Newton Moore Senior High School
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Hotchin Street
South Bunbury WA 6230

Phone: 08 9722 2400

28 November 2019

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Principal’s Address


Principal’s Message

Newton Moore Senior High School is a school that is focused on providing every student with an opportunity to succeed.

Recently we have said goodbye and good luck to the Class of 2019 at the final Year 12 Assembly and graduation evening. These occasions are always filled with laughter, tears and hugs and this is evidence of the strong bond and supportive relationship developed between the staff and students over the years. A special thank you goes to Ms McInerney and all the staff who have supported these students over their 6 years at Newton Moore.

The most important success is that each student has built the confidence, skills and experiences to be active members of the community. This is an important time for the Class of 2019 and congratulations to parents, families and guardians who also helped their students to complete their schooling.

This time of year also slowly brings the introduction of new students for Year 7 for 2020. The Flying Start program has begun and it is slowly introducing students to high school life. All students have been invited to the Newton Moore Senior High School transition day on Tuesday 10th December 2019. We look forward to meeting all our new students.

To our Lower School students, remember the last few weeks of school are just as important as the first few weeks. It is very important that you stay focused and do your best at all times. With only 3 weeks left for this academic year, we look forward to the run down to the Christmas holidays. We want to celebrate your successes and hope you have an opportunity to enjoy the fun activities planned for the end of the year such as the Golden Knights day, Fun Day activities and Cadet camp.

Kylie Cattaway
Newton Moore SHS

From the Finance Team

2020 Contributions and Charges

The 2020 Contributions and Charges Booklet is available in the attachment. This information is also available on Connect in the School Space library. Paper copies will be available from Administration if you wish to collect one in person, however paper copies will no longer be posted to all parents.

Preferred Booklist and Personal Items Supplier for 2020

For the 2020 and 2021 school years, we will be partnering with Ziggies, a Western Australian owned and run company for our booklists and personal items. As our preferred supplier, Ziggies are offering our parents access to online ordering, cheap home delivery or collection at the school prior to the start of Term 1, plus good quality products that will support your students through their educational journey at Newton Moore SHS.

Booklists for 2020 are now available to parents via our newsletter (attached), from My Space on Connect and by collection from the school’s Administration Office.

Alternatively, if you are in the metro area you can shop at either of their retail stores at the following address. Tell them you are from Newton Moore and they will be happy to assist with your needs.

Canning Vale Store

25B Baile Road,
anning Vale WA 6155
Tel: (08) 94553717

Joondalup Store

Shop 31, 57 Joondalup Gate,
Joondalup WA 6027
Tel: (08) 93014587

Congratulations to our Ziggies Voucher Winners

The winners of the Ziggies booklist vouchers are as follows;

Tiffany Leeder, Cathy Mills, Dannelle Axell, Andrea Chatfield, Bellinda Smith, Kau Crowder, Katrina Jones and Michelle Slater

The Accounts office will be in contact with you to arrange collection of your voucher from the school. A big thankyou goes out to all the parents/carers who have paid 2019 contributions and charges in full. Your support of Newton Moore really does make a difference to our school.

Deputy Principals’ Update

Year 11 Induction 2020

As the end of the year approaches we are busy planning for the start of the school year in 2020.

Current Year 10 students have selected their subjects for next year and are looking forward to starting their Upper School journey.

To prepare students for the requirements of Upper School, an Induction Program runs on the first day of term for all students.

On this day, essential information is given to the students regarding WACE requirements, Health and Wellbeing, Study time and much more.

Please ensure that your child attends this important day on Monday 3rd February 2020.


School Attendance

At Newton Moore Senior High School, we want your teenager to do their very best. To get the best education, they need to go to school every day. The teenage years are a time for young people to develop independence and find their place in the world, including how they take part in their school life. We know that some children may need extra encouragement to attend school regularly.

By working together, our school community can address some of the reasons why teenagers may not want to go to school.

Some common problems you may have getting your teenager to school:

  • They won’t get out of bed in the morning.
  • They go to bed late at night.
  • They take a long time to get ready in the morning.
  • They haven’t done their homework or are avoiding a test or assignment.
  • They are watching television or playing video games before school.

What can you do to help?

  • Act early. It is important to understand and work on the underlying reasons why your teenager is not going to school.
  • On average, teenagers need eight to nine hours sleep a night to be healthy and alert. Maintaining a daily routine helps. This may include monitoring internet, mobile phone and television use at night to ensure sleep is not disturbed.
  • Try not to make appointments or take holidays during school time. This can make it difficult to catch up on missed school-work, and cause anxiety about attending school.
  • Don’t let your teenager stay home unless they are genuinely sick.
  • Don’t let your teenager stay home to finish an assignment that is due. Make attendance the number one priority.
  • Have clear expectations about after school jobs, make sure work does not impact on their ability to get to school each day or interfere with study.
  • Encourage extracurricular activities such as sport and creative activities. They can help your teenager develop positive relationships and experience success, helping them feel more motivated.
  • Monitor your teenager’s attendance and learning at school. Periodically check with their teachers and year coordinator to find out how things are going.

If your child is not going to attend school, please let the school know by calling 9722 2429 or sending an SMS to 0400 207 827.

If they miss a day, it is important you talk with their teachers to find out how you can help them catch up.

If you have any concerns about your child’s attendance please contact NMSHS’s School Attendance Officer, Leisa Robertson on 9722 2428.

Admin Report

School Term Dates for 2020


Students start

Students finish


Monday 3rd February 2020

Thursday 9th April 2020


Wednesday 29th April 2020

Friday 3rd July 2020


Tuesday 21st July 2020

Friday 25th September 2020


Tuesday 13th October 2020

Thurs 17th December 2020

ICT/Technology Report

Looking after your BYOD while at school

We are pleased to see many more students bringing their own device (laptop or tablet) to school. The school does not have the facility to provide secure storage for BYOD or other personal items, so students are required to keep their devices secure and protected while at school.

We highly recommend students use strong laptop bags/pouches and that devices are kept with students at all times, and taken into classes. During Physical Education lessons, bags are kept secure in the change rooms, with doors locked for the duration of the class.

Again, we recommend BYOD devices are covered by your own personal home/contents insurance as there is no school insurance cover for BYOD.

Student Services Update

School Nurse

Teen Triple P Seminars

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® knows all parents have different needs. That’s why Triple P has many different ways for you to get your parenting help.

Learning Areas


Although we are past the halfway mark of Term 4 our HASS classes are still very busy at Newton Moore!

The Year 7s are researching Australian inventions and entrepreneurs to present as an assessment.

The Year 8s are learning about our freedoms and our ability to make change through protest by designing their own petitions which can be signed by staff and students alike.

Our Year 10s are currently hard at work completing their Semester 2 HASS exam.


Girls Country Cricket Carnival

Any female students (11-16) interested in attending the Girls Country Cricket Carnival in Perth, 11-13the January 2020 please see Ms Smith in the HPE Office.

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

The focus of the PBS lesson for Week 6 was 'Engage in safe behaviours' which comes under the school-wide expectation WELLBEING.

You can help to ensure your child and others are safe at school by reinforcing the following:

  • keep hands, feet and objects to yourself, including at break times
  • engage in safe play - no rough play, including pushing, tackling and wrestling when playing games at school
  • use equipment safely and following teacher instructions carefully
  • report any hazards or damage
  • report to a teacher or Student Services if you know or think there may be conflict with students
  • if riding a bike to school always wear a helmet and don't ride bikes or scooters through the school grounds.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

Damian Croxford
Deputy Principal

Aboriginal Education


On Friday the 1st of November, six of the Newton Moore Clontarf academy students travelled to Rottnest Island to take part in the Wadjemup Cup football carnival. The Newton Moore contingent comprised of Kaed Collard, Steven Worrigal, Franklin Gellatly, Diego Abraham, Jacob Ozies, Tyrell Williams and Anthony Hansen, teamed up with students from the Gilmore and Carnarvon academies.

The carnival itself was a large event that saw numerous partners of the Foundation in attendance. The boys competed hard and represented the Newton Moore Academy extremely well.

Throughout the weekend the boys also enjoyed a cultural tour, a beach barbeque, a night at the movies, plenty of swimming and exploring the island.

Choice Programs


Food Sensations Cooking Class

On Thursday the 14th and Friday the 15th of November, students within our MASH and Living and Leading programs participated in a cooking class run by Foodbank.

Students were first taught about the difference between takeaway and homemade food, as well as the impact of sugary drinks within their life.

Students then worked in small groups to create some delicious healthy recipes including chicken bites, coco-loco balls, vegetarian curry, cottage pie, Greek salad, tuna vegie pasta bake and a yummy dip!

All students really enjoyed learning some new skills, and eating their creations at the end of the lesson.

Thank you to Claire and Rearna from Foodbank, Ms Curtis (school nurse) and Miss Smith for organising.

News from Parent Bodies

Canteen News

WOW !!! its nearly the end of the year already. How time flies when we are having fun.

The Canteen is open until the end of Term 4, still serving Breakfast, Recess and Lunch.

There are lots of nice summer goodies available daily. The variety changes regularly, so pop on down.

Don’t forget we have our online ordering available still, @QuickCliq. Phone orders are welcome, or even email through to

The countdown is on for Christmas, see you at the Canteen

Kind Regard’s
Tracey Usher
Canteen Manager


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