Newman Senior High School (4114)

School Overview

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Newman Senior High School is the Iron Heart of Education in the mining town of Newman in the Pilbara. Our vision and moral purpose is to educate and inspire students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners. The Newman Way values of Care and Compassion, Respect and Responsibility underpin the way in which we work with students, families and the community. The school motto 'Iron Heart' represents the strength of character, resilience and perseverance we aim to develop. We acknowledge and respect the Nyiyaparli traditional owners of the land on which we learn, and the Martu custodians.

We are proud to be an Independent Public School, with a strong School Board supporting the school vision and business plan. A number of partnerships and programs support and enrich the learning experiences for students. These include an innovative and engaging School Based Traineeship program in collaboration with BHP, local businesses and employers. The Follow the Dream Program provides support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Science, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics are supported by our teachers and quality facilities. We are a STEM Enterprise school, partnering with Cecil Andrews College. We also have relationships with schools such as Shenton College and Rossmoyne Senior High School to support our upper school ATAR courses. Student course selection is enriched by offerings from the School of Isolated and Distance Education and training with North Regional TAFE.

The school has outstanding support from the local community and business. This includes the Pilbara Education Partnership with BHP. The VSwans Program is a community development program supported by the Swan Districts Football Club. It enriches student engagement and volunteering in community sports programs and working with Newman and South Newman Primary Schools.

We are an AVID school. This means in classrooms and lessons every day, each child practices the AVID Student Success skills which empower them to take ownership of their learning and proactively make their contribution to our community. AVID Student Success skills are specific skills that enable students to be prepared, organised and resilient. These skills are habits, behaviours and strategies that students can learn, strengthen and maintain throughout their schooling career.

Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff are determined to make a positive difference to our students. Our school improvement journey includes working with the Fogarty EDvance program to develop a robust positive school culture where students make progress.

Please feel welcome to contact the school on 9175 8100 and visit the school website