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Friday, September 1st 2017

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Term 3 Week 7: From the Deputy Principal | Learning and Staff Development

NAPLAN data for our students has been released and leaders and classroom teachers are working through the trend data and individual student profiles. It is very pleasing to note that in all assessments, across all year groups, Newman College’s mean is above the National and State mean. I congratulate the students for their commitment to their learning and to classroom teachers for supporting the students during their assessments.

NAPLAN Results

Mrs Roberta Sampson has prepared an Italian Cultural Tour for any student in Years 10, 11 and 12 departing in Week 9 of Term 1, 2018. The tour visits Rome, Florence La Spezia, Bologna, Venezia and Treviso. Staff and students will be immersed in language, tradition and history as they tour Italy. Please direct any enquires to Mrs Roberta Sampson, Head of Languages;

The Humanities Department are excited to propose an inaugural tour to Sydney and our nation’s capital, Canberra. The tour is for students in Year 10 in 2018 and departs in Week 9 of Term 2. The students will visit Parliament House, Government House, the National Museum and Australian War Museum to name a few places. Students will be required to submit an expression of interest. Any enquires can be directed to Mrs Cath Bagg, Head of Humanities;

Authentic Learning
It is a privilege to witness the many authentic learning opportunities afforded to our students every day, within the College and in the wider community.
The month of August marks the Catholic Arts Festival, and this year we were represented in Dance, Drama and various Music events. The College Production of Peter Pan was awarded the Shield for Best Production - an excellent achievement for the staff and students involved. The shield will be presented at the closing ceremony of the festival. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank the staff involved; Bethwyn Legg (Director), Jenny Lindsay, Drew Elliot and Steph Crothers with the support of tech crew, front of house staff, backstage staff, parents and the Friends of Music group. Well done to all students involved in the festival. You have certainly, Let your Light Shine with your gifts and talents.

Peter Pan-123 Pano (2)

Code of Conduct
A reminder to all families that the Code of Conduct can be accessed via the College website by clicking here. 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. As in past editions of Newman News, we outline guidelines for each conduct statement.

Conduct statement 3: You act in accordance with the values of the Gospel as defined in the Code of Ethical Conduct.

1. You are mindful that your decisions and behaviour are opportunities for students and others to see Gospel values in action and how faith integrates with life.
2. You acknowledge that as a member of a Catholic school community, you are required to strive to develop and live out your relationships with all people in a manner that is based on Gospel values as defined in the CECWA Code of Ethical Conduct.
3. You accept that as a member of a Catholic school community, your conduct reflects on Catholic Education and the Church, and therefore you must strive to uphold the letter and spirit of the Code of Ethical Conduct.
4. The Code of Ethical Conduct requires you to take an ethical approach based on the living out of Gospel values which find expression in:
• Respect for the dignity of each person
• Acknowledgment of the giftedness of each person
• Commitment to building positive relationships
• Confidentiality
• Accountability

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