teachers and Tim Powell from Values for Life. The first phase of the morning involved an ‘Amazing Race’ style challenge where students had to follow clues and problem solve in order to achieve a common goal. They were then led in an interactive workshop on empathy and celebrating differences led by Tim.

We were also thrilled to welcome our Year 4 parents in the evening for a workshop led by Tim, reflecting on strategies and approaches to resilience and self control following-on from the learning experiences of the children from the day.

Many thanks to the Ms Davina Sankar, Mrs Sharon MacBean and Mr Scott Harvie for their organisation and facilitation of this day.

Primary Disco – Friday 8 November

A reminder the annual Primary Disco is being held tonight!