Newman News Term 4 Week 9: From the Vice Principal

Over the course of the last few weeks students have been engaged in learning and in several community building activities. These experiences have helped to close the year with a sense of Marist family spirit and love of work. Students and families are thanked for the ongoing support and collaboration.  

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the teaching and support staff at Newman College. This is my last year at Newman College, I hand the Vice Principal reins to Mr Michael Chiera in 2024. It is hard to say goodbye to such wonderful students, staff, and families. The place, and the Marist spirituality, will remain in my heart as I move onto my next chapter as Principal. I wish the Principal Mr Andrew Waston, Executive Members and Advisory Council, teaching, and support staff, and of course the students and families all the very best for a bright and happy future.  I look forward to hearing about all the exciting and worthwhile education adventures that the Newman community takes as the years unfold. I wish you all a restful and festive holiday break. 

Commencement Dates 2024 

Please refer to the key dates and events section to confirm commencement dates for all students, new and existing.  Students in Years 1 to 12 must wear full summer uniform and comply with College uniform and personal appearance requirements as outlined on the College website.   

The College will distribute Welcome to 2024 letters mid January that will provide information to assist with your child’s return to school. 

PK-Y12 Family Mass – Wednesday 7 February 

The College invites families to join with staff and students, to celebrate our PK-12 Family Mass to commence our 2024 school year. The Eucharist will commence at 5.30pm on the Marcellin Oval. 
More details will be sent out early next year. 

Leaders of Wellbeing 2024 

PK-2 – Edwina Battersby 

Y3-6 – Justin Kirry 

Year 7 – Will Hofman 

Year 8 – Scott Smith 

Year 9 – Lucy Lane 

Year 10 – Luke O’Mara 

Year 11 – David Husband 

Year 12 – Nathan Pereira 

Uniform Shop Holiday Opening Hours 

The uniform shop opening hours during the holiday break are: 

Thursday 25 January, 9.00am – 12.30pm, and 1.00pm – 5.00pm. 
Saturday 27 January, 9.00am – 12.30am, and 1.00pm – 4.00pm. 
Monday 29 January, 9.00am – 12.30pm, 1.00pm – 5.00pm. 
Tuesday 30 January, 8.30am – 4.30pm. 


Primary – reports are available to view via SEQTA Engage. 

Secondary – all semester two reports will be available on SEQTA Engage after Friday 8 December. 

Should your child not be returning to Newman College in 2024, we remind parents of the requirement to download all reports from SEQTA Engage by 31 December.  After this time the student record is archived. 

Stationery for Primary Students (Year 3 to 6) 

There are no booklists for students in Years 3/4/5/6.  Supplies will be provisioned by the classroom teachers.    

Students will however require the following items:    

  • pencil case   
  • ruler  
  • sharpener  
  • highlighters x2  
  • eraser x 2  
  • coloured pencils  
  • coloured textas  
  • lead pencils x 8  
  • scissors  
  • earphones  
  • glue sticks x 5  
  • whiteboard markers x 5  
  • 5 x blue pens & 5 x red pens (Year 5 & 6 only)