Newman News Term 1 Week 10: From the Deputy Principal Secondary

As Term One comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to think our students, staff, and families for their support and perseverance during this challenging term. While we have faced various restrictions, the school term has been filled with many events, activities and opportunities for our students and they should be so proud of the efforts and achievements.  

Our Principal’s Assembly on Wednesday morning highlighted some amazing sporting achievements and acknowledged students who in 2021, volunteered more than 20 hours of service towards the Living Marist Christian Service-Learning Program. I would particularly like to congratulate Isabelle Roper in Year 9 for her 200 hours of Service Learning throughout 2021. We were also able to acknowledge students from Years 7 to 12, who have made an outstanding contribution to College life throughout Term One with a Principal’s Award. Congratulations to all students! 

I wish our students, staff and families, a Happy Easter, and a wonderful and well-deserved break. I hope that our students enjoy this time with their families and friends, and we look forward to their return to Term Two.  

Key Dates 

College Calendar Link – In recent times, our school calendar has changed regularly.

Term Two

We will welcome our students back to Term Two with Year Group assemblies on Tuesday 26 April. These assemblies will include an ANZAC Day Ceremony hosted by representatives from primary, Year 9 and the Student Leadership Team.  

Uniform 

A reminder that students return to Term Two in Winter Uniform. Please ensure that you are familiar with the Uniform Requirements and Personal Appearance Expectations found here.  

WACE Revision Courses 

There are a number of revision workshops throughout the course of the year held by external providers. These workshops include ATAR & Middle School Courses, Study Skills and Tutoring. For further information, please click here

ECU Excursion

The Year 10 and 11 Physical Education Studies students were recently invited to visit the Sports Science facilities at ECU in Joondalup.

Students toured the facilities and heard about the post-school pathways that exist in the rapidly evolving Exercise and Sports Science industries.

The visits enabled students to see the real-world application of many of their theory concepts.

Year 11 students participated in a practical laboratory activity that extended their knowledge of the biomechanical concept of force, and under the direction of Professor Ken Nosaka, students learnt about some of the newest advancements in the Exercise and Sports Science fields, including research on the benefits of eccentric loading when performing resistance activities.

The excursions were a great opportunity to spend time in a leading tertiary institution and students left motivated and excited about the pathways that might be accessed after studying Physical Education Studies.

Year 10 students are encouraged to speak with Mr. Tremayne or one of the other PE staff if they are interested in learning more about the Year 11 and 12 courses available as they start their subject selection process.

SHINE Update

SHINE through Forensic Science

Our Year 10 students, gifted and talented in STEM, were fortunate to have Murdoch University expert in Forensic Science Cindy Palermo and Anubhav Jarial (Law student) facilitate two fascinating workshops. The first workshop required students to use blood type knowledge, solve Mathematical equations, discern patterns, and critically evaluate several pieces of evidence to determine the prime suspect in a case. Following this, students applied trigonometry to analyze a re-created blood splatter. I commend the following students for their positive engagement and critical thinking in a challenging and thought-provoking morning: Ariana Mason, Jaydon Augustus, Zoe Boss, Alyssa Coumbe, Zak Rodkiewicz, Jordan Smith, Olivia Rubens, Harper Gamble, Charlotte Laurent, Samarah Mammoliti, Angelica Rombouts, Zoe Trovato, Lucas March, Zara Kok, Hideki Duque, Saskia Chesson, Keira Reynolds, Seth Fox and Marcus Malaxos. I would also like to thank Mr Brad Cotterell and Mr Justin Farley for his support of students during the morning.

SHINE through problem solving

Year 9 gifted and talented students in STEM were also fortunate to have Murdoch University lead them through the Rube Goldberg challenge. After an introduction to the machine students were challenged to use their critical thinking and problem-solving skills build their own Rube Goldberg machine under time constraints. The following students should be proud of their effort and commitment to the problem-solving task: Grace Gordon, Leonardo Mason, Tomas Macri, Chloe Byrne, Charlie Cossom, Stefano Rapanaro, Laura Nolan, Abigail Fowler, Rebecca Rubens, Amelia Ng, Dyllan Roberts, Kate Le, Jenna King, Ethan Wynne, Kevin Xanthis and Sebastian Dziedzic. I would also like to thank Mr Naylor and Mr Nelson for their support of students during the workshop.

Pathways & Careers

Pathways and Careers 

Contact details:

YEAR 9 

Careers and Pathways Update 

Career Taster – Get Career Curious 

Ever wondered what it might be like to be a fashion or jewellery designer or a captain of a boat? Find out at a full-day excursion. Click here to Find an experience | DTWD (jobsandskills.wa.gov.au). Please contact your Leader of Wellbeing, Mr Naylor, for more information. 

Bricklaying 

Would you like to know what it would be like to be a Bricklayer? The Pathways & Partnerships Office, Newman College, is organising a Try-a-Trade Day for students interested in Bricklaying. Please visit the Pathways & Partnerships Office to register your interest or email pathways@newman.wa.edu.au. We hope to confirm a date for Term 3. 

YEAR 10 

Careers and Pathways Update 

Careers Expo 

Thank you for participating in the Careers Expo at Newman College, we hope you found the interactive afternoon informative. If you have any questions, please contact Mr Farley.  

Subject selection for Year 11, 2023 

To access the Online Subject Selection Handbook click here. 

Recently, all Year 10s received information regarding subject selection for Year 11. This information included the prerequisites for Year 11 subjects and a general guide to the structure of Year 11 and 12. This information was also sent to families. Please contact Mr Farley if you have additional questions. 

Bricklaying 

Would you like to know what it would be like to be a Bricklayer? The Pathways & Partnerships Office, Newman College, is organising a Try-a-Trade Day for students interested in Bricklaying. Please visit the Pathways & Partnerships Office to register your interest or email pathways@newman.wa.edu.au. We hope to confirm a date for Term 3. 

Are you intersted in acting, music and performance?  

Become a confident performer through Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)  Junior Academy for secondary school students. More information can be found via this link https://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/corporate-training-and-short-courses/junior-academy-for-school-aged-students 

Construction Try-a-Trade 

Interested in a career in the building industry? Discover Construction Training Fund’s Try-a-Trade days, click here for more information. Gain Construction Experience | Try-A-Trade Program CTF 

YEAR 11 

Careers and Pathways Update 

Careers Expo 

Thank you for participating in the Careers Expo at Newman College, we hope you found the interactive afternoon informative. If you have any questions, please contact Mr Farley.  

Subject changes 

If you would like to change one (or more) of your subjects, please be aware of the following guidelines: After the Semester 1 exams you can change into a new subject and just study Unit 2 of the new subject. You will need permission from the relevant Leader of Learning to do this.After 27 June no further subject changes can be made. Please see Mr Farley or Ms Beekink with subject change requests. 

Build a hands-on career in a trade 

North Metro TAFE’s pre-apprenticeship courses in building and construction will give you the skills, knowledge, and behaviours to prepare you for undertaking an apprenticeship. They will also give you a competitive edge when applying for an apprenticeship.  

You can choose between: Wall and floor tiling, Carpentry and joinery, Bricklaying Plastering 

Where – North Metro TAFE Clarkson Campus 

When – Classes run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 

Further information – email enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au or call 1300 300 822 

Are you intersted in acting, music and performance?  

Become a confident performer through Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)  Junior Academy for secondary school students. More information can be found via this link https://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/corporate-training-and-short-courses/junior-academy-for-school-aged-students 

Onsite work experience 

Please remember to complete your reflection for Onsite. The Pathways & Partnerships Office cannot progress your work experience hours to a C grade unless the reflection is complete and your log book has been signed. Please visit the Pathways & Partnerships Office to collect a reflection booklet. 

YEAR 12 

Careers and Pathways Update

Careers Expo 

Thank you for participating in the Careers Expo at Newman College, we hope you found the interactive afternoon informative. If you have any questions, please contact Mr Farley.  

Onsite work experience 

Please remember to complete your reflection for Onsite. The Pathways & Partnerships Office cannot progress your work experience hours to a C grade unless the reflection is complete and your log book has been signed. Please visit the Pathways & Partnerships Office to collect a reflection booklet. 

Are you intersted in acting, music and performance?  

Become a confident performer through Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) Junior Academy for secondary school students. More information can be found via this link https://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/corporate-training-and-short-courses/junior-academy-for-school-aged-students 

UWA Campus Tour – Tuesday 12 July  

Register your interest here https://www.uwa.edu.au/study/Events/Campus-Tour-2022—July 

Job Opportunity 

Punjab Indian Restaurant in Innaloo are looking for casual waitstaff. To find out more, please contact the restaurant directly on 9446 1111, email info@punjab.com.au or read about the position via this link Waiting Staff – Innaloo WA 6018 – Indeed.com 

LotSixZero are looking for front of house waiters, a barista and dishwasher for weekend work. Email lotsixzerojobs@gmail.com if you are interested. https://www.lotsixzero.com/ 

Scholarships – Future scholarship opportunities

Curtin Universityhttps://scholarships.curtin.edu.au/   ATAR Achievement Scholarship Scholarship details | Curtin University, Perth, Australia  
Edith Cowan Universityhttps://www.ecu.edu.au/scholarships/overview
Murdoch Universityhttps://www.murdoch.edu.au/study/scholarships
Notre Dame Universityhttps://www.notredame.edu.au/current-students/opportunities/scholarships
UWAhttps://www.uwa.edu.au/study/scholarships/explore
Other scholarship opportunitiesEarly University Scholarships Year 12 students may be interested in applying for the Christian Leaders Scholarship, which provides financial assistance throughout a University degree. For further details, please visit: https://ichthys.org.au/wordpress/christian-leaders-scholarship/  

UPCOMING PATHWAY EVENTS

EVENTPROVIDERDATELINK
MAY
Find Your PathwayMurdoch University24 Maywww.murdoch.edu.au/events
Year 12 Information EveningECU Joondalup25 Mayhttps://www.trybooking.com/839054
JUNE
Info Session – Law and CriminologyMurdoch University7 Junewww.murdoch.edu.au/events  
Engineering & Technology Showcase ECU Joondalup8 Junehttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=859173&
Newman College Careers Expo

Year 10 Parent Information Evening
Newman College13 June3.30pm to 4.30pm: Year 11/12 session
5.00pm to 5.45pm: Year 10 session
5.45pm to 6.30pm: Year 10 Parent Information Evening
Info Session – Creative Arts And CommunicationMurdoch University14 Junewww.murdoch.edu.au/events
Info Session -Health SciencesMurdoch University21 Junewww.murdoch.edu.au/events
Info Session- Engineering Murdoch University28 Junewww.murdoch.edu.au/events
JULY
Info Session – Environment and AgricultureMurdoch University5 Julywww.murdoch.edu.au/events
Info Session – Business and CommerceMurdoch University12 Julywww.murdoch.edu.au/events
YEAR 10 Info eveningECU18 JulyFurther details to be provided closer to event date
Info Session – EducationMurdoch University19 Julywww.murdoch.edu.au/events
Info Session – Social SciencesMurdoch University26 July  www.murdoch.edu.au/events  
WAAPA Arts Management and Live ProductionECU Mt Lawley26 Julyhttps://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=859227&
AUGUST
Info Session – ScienceMurdoch University2 Augustwww.murdoch.edu.au/events
Info Session – ArtsMurdoch University9 Augustwww.murdoch.edu.au/events
Humanities ShowcaseECU10 AugustFurther details to be provided closer to event date
Open DayNotre Dame University21 Augusthttps://events.nd.edu.au/OpenDayFreo
Psychology HonoursECU24 AugustFurther details to be provided closer to event date
Teacher EducationECU25 AugustFurther details to be provided closer to event date
Skillswest Careers & Employment Expo Various training providers25 – 27 AugustSkillsWest Careers & Employment Expo (skillswestexpo.com.au)
SEPTEMBER
Nursing and MidwiferyECU2 SeptemberFurther details to be provided closer to event date
Engineering showcaseECU5 SeptemberFurther details to be provided closer to event date
Science & MathematicsECU6 SeptemberFurther details to be provided closer to event date
WAAPA Production tourECU7 SeptFurther details to be provided closer to event date
Medical & Health ServicesECU13 SeptFurther details to be provided closer to event date
Computer & Security ScienceECU20 SeptFurther details to be provided closer to event date
Business & Law InformationECU20 SeptFurther details to be provided closer to event date
Arts InformationECU21 SeptFurther details to be provided closer to event date
OCTOBER
Future Student ExpoECU20 OctFurther details to be provided closer to event date
NOVEMBER
WAAPA Production TourECU10 NovFurther details to be provided closer to event date