Term 3 Week 10: From the Principal


As Term 3 ends we celebrate the remarkable achievements of our students across the College. At our Marcellin Campus Assembly, our Year 12 students were farewelled by the Secondary School. It was a poignant occasion as it called us to consider the relationships that have been at the heart of their Marist schooling experience and, as such, our family spirit. This Marist characteristic is foundational to building a strong vibrant community. It supports our young people to foster good relationships that can be formed, nurtured and celebrated. The challenge for Year 12 students in the weeks ahead will be the realisation that their school life has come to an end. The future is bright, but the journey they take individually will be diverse. Going into the world and making it on your own will be challenging, but all the same rewarding. Our students are ready to leave and embrace the opportunities that await them. We hope that that family spirit, of being in a Marist community, will stay with them in the years ahead. We pray that their memories of Newman College are where they were formed and prepared for their future pathways. We pray for these students as they enter the final stage of their journey with the upcoming exams commencing next week. Year 12 students will conclude in Term 4 Week 2 with their final Mass and Graduation.


Our 2019 Leadership Program commenced this term with 57 Year 11 students. The students respectively were magnificent in their commitment and dedication to the program. Our new leaders were acknowledged by the Secondary School at the final assembly at Marcellin Campus. Congratulations to Matthew Guimelli and Courtney Beveridge who have been selected as College Captains and all those students who have been selected for other significant leadership roles:

Faith and Liturgy Captains: Liam Street and Clare Hogg
Social Justice Captains: Stephen Loreck and Elizabeth Adams
Academic Captains: Dakota Scrimshaw and Amelia Hornby
Sport Captains: Ben Ramshaw and Anthea Todman
Arts Captains: Luka Moukine and Georgia Condon

Brigid Guild: Patrick Diamond and Isabel Judd
Camara Guild: Megan Pethick and Lara Bosnjakovic
Catherine Guild: Elisabeth Metcalf and Jack Burgess
Chisholm Guild: Ben Miniello and Jacinta Chesson
Marcellin Guild: Cole Stevenson and AnnMaree Celisano
MacKillop Guild: Lauren Fisher and Sarah Raineri
Romero Guild: Stephen Loreck and Freya Beattie
Thomas More Guild: Saumel McCarney and Kiara Camisa-Cason

Thank you also to Mrs Rebecca Bramanto for her facilitation of the leadership program.

Staff Movements

Mrs Paola Rich, Leader of Wellbeing Early Childhood, finishes her tenure as a leader in our community at the end of Term 3. Mrs Rich has been an incredible leader in our community for over 20 years. Her authenticity, professionalism and commitment to young people has been exemplary. Our children in early childhood have been so blessed to have Mrs Rich in their lives. As a leader she has been a great mentor and role model to so many teachers. Mrs Rich will go on leave and return to the College in a teaching role in 2020.

We wish all students and their families a safe and happy holiday.