Our commitment to enhance academic excellence is supported by a well structured timetable, vibrant curriculum and innovative teaching methods delivered by highly motivated staff.
The academic curriculum is organised into the Learning Areas. Information about each of this can be accessed below.
Many Lumen Christi students achieve academic success and move on to complete Higher Education course at University or other educational institutes. Others choose alternative routes to employment with the assistance of VET opportunities and career guidance leading to apprenticeships or employment.
The College continues to modify and develop facilities to cater for the changing needs of the student body. At the start of 2012 our new 'Senior Transition Centre' was opened along with access to enhanced facilities for Creative and Manual Arts. The schools Laptop Access Scheme also came to fruition in 2012.
The subjects taught in each learning area are outlined below. Not all subjects listed are available to each year group. Further information about each Learning Area can be obtained by following the subject links or accessing the Lower School and Upper School Curriculum Handbooks.
English Learning Area Coordinator: Steve Holborow
Courses offered include: English, English Literature, Courses of Study (1A/B, 1C/D, 2A/B, 3A/B) Click here for more details.
Health and Physical Education Learning Area Coordinator: Karen Stone
Courses Offered in Year 11 Physical Education Studies 1A, 1B and 2A, 2B. In Year 12 1C, 1D and 3A, 3B. In Years 9 and 10 a number of specialist options, including cricket, netball, soccer and Outdoor Education are also available. Click here for more details.
Languages Other Than English - LOTE Learning Area Coordinator: Masahiko Sumura
Courses offered include: Italian 2A and Japanese 2A. Click here for more details.
Mathematics Learning Area Coordinator: Dr Lee Hird
The following courses are offered: Year 11 Mathematics 1A/ 1B, 1B/1C, 2A/2B, 2C/ 2D, 3A/ 3B plus Specialist Mathematics 3A/3B
Year 12 Mathematics 1C/1D, 1D/1E, Mathematics 2C/2D, Mathematics 3A/3B, 3C/3D plus Specialist Mathematics 3C/3D. Click here for more details.
Religious Education Learning Area Coordinator: Beverley Egan
This Learning Area assumes responsibility for Religious Education, as mandated by the Catholic Bishops and according to Curriculum Council Requirements. Click here for more details.
Science Learning Area Coordinator Laura Hawdon
Years 7, 8, 9 & 10 students follow General Science course
Years 11 and 12 courses: Biological Sciences 2A,2B, 3A,3B; Chemistry 2A. 2B, 3A,3B; Earth and Environmental Sciences 1A, 1B, 2A,2B;
Biological Sciences 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B Human Biological Sciences 1A,1B, 2A,2B; Integrated Sciences 1A,1B,1C,1D;
Physics 2A,2B, 3A,3B. Click here for more details.
Society and the Environment Learning Area Coordinator Tara Holmes (Acting) Year 7 - 10Society & Environment includes the study of History, Geography, Economics plus Political & Legal units during the lower school years. Year 11: Economics courses 2A and 2B Geography courses 2A and 2B History courses 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B Year 12:Economics courses 3A and 3B Geography 3A and 3B Modern History 3A and 3B Politics and Law 1A and 1B Click here for more details.
The Arts Learning Area Coordinator: Lance Taylor (Acting)
This area includes Art, Dance, Drama and Music. Art: Art, Visual Arts 2A,2B,3A,3B and Design Dimensional 1A,1B,1C,1D Dance: Dance 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A,3B and Dance Studies Drama: Drama 2A,2B, 3A,3B and Drama Studies Music: Class Music, Music 1A,1B,1C,1D, 2A,2B, 3A,3B Click here for more details.
Technology & Enterprise Learning Area Coordinator David Willock
This Learning Area assumes responsibility for Business, Home Economics, Information Technology, Technical Drawing and Manual Arts. Courses available:
Business: Business Application and Keyboarding, Business Financial Management, Business Enterprise Management, Accounting & Finance, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, Business Management and Enterprise, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B.
Home Economics: Food Creation, Textile Craft, Children and the Family, Food Science and Technology 1A , 1B, 1C , 1D, Children and the Family 1A ,1B, 1C, 1D.
Information Technology: IT, Multi Media, Applied Information Technology 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, Computer Science 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B. Certificate II Information Technology.
Manual Arts: Technical Drawing, Metalwork, Woodwork, Engineering, Materials Design & Technology in both Wood & Metals 1A, 1B 1C, 1D, Certificate III in Civil Structural Engineering (Drafting), Engineering Studies 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B. Click here for more details.
Vocational and Careers Education Coordinator: Katherine Voola
Lumen Christi College offers a range of Career Guidance services to our students in order to aid them in making informed decisions about their futures. This includes one-on-one counselling sessions and our computer-assisted JIIG-CAL program which aids students in identifying possible career areas of interest. As well as these personalized services, Lumen Christi also runs information evenings for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 and their parents in order to provide the most up-to-date information on post-secondary destinations as well as to advise on subject selections for Upper School.
Careers & Enterprise 1A,1B. Click here for more details on Careers Education. Click here for more details on Careers Guidance.
The VET programmes provide valuable learning opportunities and alternative pathways to employment other than via TEE courses and university. INSTEP offers motivated Year 11 and 12 students realistic learning experience in workplace settings. Workplace Learning 1A,1B,1C,1D, plus Employability Skills. Click here for more details.
Learning Support Programme Coordinator: Rory McNally
Lumen Christi College has a wide and varied support programme which aims to cater for the needs of all students: the brightest, those struggling and the majority who fall in between. The students at the upper end of the spectrum are catered for by our TAGs Coordinator through programmes like 'Aspire', TAGs classes, etc. We also cater for a wide range of students with disabilities. Our learning support programme is highly successful and well respected by the Catholic Education Office.