Newman News Term 4 Week 6 2020: From the Leader of Early Childhood

Pre Primary Excursion – Kings Park

Last week, our Pre Primary students travelled to Kings Park on an excursion that taught them about the native Western Australian Marri Tree and the flora of the surrounding WA bushland. This excursion linked to the students’ Biological Science unit and enabled them to bring some native saplings back to College which they plan to plant and nurture.


Year 2 students engaged in a collaborative NAIDOC project that showcased Aboriginal artworks as the students explored the traditions of our local Noongar People. The action of each little piece culminating together into one large artwork symbolised the coming together of the First Nation Peoples.

Tying Laces Incursion

Marian students undertook the complex task of learning how to tie their shoelaces.

Representatives from Athletes Foot stepped students through the process and each child received a take-home pack to consolidate their learning. We look forward to seeing all the shoelaces across the Campus neatly tied from now on!!

St Cecilia’s Feast Day Liturgy

A big thank you to the Year 2 Unit for leading us in a reverent and meaningful liturgical celebration in honour of St Cecilia. It was lovely to experience such wonderful singing, given that St Cecilia is the patron Saint of Music.

Year 2 Transition Day

In preparation for their transition to the Lavalla Campus in 2021, Year 2 students will engage in a transition day on Friday 27 November. The purpose of the day is to enable students to familiarise themselves with the Year 3 Teachers and Classrooms and engage in some activities.

Parents are asked to drop their child at the Lavalla Campus from 8.15am. Year 2 students should gather in the Lavalla Hall where their Year 2 classroom teachers will be waiting to greet them.  Students are required to bring their recess and lunch or lunch orders can be placed via Flexischools as normal.  Students can bring a small amount of money to purchase items from the canteen if they wish.  Students must also remember to bring their hat.
Please pick-up students from the Lavalla Hall at 3.10pm.

Pre Kindergarten Parent Information Session

Thank you to all the families who joined us for the 2021 Pre Kindergarten Information Session. It was lovely to see lots of new and familiar faces of children who are about to embark on the Newman journey. Parents who were unable to attend the session can collect their Information Pack from the Marian Administration Office.

Swimming Lessons

Our Years 1 and 2 students have been thoroughly enjoying their first week of swimming lessons. This is a much-anticipated event and the students have been great representatives of the College’s values as they strive for their personal best.


Attendance records show we have a consistent number of students who regularly arrive after the morning bell has gone. Students are required to arrive at school prior to the 8.45am bell ready to commence the day punctually. The Campus is open from 8.20am. Late arrivals into the classroom are very disruptive for other students and the classroom teacher. We ask you make every effort to ensure that your child is at school on time.

College Hats For Sale

All Pre Primary – Year 2 students are required to have the College hat as part of the College’s uniform requirements. In line with our “no hat-no play” policy students must wear a hat if they want to play outside. Hats are available to purchase from the College Uniform Shop or Marian Administration Office for $20. We ask you clearly mark hats and all other uniform items with your child’s name so misplaced items can be returned.