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Newman News Term 4 Week 6: From the Vice Principal

22 Nov 2019

Save the Date – Newman Parents Welcome Sundowner 2020

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Celebration of Learning

Congratulations to all students who showcased their gifts and talents at the end of year Music Performances and Concerts. The confidence and improvement all students have demonstrated in their performances reflects their commitment to rehearsal, learning, perseverance and determination. Thank you to all families for encouraging their children to engage with the many opportunities available at the College and for supporting their child’s involvement in the Music Program.

Our Marist Family

Our Marist tenant, Family Spirit, calls us to community with one another, to encourage leadership based on shared responsibility and to give preferential attention to those whose needs are greatest. Tomorrow 14 of our Year 11 students, together with staff and students from St Joseph’s Northam, embark on immersion as pilgrims; working in solidarity with the people of the Philippines.

A group of student leaders will travel to Melbourne to gather with student leadership teams from Marist schools to collaborate and learn from one another and our Marist Cricket Team will travel to Lismore for the annual Cricket Carnival. The responsibility and privilege to give witness to the Marist project is an honour and we wish our pilgrims, leaders and athletes all the very best and safe travels on their respective journeys.

End of Year Awards and Celebration Ceremonies

Families are welcome to attend the following assemblies that will acknowledge the contribution of all students of our thriving College community and recognise the achievements of students on their learning journey:

  • Marian Assembly (Year 2 Celebration) – Friday 29 November, 8.45am, Marian Campus, Brigidine Hall
  • K-6 Christmas Concert; Miracle on Bethlehem Street – Wednesday 4 December, 5.00pm, Marcellin Oval
  • Marian Campus Pre Primary Christmas Liturgy – Friday 6 December, 9.00am, St Cecilia’s Church
  • Years 7-11 Awards Ceremony – Friday 6 December, 1.00pm, College Gymnasium, Marcellin Campus (Parents of Award winners will be notified prior to the event)
  • Lavalla Campus Awards Ceremony – Tuesday 10 December, 9.00am, Marist Auditorium (Parents of Award winners will be notified prior to the event)

End of Year Reporting- Parent Seqta Access

To access your child’s report, please click here to login to Seqta.

If you have forgotten your login:

RESETTING YOUR PASSWORD
  • Click on ‘Forgot your Password’
  • Enter your email address for BOTH your username and email address (ie: your username is now your email address)
  • Click on ‘Reset my Password’
  • You will be emailed a link to reset your password
  • NOTE: the reset link will only last one hour

Families not returning to Newman College in 2020 must download students reports from the SEQTA portal, before the end of the year. Access to the SEQTA platform will be denied for families not currently enrolled at the College.

Booklists and Devices, 2020

Booklists

Booklists and eBook bundles will be published to families in Week 8. The College partners with OfficeMax to provide school supplies and resources. EBook bundles for Years 7-10 are managed and supported by the College’s ICT Department to ensure a positive experience for students.

Devices

The College partners with Winthrop Australia to ensure the best value for families for the supply of devices that include extended warranty and damage replacement.

Unfortunately, the Surface Pro 6 i5 model with 128GB of storage listed in previous correspondence at $1680 is no longer available from Microsoft. It has been superseded by the latest and higher performing Surface Pro 7 with 128GB of storage at a slightly higher price of $1795. The only Surface Pro 6s available are those with 256Gb of storage at $2051.

Newman College recommends The Surface Pro 7 Bundle featuring Windows 10 Pro, plus Keyboard, Pen, ruggedized cover and three-year warranty and two claims. Please note retail options are typically quoted with Windows Home Edition do not include the three-year accidental damage warranty.

Click here to access the online purchasing portal.

For further Information Contact the Leader of ICT Tom Brajdic tom.brajdic@cewa.edu.au or 92049474

Primary Class Lists

Primary class lists and teacher allocations will be communicated to families via SEQTA by the end of Term 4.

Many factors are considered when selecting class placements for students and each child’s needs are considered when these decisions are made. Class lists are a team decision made in consultation with all teachers and support staff. Our aspiration is that every child is placed where they will have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

Secondary Timetables

Secondary timetables will be available to students via SEQTA on 31 January 2020. Year 7 students will have a comprehensive induction program to support them during their introduction to Secondary School.

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.