Welcome to Explore Newman. I hope you will find lots of great information to help you get a feel for what it’s like at Newman College.
We are offering you the flexibility to explore our site at your own leisure. Most importantly don’t forget to follow the steps to enrolment by clicking on the blue ‘How to Enrol’ button up the top.
Any questions, feel free to contact us.
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Newman Senior Technical College Principal
The Event Program
Our Live Zoom program has now ended, but you can catch up via the recordings below.
Acknowledgment of Country
Newman College Student, Lincoln Thomas
Principal, Mark Nunan
ZOOM Q&A Panel
Watch the Q&A Panel with host Andrew Banham – Assistant Principal. Our Panel included:
Tom Wilmot – College Captain
Beverleigh Towle – Leader of Pastoral Care
Steve Cornell – Trade Teacher
Tom Moriarty – Leader of VET Curriculum
Karen Warneken – Leader of VET Curriculum
Charles James – Hospitality
Explore our Courses
Experience a Different Class
Turn up the sound and see what it is that makes our classes so different.
Kick start your career through a School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship
Hear from some of our past students and life after Newman, including work and university.
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Work Readiness Program
Preparing our students for the workforce, starts right from day one at Newman College. All students are engaged in a Work Readiness Program including completing their Senior First Aid Certificate along with Trade Students their General Construction Induction Card or White Card.
Newman acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of our lands and waterways. We pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
The College recognises and promotes Indigenous Culture, Heritage and survival. Recognition and promotion of activities are part of the annual community celebrations for NAIDOC and are available to the wider communities to build bridges between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.
Indigenous students are further supported through the provision of an Indigenous Education Support Officer who ensures that support is provided to indigenous students through liaising directly with families on student progress, providing support in the workplace and assisting indigenous students to access external pathways and support.
For more detailed information, visit our website www.newman.nsw.edu.au.
SbAT – School-based Apprentice or Trainee
VET – Vocational Education and Training
IBL – Industry Based Learning
NESA – NSW Education Standards Authority
RoSA – Record of School Achievement
GRIT – Guts, Resilience, Initiative and Team
WP – Workplacement
All of our students attend workplacement one day per week in the local community in a variety of work environments and industries. We also have an Industry Liaison Officer who is searching our local community for job opportunities for students and we have an industry advisory board as seen on Page 5 of the Enrolment Handbook. We also have industry speakers address assemblies and an annual Employer Thank you event to show our appreciation of the local industry support.
8.50am start and 3.15pm finish.
Students attend Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday then Year 11 attend workplacement on Thursday, then back to the College on Friday. We run off a 10 day timetable and every second week on Friday we usually have an assembly. However, in the first term of the year, Year 11 will complete a Work Readiness Program to set them up for success in their first workplacement.
Homework is significant, especially for English and Maths and the theory within the VET courses. However, generally there is not as much overall homework as students would normally experience in a theory-based HSC course.
Sure is. It’s industry standard prac uniforms and a standard everyday uniform with options to choose from. Please refer to Page 13 of the Handbook. All uniforms can be purchased from the St Agnes’ Uniform Store: saus.org.au
Just come with an open mind. All students participate in a detailed Work Readiness Program which is a tried and tested program that prepares them for taking on the Workplace Learning Program and what to expect and how to manage this workplace learning component of their education.
There is a weekly newsletter emailed every Friday and posted to our Facebook page. Excursion notifications and other notifications are emailed to staff and parents/guardians. All staff are available to be contacted directly by email or phone and will respond as soon as possible when not on class.
Yes we do.
It’s really up to you, email, phone, messenger. We try to make it as easy as possible to keep in touch.
Newman College has a wonderful team of Teacher Assistants who work in classes to support the individual learning needs of students. The Learning Support Coordinator can discuss with you and your child how we can best tailor a pattern of study that will meet the individual needs of your son/daughter. Your son/daughter will have a Personalised Plan (PP), also known as an Individual Education Plan (IEP), which will track and document their needs and adjustments in order to help them access the curriculum to the best of their ability. More FAQ’s about Learning Support can be found in this link. https://newmancollege.live/learning-support-faqs/
All students will complete a College orientation and Work Readiness Program in their first term at the College. Team building days and year group exercise help to develop friendships. Prior to the year commencing, students who may be a little anxious are invited to join a morning of exploration and transition lead by our wonderful Learning Support Team. We are open to any suggestions to customise this exercise to aid in the transition to a new and slightly different school.
Yes. We have a learning centre next to The Future Hub where students can study during free periods.
All students will need a device to work on at some point. Please refer to the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) paperwork in the enrolment pack.
Sure do! Trudi’s Canteen is open everyday and has hot and cold lunches at very reasonable prices. Students can use Eftpos or cash to pay. Not only do we have a canteen but we have a cafe called The Food Project which provides so much more, than just food.
Yes they do – usually. In the present climate we have been limited in the offering of overnight retreats but hoping things go back to normal soon.
About 350+ at the moment. If fluctuates during the year as students leave to gain full-time employment etc.
We have a significant emphasis on careers development. Our Careers Development and Pathways Team are located at The Future Hub and consists of 5 specialised staff who can assist students with all career development and pathways queries, applications and employment opportunities. Jump onto the The Future Hub Page to find out more.
We encourage students to play music during special lunch sessions at our College Cafe – The Food Project.