Newman News Term 4 Week 4: From the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians

New Marist Province – St Mary’s Star of the Sea

On 10 May 2021, Br. Ernesto, Marist Brothers Superior General, communicated to the Brothers of the Province of Australia and District of the Pacific that, from 8 December 2022, the two Administrative Units will be the Marist Brothers Star of the Sea Province. The new Province will be formed by ten countries, with all Marist presence in the Oceania continent.

The new Province will be inaugurated on 8 December 2022, during the first Chapter, that will be held in Mittagong, NSW, 8 – 15 December 2022.

The new Province will be a focus of our upcoming liturgies and at one of our Thursday morning Community Masses.

Arts Festival 2022

Last week wound up our tremendous Performing Arts year with the Mythos Dance Showcase on Sunday 23 October and Visual Arts and Technologies Exhibition Opening on Wednesday 26 October.  These came after Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Production and our participation in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival.

The impact of COVID-19 during the first half of the year had a significant effect on our Arts scheduling and resourcing.  Notwithstanding, all events have been executed in an outstanding manner and a credit to the Performing Arts Team, led by Yvonne Wiese.  My thanks to all who have contributed to the success of these events – staff (teaching and non-teaching), the significant parent support and of course our outstanding students.

Next year’s events are currently being considered by the Executive.  Our resourcing, staffing and programming requires broad collaboration with respective personnel and decisions will be made and announced by the end of the term.  

Newman Parents Consultative Committee (NPC) Meeting – Monday 7 November, 6.00pm

The final meeting of 2022 will be held on Monday 7 November. The agenda for the meeting will comprise:

  • School Update: Capital Works, ASIP Review and General Business
  • NPC Update
  • Events 2023

John Finneran