Term 2 saw some 'normality' return to life at Lumen, with restrictions in schools eased and a range of events and activities back on the College calendar.
ACC Inclusive Sports
Diversity Education students had an exciting term, participating in two ACC Inclusive Sports Carnivals.
On Friday, 20 May, a group of Diversity Education students took part in the ACC Inclusive Sports Fun Run and Activity Day at Jackadder Lake in Woodlands.
Students completed 2 laps of the lake, and once they crossed the finish line they formed a cheer squad and cheered, clapped and encouraged their fellow competitors from other Colleges across the finish line.
They then took part in a series of skill activities and modified games. At the conclusion of the carnival, all competitors enjoyed a sausage sizzle together.
At the end of the day, Lumen Christi College was awarded the 'Sue Bigelow Spirit Shield'. This shield is presented to the team that shows the best sportsmanship and encouragement on the day. Our students were worthy winners of this shield. Congratulations to all team members!
On Friday, 24 June, Diversity Education students participated in an AFL carnival run by Football West and The Stephen Michael Foundation. This carnival was held at Lumen Christi College for the first time. The students warmed up and practised their skills before taking part in modified games. Our team made it through to the grand final against Sacred Heart, with both teams playing strongly. It was a very close game, with Sacred Heart winning by only 1 point! Our students are to be commended for their sportsmanship throughout the carnival. They were Lights of Example and Welcome to all other participants.
Diversity Education Teacher
Southern Associated Schools Junior (SASJ)
After the cancelling of SASJ in Term 1, it was a relief to be able to conduct a short, but much anticipated Winter season.
To allow maximum involvement within the reduced number of teams, all competitions allowed for mixed gender events.
We fielded teams in Year 7 Basketball, Year 9 Basketball, Year 8/9 Soccer, Year 8/9 Netball and Year 10 Indoor Beach Volleyball.
Results throughout the season varied, but the enthusiasm of the students stayed high. I am pleased to say that Lumen won the Year 8/9 Soccer, and came second in the Year 7 Basketball!
Congratulations to all the students who so enthusiastically played each week, and to the staff who looked after the teams.
With winter sports beginning, our SASJ Year 10 Mixed Indoor-Beach Volleyball squad found comfort in the dry sand. Beginning the season with a few extremely keen servers and spikers, the team rallied around to have a total of 12 students representing Lumen. The squad was committed to training and playing every week, improving greatly over the month. The training brought the competition stakes up with Lumen fielding two teams and everybody having the flexibility of field rotations. Congratulations to all involved, your support and teamwork is to be commended.
SASJ Volleyball Coach
On Monday, 20 June, Lumen Christi College hosted a Careers Expo bringing Universities and various VET training providers together to showcase many different career pathways options available to students.
Students in Years 10 and 12 were able to utilise the event to meet one-on-one with experts in various industries, identify the steps required to reach their career aspirations, and discover possibilities they hadn’t considered.
The day was capped off with students completing a Career Quiz which provided an industry overview based on their answers with links to qualifications and entry pathways to kick-start their career in the industry. Our Year 12 students also completed an Advice Form – what you would want future years to know about Year 12 for our prospective students.
In Term 2 the HASS department has welcomed Mr Kasey Ryan as a Pre-Service teacher.
It has been a pleasure having Mr Ryan at Lumen, and we wish him all the best as he completes his final year of university next year.
Term 2 has been renamed as the competition term in B Block for Humanities. The students have participated in several national competitions; Australian Geography Competition and National History Competition, and the Education Perfect World Championships.
Congratulations to Jessica Warren, Year 11 ATAR Geography student, who is the top female student to represent Western Australia in July at the Geography Big Week Out to potentially go on to represent Australia overseas. Students' results for both competitions will be sent early Term 3.
Lumen Christi College again answered the call in the Education Perfect World Championship, and we earnt a place on the podium, 3rd for WA and 5th in the World. Well done to all those students who answered the humanities questions.
The Year 11 ATAR Economics students were lucky enough to participate in a revision lecture, run by the Chief Examiner for Economics Mr Steven Kemp in week 4. The session was highly informative and reinforced their knowledge prior to Semester 1 Examinations.
Students participating in the Year 10 HASS elective, Businessbites, have delivered their final pitches for the endorsed program, Just Start It. Students’ ideas were innovative, exciting, and forward thinking. Good luck to all students involved in progressing to the finals.
Head of Humanities and Social Sciences
Performing Arts News
Term 2 has been busy in the Performing Arts!
On Wednesday, 15 June, our Year 9 and 10 Dance students and Year 12 Drama students showcased their rehearsed works which they have been developing inside and outside of class over the last semester. Performances were fun, emotional, and left the audience feeling engaged and amazed. Photos from this showcase can be found on our Facebook page.
Our Year 12 students have been involved in workshops exploring improvisation throughout Term 2. These workshops have assisted students in completing their unit and tasks which are focused on developing their improvisation skills in Dance.
Head of Performing Arts
Year 10 dance students were involved in a Lyrical Dance workshop in Term 2. This workshop was run by Lumen graduate and former Dance Captain, Jenaya Malasits. The workshop helped our dancers to develop the skills and technique involved in the lyrical style of dance.
Head of Performing Arts
Year 11 and 12 dance students attended a WA Ballet performance at the State Theatre during the last week of term. This excursion exposed students to live profession dance works which is relevant in their Certificate course.
Head of Performing Arts
With restrictions lifted, we were excited to re-introduce a variety of Performing Arts extra curricular activities throughout Term 2. These included:
- Dance Club
- Specialist Dance
- Liturgical Dance
- Drama Club
- Rock Bands
- Soul Band
- Concert Band
We look forward to continuing these activities in Term 3.
Head of Performing Arts
Term 2 was an exciting time for Outdoor Education students as it meant expeditions were able to resume under COVID guidelines.
Year 11 students had their first big expedition of their two-year outdoor education program this term with their Cape to Cape hike. From 18-20 May, 19 students were accompanied by six staff to hike the Cape to Cape from Redgate Beach to Boranup.
Students were fully self-sufficient and conducted themselves excellently throughout the expedition and should be very proud of themselves. I would like to thank Miss Drage, Miss Cox, Mr Norris, Miss Cappeluti and Mr Burnett for accompanying the students.
Year 9 outdoor education students are currently working on their orienteering and environmental art skills. All classes have just finished their roping assessment and are preparing for their expedition later in the year.
Year 10 outdoor education students are continuing their mountain biking program in preparation for their expedition in Term 4. All students are progressing well and are increasing their skill level with each lesson.
Our Year 12 students are putting the final touches on their canoeing skills ahead of their expedition in week 6 of Term 3. A canoeing excursion during week 9 of this term helped students to refine their skills. I look forward to seeing the Year 12s' last two years' of experience and skills come together for their last expedition at Lumen Christi College next term.
Outdoor Education Coordinator
ACC Cross Country Carnival
Thursday 2 June saw the contesting of the ACC Cross Country Carnival at Perry Lakes stadium.
Eighty school were eligible to attend and approximately 3000 students competed. Events were either 3km or 4km in length with about 350 students per race.
Lumen Christi College sent a team of 43 enthusiastic runners who all performed brilliantly on the day. Competition was fierce and many of the Lumen runners finished in the top half of their field.
A special mention must go to Tobee Brackin, who came in 15th out of 262 runners in the girls U/16, Kaiden Civich who came in 23rd out of 292 runners in the boys U/16, and Luke Crestani who finished 26th out of 283 runners in the boys Open event.
Every year we hold a series of sporting matches for the 'Principal's Cup', with staff competing against Year 12 students in various sports such as basketball, soccer and netball.
At the end of the year, the winning group is presented with the Principal's Cup.
In week 8, we held our first game for the year, Volleyball, with two teams of students taking on two teams of staff. Students packed out the Sports Centre to cheer the Year 12 teams on, however, it was the staff who came away victorious! The next game will be ultimate frisbee next term. Good luck, students and staff!
African Mentoring Program
Students in Years 8, 9 and 10 had the opportunity to participate in the African Mentoring program this term.
Students engaged in learning activities about culture, self-esteem, connections and empowerment. The student and staff feedback was extremely positive and the College is looking at offering further programs supporting cultural diversity in 2023.
Of the program, students said:
"African mentoring program has helped me so much over the past weeks and it has taught me how to embrace my culture."
"I have enjoyed the program so much and I hope they will be able to return to the College very soon. I hope more opportunities like this can open for other cultures in this school."
"I loved the information that was given to me. It was very educational."
Deputy Principal of Middle School
Try a Trade
In Week 7 of Term 2, 48 Year 9 students participated in the Try a Trade program, which ran over three days.
Students learnt about bricklaying, carpentry, paving, and painting and decorating and received hands-on training. Students will receive a Certificate of Participation which they can then use as a reference if they choose to apply for relevant TAFE courses.
Premier's Reading Challenge
All Year 7 to 10 students are encouraged to participate in the Premier's Reading Challenge, which requires them to read 12 books between now and 9 September.
Students who complete the challenge will be entered into a draw to win some amazing prizes. To register students should visit the following website www.premiersreadingchallenge.wa.edu.au. Head over to the Discovery Centre and get reading!
Alumni Spotlight - Brock Larkan
When I was in Year 10, I had absolutely no clue what I wanted to do as a career after graduation.
I decided to complete a Certificate ll in Medical First Response in Year 11, and then in Year 12 I completed my Certificate III in Basic Health Care, where I began working for a company called High Risk Management Solutions (HRMS) as an event first aider.
A few months later I started working on naval vessels as a Gas Technician. After a short project, I started my Diploma Of Paramedical Science. This was a great qualification as it allowed me to still work while studying. I had a wide scope allowing me to give many medications and practice various clinical skills.
While completing my diploma, I also obtained my Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue, which qualified me to undertake firefighting Operations, Vertical Rescue, Confined Space Rescue etc. I now work casually with HRMS, and am currently full time at Kemerton Lithium Plant as a Medical Emergency Services Officer on a roster where I work a week on and a week off. I respond to any medical incidents, fires, confined space incidents or working at height incidents.
The VTAFE program at Lumen allowed me to get into an industry straight out of school. My job is something most students do not even know exists and provides great opportunities to get experience in emergency response.
The photo provided is what we call vertical rescue. This is how we rescue someone who has taken a fall from height over an open edge.
My advice to Year 11 and 12 students is to think outside the box - you can find careers in industries you didn’t know existed! Don’t do a course just because all your friends are doing it.
Class of 2020
Out of School Student Achievements
Earlier this year, our Head Girl, Shevana Pado participated in both the Junior U20's and Senior Volleyroos training camps in Canberra during April and May. Shevana's performance at both camps has now awarded her positions as a player on the U20 Junior National Volleyball Team and a Squad Member of the Senior National Volleyball Team, the Volleyroos!
Shevana will compete with the Australian team in New Zealand this month. We wish her and the team the very best of luck!
At the recent Australian Age Swimming Nationals, Year 11 student, Jacob Hale had some outstanding results.
He was crowned Australian National Champion in the 16yrs category, winning gold in the 50m backstroke in a personal best time and setting a national record for the age group.
He also won silver in the 50m freestyle, equaling the WA all-time record. Jacob finished the meet with a bronze in the 15/16yrs WA State team mixed medley.
Earlier this term, Year 8 Yagan student, Myles Brackin traveled to Melbourne to compete in the national scooter titles where Myles placed 12th in the Under 13s category. Well done, Myles!
Congratulations to Year 7 Tangney student, Mihaylia Colbung who has been selected as a train on in the State Under 12s netball team.
The NIE UCAT intensive training workshop is beneficial for Year 10 and 11 students who are considering sitting UCAT in the future.
The ideal approach to preparing for the UCAT is to start low-frequency and high-consistency preparation in the early stages of senior high school years. While you can and will have to still spend some time preparing during Year 12, it would be much better if the bulk of your preparation has been completed prior to the start of Year 12. This way, you would only need to spend 1-2 hours per week, only to maintain your UCAT pace, rather than spending more time on the UCAT preparation and stressing about the Year 12 work. Therefore, we recommend that you officially start your UCAT preparation by participating in one of the UCAT preparation workshops.
Upcoming live online workshop dates
• 3 July 2022
• 17 July 2022
The end of high school is just around the corner for our Year 12s. If students and parents are unsure of the available pathways to university, I want to reassure them that there are many pathway opportunities to gain entry into courses at Curtin.
From ATAR, VET, UniReady, portfolio and more! I encourage students to explore pathways open to them using the Pathways finder.
• Meet Curtin! tours: 13 July 2022, Curtin Perth
• TEDxYouth: 30 July 2022, State Theatre Centre of WA
• Curtin Open Week: 5 September to 8 September 2022 4pm-7pm, Curtin Perth
Microscopy: revealing the hidden detail of our world
UWA is inviting school students to join us for part of 2022 National Science Week (13 – 21 August).
Register today to be sent a DIY Microscope kit (50 free kits available) to build your own microscope and take images at up to 200x magnification. These images will become part of an exhibition at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery throughout 2022 National Science Week.
You can also take part in a Histology Workshop on Saturday 13 August where you'll observe the hidden details of the human body in a hands-on microscopy workshop. Attend the Public Symposium later in the day to explore the art and science of modern imaging techniques, the stunning images they can produce and the spectacular insights into the macro and microscopic world they can reveal.
More info here.
Sunday 28 August | 10am – 3pm
Save the date for Explore UWA Day and find out how we can help you reach your study and career goals. Discover what life is like at UWA, tour the campus and facilities, learn about our range of courses and meet our current students, staff and graduates. More information coming soon!
Sibling Enrolments - Year 7 2023
Families who are yet to enrol their child for Year 7 2023 entry are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
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
Farewell Peter Baskin
After nearly 18 years at the College, Mathematics Teacher, Mr Peter Baskin is retiring at the end of Term 2.
Mr Baskin has taught thousands of students during his nearly two decades at Lumen Christi College, and we thank him for his valuable contribution to our College. We wish him all the best in his retirement. Farewell, Mr Baskin!
Important Term 3 dates
- Mon, 18 July - Term 3 commences
- Tues, 19 July - Year 10 Parent Info Evening
- Wed, 20 July to Fri, 22 July - Year 12 Emmaus Retreat
- Thurs, 21 to Fri, 22 July - Year 10 & 11 Emmaus Retreats
- Thurs, 4 Aug - College Tour
- Mon, 25 July - Parent Voice meeting
- View the full calendar