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

As I walked around the Marian Campus this week, it was wonderful to observe the great joy that is evident in play-based and inquiry-focused lessons. I watched as children interacted with their peers across a variety of learning activities, helping and learning from one another. There are so many wonderful things happening in our classrooms, and this is a credit to the many hours of time and preparation that our dedicated teachers put towards these learning experiences.

Over the past week, our Pre Primary Blue class had a sneaky visit from Goldilocks who got up to lots of mischief in their classroom when they weren’t looking. Pre Primary Green students became mini-detectives as they followed clues to try and find the missing Gingerbread Man and Year 2 students enjoyed a special visit from Mrs Chester, who is a Firefighter and a parent in our Marian community. The Year 2 students explored fire safety and the role of Firefighters. Among all these great experiences, the engagement of our students was clearly evident, as they collaborated with one another and celebrated their learning experiences.

St Cecilia’s Feast Day Liturgy

I extend my thanks to the Year 1 teaching staff and students for the beautiful celebration of St Cecilia during yesterday’s Liturgy. St Cecilia is the patron saint of music and her feast day is celebrated on 22 November. The singing by our Marian students throughout the liturgy was a true reflection and testament to St Cecilia’s passion.

Kindergarten 2020 Orientation

Kindergarten 2020 students attended their Orientation session at Marian Campus this week. It was lovely to see lots of happy, excited faces as well as to speak to new and current parents. A special thanks to our Primary Social Committee for the fantastic morning tea that was provided to our Kindy parents. If you were unable to attend the Orientation session, please contact the Marian Reception to collect your Kindergarten Orientation Package.

There are a few places still available for Kindergarten and Pre Primary 2020. If you know someone who is considering enrolling their child at Newman College in 2020, please encourage them to contact our Registrar as soon as possible

Swimming Lessons

Students in Years 1 and 2 will be participating in daily swimming lessons from Monday 25 November – Thursday 5 December 2019. Swimming lessons are conducted by qualified swimming instructors provided by the Newman Churchlands Swimming Club. Lessons have been scheduled between 12.30pm – 2.30pm. Please avoid making external appointments for your child during these lesson times.

Please note: Parents are not permitted within the swimming pool area during lessons.

Students will be transported by bus from the Marian Campus to the College swimming pool, which is located at the Marcellin Campus.


Students will require the following:

  • Bathers / Board Shorts
  • Rash Shirt
  • Goggles
  • Towel
  • Thongs
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming Bag / Waterproof bag for wet items


Students must arrive at school in their school uniform. They will be given time and an allocated private area to change into their swimming clothes. Once they return to the Marian Campus from their lesson, they will again be given the opportunity to change back into their school uniform.

Please direct any questions to your child’s classroom teacher.

K-Y6 Christmas Concert

Year 2 Transition to Lavalla Campus

On Monday 9 December, our current Year 2 students will participate in a Transition Day for Year 3 2020. The program will allow students to work with their current Year 2 classroom teachers in a variety of activities to support their transition from Marian to Lavalla Campus for 2020.

Please note the following important information:

  • Year 2 students are to be dropped-off to their Year 2 classroom teacher at the Lavalla Campus Multipurpose Rooms between 8.30am – 8.45am
  • Year 2 students are able to order their lunch through Flexischools as per usual
  • The canteen is also open during recess and lunch to purchase snacks – $1 or $2 is plenty to provide your child with, if you would like them to practice purchasing something small from the canteen
  • At lunchtime, our Year 2 students will be provided with a complimentary icy-pole courtesy of the Primary Social Committee

Year 2 students are to be collected from the Lavalla Campus Multipurpose Rooms at 2.30pm. Please note that Lavalla Campus siblings may also be signed out and collected at this time. The earlier collection time is to assist with car flow in the pick-up areas.

Crazy Hair Day Highlights

Last Friday, students came to school doning their craziest hairstyles to raise both funds and awareness for the Kuya Centre in the Philippines which will be visited by the Year 11 Philippines Immersion group next week. Students raised $382.30 with every dollar going directly to young people supported by the Kuya Centre. The Kuya Centre is a project of Australian Marist Solidarity. Click here to read more about the Kuya Centre and the work of Australian Marist Solidarity. Thank you to all families for supporting this important fundraising effort.

Latest Sport News

  • Newman Junior Netball Club 2020 Registrations

Read More

Marcellin Award

Congratulations to the following students who received a Marcellin Award in Weeks 5 and 6:

  • Vienna Crisona, Year 1 Blue: For taking pride in her surroundings by cleaning up rubbish in the undercover area
  • Damien Brunini, Year 2 Red: For showing care and respect for our school by helping to water the garden beds.

The Marcellin Award at Marian Campus is drawn from submitted nominations each Wednesday morning at Prayer Assembly.

Christmas Craft Stall – Friday 29 November