Term 3 Week 4: From the Dean of Wellbeing

The opportunities our students have to be challenged leads to better engagement and behaviour.

Taking Students out of their comfort zone, where they need to navigate risk and problem solve, supports student engagement in the learning task and fosters perseverance and determination to achieve the goal or set task. When students are actively engaged in their learning, they are filled with a sense of pride, can move past times of disappointment and strive for personal excellence.

Year 7 Disco

Last night the College held its first Year 7 Disco. This wonderful initiative came from our Year 12 Student Council. Their work in organising the event reflects their commitment to student leadership, engagement and celebration. Students had a wonderful evening dancing to playlists from DJ Aaron Tsalis, a current Year 12 student, joined in games and posed with friends at the photo booth.

Congratulations and thanks to students, Year 12 Student Council and staff who made this such a memorable evening. Click here to see more photos from the night and a Year 7 reflection from Emilie Costley.

Building Bridges

On Wednesday 8 August, Newman College hosted the Building Bridges project. The Building Bridges Project aims to assist secondary students of different religious backgrounds and cultures, from Years 10 and 11 to build bridges of trust and friendship. Click here to read more and see more photos from the day.


PALS Performance

On Friday 3 August, distinguished guests, parents, the Year 10 cohort and members of staff enjoyed an inspiring performance by the Newman College Years 7-12 Arts collective students. The students performed Koort Kadadjiny Kadidjiny (Heart Learning) as part of their PALS project – an initiative which encourages Western Australian schools to develop projects that promote reconciliation in their local community, and closely aligns with our Catholic social teaching values. Click here to read more and see more photos from the day.

Subject Selection Year 11, 2019

Many Year 10 students, along with their parents, have already met with their designated Pathway Advisor to choose the subjects they intend to study in Year 11 2019. If you have not booked an interview, please visit PTO to make your booking. The last date for interviews is Friday 17 August. Any enquires in relation to an Apprenticeship pathway should be directed to Ms Kelsey Fink (kelsey.fink@newman.wa.edu.au).

Homework Club – Weeks 5 and 6

OLNA Support Workshops
There are a number of OLNA Support Workshops running each Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon during Homework Club. Mrs Calegari, the College’s new Literacy Support Teacher, will be running the Tuesday workshop related to the Reading and Writing Tests. On Wednesdays support will be offered to those students who are required to sit the Numeracy test.

#challengeyear12 – WACE Wednesdays
Throughout Weeks 5 and 6, WACE Wednesdays will continue running during Homework Club. There are a range of workshops on offer. The timetable is included below:

Year 12 Semester 2 Examinations

The Year 12 Semester 2 Examinations Timetable is now available Year 12 Semester 2 Exam Timetable 2018
A reminder to all students, that they must ensure they are prepared with the correct equipment and arrive at their exam locations in plenty of time.

Careers Update

Click here for all the latest information that will help students’ decisions about their future career and life beyond school.

Secondary Angelico Art Exhibition

The Secondary Angelico Art Exhibition opens on Monday 13 August. Congratulations to the students below who have had their artwork selected to be showcased. We encourage you to attend this exhibition to view our amazing Visual Arts student works. The program of events and performance has been published on the whole school College Calendar.

  • David Dal Busco
  • Chloe Meyer
  • Molly York
  • Ella Nicholas
  • Grace Hasler
  • Keira Burgess

Laptop Care

Students and families are reminded that all devices must be carried in an approved laptop bag. This protects the device as students move across the College throughout the day. In the event that a students’ device is damaged, the College is not required to provide a loan device. Pastoral Care Teachers and Leaders of Wellbeing will check that the students have a laptop bag and are using it to carry their device. It is also an expectation that students bring their devices fully charged so that they are prepared for the day ahead. Students can charge their devices at school, however, they will need to bring their own charger and be responsible for their own accessories.

2019 Parent Funded Device

Next year Newman College will continue the parent funded, designated device model. Students in Years 7 – 11 will require a Microsoft Surface Pro. 2019 will be the last year for the College funded MacBook programme, for students in Year 12.

This designated device model will be made available in cooperation with a nominated supplier; providing a discounted educational bundle including a damage resistant cover and enhanced warranty. Details of the bundle and nominated supplier will be made available later in 2018.

Year 12 Graduation Photo – Tuesday 14 August

All Year 12 students are required for this photo. Students are reminded they must be neatly groomed wearing full winter uniform adhering to the College dress code, with particular reference to hair and grooming.

Pickup / Dropoff of students

It has come to our attention that parents are parking in the drive through area near the technology / gym area on the Marcellin Campus. The College grounds must be safe for all students, staff and visitors. Parents are reminded to take special care when parking and driving on school grounds. Please observe all parking signs and only park in designated areas. Please refrain from parking in staff carparks. Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation and support.

Upcoming Events

Science Week
Y7-12 Feast of the Assumption Celebrations
APSMO Maths Olympiad
Y7-12 State Surfing Zone Titles
Remar Blue Solidarity Camp

Past Events

The students at Newman College are continuously engaging in motivating learning experiences that support embedding and enhancing their education. Some highlights from the past two weeks are:

Y11 Earth and Environmental Science Excursion
Y12 Human Biology Harry Perkins Excursion
Years 8/9 Eagles Cup
Y9 Barking Gecko Macbeth Performance