Newman Primary School

Newsletter: Term 1 Issue 1

Principal's Message

Wow, where did those last 4 weeks go? I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all families who have returned to Newman Primary School this year. For those of you who are new to our school, a very big "Welcome" to each and every one of you. We hope that your child/children have settled in and have made some wonderful friends already.

It is always so heart-warming to see that the students have settled in extremely well as they adapt to their new class, new friends and a brand-new year. I would like to acknowledge the students and staff for their continued focus on a positive learning environment where all our students are engaged and participating.

We have been extremely lucky to start the 2024 year off fully staffed. We welcome Ms Susan Ford who, as part of the flying squad, will be with us for Term 1. Ms Ford will be running our Early Learning Program. She brings with her many years’ experience in the Early Years.

It has been a tricky start to the year with the State School’s Teachers Union of WA putting in place industrial actions for its members. We have had to cancel our annual teacher/parent ‘Meet and Greet” night. All teachers have sent home a class information pack via their class connect page with information relating to their classroom. Teachers are committed to ensuring you are kept up to date with all information.

As always, if you need further clarification on classroom information, or would like to find out how your child has settled into their new school year, the classroom teacher is always the first person you should see. Make yourself known to them. Our priority is always your child and in developing a close relationship with our school community where we all work together to provide the best educational opportunities for all children at Newman Primary School. Their dedication to each and every student is nothing short of amazing! 

If further clarification is needed or you would like to discuss other areas, please feel free to make an appointment to see me either before, during or after school by ringing our front office.

Robyn Hudson


Room 2

HASS Room 3

Award Winners Term 1 Week 2

HASSBlossom CocodisRoom 10Jonathan Percival
Room 1Jace DoreyRoom 11

Willow Moore

Room 2Gwen MirandaRoom 16

Ruby Feeny

Harmoney Tipene

Room 4

Malachi Kesere

Room 20Harley Olsen
Room 6

Luka McAtackney-Kerr

Jude Butterly

Room 22

Van Garden

Kayden Felthouse

Award Winners Week 2

Award Winner Term 1 Week 4


Nathan Damba

Lexx Walravens


Jace Dorey

Zahraa Dubakh

HASSMatilda MooreRoom 10Theo McGovern
Room 1

Elise Bishop

Jaxson Hawkins

Room 11Harley Kent
Room 2Ryley FelthouseRoom 16

Charlie Caruana

Heleena Tassone

Room 4

Clara Percival

Tiyangu Kamfwa

Room 20

Maddison Hall

Colin  Morton

Room 5

Silas Ewing

Mireya Panambo

Room 22

Dom'nique Haami

Roshan Nair

Room 6Tyler Power

Award Winners Week 4

Student Leadership Team 2024

AFLW Eagles Visit

Water bottles

Please make sure children have drink bottles. We have have noticed an increase of students not bringing drink bottles to school.  

Term 1 Planner


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.

Current research tells us:

● 1 in 4 adolescents have a mental illness.

● 1 in 7 primary school students have a mental illness.

● 1 in 5 adults will experience mental ill-health throughout the year.

● 65% of adolescents do not seek help for mental illness.

 The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs and provides evidence-based, practical strategies to support positive mental health and build resilience. Presentations will include stories and research on how we can build mental health in our day to day lives and support the mental health of the children in our care.

To learn more about The Resilience Project by exploring the ideas, activities and resources which bring Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (GEM) to life on TRP at Home — TRP@HOME ( au)

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

26 Feb - 8 Mar        Swimming lessons Year 3-6

 4 March                   Labour Day (Public holiday)

6 March                     Assembly Room 16

13 March                   NAPLAN commences Year 3&5

20 March                   Assembly Room 22

21 March                   Harmony Day

22 March                   Ride to school day

                                                                                                 28 March                   Last day of term

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.