Newman News Term 4 Week 4: From the Principal

Dear Newman Families

Arts and Technologies Exhibition

The College’s Art and Technologies Exhibition was a celebration of creativity and imagination, which was not only a testament to the talent of our students but also a reflection of the hard work of our Art Teachers. 

The results of the work our students put into their pieces were truly remarkable. 

I would like to extend my appreciation to our dedicated Art Teachers, who have played a crucial role in guiding our students along their creative journeys. This includes Marian, Lavalla and Marcellin Campus in the areas of Visual Art, Design and Technology, Technology and Enterprise, Dance, Music and Drama. Their guidance and support have been instrumental in shaping these young artists and helping them find their voices. 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the support staff, technicians, curators, and our auditorium crew for your commitment.  

Well done to the students for their beautiful pieces of Artwork showcasing their creativity, talent and hard work.  

Dance Showcase

The ICONIC Dance Showcase was held on Saturday, 21 October. It was an evening filled with mesmerizing performances, exceptional talent, and unforgettable moments, and I would like to express my gratitude to all those who made it possible.  

First and foremost, thank you to our remarkable students whose performances were nothing short of outstanding. Their dedication, hard work, and passion for dance shone through, leaving the audience in awe. The talent displayed on that stage was truly incredible, and we are immensely proud of our young dancers for their exceptional skills and creativity. 

In addition to the students, I would like to thank the staff who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to put the show together. From choreography and costume design to stage management and technical support, their dedication was instrumental in making the event a success. The seamless coordination and dedication of our staff ensured that the music and performances were nothing short of fantastic. 


Year 12 Graduation

Our Year 12 Graduation evening at Optus Stadium was a remarkable occasion where we celebrated the achievements and hard work of our graduating students—the evening commenced with a Mass celebrated by Fr. Garner.  Following the Mass, we all gathered for dinner.   The breathtaking views of the city skyline and the Swan River provided a perfect backdrop for students, parents, and staff to come together, share stories, and create lasting memories. 

During the evening we celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of our students. Awards were presented to those who have demonstrated excellence in various areas, reflecting their dedication to academics, leadership, and community service. 

I would like to congratulate our graduates for their achievements and wish them all the best in their future endeavours. I would also like to express my gratitude to everyone who made this event a success, including the parents, staff, and all those who contributed to this memorable evening. 

Once again, congratulations Year 12 Graduates. We believe in their potential and look forward to hearing about their future accomplishments. 

The Year 12s are sitting their WACE exams over the next few weeks, and our Year 11 students also sit their final examinations for the year; please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  

PK-Y2 Liturgy/Grandparents Day

A heartfelt “Thank You” to all the wonderful grandparents who graced our school with their presence on Grandparents Day. The morning was extraordinary, marked by shared love and togetherness. 

The day began with a beautiful liturgy, a time for reflection and unity, reminding us of the values and traditions that bind generations together. It was a moment to express gratitude and to celebrate the role that grandparents play in our lives. After the liturgy, the grandparents had the opportunity to spend time with their cherished grandchildren, concluded by a morning tea.  

ESC-ISP Multisport Day

This event featured a variety of sports in which the students were eager to participate.  Our students encouraged one another and displayed true sportsmanship and collaboration.  The day was not about winning but about the joy of participating, learning and growing. It was a pleasure to watch.  Congratulations to the students who immersed themselves in the day.  

Celebrating our Staff 

Following on from the recognition of our Primary Leader of Learning, Mrs Catherine Young in the Teacher Awards, Mrs Edwina Battersby, Leader of Wellbeing at Marian was featured in this week’s launch of the national campaign “Be that Teacher”. Congratulations Edwina!  

Enjoy what’s left of the coming weeks