Newman Primary School

Newsletter: Term 1 Issue 2

Principal's Message

Congratulations and well done to both Room 16 and Room 22 for their wonderful hosting of our recent assemblies! The confidence that is shining though as our students perform and speak in front of everyone with confidence, has certainly been a highlight this year. A massive thank you to the P&C for supporting our award winners with a morning tea for them and their parents/carers. Even after a cancelled assembly due to the undercover area in flood, the P&C rose to the occasion and provided another, additional morning tea.

It has certainly been a busy four weeks with normal teaching and learning programs, swimming lessons for our Year 3-6 students, St Johns delivering a first aid course to all students from pre-primary to Year 6 and the Year 6 camp meeting. We have also celebrated Harmony Day and WA’s rich and diverse culture. Newman Primary School has our own little multicultural community. I, once again, am in awe of our wonderful staff who continue to embrace all events offered and the effort they give to make our students time at Newman Primary School a positive, educative and rewarding one. We hope the students enjoy all these opportunities that are offered.

Today, we celebrated National Ride to School Day with many students participating in a fun obstacle course before school. I continue to mention to students the importance of bike and scooter safety. Too many of our students continue to arrive at school on scooters and bikes without helmets and ride in our front car park before school opens. Helmets are such a simple but potentially life-saving piece of safety gear, as well as bringing a lock to keep these safe during the school day. I hope you will join me to reinforce this message.

A big well done to our Year 3 and 5 students who have completed NAPLAN online for 2024.  We are proud of all the preparation that has gone into organising this and our students have done a wonderful job in familiarising themselves with the online platform. We look forward to accessing and sharing the results later in the year.

A friendly reminder to all families that children should not arrive at school before 7.45am in the morning. From 7.45am, we provide supervision in the undercover area before students move to classes at 8am. In our ECE area, supervision is provided by parents until drop off to the classroom doors at 8am. We also ask that parents support us by ensuring children are not playing on any equipment before or after school. We thank you for your support.

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 away please make an appointment to discuss. Holidays and travel are regarded by the Department as unauthorised absences. 

Newman primary School fosters resilient learners, embraces diversity and cultivates a collaborative school community for lifelong learning and personal growth. 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.

As the term comes to an end, we are sadly saying thank you and good-bye to some of our staff members. We are farewelling three of our Education Assistants. Both Hanna Graddy and Marshella Malupi left us last week. They both worked down in our early childhood area. Renee Ashworth is leaving us next week. Renee has been delivering our literacy intervention program and working in some rooms to assist students.  Rachel Subhaya, our current Deputy Principal is also leaving and returning to Cunderdin District High School. Sue Ford who joined us this term from the Flying Squad and has been running the Early Learning Program. From the staff and students at Newman Primary School, we thank you all for your efforts. You will be missed!

With only four days until the end of Term 1, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful two week break with your families. We look forward to seeing all staff and students back at school on Monday 15 April.

Robyn Hudson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


Award Winners Term 1 Week 6

HASSAri PegoraroArt

Jennifer Kombe

Colin Morton

Chinese Myah Van Der HelmRoom 10

Mackenzie Caton

Louie Coman

Room 1Victory SavaRoom 11

Noah Rusten

Room 2

Matilda Moore

Room 16

Kattalayah Sorensen

Jayden Baird

Room 4

Charlotte Broadbent

Room 20

Tinbite Mamo

Raiden Downs

Room 5Ariana HopleyRoom 22

Cody Chapman-Loxton

Indie Evennett

Room 6Chanae Muller

Award Winners Week 6

Award Winner Term 1 Week 8


Aubree Hopley

Kayden Elliot


Johari Juma

HASSLily McCawRoom 10Joy Simukonda
Room 1

Mabel Ashworth

Wade Morton

Room 11Neve Lewis
Room 2Zach MeagherRoom 16

Faith Kereu

Bella Crowley

Room 4

Aliston Kelly

Room 20

Zach Greenwood

Kahli Noack

Room 5

Jasper Wainwright

Room 22

Elliot Ashworth

Zahraa Dubakh

Award Winners Week 8

Room 10

What's Been Happening in Room 22

Our Year 6s have made an amazing start to their final year of primary school. It has been so lovely to get to know the students and see their strengths shine in class and around the school. We have an incredible class filled with amazing individuals and I cannot wait to see them reach new heights this year. It has been a very busy term for us. Some highlights include swimming lessons, Numero sessions with the Year 4/5’s, Pyjama Day (organised by the leadership team), hosting the Harmony Week assembly and learning Batu Seremban, a St John’s incursion, a visit from the Youth Centre and of course lots and lots of learning!

                                                                                                - Mrs. Odquin-Curtis

Room 22

Harmony Day

Ride to School Day

The WA Student Assistance Payment

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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.

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Term 2 Planner


Welcome to The Resilience Project

This year, we are excited to continue with The Resilience Project into our school community and teachers will be implementing their wellbeing curriculum throughout our classrooms.

See attached flyer for more information about The Resilience Project.


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

Newman Primary school runs a free on school site Early Learning Program for children and families aged 0-3.  This program targets children’s readiness for school by offering a coordinated approach to engage children and their families with important services and early intervention to address areas of developmental concern.

Come down to Newman Primary Room K9 in the early learning area on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8:30am or 10:30am to meet Miss Susan Ford and learn about the importance that language plays in your child’s developmental journey.

To register or find out more head over to the website Pilbara Education Partnership-Early Learning Programs

Attendance and Absences

Letters have been sent home if you 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

22 March                   Ride to school day 

28 March                   Last day of term

15 April                      First day of term 2

24 April                       Assembly

25 April                       ANZAC Day Public Holiday   

26 April                       NPS Swimming Carnival 

8 May                           Assembly 

                                                                                                10 May                        Interschool Swimming Carnival

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.