Newman Primary School

Newsletter: Term 2 Issue 3

Principal's Message

I would like to extend a very big welcome to our new families that have joined us for Term 2. I am positive that you and your children will enjoy their time at our school.

I thank our wonderful student leadership group for running such an organised ANZAC DAY Remembrance Service during week 2 of Term 2! It was a privilege to have Michael Smith, a representative from the Pilbara Army Regiment speak to our NPS community. This year, our classes made and were able to lay a wreath at the flagpole as a sign of respect for our past soldiers. Then, Brent, Sophie, Ava and Toby joined in with the Community dawn service and represented NPS with pride.

Congratulations to Ms Kathleen Robbins who has been selected as the Deputy Principal for our school. Ms Robbins joined me in the office this week and has hit the ground running.

It has been a very busy number of weeks since our last newsletter. Our staff have been undertaking many different Professional Learning opportunities including Graduate modules, Youth Mental Health First Aid and Cultural Awareness. I thank them for their continued professionalism and hard work for all our students.

Our Year 3-6 students participated in the Faction Swimming Carnival. We had a very successful event with many champions, runner up champions, great sportsmanship and Karlaya took home the shield. Well done to all the students and staff who took part in the carnival under the direction and organisation of Mr Chappelow. Such an event would not be successful without our amazing parent helpers!!

A massive thank you to our wonderful P&C who have recently held a Mothers’ Day/carers day at the school. The children were very excited to attend and enjoyed the experience of “independent shopping”. A big surprise for you all on Sunday.

As the weather is cooling, the mornings at school are becoming a little chilly. I encourage all families to purchase a school jumper from Sports Power as described in our uniform policy. If another jumper is needed in the interim, a mostly plain black jumper is the most suitable. Please put your child’s name on their clothing items.

Our school is continuing its journey with Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). PBS provides a continuum of support to build relationships with students and guide the implementation of evidence-based practices to improve student academic, behaviour and social and emotional learning outcomes. Newman Primary School’s values are: Be Responsible; Show Respect and Strive for Success. We are currently updating our Positive Behaviour Policy to reflect PBS.

Newman Primary School is committed to providing quality education to all students in a safe, inclusive and caring learning environment. We value working together with parents and families as critical partners in student learning outcomes. Effective communication is the key to building a positive relationship between home and school and plays an important part in the education of your child. You should feel confident that we will listen and respond to your concerns, and effectively manage and resolve complaints.

Issues may arise during your child’s schooling, and these are more productively resolved if you raise them with the school directly, as early as possible. If you are not sure who to speak to, you can start with your child’s teacher. For some matters, it may be appropriate to talk directly to our administration team.

Today, we held our Interschool Swimming Carnival. The competition was fierce, and the sportsmanship was outstanding. Congratulations to those students who won the champion or runner up champion in each of the age groups.

A massive congratulations to Newman Primary School who was the overall winning school for 2024.

Please assist us by informing the school if your child is unwell and not able to come to school. If it is an extended absence due to a necessary trip way, please make an appointment to discuss. Holidays and travel are regarded by the Department as unauthorised absences. Although we don’t wish unwell students to come to school as viruses can be easily spread. Everyday matters!

Tomorrow, Saturday 11 May between 12 – 3pm come down to the school as the Year 6 students are holding a car wash to raise funds for their upcoming trip to Broome. While you wait in the car, purchase yourself a sausage sizzle and cold drink. Let the others do the work!

 Please keep an eye out for our upcoming events.

Robyn Hudson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Principal

Room 22

Award Winners Term 2 Week 4


Havanah Hutchinson

Jaxson Hawkins


Sophie Dorey

Ariana Hopely

Chinese Lincoln HumphreyRoom 10

Azizi Juma

Room 1

Maree-Kay Wilson Nannup

Tayzin Collins

Room 11

Memphis Hilly

Olivia Vanstan

Room 2

Lachlan Davies

Lily Kent

Room 16

Darius Lockyer-Blair

Sophie Dorey

Room 4

Michael McCaw

Octavia-Lex Attwood

Room 20

Tennyson Humphrey

Dean Bates

Room 5

Ben Badagi

Gareth Fitshane

Room 22

James Cruickshank

Jennifer Kombe

Room 6

Cody Pitcon

Brody Shannon

Award Winner Week 4

Swimming Carnival 2024

Walk Safely to School Day

Interschool Swimming Carnival

Australian Early Development Cenus

Building a national picture of child health

From May 2024, our school, along with thousands of others across the country, will participate in the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC). 


The WA Student Assistance Payment

Get ready to claim the WA Student Assistance Payment.

The ServiceWA app is the fastest and most convenient way to claim the payment.   

Download the latest version of the ServiceWA app and log in with your Digital Identity (myGovID) so you're ready to apply for the offer from 15 April 2024.

Apple Store:

Google Play:

For app support, head to

For more information on the payment, including eligibility criteria, visit  

Term 2 Planner


The Resilience Project

Working on gratitude helps us to be thankful and appreciate what we have in our lives, rather than focusing on what we don’t have or what we want. When we practise being grateful, we start to scan the world to look for positives – this only takes 21 days! Practising gratitude every day increases our levels of energy, and helps us to feel happier and more focused, determined and optimistic. It even helps us have better sleep, lowers levels of anxiety and depression and we are less likely to get sick. So many benefits – let’s all try to be grateful for the things and people in our lives every day!

FAMILY HABIT BUILDER: Every night at dinner, have each person talk about their favourite thing about that day. 


2024 Important Dates


Crunch & Sip

Crunch & Sip is a time during the school day for children to re-fuel with vegetables or fruit and rehydrate by drinking water in the classroom.

Please send children to school each day with:

An extra serve of vegetables or fruit to eat in the classroom.

A clean bottle filled with water.


ELP 0-3 Program

We fully understand the importance of early intervention and supporting our young children's entry into a fun and educational environment. Unfortunately, our ELP program has been temporarily put on hold due to staffing restraints at our school. Should we be successful in getting this program up and running again we will send out, up to date information on our social media platforms.

Attendance and Absences

Letters have been sent home if your child has an unexplained absence. The letters are on bright paper and need to be returned to the front office. If you have any concerns or questions you can contact the front office by email or phone (08) 9154 3900.

In an effort to streamline our absences process, we would like to request that you advise us of student absences via text message using our school messaging platform.

Our school messaging platform number is 0437 152 405

When you message the school, please include the name of the student, their class, the date they will be absent and the reason for the absence.

                                                                                                 We thank you in advance!

Upcoming Events

20 May                        Incursion Little Red in the Hood

23 May                        Parent Workshop "Responding to Bullying"

24 May                        Parents/Carers/Grandparents morning

27 May                        Reconciliation Community Breakfast

31 May                        Staff Development Day (No students)

3 June                          WA Day Public holiday

7 June                         Cross country

Parent Handbook

Our Parent handbook has been updated and is available on our website

2024-Information-Booklet.pdf (

Connect for Parents

Please make sure you are able to access your child’s Connect account. Many parent communications will come via this method. If you are having difficulties accessing, please ring the school office on 9154 3900 and we are happy to talk you through it.
Further information can be found on the link below.