Term 4, Week 7 2022

Over the past few weeks, our students have been busy with a range of activities across all years groups, that have added to the excitement as we move into Advent.

Last week we were delighted to welcome the class of 2028 and their parents for their orientation. We look forward to welcoming them as a college community when they join us as Year 7’s in January.

Over the past couple of weeks, our current Year 7s participated in their annual Emmaus retreats as well as a Civics and Citizenship excursion to complement the work they have been doing in HASS.

In the Outdoor Education Learning Area, students have completed their expeditions giving them the opportunity to practice the skills they have been learning in class, as well as strengthen friendships and gain new experiences.

Students in Years 8 and 9 enjoyed a social afternoon including a Silent Disco, and the Year 10s concluded their dance program which culminated in their Dinner Dance and a chance to put their new skills into practice.

The Year 9 HASS elections built great excitement within the year group and today they had the opportunity to meet with the Federal member for Burt, Minister Matt Keogh MP, to discuss aspects of life as a member of parliament. Minister Keogh also officially opened our new outdoor classroom, a project for which we received significant funds from the Federal Government. We are very excited about being able to use this new learning space and are grateful for the government support we received.

Throughout the semester we have been running an E-Sports competition, which has been an exciting opportunity for students to get involved in a different aspect of college life. Two competitions were held, both of which were supported by large numbers of students. Year 10 students were victorious in both competitions! We look forward to continuing with this competition next year.

As we enter the last couple of weeks of the academic year, preparations are starting for our Illumenating Christmas community event which takes place on the evening of December 7th. We look forward to seeing you there.

God Bless

Mrs Karen Prendergast
College Principal

Outdoor Classroom

Year 10 Dinner Dance

The year 10 students of Lumen Christi College looked every bit the part at their Year 10 Dance. The Dance was held at the Gosnells Golf Club, who provided our students with delicious Canapes. Our young ladies looked stunning and our young gentleman looked dashing, all dressed up for the Dance. There was a buzz of enthusiasm at the Dance Lessons held at the College- and on the night the Year 10 students were eagerly wanting to showcase all that they had learnt. Lots of prizes were awarded to some of the students. It was wonderful to see the students getting involved and getting their ‘groove on”. Teachers joined in with the dancing and a wonderful night was had by all.  

Lea-Anne Gaffney
Head of Year 10

HASS Year 7 Civics & Citizenship Excursion

All Year 7 HASS classes experienced first- hand Western Australia’s political system in the annual Civics and Citizenship excursion to Parliament House. Students engaged in the election process, modelled federation and the development of the Australian Constitution, many Queens wore the crown on the day. Students visited Parliament House where they walked the halls of our democratic system, connecting with the history of our Western Australian Parliament. Students through their studies and HASS and the excursion engaged in their rights and responsibilities in democracy. 

Marrissa Pirie
Head of Learning area - HASS

HASS Year 9 Election

This term the Year 9 HaSS students studied the Election process, a focus on preferential voting and how Political parties may influence voters. With the assistance of the Electoral commission, the students were engaged in a ‘real life’ election. The Year 9’s were required to form Political parties, decide on an appropriate platform and create an election campaign, including an election video. B block was a sea of colour with all the political posters on display. On Monday 14 November the students lined up to file through the polling place and cast their votes.
Congratulations to the winners “The Start Party” led by Tanya Marufu whose platform was “I am for everyone” promising to be a hands on leader making Lumen a better place for students and staff including daily affirmations and budget increases! The Student election was a fun and educational experience to learn how the voting system works. 

Janine Creighton
HASS Teacher

Remembrance Day

On November 11th, the College Community gathered in the Jubilee Gardens to remember and pay respect to the men and women who have served and are still serving in our defence forces. Remembrance Day is a day that signifies the ending of war on the Western Front and conclusion of World War 1. It is the day that Germany called for an armistice in order to secure a peace settlement and accept the allied terms of unconditional surrender. Today, it is a day to remember, pay respects and to thank those that have served. It was a moving whole community event that fittingly paid respects to our defence forces. 

Luke Christmas
HASS Teacher

Aladdin Cast Announcement

An exciting end to the year, with the 2023 Whole School Musical being announced. Students attended rigorous auditioning; learning dances, songs, and monologues, for their chance to be a part of the Aladdin JR Cast and Crew. Students began rehearsals soon after and are well on their way to developing this amazing, colourful, and entertaining performance. Arts Staff are eager to work with this outstanding cast and are excited to see this show develop. Congratulations to all of the successful students and all the best to everyone involved in this performance.

Natalie Cox
Visual Arts & Drama Teacher

Year 6 Orientation Day

Last week we welcomed the parents of the Class of 2028 to an informative Parent Information Night. Parents had the opportunity to hear about : our Catholic community , Year 7 Transition, digital technology, extra-curricular opportunities and daily life at the College.
On Friday, the 18 November we welcomed the new students. The Year 6 students engaged in learning opportunities in Science, Physical Education and Humanities. The House Coordinators inducted the students into their new House and challenged them to navigate our campus in ' the amazing race'. Students met new friends and enjoyed the varied and exciting activities. The day ended with a group photograph of our newest Lumen students with the student leaders who supported staff on the day and were a 'Light for others.'

Margarita Tranquille
Deputy Principal - Middle School

Year 7 Emmaus Retreat

During week 5 and 6, the year 7 students participated in their Emmaus retreats. The students are led through the retreat by the College teaching staff. The aim of the day includes helping students to understand their emotions, teaching students about gossip and how it can damage the human dignity of others and recognising the gifts and talents that God has given and how they can be used for good. It is a day for students to be brave and step outside their comfort zone in a safe and supportive setting. It was wonderful to see the students working together and having fun while being supportive of their peers.

Karen Saxon
Head of Year 7

Year 8 and 9 Social Afternoon

On Friday afternoon of week 5, the year 8 and 9 students participated in a social afternoon at the College, with a silent disco, mega quiz, sports activities and a bbq. It was a great afternoon where students had the opportunity to relax and spend some quality time with their friends.

Cameron Douglass
Head of Year 9

E-Sports Tournament

Over the course of the semester, we have been running an E-Sports competition at Lumen Christi. E-Sports helps to develop teamwork and communication skills in a safe and friendly environment, as well as providing an opportunity for students to compete in an inclusive competition. The first competition was NBA2k22 and was won by year 10 students Jacob Wilson and Ethan Van Der Merwe. The second competition was Mario Kart, and was won again by a year 10 student Jordan McGowan, who just edged out year 7 student Dalila Wilkes. Well done to all who participated in these great events.

Luke Baker
Salvado House Coordinator


Year 9 and 10 Outdoor Education Expeditions

During week 5, 65 year ten outdoor education students embarked on their Margaret River expedition. The weather was not on our side as the rain kept coming however the students thoroughly enjoyed their activities, which included mountain biking, caving, abseiling and hiking. They are to be commended on their efforts.


The year nine outdoor education program came to a close this week with 89 students on their expedition to Dwellingup. Students were delighted with some overcast, however, clear weather. They participated in canoeing, a high ropes course, regaining and water team building. Students should be congratulated on their efforts throughout the year.

Dylan Sarolea
Outdoor Education Teacher

Vinnies Christmas Appeal

This year at Lumen Christi we are collecting donations of non-perishable food items to be donated to the Vinnies Christmas Appeal. We are asking students to donate in their homerooms. There are boxes that are already filling up which is amazing to see. The donations will be collected on the 5th of December by our local Vinnies Kelmscott Conference. Thank you for your kindness and generosity, and Merry Christmas!

Tracey La Vanda 
Christian Service Learning Coordinator


The Young Vinnies have been catching up fortnightly to cook food for the local Vinnies Kelmscott Conference. We are so proud of this group of students, and staff, who generously give up their time to help those in need. Well done!

Tracey La Vanda
Christian Service Learning Coordinator

Aspire Excursion UWA

On Wednesday 29th November, 31 year 9 students attended the Aspire UWA Race Around the Campus excursion.
Aspire UWA endeavours to provide students from partner schools the opportunity to see how much fun university can be. During this one-day event held at the University of Western Australia’s Crawley Campus, students will engage in taster activities from different faculties/learning areas and student clubs while they explore the campus. Our students took part in an entrepreneurial activity in the School of Commerce, learnt about Invader the artist in the Arts Faculty, and took part in a psychological testing activity. All the students had a lot of fun and enjoyed spending the day as a University student.

Marie Noble
Head of Learning Area - Mathematics

Design Technical Graphics

Design Technical Graphics have recently finished off some projects that utilise the College Laser Cutter. Year 9 students were given free choice and have produced puzzles, bookmarks and freestanding objects. Year 10 students have made acrylic lanterns that stand within a 3D printed base that has a colour changing LED light shining through the model. Year 11 Certificate III Engineering - Technical students have made some Tasmanian Oak clocks. Some examples of these projects are pictured.

Jame Duggin
Teacher in Charge - Technologies (Metal & Wood)

First Place for Joey Morton

Congratulations to Joey Morton on receiving first place at the Young ICT Explorers State Finals Year 7 – 12 categories.
His Velocity AI project is now into the National Finals in early December 2022.

Malanda Herbertson
Teacher in Charge - Digital Technologies

Congratulations Devon Easton

Devon Easton's artwork, as pictured, was hand selected as the Christmas card for CECWA chair Ms Eva Skira. We received one of these cards today. What an amazing achievement Devon, well done!

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. 

Out of School Student Achievements 

Izabella back in the news!

Congratulations to Year 7 Salvado House student, Izabella Stuart, who has been invited to compete at the World Championships for Karate in Sri Lanka in February. Well done Izabella, the College is behind you. 


Community News

GSK Netball Club Seeking New Members for the 2023 Winter Season

• Experienced and new players welcomed!
• Season starts Mid April – September 2023
• All games played in Langford for 1hr at an allocated time between 8.30am-3.30pm depending upon age
• Training once a week – Thursday at this stage after school for approx. 1.5hrs – either will be at GSK Primary School Kelmscott or Lumen Christi if available.
• Accredited coaches will train you
• A great way to learn new skills and make new friends.
• Cost is approx. $250 per season (subject to change) Kidsport available.

Please email to register your interest for our season next year as teams will fill up fast by December 31st 2022.
If any further information is required, please email or phone 0400230913.

Rachel Cutri
Club President

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.

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.


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:


Tuesday, 29 November Presentation Day
Tuesday, 8 November Year 11 Semester 2 Examinations Commence
Thursday, 1 December
Friday, 2 December 
SLT Leadership Day
Wednesday, 7 December Il-Lumenating Christmas
Friday, 9 December Term 4 Concludes

View the College Calendar

Careers Column

Registrations for Notre Dame’s ‘A Day in the Life of a Uni Student’ are open!

Students interested in going to Notre Dame University are encouraged to attend on Sunday 18 December to experience what it’s like to be a Notre Dame student, in the heart of Fremantle!

At this free event, students can:
• Attend sessions such as taster lectures, workshops, and hands-on activities
to get a taste of student life
• Have a personalised Advice Session with a friendly Student Advisor
to get course advice and help with the application process
• Chat one-on-one with academics, staff, and current students
• Tour our unique campus in the heart of Fremantle
• Enjoy tasty treats!
Places are limited so register early to secure your place.


Mrs Rosa Nicholls

Careers Coordinator/Teacher