Teaching and Learning News

Newman Selective Education Program Reaccreditation News

As mentioned earlier this term, the College will be involved in the reaccreditation process facilitated by Sydney Catholic Schools. This week, Newman families will be given an opportunity to provide feedback on their experiences with the Newman program. A survey has been emailed to all Newman families this week. Thank you in advance for your participation in this process. The results of the survey are confidential and managed directly by SCS.


Learning Labs Enrichment Workshops

The University of Wollongong is offering Bethany students in Year 7-10  the opportunity to engage in July holiday enrichment workshops. These interactive workshops are part of the university’s Learning Lab program. Workshops are being delivered from the 30th of June until the 2nd of July as both 1 and 2 day lectures. Courses are being offered in some of the following areas;

  • Virtual Reality
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Science and Sport
  • Anatomy of the Human Body
  • Visual Storytelling

These workshops provide students with the opportunity to delve into areas of interest outside of the traditional curriculum.

Please use this link for more information. If interested see Mr Kipriotis for an application form


Year 10 Testing and Subject Selection

On Friday 21st May, students in year 10 will complete testing from Academic Assessment Services, commonly referred to as Allwell testing. These tests provide the school with data on student progress in the areas of literacy, numeracy and reasoning. Furthermore, the results gathered help to inform student’s subject selection for Year 11 and 12. At the conclusion of the day, Ms Rodwell and Mr Conroy will speak to students regarding the subject selection process.

Families will receive the results of this testing towards the end of Term 2. 




Dorian Kipriotis                           Gregg Conroy

Leader of Teaching                     Leader of Learning