What a busy Term 4 we had here at Lumen Christi College! Some of the term highlights included the Year 12 Graduation, ACC Inclusive Sports Day, our Awards Ceremonies, Outdoor Education camps and the SLT Camp.
A Message from the Principal
As we prepare for Christmas, looking forward to spending this special time with our family and friends, I have been reflecting on the year we have just experienced and the completely unexpected challenges and opportunities it has brought to us. This year, more than ever, the message of joy and hope that the Christmas season brings is particularly poignant.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the College staff for the care they have provided to our students throughout this tumultuous year, to the students for their adaptability and optimism and to parents and carers for trusting us with the education and care of your children. I wish you all a happy and blessed Christmas and a hope-filled New Year. We look forward to welcoming our students back to the College in 2021.
A Christmas Prayer
In this Christmas season we thank you for the great joy you have sent us in the birth of Jesus.
Help us to be the voice and hands of the angel sharing Jesus with one another this
In Your name, we pray, Amen.
© 2020 National Catholic Education Commission
At the end of the academic year, we farewell members of staff who are taking up new opportunities in 2021. I would like to wish the following staff all the very best in these new endeavours:
• Amy Boughton
• Ashleigh Burrows
• Jane Cox
• Jessica Di Placido
• Mary Gillooly
• Leonne Murphy
• Malcolm Skyner
• Masa Sumura
• Christy Thomas
• Emily Wallis
The following staff are completing their contracts at the College:
• Lucy McAuliffe (Teacher Assistant)
• Alaina Crosbie (Teacher Assistant)
• Rylee Drage (AFL Sports Trainee)
• Linda Dijkmans
• Gavin Farmer (Aboriginal Liaison Officer)
• Renee Foxbridge
• Kristel Murray-Smith (Technician-Food)
• Genevieve Rose (Library Assistant)
Throughout their time at the College, all these members of staff have been dedicated to our students and have given generously of their time. On behalf of the College community, I would like to extend my thanks to each of them.
We are currently finalising our staffing for 2021. I will include details of these appointments in my communication to parents and students in January.
Mrs Karen Prendergast
Brayden Campbell Recognised in the Mathspace Transformative 20 Awards
Year 11 student Brayden Campbell is one of twenty students across Australia who has been recognised as a recipient of the Mathspace Transformative 20 Award, which celebrates students for their commitment to their maths learning.
“The Transformative 20 awards program has always been about giving recognition to those who go above and beyond what’s expected of them, those who’ve truly made a positive impact on others - whether it’s through their innovative ideas, their work ethics or their willingness to help those in need,” said Mohamad Jebara, CEO and Co-Founder of Mathspace.
Brayden was also named a shortlisted student in the awards program, making it to the Top 40 from more than 200,000 students nationally.
Despite being in a constant environment of uncertainty where schools could shut down at any moment, this year’s Transformative 20 student finalists have also shown their outstanding passion towards maths through the time and effort they’ve channelled into improving their maths skills, even with disruptions to their class schedules.
“Our student candidates this year were all nominated for the award by their teachers, which really shows how strong of an impact their effort has had on others.” said Mr Jebara.
Class of 2020 Graduation & Awards
In Week 2 of Term 4, our Class of 2020 officially graduated from Lumen Christi College. Our Year 7-11 students farewelled our Year 12s on Friday, 23 October at a whole-school mass and assembly in the morning, which was live-streamed to the graduates' family and friends. At the conclusion of the assembly, our Year 7 students formed a guard of honour for our graduates to exit through, mirroring the welcome that they themselves received from our Year 12s on their first day of school earlier in this year.
Later that evening, our graduates returned with their family for the official Graduation Awards Ceremony, which was also live streamed. Each student was recognised by their House Coordinator on stage and received their graduation certificate and candle. Various awards were also presented, including Course awards, Spirit of Lumen awards, Medals of Excellence, and the Dux and Proxime Accessit. To full the full list of award winners, click here.
To view photos from the Graduation events, click here.
We would like to wish our graduates all the best in their very bright futures.
ACC Inclusive Sports - Sport Day
Our ACC Inclusive Sports team recently travelled to John XXIII College to take part in the ACC Inclusive Sports Sport Day. The day gave students the opportunity to try a large range of sports, and linked them to community sporting clubs which our students may be interested in joining. The sporting organisations included hockey, AFL, tennis, cricket, ten pin bowling, rowing and netball, and there was also a very popular music tent! Our students had a wonderful day learning many new skills and participating in modified games. To view photos, click here.
Awards Ceremony 2020
During the last week of Term 4, the College held Awards Ceremonies to recognise a number of our students for their efforts and talents across various areas throughout the year. This included subject and course awards, Dux and Proxime Accessit, Spirit of Lumen Awards, and Principal's List awards. To view the full list of award winners, click here.
To view photos from the ceremonies, click here.
Year 9 Outdoor Education Dwellingup Program
Our Year 9 Outdoor Education students traveled down to Dwellingup at the end of Week 8 to take part in a two-day outdoor program which saw them participate in a number of activities including canoeing, advanced bushcraft, rogaining and water team building. Students even spent time star gazing! Thank you to all of the staff who accompanied the students and helped to make this yet another fantastic outdoor education program.
Young ICT Explorers Competition
Two teams of Lumen Christi students recently took part in the Young ICT Explorers Competition, although in a somewhat different format to previous years due to Covid-19 restrictions. The competition’s alignment with the school curriculum enables students to apply what they learn in their Digital Technologies classroom to develop a technology related project of their choice.
At the judging event, students had the opportunity to present their project to a judging panel of academia, industry partners and ICT professionals. Each project was assessed on the criteria of creativity, uniqueness, quality, level of difficulty and project documentation. While usually judged in person, this year the competition was run virtually.
Congratulations to the two teams who competed and earned excellent results, both placing in the top two.
Year 11/12 category: Thomas Morton and Tanvir Bhachu, who were awarded 1st place in WA and will compete in the National Final (via Zoom) in February.
Year 7/8 category: Julian Ranieri, Stephanie Rosman, Deegan Mellor and Geordan Palumbo were awarded 2nd place in WA.
To learn more about the Young ICT Explorers Competition, click here.
HaSS students Excel in National Competition
This term, select Humanities and Social Sciences students tested their geographical skills and knowledge against students from all around Australia in the 2020 Australian Geography Competition. A number of students performed exceptionally well, with three students gaining Distinctions, in the top 17% of over 65 000 national participates; Congratulations to Year 10 students Hudson Wheeler, Joshua Stripe and Mitchell McLeod. Congratulations also to Jani Henderson and Ashleigh Vogel, who achieved Credits, ranking in the top 35%.
2021 Student Leaders Camp
During Week 8, our 2021 Student Leaders attended the SLT Camp down in Serpentine. The students spent three days learning about leadership qualities and skills, with various workshops and guest speakers. They also participated in planning sessions in preparation for the 2021 school year, and brainstormed ideas to help increase student engagement in College activities and events, particularly within their relevant portfolio. We look forward to seeing what our 2021 leaders bring to our College community next year.