Term 4, Week 4 2022

We’ve had a very eventful first half of Term 4 here at Lumen, with several events and excursions occurring over the past four weeks.

Our Annual Music Concert took place in week 2 and was a fantastic display of our students varied musical abilities. It was great to see a broad range of musical ensembles including the College Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Concert Band, Rock Bands, Soul Band and our Year 11 and 12 Certificate Bands.

At the end of week 2, we farewelled our Year 12 students at their formal graduation events. Families and friends joined the whole school to fill the Sports Centre for the Graduation Mass and Assembly in the morning. This was followed by the Graduation Ceremony in the evening. As well as formally acknowledging our graduates, the ceremony also included the presentation of Year 12 awards. A full list of our award winners can be found here. I would like to wish our Year 12 ATAR students all the very best in their exams. I would also like to wish all our graduates the best of luck in their future endeavours and look forward to hearing where their paths take them.

Recently, our Year 8 and 9 students took part in their Emmaus Retreats, with the Year 7 Retreat taking place in the coming weeks. The annual Emmaus Retreat program provides an opportunity for students to encounter Jesus thorough the Gospel story taking place on the Road to Emmaus and is a very special part of the life of the College.

This evening our Year 10 students will celebrate the year at their Dinner Dance which is taking place at the Gosnells Golf Club. I trust they will have a wonderful evening!

This term’s events continue next week, with the Year 11 Semester 2 examinations commencing and the Year 10 Outdoor Education students participating in a three-day expedition. Year 8 and 9 students will also take part in their social events next Friday.

I hope all students enjoy the extra day’s holiday on Monday, as the staff complete one of our annual Professional Learning days.

God Bless.

Mrs Karen Prendergast
College Principal

Emmaus Retreats

On Friday, 28 October, Year 9 students participated in their annual Emmaus Retreat at the Champion Centre in Armadale. During the day, students explored the themes of the future, worry and hope and looked at who was guiding them along the way. The Retreat was facilitated by College staff who shared their experiences with students across the day and led different activities and reflections that enhanced the material covered in each session.

On Tuesday, 1 and Wednesday, 2 November, the Year 8 students had their Emmaus Retreat. Students enjoyed the many activities that were run by the youth ministers and learned many new concepts like Community in Christ and Stewards of Creation. Students worked in groups with a leader who stayed with them for the entire retreat. They learned about key concepts including Community in Christ, more specifically communities of family, school, and church. On the second day, students learned about the steward of creation and how the human body is unique and different. They also explored different aspects of creation including the universe and plants.

Both retreats allowed students to build stronger relationships with their peers as well as connect with God.

Caroline Watson
Deputy Principal - Mission

Year 12 Graduation

The Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2022 took place on Friday, 21 October at the College sports centre, with more than 600 guests in attendance. The evening provided the community an opportunity to celebrate the many successes of the graduating cohort, through recognition of their achievements as Lights of Faith, Welcome, Creativity, Example and Excellence. We again congratulate those students who were recognised with the Lumen Christi College Medal of Excellence, Lance Dcruz, Jason Haddad, Rocky Mai, Shevana Pado and Hudson Wheeler, for their all-round contribution across the past six years of schooling. As we watched with pride as our students formally transitioned from the College to the next stage in their journey after school, we thank the Year 12s for all that they contributed to the College community. We extend our thanks to the many College staff who were involved in the planning of the event throughout the year, and in conjunction with the Year 11 student leaders, those who carried out roles across the evening. 

Sheldon McIntyre
Deputy Principal - Senior School

Lumen Christi College Vinnies Youth Conference

In week 3 of this term the Vinnies Winter Appeal was launched for 2022. This year, we are collecting for our local Vinnies Kelmscott Conference which means all donations will benefit those living within the local community. The Lumen Christi College Vinnies Youth Conference worked hard to ensure that Christmas Hamper boxes were decorated and ready to go to Homerooms at the time of the launch. All students and families can make donations of non-perishable items through their Homeroom prior to the end of week eight.

Week 3 also saw the resurrection of our LCC ‘Soup Kitchen’ with the Vinnies Youth Team creating salads for the Vinnies Kelmscott Kitchen soup kitchen which runs on Thursday afternoons from the Good Shepherd community hall. The Vinnies Youth Team has committed to cooking throughout term 4 with our next endeavor to include cakes and desserts.

Tracey La Vanda
Christian Service Learning Coordinator

MACA 200 Ride for Research

Early on the morning of Saturday, 15 October, a large contingency of Lumen Christi College students manned the first ‘pit stop’ at the MACA 200 Ride for Research to help support those that were participating in the ride. The ride helps to raise funds for cancer research and the Harry Perkins Institute. Lumen students gave out snacks, water, and lots of encouragement to the 2000+ riders that came through the pit stop in the couple of hours it was manned. All students were able to claim Christian Service Learning hours for their time but more importantly, got the opportunity to serve those that are committed to helping the Harry Perkins institute who support people when they are at their most vulnerable. 

Tracey La Vanda
Christian Service Learning Coordinator

ACC Inclusive Sports Multi Sports Carnival

On Friday, 29 October twelve of our Diversity Education students took part in an ACC Inclusive Sports Multi Sports day at John XXIII College. The Lumen team joined with students from other colleges to learn new skills and play modified games. Some of the sporting organisations offering these activities were cricket, soccer, rugby, netball, badminton, volleyball and rowing. The students enjoyed all the activities. It is hoped they may access some of these sporting opportunities at a community level in the future.

Gina Broderick
Diveristy Education Teacher

Year 7 Social Event

On Friday, 28 October the Year 7 cohort celebrated with a social event. The students viewed a movie in the Performing Arts Centre, and then shared in a sausage sizzle dinner. The attendance at this event was excellent, and it was a great chance for the students to socialize outside of school hours. The Year 7s all conducted themselves well and had lots of fun. I would like to give a big thank you to all staff and students who made this event a huge success.

Karen Saxon
Head of Year 7

Illumenating Christmas - Save the Date!

Illumenating Christmas is back in 2022, with this year's event taking place on Wednesday, 7 December from 5:00-6:30pm. Join us for an evening of Christmas carols, stalls and a sausage sizzle. More details to follow soon. 

2023 Canberra Tour

Year 8 families are reminded of the opportunity to participate in the 2023 Canberra Tour next year. Information about this tour was emailed out to all Year 8 families earlier this week. Please refer to that email or see Mrs Pirie for more information.

Marrissa Pirie
Head of HASS

Out of School Student Achievements 

Izabella wins gold at Karate Championships

Congratulations to Year 7 Salvado House student, Izabella Stuart, who recently competed in the state championships for karate and won a gold and a bronze medal. Well done! 

Dayna Selected in WA State Synchronised Ice Skating Team 

Well done to Year 7 MacKillop House student, Dayna Wallington who has been selected to represent Western Australia as part of The WAISA State Team in the 2022 Australian Figure Skating
Championships being held in Brisbane, Queensland later this month. Good luck, Dayna!

Community News

Permapleat Uniform Shop Casual Retail Sales Assistants Wanted

• Customer service experience required
• Experience in the operation of a computerised cash till, cash handling and a good knowledge of computer packages
• Extra hours will be required during peak trading periods in January and February.

The successful applicant will be required to have a valid Working with Children's Check.

To apply for this position, please attach your resume marked attention to Melissa Freemantle, WA Regional Manager

Permapleat Uniform Shop - New Student Fittings

For new students commencing at the College in 2023, Permapleat are offering uniform fitting appointments on the following dates:
21 November to 15 December 2022
Mondays 12pm – 4pm
Wednesdays 12.30pm – 5.30pm
Thursdays 8am – 12pm

For more information, including how to book, please click here.

RCIA Enquiry Day

An Enquiry evening will be held in the Gosnells Parish on Wednesday, 9 November at 7pm for those who may be interested in becoming Catholic. This gathering will permit friendly conversation and introduce enquirers to the basic beliefs of our Catholic faith. If you know of anyone who is considering becoming Catholic, please invite them to attend. Your support for their conversion journey is a key element to their feeling comfortable, so please also come along with them to help them understand what it means to be a member of our Catholic faith community and respond to what Christ asks of us through our Baptismal faith.

Academic Taskforce - January Holidays - Head Start Program for ATAR and Middle School students

• January ATAR Head Start Courses for Years 11-12
Increase your understanding and confidence, and start your Year 11 and 12 studies with an academic boost in Academic Task Force's Head Start Courses. We are offering 6-hour courses (3 hrs a day, over 2 days) in Year 11 and 12 ATAR subjects, Essay Writing and Study Skills.
Running at 3 convenient locations during the Summer Holidays: Rossmoyne SHS and Churchlands SHS. Starting (12th – 24th Jan 2023) and Online (10th – 17th Jan 2023)

• January Head Start Courses for Years 7-10
Get a flying start to the new school year with Academic Task Force's Head Start Courses.
We are offering 6-hour courses in NAPLAN Preparation, English, Maths, Learning Skills, Essay Writing and GATE and Scholarship Exam Preparation. Running at 2 convenient locations during the Summer Holidays: Rossmoyne SHS and Churchlands SHS. Starting (12th – 24th Jan 2023)

Enrol online at: www.academicgroup.com.au or Call: 9314 9500 or Email:

WAAPA Summer School 2023

Join us at WAAPA in January 2023 for fun, new friends and lots of performing! This summer WAAPA is offering a range of performing arts courses as part of our school holiday program for secondary school students. Classes for young people from Year 7 to 12 in Acting, Dance, Screen performance, Jazz and Music Theatre means there is something for everyone with a passion for the arts. Our wonderful staff cater for all abilities and experience levels. For information about the many courses on offer please visit Summer School 2023 or contact Gabrielle Metcalf at or 9370 6775.

Flute Recital - 7 November 

Flute Recital poster


Monday, 7 November Student Free Day
Tuesday, 8 November Year 11 Semester 2 Examinations Commence
Wednesday, 9 – Friday, 11 November Year 10 Outdoor Education Expedition
Thursday, 10 November Year 7 Emmaus Retreat
Thursday, 10 November Year 7 HASS Civics & Citizenship Excursion
Friday, 11 November Remembrance Day Ceremony
Friday, 11 November Year 8 & 9 Social Activity
Wednesday, 16 November Year 7 2023 Parent Orientation Evening
Wednesday, 16 November Year 7 HASS Civics & Citizenship Excursion
Friday, 18 November Year 7 2023 Orientation Day

View the College Calendar

Careers Column

How to manage your time
NIE | Simulated UCAT Day Workshop, Online

Mrs Rosa Nicholls
Careers Coordinator/Teacher