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Red Back Spiders

Due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others, belongings and property. 
At Newham Primary School we keep our yard clean and tidy – Do the right thing.

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Blue Tongue Lizards

A moral obligation to behave correctly towards or in respect of something or someone. 
At Newham Primary School we follow the rules and expectations – First time, every time.

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Unity (Community)

Sulfur-Crested Cockatoos


A state of being united, coming together as a whole.  At Newham Primary School we work together as a team – Together we can.


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Green Tree Frogs

The ability to recover quickly from a tough, difficult or challenging situation.  At Newham Primary School we work through problems calmly together and ask for help from teachers if we need it – I choose to defuse.

When we talk about resilience, we’re talking about a child’s ability to cope with ups and downs, and bounce back from the challenges they experience during childhood – for example moving home, changing schools, studying for an exam or dealing with the death of a loved one.  Building resilience helps children not only to deal with current difficulties that are a part of everyday life, but also to develop the basic skills and habits that will help them deal with challenges later in life, during adolescence and adulthood.

Resilience is important for children’s mental health.  Children with greater resilience are better able to manage stress, which is a common response to difficult events.

The plight of Yarranmullawit, also known as the Southern Bent-wing Bat, the peacemaker.

Yarranmullawit is currently part of Newham Primary School’s values.

As the peacemaker, he represents ‘Excellence’ at our school.

This tiny micro-bat is critically endangered. The following is an excerpt from Zoos Victoria.

The range and abundance of the species has diminished greatly over the past three generations

(from estimated 100,000 – 200,000 individuals at the South Australian maternity site to
20,000 individuals at that site in 2009).

The Southern Bent-wing Bat eats insects and is known to roost in caves near the coastal cliffs of south-western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia. They forage each night using a regular flight path.

Southern Bent-wing Bats have an ultrasonic call that humans can’t hear unless we use special bat detectors. The bats are incredible pest controllers, consuming at least half their body weight in insects each night.

The bats begin their annual migration to their maternity caves at Naracoorte in South Australia and Warrnambool in Victoria where the female gives birth to a single pup.

The major threats:

Although they are under threat by human disturbance of roosting caves and foraging habitat, we don't fully understand what's behind the steady decline in their numbers.

The plan for fighting extinction:

Thermal detectors are currently used to monitor population densities, and Zoos Victoria is investigating the role we can play in supporting self-sustaining wild populations.

How you can help

• Raise community awareness and support for the Southern Bent-wing Bat.

• Visit our zoos to support our work to fight extinction.

• And donate if you can. As we are a not-for-profit organisation, all donations go towards our conservation work.

• Discover more about local conservation events and join the growing number of wild activists taking action for local wildlife.

Please consider supporting Yarranmullawit and the other 26 species of native wildlife under threat by becoming an animal adopter or by making a donation.

Newham Primary School will continue to do their bit to support Yarranmullawit.

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