Student Services News
Community Service - Recap of the Year
Over this past year, I have had the pleasure of accompanying our Newman students participating in community service. It was a wonderful opportunity for them to get involved within the community. Throughout the year, we have had 44 of our Year 11 students volunteering for a variety of events and Newman has given over 75 hours of service to the Port Macquarie community.
On the first Tuesday of each month, we would visit the Emmaus Care Facility, where we would spend time with the patrons at the cafe, provided music and aid in the facilitation of Mass. It was lovely to see how the presence and company of our students brought a light to the patrons' eyes.
Each Tuesday and Wednesday, a few students would join me in serving food at St Agnes' Soup Kitchen and St Thomas' Soup Kitchen. The students were wonderful all year in their hospitality, engagement in conversations, and service. Newman became a very well-known presence at both of these places and were always welcomed and thanked after each lunch.
Sailability is an event that our students were able to volunteer for this past term, which took place every Wednesday morning. We were able to aid those who are not able to sail, a chance to be on the water. It was an incredible sight to see the joy on the patrons faces, and to know that Newman helped to make it possible. Some of our students were even offered a cheeky sail themselves!
It has been a pleasure and an honour to journey with our Newman students in community service. I would like to thank each and every student that donated their time, energy, and efforts to volunteering this past year - the community is richer for it!
Youth Ministry Officer
ICT SUPPORT AND HELPDESK MONITORING DURING HOLIDAYS
Please note that School Technology and Senior Technology Officers are not required to work during school holiday periods. School Helpdesk Pools will be monitored during school holidays by CSO ICT support staff. Incidents can continue to be logged via the ICT Helpdesk system during the term break and will be acted upon by CSO ICT staff.
For urgent issues during the holiday period, please contact the CSO ICT team (02 6622 0422 Option 2). CSO ICT support staff are on duty on Monday-Friday between the hours of 7.30am and 5.00pm.