Secondary Update – Term 1 Week 9

Parent Teacher Interviews  

Parent teacher interviews are an opportunity for families to formally meet with our Secondary Staff on Tuesday 16 April. The format for these interviews is as follows: 

9:00am – 10.30am Online interviews only  
10.50am – 12.20pm Online interviews only  
1.15pm – 3.15pm Face-to-face interviews 
3.35pm – 5.35pm Face-to-face interviews 

Students are asked to be present at all interviews. Students are asked to wear their College winter uniform to the face-to-face interviews which will be held in the Marist Auditorium.  Please book your interview through Parent Teacher Online system.

Leader of Wellbeing Year 10 

Mr Luke O’Mara is the current Leader of Wellbeing Year 10. As Luke is preparing to relocate back to Ireland, we are pleased to announce that Mrs Lara Ognenis has accepted the role of Leader of Wellbeing Year 10 for the remainder of 2024. Lara brings her experience as a Head of Year, both at Newman College and at Santa Maria College.

We look forward to welcoming Lara to the Secondary Wellbeing Team and having the opportunity in Week 2 of Term 2 to farewell and thank Luke for his contributions to the Year 10 Cohort and Newman College.  

RAC BStreetSmart Excursion 

When the students at Newman College reach Year 10, they engage in the Keys for Life Program as part of the Health and Physical Education curriculum. Today, in recognition of our Year 11 students edging close to getting their driver’s licence, they were fortunate to be able to attend the RAC BStreetSmart Presentation at Perth Arena, along with numerous other schools.

This presentation featured a crash scene re-enactment attended by the emergency services. Whilst in attendance, students listened to emergency personnel and others who have been and continue to be directly impacted by road trauma.

Thank you to Mr David Husband, Leader of Wellbeing Year 11, for his organisation of this excursion, and to the Year 11 Pastoral Care Group teachers for their support of our students in attendance at this event.

Leavers Jackets 

Our Class of 2024 reached another milestone in the Year 12 calendar – receiving their leavers jackets. Our Year 12 students met with their Pastoral Care Group teachers, Mr Nathan Pereira and Mr Michael Chiera in the Champagnat Chapel to reflect on what the wearing of these jackets signifies the privilege of leading our Newman College Community and the importance of College leadership that embodies our Newman Norms.

The Class of 2024 were grateful for the cool autumn morning and were excited to try their jackets on. Year 12 students can wear their leavers jackets on Mondays and Tuesdays starting in Term 2. Students must wear the College blazers on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  

National Youth Science Forum
Perth Event
April 8 – 19, 2024 

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) STEM Hubs gives Year 12 science students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the diverse range of study and career options available in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and to encourage continued studies in these fields. 

As part of the STEM Hub experience, students can: 

  • participate in tours of science and technology facilities, 
  • learn about cutting-edge research, 
  • engage with industry partners and research providers, 
  • learn about university, training and STEM career pathways, 
  • mix with other like-minded students from all over Australia, and 
  • attend social events. 


Students must have completed Year 12 in 2023 or currently a Year 12 Student with an interest in STEM.


The fee for each STEM Hub is $450 per student. The fee covers all programmed visits and activities. Transport to and from the Hub, individual visits and accommodation are the responsibility of the attendee. STEM Hubs are non-residential. 

Freshwater Bay Rotary Club offers to sponsor students from Newman College. If you would like to take advantage of this bursary please contact 

For more information or to register click here