Term 3 Week 6: From The Deputy Principal | Mission and Catholic Identity

K-12 Assumption Day Celebrations – Week 5

On Wednesday 15 August and Friday 17 August, our K-12 College community celebrated the Feast of the Assumption. This is the Feast day chosen for the Marist Brothers at the time of their foundation by Saint Marcellin Champagnat, the founder of the Marist Brothers and of Marist Education.

PLEASE CLICK HERE for photos of the Marcellin Campus Assumption Day Mass on Wednesday 15 August.

PLEASE CLICK HERE for photos of the K-6 combined Marian and Lavalla Campus

  • Mass
  • Buddy Day activities
  • Lapathon to raise money for the work of Australian Marist Solidarity.

Families can learn more about the work of Australian Marist Solidarity by clicking here.

Lapathon Money
Thank you to everyone who made our Lapathon last week such an enjoyable event to raise money for Marist Solidarity Projects in the Philippines. Could students please collect their Sponsored money and send it in to the Administration Office at either Marian Campus or Lavalla Campus by Friday 31 August.

All K-6 money raised on Friday 17 August will be pooled with the money raised by the Marcellin Campus on Friday 8 June (Years’ 7 – 12 Chamapgnat Fete Day) and will be given to ‘Kuya’, an Australian Marist Solidarity NGO supporting children living on the streets in Manila. This project is visited by our Year 11 students on the Philippines Immersion. Our Year 11 students (as part of their visit to Kuya) learn about how these much needed funds are used to support homeless and vulnerable young people on the streets of Manila as part of their ‘street retreat’ in December.

PK-12 Fathers Day Celebrations

Lavalla Campus – Wednesday 29 August
Our Fathers Day celebrations for Lavalla Campus will be a Prayer Assembly led by Year 6 Green on Wednesday 29 September at 2.45pm in Champagnat Chapel. All Dads, Grandads and those who are Fatherly Figures are invited to join us.

Marian Campus – Thursday 30 August
Marian Campus will celebrate Fathers Day at a Liturgy of the Word held on Thursday 30 August at 9am in St Cecilia’s Church. This will be led by Year 1 students. All Dads Grandads and Father Figures are invited to join us.

Marcellin Campus – Thursday 30 August
All families are invited to attend our weekly Community Mass where all fathers and father figures will receive a special blessing.


Newman Mothers In Prayer: an open opportunity for all our Mums
‘Mums in Prayer’ (MiPs) is coming to a kitchen table near you …

What if you could change the world – not just for today but for generations to come? We believe that a mum can be the single greatest force for good in the lives of her children and the children around her. We believe that lives and whole communities are changed forever when mums gather together to pray to the One who can change a human heart. Mums can make the difference as they reach out to God in prayer – mums just like you.

Our Mission

We have a newly formed triplet of Newman mums who meet around their kitchen table for 1 hour, once a fortnight to pray for their children, their children’s friends, teachers and our wider school community. Click here to read more.

Remar Blue Mullewa Solidarity Camp

On Wednesday 22 August the members of the Remar Blue Caravel left to undertake the annual Solidarity Camp which will go until 28 August, in Mullewa, Western Australia. Our students will be hosted by Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Primary School and Parish, Mullewa. We wish our Year 11’s and the accompanying staff the very best as they begin this practical experience of ‘solidarity’ and the importance of being present to people in culturally diverse settings.


Building Bridges Project

Students from Years 10 and 11 were hosted by Carmel School this week as part of Building Bridges. The group had a wonderful experience and their feedback highlights the benefits of this ongoing project;

Student Reflections

When discussing different topics in our small groups, it is really interesting to get their perspective from their own faith background, only to discover that it is not that different from my own.

Laura Hinton, Year 11 Student

If you have the opportunity to join the Building Bridges Project next year – JUST DO IT.

Rosanna, Anne, Celeste, Luke and Lauren, Year 11 Students

Click here for more reflections and photos.

Update: 24:7 Youth Group in the Parish of Floreat-Wembley

We had a tremendous team tournament which involved a whole heap of lollies, cake and high stakes competition that made last week’s youth group one of the best so far! Next week we’re going all out as we return to our Superhero series of talks and our usual fun, faith, food and fellowship!

We meet each Sunday night (6pm to 8pm) in the Parish Centre for all young people in Years 6-12.

Angela (M) 0455 960 174
Sebastian (M) 0403 230 395

24:7 Floreat Youth Ministers


Dominican Youth Group (DOMS)

This month’s event at DOMS was a Multicultural Night, something we have not presented before. Our participating students and members brought along a selection of foods from other countries, as well as dressing in national dress, or something which represented the country of their origin. Click here to read more.

Sacramental Programs

When your child has received the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion or Confirmation, please send a copy of their Certificate from their Parish to Newman College Registrar, Flora Hughes Flora.Hughes@newman.wa.edu.au so College Records can be updated and so that a Card of Congratulations can be presented to your child at Assembly.

Weekly Thursday Morning Community Mass (Champagnat Chapel – 8.10am – 8.35am)

All parents, guardians and families across our PK-12 College are invited to attend the weekly Thursday morning Mass celebrated by Fr Joseph Tran and Fr Mark Baumgarten. Our weekly Newman College Community Mass is an important way that we as a Catholic community seek to nourish and live-out our faith in community with one another.