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Thursday, June 1st 2017

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Term 2 Week 6: From the Head of Primary

Students have continued to work hard this term, enjoying the many opportunities offered by the College to allow students to be their best and develop their gifts and talents.

At the start of the year, we were looking for opportunities to allow our students, staff and families to be joy filled. To support this, the College has been focusing on wellbeing. This term the College’s Senior Leadership Team has been working to create a Wellbeing policy. This document will not only focus on behaviours, but will encompass the levels of support that are afforded to every student and their families here at Newman College. The key focus of the policy is respect; respect for ourselves and respect of others. It also outlines the importance of the classroom teacher as the expert in education, the person who knows your child best and is therefore the first point of contact if you have any concerns about your child’s learning or wellbeing. The College intends for this document to be complete and implemented at the commencement of Term 3.

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I am pleased to announce that George Sculthorpe, Year 6, recently ran in the state School Cross County event against 104 other students. Due to his age, George had to compete against predominantly Year 7 students and came 22nd with an outstanding time of 12:22.31. Well done George.

Years 5 – 8 Assembly
Last week the Years 5 and 6 students attended an assembly, along with students in Years 7 and 8, in the Marist Auditorium. The connection between the Marcellin and Lavalla Campuses allows the students to begin their transition to secondary school. It is also an opportunity to celebrate those students who have achieved 100% attendance. For a child to achieve to the best of their ability, they must be present. Congratulations to all the students who received an award.

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Last week a meeting was held with two representatives from the local council to look at ways of improving the safety of our students. Thank you to parents and guardians for taking care and being patient during pick up and drop off times and for considering the local residents. I will inform the community of any progress from this meeting as soon as possible.

I wish everyone a restful and relaxing long weekend and I look forward to returning in Week 7.

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