Term 4, Week 1 2022

Welcome to Term 4. I hope that all students had a restful term break and have enjoyed their first week of the final school term for 2022.

While the Year 7-11 students were enjoying the school holidays, our Year 12 ATAR students commenced their Semester 2 College Examinations. The results of these examinations contribute towards a significant part of their final ATAR score and are the culmination of many years of study. I hope these exams went well and wish all our students the best of luck with their SCSA examinations later this term.

This week we announced our 2023 Student Leadership Team (SLT). After a competitive and thorough process, I was delighted to inform the successful applicants of their selection. I look forward to working with our 2023 Student Leaders next year. A full list of these leaders is included in this bulletin.

The College is currently putting the finishing touches to plans for our Class of 2022 Graduation events, which will take place next Friday, 21 October. The day will commence with a Graduation Mass and assembly, followed by rehearsals throughout the day and culminating with the formal Graduation Ceremony in the evening. I look forward to joining with college staff and students to celebrate these important events with our Year 12s and their families.

Next week, our Annual Music Concert takes place on Tuesday evening. Members of the College Community are invited to join us for a night of music performances by the various Lumen Christi College music ensembles including the College Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Concert Band, Rock Bands, Soul Band and our Year 11 and 12 Certificate Bands. Tickets are free, however bookings are essential. Tickets can be booked here.

I hope that all students have an enjoyable Term 4.

God Bless.

Mrs Karen Prendergast
College Principal

2023 Student Leadership Team

Congratulations to our 2023 Student Leadership Team:

2023 College Musical

Every couple of years, the College holds a Whole School Musical with brilliant drama, dance and musical performances by our students. Previous productions include Grease, High School Musical and Hairspray.

Preparations are currently underway for our next Musical which will take place in 2023. The Musical will be announced next week! Before then, here are some key dates to remember:

  • Week 2 - Monday, 17 October - Musical Announced
  • Week 3 – Auditions (audition slots will be open after school)
  • Week 4 - Friday, 4 November - Casting released
  • Week 5 - Tuesday, 8 November - Musical Parent Information Evening 
  • Week 6 - Wednesday, 16 November - Rehearsals commence

    More information about these key dates will be emailed next week.

    Natalie Cox
    Drama Teacher

  • Year 11 ATAR Modern History Excursion

    As part of their studies, Year 11 ATAR Modern History students visited the Holocaust Institute of WA yesterday where they undertook an exploration of the rise of the Nazi Germany and the anatomy of the Holocaust. Students participated in an interactive experience deciding which “right” they believed was the most important to them, with most deciding citizenship and the right to vote. Students were also provided with information on a family and asked what personal items they believed the family would pack in their suitcase when they were forced into the ghettos. Finally, students listened to a personal recount on the hardship and suffering a survivor experienced, spoken through a family member. Overall, it was a thought-provoking experience that engaged and strengthened students' knowledge and understanding of Nazi Germany. 

    Peta Handley
    HASS Teacher 

    2023 Music Scholarships 

    Lumen Christi College is committed to the development of Music Excellence. To support this aim, the College is offering all students enrolled at the College from 2023 the opportunity to apply for a full or part Music Scholarship.

    In 2023, several full and part time Scholarships will be offered to students in Years 7-12. These Scholarships will initially run for a year and may be extended pending a successful review at the end of the year.

    Music Scholarships provide:
    • The full Music Scholarship covers the cost of 32 x 30-minute individual instrumental lessons. The part Music Scholarship covers 50% of the cost of 32 x 30-minute individual instrumental lessons. Both scholarships include free instrument hire. All Music Scholarship recipients will be required to participate in the classroom music program and participate in one College ensemble.
    • The College may offer successful candidates a scholarship on an instrument which is different to the instrument they are currently learning, based on the needs of the Music Program.

    Music Scholarship recipients are required to:
    • Make a leading contribution to music at the College
    • Maintain a high level of achievement on their chosen instrument
    • Enrol in Specialist Music classes for the duration of the Scholarship
    • Participate in a College ensemble for the duration of the Scholarship
    • Take part in an annual review of progress to ensure satisfactory achievement.

    How to apply:
    Candidates must complete the Year 7-12 Music Scholarships 2023 Audition Application Form by no later than Friday, 28 October. The form can be accessed via this link.
    Upon receipt of your application, the College Music Administrator will contact families by phone regarding audition details and to discuss any queries

    Music Scholarship audition candidates are required to:
    • Audition on any woodwind, brass or percussion instrument (including piano) of their choice, or voice. A successful candidate on piano or voice may continue to learn piano or voice as their principal instrument, but will also be highly encouraged to learn a second instrument to contribute to instrumental ensembles at the College
    • Prepare and perform two contrasting pieces on their principal instrument at a minimum Grade 3 AMEB standard (or equivalent)
    • Prepare and perform one piece at a minimum Grade 3 AMEB standard (or equivalent) on a secondary instrument (if applicable)
    • Provide their own accompanist for audition pieces requiring accompaniment or make arrangements with the College Music Administrator for the College Accompanist to be provided. Fees will be charged for the College Accompanist at a rate of $15 per 15 minutes. Candidates are also welcomed to perform audition pieces with backing tracks where practical
    • Undertake an aural test at Grade 3 AMEB level, sight reading at Grade 3 AMEB level and a short informal interview as part of the Music Scholarship audition process

    Please contact Mr Alex Watzek (Music teacher) if you have any questions relating to the Music Scholarship at

    Naomi Pulham
    Head of Performing Arts

    2023 Private Bus Service Form

    To assist the College in planning our 2023 Private Bus Service routes, we are currently seeking feedback from families regarding their intentions to use our Private Bus services next year.

    Please complete this form if your child will be utilising any of the College's Private Bus service next year.

    Current bus services can be viewed on the College website here.

    Community News

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    Tuesday, 18 OctoberAnnual Music Concert
    Wednesday, 19 October to Thursday 20 October Year 12 ATAR students on campus 
    Thursday, 20 OctoberYear 10 Opera Excursion
    Friday, 21 OctoberYear 12 Graduation
    Monday, 24 October Year 7 Aspire UWA Activity
    Thursday, 27 October to Friday, 28 OctoberYear 9 Emmaus Retreat
    Friday, 28 OctoberYear 7 Social Activity
    Saturday, 29 OctoberCollege Tour
    Tuesday, 1 November to Wednesday, 2 NovemberYear 8 Emmaus Retreat
    Wednesday, 2 NovemberYear 11 Final Liturgy
    Friday, 4 November Year 10 Dinner Dance 
    Saturday, 5 November2023 Music Scholarship Auditions 

    View the College Calendar

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    Mrs Rosa Nicholls
    Careers Coordinator/Teacher