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Newman News Term 4 Week 4: From the Vice Principal

08 Nov 2019

Our Vision for Learning aims to support students to build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills as a gateway to discovery. We acknowledge that the development of critical and creative thinkers is paramount to equip our learners to be agents of change in an ever-changing world. Our commitment to foster creativity can be seen across the College; from the IDEAS Lab at Marian, to STEM and Coding opportunities at Lavalla through to our upcoming SOLVE IT program for students in Years 7-9. I commend our teaching staff for exploring new and innovative curriculum ideas and contemporary pedagogy to reach the learner of 2019.

Singapore Learning Immersion

This week 25 students and 4 staff participated and completed a course in problem-based learning and design thinking at the Republic Polytechnic in Singapore. This is a wonderful partnership designed to challenge staff and students to adapt to a contemporary learning environment and to work on real life problems. Thank you to Mr Peter Jones, Mrs Jenny Miraudo, Miss Krystal Skelin and Mr Anthony Bochrinis for their leadership and support for the student immersion experience.

Years 7-11 Awards Ceremony

The College Awards Ceremony for students in Years 7-11 will take place on Friday 6 December commencing at 1.00pm in the Gymnasium. Parents of Award winners will be notified in advance of this date.

Code of Conduct

A reminder to all families that the Code of Conduct can be accessed via the College website. The Code is mandated by Catholic Education Western Australia and the application of the Code extends to all staff, students, parents, guardians, caregivers and volunteers.

The Code seeks to value the dignity of every person, foster positive relationships, ensuring confidentiality and accountability and supports professional boundaries. Events held during school hours AND outside of school hours that are associated with the College are also supported by the Code of Conduct. Any perceived breaches of the Code can be discussed with any member of the Senior Leadership Team. We thank you in advance for your understanding and support of how we strive to partner positively with one another.