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Newman News Term 4 Week 9 2020: From the Vice Principal

10 Dec 2020

Celebrate 2020

Despite the unprecedented nature of 2020, we have much to celebrate. As a school community we responded to and navigated the challenges of shifting to remote learning, albeit for a short time. We have remained prepared and ready to respond to the wellbeing of our community during uncertain times. We have work hard to ensure curriculum continuity, learning experiences and activities even though at times, the restriction placed on schools seemed difficult to overcome. Our capital development on Marcellin Campus has continued and will be ready for the 2021 school year.  Thank you for journeying with us. May this time of Advent remind us of the blessings of the year past and the hope of the year ahead.

Gratitude for College Staff

At the end of each year, it is appropriate to acknowledge the dedicated service that members of the teaching and non-teaching staff have made to the Newman College community and the lives of the students that have been under their care and leadership. As Marist educators, we share and continue Marcellin Champagnat’s dream of transforming the lives of young people through education and faith formation that is underpinned by a genuine care for our students. Despite the challenges and disruption of this year, I am proud to say that the dedication and professionalism of every teacher in this community did not waiver. During times of uncertainty, every teacher responded with commitment, care and concern for their students and their families. I hope that you can join with me in acknowledging the efforts of teachers and staff that have guided the students in 2020.

2020 Learning and PCG Reporting Attributes – Marcellin Campus

As per Semester One, students from Marcellin Campus will receive learning feedback aligned to our vision for learning principles. Teachers intentionally design learning experiences aligned to these pillars so that the students can demonstrate their ability to activate the soft skills of learning.  An explanation of our learning attributes for students on Marcellin campus,  aligned to our vision for learning can be found here.

Reporting K-10

Families in Years K – 6 will have access to their reports from 4.00pm on Thursday 10 Dec.  Years 7 – 10 will have access to their reports on Friday 11 December.  Please ensure you can log into SEQTA to retrieve the reports. Any families leaving Newman College are reminded to download all reports from the SEQTA as once you have withdrawn from the College, access to SEQTA is restricted. Australian Curriculum judging standards will be used to discern the end of year grade of student reports across the College. It is important to acknowledge the variety of inputs that are taken into consideration when reporting on each learning area. These inputs include, but are not limited to, formative and summative assessment, observations and running records. Learning attributes provide families and students with an insight into how students apply themselves to their learning and the classroom environment. Thank you to all teachers for their preparation, professionalism, and attention to accurate and meaningful reporting as a critical element of our learning cycle.

Staff Farewells

We thank the following members of the College community for their contribution and service. I hope our Marist spirituality continues to give you strength and that you leave with fond memories of your time at the College.

Anthony Bochrinis, Nicole Boddy, Karen Cassidy, Alan Fitzpatrick, Lisa Fogliani, Melissa Foss, Ana Frankovic, Cassandra Hall, Amelia Ioannides, Peter Jones, Susan Kadak, Gillian Kennedy, Charlotte Krause, Henny Mansveld, Amanda Mariotti, Anthony Murphy, Pauline
Murphy, Roz Newton, Jan Robertson, Ella Rosher, Avani Sheth, Laura Talbott, Nathan Wear, Kathy West, Patrick Woolley and Natalie Zagar Thompson

Booklists

Booklists are available here.

Marcellin Awards Ceremonies- list of Award Winners/ photo gallery

On Thursday 26 November, students from Marcellin Campus came together to celebrate the achievements of students in Years 7 to 11. Click here for a full list of Award Winners.

We thank the following members of the College community for their contribution and service. I hope our Marist spirituality continues to give you strength and that you leave with fond memories of your time at the College.

Our Commitment To Child Safety

All members of the College community share responsibility for and actively promote an environment that prioritises the best interests of children and young people.

“What might this look like at Newman College?”

Teachers and staff recognise a child and young adult’s right to a safe, engaging, and supportive environment.
Child safety is a responsibility shared by everyone at the College.
Standardised, quality training is provided to understand the indicators of child maltreatment, e.g. Child Protection Policy and Mandatory Reporting training.
Child safe policies and practices are in place to ensure that unsafe behaviour is recognised and reported.
There is a culture where children and young adults can raise concerns without worry.
Parents are treated as partners in child safety and have access to information and support on all aspects of child safety.
Staff actively seek to identify and eliminate racism and discrimination.
Staff feel confident to identify and present concerns about child safety activities and practices.
Teachers and staff are alert and aware about how others treat children and young people.

Code Of Conduct

A reminder to all families that the Code of Conduct can be accessed via the College website. The Code is mandated by Catholic Education Western Australia and the application of the code extends to all staff, students, parents, guardians, caregivers, and volunteers.

The Code seeks to value the dignity of every person, foster positive relationships, ensuring confidentiality and accountability and supports professional boundaries.  Events held during school hours AND outside of school hours that are associated with the College are also supported by the Code of Conduct.  Postings on social media platforms that identify the College or College events are also bound by the Code of Conduct.

Any perceived breaches of the Code can be discussed with any member of the Senior Leadership Team.  We thank you in advance for your understanding and support of how we strive to partner positively with one another.