What a busy Term 4 we had here at Lumen Christi College!  Some of the term highlights included the Year 12 Graduation, ACC Inclusive Sports Day, our Awards Ceremonies, Outdoor Education camps and the SLT Camp.

A Message from the Principal

Christmas Wishes
As we prepare for Christmas, looking forward to spending this special time with our family and friends, I have been reflecting on the year we have just experienced and the completely unexpected challenges and opportunities it has brought to us. This year, more than ever, the message of joy and hope that the Christmas season brings is particularly poignant.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the College staff for the care they have provided to our students throughout this tumultuous year, to the students for their adaptability and optimism and to parents and carers for trusting us with the education and care of your children. I wish you all a happy and blessed Christmas and a hope-filled New Year. We look forward to welcoming our students back to the College in 2021.

A Christmas Prayer
Loving God,
In this Christmas season we thank you for the great joy you have sent us in the birth of Jesus.
Help us to be the voice and hands of the angel sharing Jesus with one another this
Christmas season.
In Your name, we pray, Amen
© 2020 National Catholic Education Commission

Staff News
At the end of the academic year, we farewell members of staff who are taking up new opportunities in 2021. I would like to wish the following staff all the very best in these new endeavours:

• Amy Boughton
• Ashleigh Burrows
• Jane Cox
• Jessica Di Placido
• Mary Gillooly
• Leonne Murphy
• Malcolm Skyner
• Masa Sumura
• Christy Thomas
• Emily Wallis

The following staff are completing their contracts at the College:

• Lucy McAuliffe (Teacher Assistant)
• Alaina Crosbie (Teacher Assistant)
• Rylee Drage (AFL Sports Trainee)
• Linda Dijkmans
• Gavin Farmer (Aboriginal Liaison Officer)
• Renee Foxbridge
• Kristel Murray-Smith (Technician-Food)
• Genevieve Rose (Library Assistant)

Throughout their time at the College, all these members of staff have been dedicated to our students and have given generously of their time. On behalf of the College community, I would like to extend my thanks to each of them.

We are currently finalising our staffing for 2021. I will include details of these appointments in my communication to parents and students in January.

Mrs Karen Prendergast

Brayden Campbell Recognised in the Mathspace Transformative 20 Awards

Year 11 student Brayden Campbell is one of twenty students across Australia who has been recognised as a recipient of the Mathspace Transformative 20 Award, which celebrates students for their commitment to their maths learning.

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Class of 2020 Graduation & Awards

In Week 2 of Term 4, our Class of 2020 officially graduated from Lumen Christi College. Our Year 7-11 students farewelled our Year 12s on Friday, 23 October at a whole-school mass and assembly in the morning, which was live-streamed to the graduates' family and friends. At the conclusion of the assembly, our Year 7 students formed a guard of honour for our graduates to exit through, mirroring the welcome that they themselves received from our Year 12s on their first day of school earlier in this year.  

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ACC Inclusive Sports - Sport Day

Our ACC Inclusive Sports team recently travelled to John XXIII College to take part in the ACC Inclusive Sports Sport Day. The day gave students the opportunity to try a large range of sports, and linked them to community sporting clubs which our students may be interested in joining. The sporting organisations included hockey, AFL, tennis, cricket, ten pin bowling, rowing and netball, and there was also a very popular music tent! Our students had a wonderful day learning many new skills and participating in modified games. To view photos, click here.

Awards Ceremony 2020

During the last week of Term 4, the College held Awards Ceremonies to recognise a number of our students for their efforts and talents across various areas throughout the year. This included subject and course awards, Dux and Proxime Accessit, Spirit of Lumen Awards, and Principal's List awards. To view the full list of award winners, click here.

To view photos from the ceremonies, click here. 

Year 9 Outdoor Education Dwellingup Program

Our Year 9 Outdoor Education students traveled down to Dwellingup at the end of Week 8 to take part in a two-day outdoor program which saw them participate in a number of activities including canoeing, advanced bushcraft, rogaining and water team building. Students even spent time star gazing! Thank you to all of the staff who accompanied the students and helped to make this yet another fantastic outdoor education program.

Young ICT Explorers Competition

Two teams of Lumen Christi students recently took part in the Young ICT Explorers Competition, although in a somewhat different format to previous years due to Covid-19 restrictions. The competition’s alignment with the school curriculum enables students to apply what they learn in their Digital Technologies classroom to develop a technology related project of their choice.

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HaSS students Excel in National Competition

This term, select Humanities and Social Sciences students tested their geographical skills and knowledge against students from all around Australia in the 2020 Australian Geography Competition. A number of students performed exceptionally well, with three students gaining Distinctions, in the top 17% of over 65 000 national participates; Congratulations to Year 10 students Hudson Wheeler, Joshua Stripe and Mitchell McLeod. Congratulations also to Jani Henderson and Ashleigh Vogel, who achieved Credits, ranking in the top 35%.

2021 Student Leaders Camp

During Week 8, our 2021 Student Leaders attended the SLT Camp down in Serpentine. The students spent three days learning about leadership qualities and skills, with various workshops and guest speakers. They also participated in planning sessions in preparation for the 2021 school year, and brainstormed ideas to help increase student engagement in College activities and events, particularly within their relevant portfolio. We look forward to seeing what our 2021 leaders bring to our College community next year. 

Important 2021 dates

  • Monday, 1 February  - Year 7, Year 12 and new Year 8-11 students commence 
  • Tuesday, 2 February - All returning students commence
  • View the full calendar