Term 3 has been another busy term here at Lumen Christi College, with incursions, excursions, carnivals, performing arts opportunities and much more!
From our Dance Showcase to NAIDOC Week, Athletics Carnivals, Lumen Day, English Week and more, students had a number of fantastic learning opportunities available to them throughout Term 3, 2021.
View the video below to see a small snippet of some of the Term 3 2021 highlights. Below you will also find more articles to help you catch up on some of the things that what we got up to this term.
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The College was in high spirits as we celebrated English Week in Week 6.
We began our festivities with students and staff dressing up as their favourite book and film characters; amongst the winners were the HASS teachers as the 101 Dalmatians cast (above), English staff as the ghosts and ‘live’ characters from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (including a Ghostbuster for an element of parody), the Executive Leadership Team as the College yearbook itself, and our brilliant students as mythical creatures and children’s literature icons. We had Cruella DeVille, a very realistic elf and B1 and B2 from Bananas in Pajamas, amongst many others. Our College community went to incredible efforts and raised funds for our LifeLink Project. Then mid-week, we participated in the mammoth Write a Book in a Day competition, with over 15 writing teams working collaboratively to plan, write, illustrate and publish books to raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Council. There was a vast amount of academic and creative thinking, writing mechanics and, most importantly of all, laughter. A variety of genres and styles were explored, but there was a noticeable element of science fiction, hybrid texts and magical realism. Our College is exceptionally proud of our students for not only their creative writing skills, but also their impressive ability to work as a team, listening attentively to one another and sharing their individual God-given talents.
Head of English
Watch the video above to hear Head of Visual Arts, Lance Taylor and 2021 Arts Captain, Jaime Refrea discuss the recent 2021 Art Exhibition.
Year 11 River Cruise
On Thursday, 26 August our Year 11 cohort celebrated a successful year at the Year 11 River Cruise.
The Hollywood-themed night was met with positivity and support for one another and was a true reflection of the leadership and pastoral care that the Year 11s have shown each other this year. The night was certainly a celebration of the Year 11s taking the first few steps into becoming young adult leaders in the College community as they represented themselves and the school very well. We look forward to preparation for the Year 12 Ball and the year of 2022 as they all take on the responsibility of becoming positive role models for our younger students.
You can view an album of photos from the evening here.
Head of Year 11
Students and staff have been on a journey of discovery and connection in the HASS courses throughout Term 3.
The HASS department has been delighted to host Miss Castro, Pre-Service teacher. Students have been a Light of Welcome to Miss Castro, and we are sad to see her go, but wish her all the success in her new path in her teaching career. HASS staff have been busy with service activities at Ronald McDonald House, professional learning, networking with other schools, and dressing up for Book Week. Students have had the opportunity to engage in a number of extra- curricular activities within the HASS courses aimed at enhancing their awareness of social justice, global economies, business skills and history concepts.
The College hosted Round 1 of the Evatt Competition in the newly refurbished Discovery Centre. Five teams from Year 9 and 10 HASS cohort pitted their countries standpoint to amend and pass United Nations resolution in a mock Security Council. Visiting schools from Rossmoyne Senior High School, Christ Church Grammar, and Hale along with LCC debated the war on drug trafficking along with border and territory issues. Students debating, critical thinking and communication skills were all on display as they explored global issues.
Year 10 HASS students participated in the Australian wide History Competition. The competition was aimed at recognising students’ talents in historical source comprehension, history skills, concepts and understanding. Congratulations to the following students on their outstanding results:
• Jessica Warren with the outstanding top result within the school, 86%.
• Iyrie BaileyMERIT:
• Isabelle Catalano
• Hayden Grey
• Cameron Mayne
• Joseph Morton
• Ali Akbar
• Zara D’Cruz
• Izabel Garwood
• Luke Gregory
• Georgie Liew
• Nadia Milne
• Kimberly Mutongerwa
• Alfred Ruzunga
• Matilda Simon
• Zachary Thompson
• Owen Cadman
• Deegan Mellor
Year 10 HASS students have been engaging in the Economics and Business course of study in Term 3. To further enhance students understanding of the global economy, they have been participating in the Australian wide ASX Sharemarket Competition. Students have the opportunity to win cash prizes by exploring the trends and engaging in buying and selling of shares. Some syndicates have gone big to risk it all, while others are showing a more reserved careful approach to protect their funds. The big question, is who will be the Wall Street Warrior?
This year the Business classes made the move from the Technologies Department to the HaSS Department. Business now has a dedicated room in B block where students are challenged in all things Business. This term the Year 10 Business bites classes under the guidance of Ms Creighton and Mr Dale, held their annual Market Day stalls. Students were tasked with researching their market, coming up with a product that they can source and sell in a bid to make a profit. They researched, advertised, costed and prepared all aspects of their stalls. Glizzy’s, hot chips, chicken nuggets, fairy floss, brownies, home made goodies, handcrafted items, subway, Krispy Kreme and KFC were some of the items on offer over the two days. The students were ‘taxed’ 10% on their profits and this amount will be donated to the Matrix mission. Crowds were huge as students tried to purchase a treat from the stalls. Well done to the students in this Entrepreneurship endeavour!
Head of Humanities and Social Sciences
Term 3 was full of performance opportunities for our drama students, with the Year 12 OSP Night as well as a number of excursions.
On Thursday, 16 September our Year 12 Dance and Drama students showcased their original devised pieces. Drama students devised 6-minute performances that explored a wide variety of characters and stories, and brought together their creative and innovative performances for a live audience. Year 12 Certificate III Dance students devised Jazz or Contemporary dance pieces inspired by pop culture or a style in Dance. All students performed at an exemplary standard.
Students were given the incredible opportunity to view a variety of theatre performances this term, including ‘York’ and ‘Every Brilliant Thing’. Students attended the prestigious Black Swan State Theatre Centre for both performances and viewed an exemplary level of acting, performance and set design.
Students were given another fantastic opportunity to attend the prestigious Crown Theatre to view the musical Legally Blonde, where students viewed an incredible level of acting and dancing.
We had another fantastic term in Diversity Education, with students participating in a number of sporting carnivals where they were Lights of Welcome and Example, trying their best and cheering one another on.
On Friday, 6 August some of our very talented Learning Hub students participated in the ACC Inclusive Sport Indoor Soccer Carnival at Lords Recreation Centre. We started off strong, making it into the semi-finals and eventually won our division against Methodist Ladies College to great cheers of excitement from all! The students enjoyed the competitiveness and excitement of the game and played very well. Thank you to all of the staff and students who participated in the day.
On Friday, 6 August 10 students represented Lumen Christi College in the ACC Inclusive Sports No Limits Soccer Carnival. The students commenced the day with skill sessions run by South Coast Baptist College. Students then played seven modified games with a duration of 20 minutes. At the conclusion of this, we had won enough games to be placed in the finals! At this stage of the carnival Lumen had two key players sidelined with minor injuries. The final game was very close and despite skilled play and a big effort, Lumen went down by one goal. Thank you to the students for giving their all and to the Lumen staff who supported the students throughout the day.
A well earned ice-cream was enjoyed on the long bus ride back to school.
On Friday, 10 September 14 of our Diversity Education students took part in the ACC Inclusive Sport Athletics Carnival at UWA Sports Park. Students gave their very best all day, showing true Lumen spirit with their support and encouragement of each other. In the 70-metre wheelchair race, Ella Thompson won first place, as did Rebekah Jeffs in the 70-metre open event. The students also competed in long jump, shot put and vortex throws. They ran in the 400m, 800m, shuttle relay and circular relay. The day concluded with a fun novelty relay event. Thanks must go to our three Year 12 students who competed in their last ACC ISP Carnival for Lumen Christi College; Rebekah Jeffs, Brayden Campbell and Aiden Coutts – thank you for being part of the ACC Inclusive Sport Team over the last 6 years while at Lumen.
On Thursday, 9 September students in the Lower and Upper Learning Hubs took part in NAIDOC Week activities. They participated in Welcome to Country, a NAIDOC Week PowerPoint outlining what NAIDOC Week is about, they made bookmarks, dot paintings and learnt a traditional Native Australian story, The Rainbow Serpent. The pieces of art they completed were displayed in the Art Exhibition which is a wonderful achievement. The activities gave them a great opportunity to learn about our Indigenous culture.
Year 7 Textiles
During Term 3, the Year 7 Textiles students worked through the technology process to design and produce Tie Dye Tote bags.
The students investigated the reasons why cotton is a suitable fabric for a bag, as well as the safety rules to follow while using the sewing machine. The students then chose the colours they would like to use as well as a text quote to print on the bag. The students followed instructions to produce their tote bag and at the end of the process the students were able to take the bag home.
Year 7 Textiles Teacher
Term 3 has been busy for all Outdoor Education students at Lumen Christi.
The Year 12s went on their final expedition; Year 11s on their mountain bike expedition; and the Year 9s and 10s have been busy planning their trips for later in Term 4.
The Year 12s originally had planned a canoe expedition, however due to a large amount of rain in the region, the river was too high and the expedition was changed to a bushwalk and caving expedition. Students had a chilly yet brilliant time in the South West, demonstrating all key learnings from the past 2 years of Outdoor Education.
The Year 11s successfully completed their second expedition for the year along the Munda Biddi trail on mountain bikes. Students had a challenging yet very rewarding expedition. Well done to all of the students who completed the expedition.
The Year 9 and 10s have been planning for their trips that will take place in Week 3 and 4 of next term. Year 10s will head down to Margaret River and the Year 9s to Dwellingup for a jam-packed few days of outdoor adventure.
Outdoor Education Teacher
Winter Sleep Out
On Friday, 3 September, Young Vinnies Year 11 and 12 students spent a night to understand the plight of the homeless.
From 6pm to 7am the following day, students were given limited resources to make their home for the night in M Block. The evening started with a visit from the St. Vincent de Paul Society, who gave an overview of the issues surrounding homelessness in Perth, as well as showing the students how the Society supports those people.
After a small dinner, the students set up their bedding on cardboard boxes and slept restlessly on a cold night with very little comfort. It was a sobering reminder of the hardships faced by some in our community on a nightly basis.
Christian Service Learning Coordinator
Annual Music Concert
Don't miss our Annual Music Concert on Wednesday, 20 October at 7pm.
Members of our College Community are invited to attend this performance night as a celebration of the Music Department’s achievements throughout the course of this year.
There will be performances by:
• College Choir
• ACA Lumen
• Jazz Combo
• Guitar Ensemble
• Rock Bands
• Wind Ensemble
• Concert Band
• Soul Band
Entry is free however bookings are essential. You can book here.
Head of Music
Recording Studio Excursion
On Wednesday, 18 August the Certificate III Music Industry students had the wonderful opportunity to spend the day in a recording studio.
The students visited Soundlab Youth Space in Southern River, where they were able to complete their assessment task to record a demo. The grant for the recording session was approved and fully funded by the City of Gosnells. This was an amazing opportunity to showcase student talent, and an experience that I am sure our students will remember for years to come.
Parent Voice News
The Parent Voice were lucky enough to book the extremely busy Paul Litherland for an Internet Awareness presentation earlier this term.
It was a great night that had us all learning about the most common apps that our children are using and some of the risks associated with different apps. Paul was a great speaker who shared his wealth of knowledge in a lighthearted and engaging way. He provided up to date information about what was happening in the world of apps today. We also learnt about different ways to monitor and manage internet usage with programs parents can use to assist them. We have booked a second session in with Paul for Term 1 next year - hopefully we will see you there!
Our next Parent Voice meeting is on Monday, 25 October in the Administration Building. All are welcome to attend - we would love to see some new faces!
Parent Voice Chairperson
Class of 2021 Gift
Each year, as has become tradition, the graduating class gives the College a 'gift'. This year's cohort chose to gift a Blue Tree.
This is a part of the Blue Tree Project to raise awareness for Mental Health. The tree is located at the Station Street entrance to the College and serves the purpose of reminding our community and the wider public who may see it, the importance of mental health and how a simple conversation can be life changing for someone struggling. We hope the tree will spark countless conversation and encourage individuals to check up on their friends.
This term the Mentorship Program continued as the Year 11s built upon being the Light of Example through mentoring the Year 7s who we hope experience the Light of Welcome.
The students explored the issues surrounding bullying and the effects it can have on people. The students watched anti-bullying videos and discussed strategies to ensure the safety of others and ways in which they can promote kindness.
Head of Year 11
An Illumenating Christmas
Save the date for our inaugural Christmas community event on Saturday, 4 December.
From 4-7pm we will have various food trucks, market stalls and Christmas-themed entertainment including Christmas carols, Santa's elves and more! Put this date in your calendar as it's sure to be a wonderful community event not to be missed.
Out of School Student Achievements
Congratulations to Year 10 student Brody Ryan, whose basketball team the Eastern Suns recently won the Division 4 U/16 WABL championship.
Sibling Enrolments - Year 7 2022
There are a limited number of enrolments remaining for Year 7 2022 entry.
If you have a child who you are yet to enrol, or you know someone with a child currently in Year 6 who is thinking of enrolling at Lumen Christi, please encourage them to contact the College Enrolments Officer on 9394 9300 or email .
Alternatively, you can complete an enrolment application via our website