Welcome to our Term 3 News Wrap Up. As you will have seen from our regular Lumen Bulletins, Term 3 has been a very busy term full of learning activities, extra-curricular opportunities and whole-school events.

View the video below to see a small snippet of some of the Term 3 2022 highlights. You will also find articles to help you catch up on some of the activities and events that what we got up to this term.

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From the Principal

Our Performing Arts Centre has been a hive of activity over the last few weeks, with the Dance Showcase, Year 12 Dance and Drama Evening and the Visual Art Exhibition and Technologies Exhibition all taking place. These events showcase the remarkable talents of our dancers, actors and artists and technologies students all of whom embody the Light of Creativity in their work.

The Health and Physical Education Learning Area has also had a busy term with the Interhouse Athletics Carnival, ACC Carnival, AFL Carnivals and a number of Outdoor Education expeditions taking place.

On Friday, our Year 12s celebrated their final day of formal schooling. The students had a great last day together full of fun activities, bonding and nostalgia as they looked back at some of the memories and significant moments over the last six years.

I wish our Year 12 ATAR students the best of luck as they commence their WACE Practical Examinations and their Semester 2 college examinations in the coming weeks. We look forward to formally farewelling all our Year 12s from the College at the Graduation Ceremony on Friday, 21 October.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe, happy and restful term break. I look forward to welcoming all students back for Term 4 on Monday, 10 October.

God Bless.

Mrs Karen Prendergast
College Principal

Year 12 Final Day

The Last Day for our Year 12s was something special. It began with a BBQ breakfast where students and staff exchanged words of gratitude and kindness. The students then took part in a final year-group assembly which included a 'Lumen Logies' segment hosted by Jason Haddad and Tom Dixon who did an amazing job. The assembly finished with a heart felt speech from Mr Castiello. The students then took on an Amazing Race where they got to walk around the school for the last time. They were given an emotional send off from their House groups before they were sent out to even more fun in the silent disco and finished the day with a colour run. You can view photos from the last day here.

We pray for the ATAR students in the upcoming exams and for all of our students who transition into their next chapter in their lives. We cannot wait to see them all at 8am on Friday, 21 October for their graduation rehearsal followed by their graduation mass and assembly and then Graduation ceremony later that evening.

James Castiello
Head of Year 12

Principal's Cup

Every Year, as per tradition, Year 12 students take on teachers in a series of sports and arts competitions in a battle for the Principal’s Cup. The Principal’s Cup has been even bigger this year with students taking on teachers in Soccer, Netball, Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball, Volleyball and a first time Battle of the Bands. I want to thank the House Captains for helping to organise these great community events with Mr Preshaw and the sports and arts staff. The students showed great potential and promise but it was the teachers this year that won the Principal’s cup overall.

James Castiello
Head of Year 12

Dance Showcase

Lumen Christi College dance students were excited to perform in the College Annual Dance Showcase, ‘A Night at the Grammy’s’ in week 7. The students performed three shows, including a matinee for local primary school students, and two public evening shows to sold-out crowds. Dance Showcase was an amazing opportunity for our College Community to witness the remarkable dance talents of our students across formal dance classes and co-curricular opportunities. The students were all wonderful examples of Lights of Creativity and should be very proud of themselves. Photos from Dance Showcase can be viewed here.

Naomi Pulham
Head of Performing Arts

Year 12 Original Performance Night

In week 8, Year 12 Dance and Drama students performed in the Year 12 Original Performance Night. The purpose of the night was to showcase the works that students had created and developed as original group dances or scripted drama performances. Students performed these pieces to a crowd of family and friends in the College Performing Arts Centre. Drama students explored a wide variety of characters and stories in their performances and the Dance students used a variety of elements and choreographic devices in their performances.

Naomi Pulham
Head of Performing Arts

ACC Athletics Carnival

On Friday, 16 September a group of eager students participated in the ACC Athletics ‘D’ division carnival. This event is the single biggest one-day representative event on the College sporting calendar with nearly 100 students from Years 7 to 12 representing the College. There are ten divisions of the carnival, which allow for the 80 member schools to compete. Lumen Christi College students had some excellent results throughout the day which saw our College place 5th in the final standings. 

Some notable individual performers were:
• Shevana Pado who won the Open division championship with 80 points (17 points ahead of 2nd)
• Jacob Eddington who won the U/16 division with 85 points (30 points ahead of 2nd)
• David George-Coker placed 3rd in the Open division
• Tobee Brackin placed 5th in U/16
• Brianna Lucas placed 2nd in U/15
• Izabella Stuart placed 4th in U/13
• Sophie Carr placed 5th in U/13

Congratulations to all athletes who participated in this event.

Craig Preshaw
Sports Coordinator

ACC Inclusive Sports Athletics Carnival

On Friday, 9 September the Lumen ACC Inclusive Sports Team travelled to UWA Sports Park to participate in the annual ACC Inclusive Sports Athletic Carnival.

The students had a very successful day, working as a team and always trying their best. Some notable performers included:
• Ella Thompson (pushed by Mason Saunders) who won the Wheelchair 70 metre event
• Mason Saunders who won first place in the Open Vortex Throw with a distance of 39 meters
• Our team of 8 boys – Shehzor Dhiman, Mason Saunders, Omara Godwin, Ryan Thomson, Tyson Leon, Joe Tumun-Taie, Jamie Riley and Omid Mohammadi - who won a new event, the “Open Special Olympics Lucky Dip Relay”, with all students receiving an individual medallion.
• Tyson Leon who placed 2nd in Under 15 70 meters
• Mikayla De Cotta who placed 3rd in Under 15 400 meters
• Jamie Riley who placed 2nd in the Under 15 Long Jump. 

Thank you to all the competitors who proudly represented Lumen Christi College. 

Gina Broderick
Diversity Education Teacher

Year 11 Outdoor Education Mountain Biking Expedition

On Tuesday, 7 September 15 enthusiastic Year 11 outdoor education students embarked on their mountain biking expedition along the Munda Biddi trail from Boyanup to Nannup. Students were nervously eager to get going and start riding. The first day was mainly a road section with a small section of single-track riding and was 25km in length.

We woke to a few sore bodies on the second morning, however after a few stretches, the students were ready to get riding and embarked on a 45km ride through soft sand, various downhill single track and hills to reach the overnight camp spot at Nala Mia, in Jarrahdale. 

The third day was the final stretch home, and despite some students being battered and bruised, they were determined to finish strong. Complaints about sore legs and bodies was the topic of conversation for the morning and duration of the ride, but students pushed through and conquered the 27km journey into Nannup.

I was very proud to see all students push through their mental, physical and emotional barriers to finish the difficult ride. They were definitely pushed outside of their comfort zone, and they are to be commended on the way in which they conducted themselves throughout the entire expedition.

I would like to express my thanks to Rock N Roll Mountain Biking for facilitating and providing the mountain bikes and gear for the students. Similarly, I would like to thank Mr Preshaw, Mrs Gaffney and Mr Kramer for all their hard work leading up to the expedition and the guidance and support of the students throughout their expedition.

Dylan Sarolea
Outdoor Education Coordinator

Art Exhibition

Recently, the foyers of the College Performing Arts Centre were transformed into a space dedicated to the Visual and the Media Arts. The opening night provided our community with an insight into the remarkable talent of our students. Guests to the exhibition enjoyed an evening of The Arts in many forms. There were musicians and singers performing while our guests viewed the artworks. As part of the formal proceedings of speeches and awards, we were entertained by the Year 11 Certificate III Dance students. They performed a contemporary tap dance to the music of Stevie Wonder’s “Very Superstitious”.

Guest judge, Mrs Carmen Stewart selected artworks worthy of acknowledgement. The top awards this year include:
• Emily Roberts - Year 12 Highly Recommended
• Jea Certicio – Year 12 Most Outstanding

Each year the College purchases a piece of student artwork to add to the College’s Art Collection. This year, our Principal Mrs Prendergast, selected a beautiful painting by Hannah Cameron. The work is titled “Influence”.

As is the tradition, the audience has the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award from the Year 12 artworks. This year, the winner is Hannah Cameron. Congratulations, Hannah!

The success of the exhibition is attributed to the hard work of a broad team of students and teachers. In particular, I would like to thank our Visual Arts Captain, Emily Roberts. Emily was our Master of Ceremonies for the opening night. Thank you, Emily for your dedication and commitment to this role.

Photos from the Art Exhibition can be found here.

Lance Taylor
Head of Visual Arts

Technologies Exhibition

On Wednesday, 14 September the Technologies department held our inaugural Technologies exhibition in the College Discovery Centre. Showcasing work from all year groups, from the modern 3D printed and laser cut to the traditional textiles, woodwork, engineering, and metalwork projects. Student work from the Photography club was also displayed. The highlight project was Cecilia Robinson’s Herringbone Coffee Table. We hope to continue with the exhibition in coming years.

Jame Duggin
Teacher in Charge - Technologies

Year 10 Businessbites Market Day Stall

In Week 8, Year 10 HASS Businessbites students organised the Lumen Christi College Market Day stall. Students planned all term during the course to create or bring a product to sell at the Lumen Christi College market. Products on sale included: donuts, brownies, crinkles, lolly bags, crispy crème donuts and drinks. The business task provided students with the opportunity to gain invaluable insight into the running of a real small business. In addition, students explored the importance of creating a business plan to prepare for the day and a reflection report on the performance of their stalls. The project aims to prepare students to successfully collaborate in teams and explore valuable business skills. The day was a great success with the students creating a profit with a percentage of their profits being donated to Matrix charity.

Robert Dale
Year 10 Businessbites Teacher

HASS Term 3

The HASS department has had the pleasure to mentor Preservice teachers, Chanel Dimascio, Natalie Nazzari and Lucy Townsend in Term 3. From all of us in the department, we wish you well on your continued journey as lifelong learners in education. Term 3 has been another extraordinary term at the college. The HASS department has participated in numerous excursions, incursions, and competitions to supplement students learning, connect with the real world and provide valuable leadership opportunities.

Year 9 students participated in the Water Wise Think Tank Challenge held at Perth College. Participating students invented a brilliant innovative idea to address the ever-increasing climate change issues of water scarcity, a very real situation for Perth. Year 10 and 11 students engaged in a mock session of the United Nations Security Council, Evatt Competition, in our very own Discovery Centre, welcoming students from Hale School, Aquinas College and Perth Modern. Year 11 students in ATAR Geography explored the diffusion and Globalisation of fast food on a fieldwork excursion, investigating one of the most successful franchises the world has seen to date, McDonalds. Year 10 students in the HASS elective, Businessbites, offered students a variety of tasty treats on Market Day, reflecting on the challenging world of small business ownership.

HASS students in Year 10 have been connecting with the real world, competing in the ASX Sharemarket game. Syndicates have been able to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Sharemarket, research companies, and explore the importance of wise investments. Year 9 and 10 students competed in the Australian History competition with a number of excellent results, highlighting students’ analytical history skills.

The HASS department wish the Year 12 students well as they enter the break period preparing for their Semester Two exams.

Marrissa Pirie
Head of HASS

Have Sum Fun Maths Competition

On Friday, 26 August the Senior Teams competed at the annual Have Sum Fun run by the Mathematics Association of WA. The event was held at Trinity College. Over 30 teams from Government, Independent and Catholic schools took part in this highly academic competition. Our two teams performed admirably, and are to be commended on their excellent academic representation of the College. The senior students were lucky enough to meet Mr Alan Sadler (author of the senior Maths textbooks) on the night, and have a photo taken with him.

On 2 September our Junior Team participated, also at Trinity. They thoroughly enjoyed the night.

The student participants were:

Year 7 - Jacob Doust, Jathu Rahunathan, Jarred Arena
Year 8 - Yatumika Saravanachchelvan, Arasy Anukarthy, Nida Javid
Year 11 - Amal George, Sairam Jagadeeswaran, Joey Morton 
Year 12 - Lance DCruz, Yujie Huang, Rocky Mai, Mitchell Van den Bosch, Hudson Wheeler, Ivan Zhao.

Congratulations to all students who participated in this competition. We look forward to next year’s competition.

Marie Noble
Head of Mathematics

Annual Music Concert - Save the Date!

Save the date for Lumen Christi College's Annual Music Concert on Tuesday, 18 October! The concert will run from 6:30-8:30pm. Entry is free but bookings will be required. More information about this event will be emailed to families in Week 1 of Term 4.

Alex Watzek
Music Teacher

2023 Canberra Tour - Seeking Expressions of Interest

The College is excited to offer the opportunity for the current Year 8 cohort to participate in a 5-day educational journey in our nation’s capital in 2023. By visiting Canberra students build a deeper understanding of how we’re governed and our Australian identity, fostering a sense of national pride. Participating in a wide range of programs in Canberra immerses students into Australia’s democratic heritage and traditions, its political and legal institutions and the shared values of freedom, tolerance, respect, responsibility, and inclusion.

Parents/guardians of students interested in participating in this tour are asked to complete the Expression of Interest form which was emailed to families on 27 September by Friday, 14 October.

Marrissa Pirie
Head of HASS


Saturday, 24 September to Sunday, 16 October SCSA ATAR Practical Examinations
Monday, 3 October to Wednesday, 12 OctoberYear 12 Semester 2 College Examinations
Monday, 10 October Term 4 Commences
Wednesday, 12 October Whole School Assembly
Thursday, 13 October Year 11 Modern History Excursion
Friday 14 October Italian Film Festival (Years 9 & 10)
Friday 14 October Year 11 Human Biology Excursion
Monday, 17 October Annual Music Concert Rehearsal
Tuesday, 18 OctoberAnnual Music Concert
Friday, 21 October Year 12 Graduation

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