While Term 1 didn't quite get off to the start that we had planned due to a Covid-19 lockdown, the remainder of the term was jam-packed with a wide range of exciting activities and learning opportunities for our College community.
From the Interhouse Swimming Carnival to our Whole School Musical production of Grease, Year 7 Activity Day, three ACC Inclusive Carnivals, Community Mass, Harmony Day and more, Lumen Christi College was a hive of activity throughout Term 1, 2021.
View the video above and read the articles below to catch up on some of the things that what we got up to this term.
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Aboriginal Language and Culture Program
As part of our commitment to giving our students every opportunity to achieve personal excellence, we have introduced an Aboriginal Language and Culture program.
ACC Inclusive Sports Carnivals
Diversity Education students and staff have had a busy Term 1, participating in three different ACC Inclusive Sports carnivals.
On Friday, 19 February, a group of 20 enthusiastic students departed for Sorrento Beach for the annual ACC Inclusive Sports Beach Carnival.
The students proudly represented Lumen in all events offered throughout the day, giving their all in the Junior and Senior Ironman and Ironwoman events. Congratulations to Year 10 student, Gloria Palan, who came in a close second in the Senior Girls Ironwoman event.
It was great to see our students encourage all participants as they crossed the finish line.
The students took part in a range of beach activities, including flag races, sponge and bucket races, sandcastle construction, boogie boards and free swims.
At the conclusion of the carnival, the students enjoyed a sausage sizzle with students from other competing schools. At the end of the day, Year 12 student, Brayden Campbell proudly accepted Lumen Christi College's certificates on behalf of the group.
Thank you to Miss Emily Hayward, our Surf Rescue staff member, and the Diversity Education staff for their assistance at this carnival.
Next in the Term 1 ACC Inclusive calendar was the Swimming Carnival on Friday, 12 March at Claremont Aquatic Centre.
The beginning of the Carnival saw Year 7 student, Mason Saunders swim multiple lengths of the 50 metre pool demonstrating his skill in the freestyle and breastroke heats. Other students representing Lumen Christi in the 50 metre events were Year 7s Tyson Leon and Jasmyne Howard, and Year 12 student, Rebekah Jeffs. Fellow Year 12 student, Brayden Campbell was a Light of Example, swimming in every open event and enthusiastically encouraging all students in the Lumen Team. He also extended this to competitors from other schools, showing great sportsmanship.
The novelty events in the 25 metre pool were filled with eager competitors, who had plenty of fun splashing and laughing.
Students enjoyed a free swim at the end of the Carnival and had an opportunity to get to know students from other schools. Thank you to the staff who assisted on the day.
Finishing a busy Term 1 calendar of ACC Carnivals, was the No Limits Cricket Carnival on Friday, 26 March at Alderbury Reserve in Floreat.
Fourteen students were led all day by Year 12 student, Brayden Campbell, who gave positive encouragement and led by example. The team took part in a warm up and skill session before playing a round robin competition. Our two College teams reached the semi finals and displayed great sportsmanship and teamwork. To add to the fun there was a student verses teacher game, with the students winning that game! After a hot day the students enjoyed the air-conditioned bus and an ice-cream on the way home. Thank you to the staff who supported the students throughout the day.
Diversity Education Teacher
Visual Arts News
We've had a great start to the Term in Visual Arts, with various learning opportunities and celebrations, including the Arts Captains Morning Tea and a Year 12 Excursion.
Arts Captains Morning Tea
On Wednesday, 3 March our 2021 Arts Captains enjoyed a morning tea to acknowledge and celebrate their commitment to the Learning Area as student leaders.
The Captains were joined by members of our Executive Team and Arts Staff to enjoy this occasion which has a long history at the College.
It was a pleasure to come together informally and have the opportunity to chat about the year’s Arts Events. It will be a busy year but full of satisfying and creative experiences.
Our Arts Captains for 2021 are:
Band Captain - Gigi Limopranoto-Vernede; Dance Captain - Danni Larkan;
Drama Captain- Taylor Rose;
Visual Arts Captain, Jaime Refrea; and
Choir Captain: Monique Lebon.
On Friday, 5 March our Year 12 Visual Art students spent the day in the cultural hub of our city; the Perth Cultural Centre. Our first stop was at North Metro TAFE where we were met by TAFE staff who took us on a tour of the art studios and lecture rooms. We were able to mix with TAFE students and witness their art processes.
We met the Certificate IV Visual Arts students who were creating large cardboard sculptures of anthropomorphic animal heads. This course is a possible pathway for our Certificate III Visual Arts Students. We met a few past Lumen Christi College students working on their own projects during the course of the morning. Our guides took us to the working spaces for printmaking, design, art theory, painting, fashion and also film and television.
Next we headed off towards our State’s new WA Museum, Boola Bardip. Before entering, we spent some time examining some of the varied and beautiful architecture of this remarkable region within our City’s inner boundaries. We investigated how this region has its own story; from the early colonial days and through the war years to the present time. We discovered that this region has many tales to reveal. To connect to these stories, we spent a little time drawing the remarkable blend of old and new buildings.
We then entered the museum with a short list of tasks to complete. We had a great day and have collected a lot of visual material to develop this year.
The purpose of our visit was to collect visual material to be used this year in our development of our major paintings in Term 3. We hope to see you all there for our Annual Art Exhibition in September.
Acting Head of Visual Arts.
Term 1 commenced with the SASJ Sport competition for students in Years 7 to 10.
Term 1 commenced with the SASJ Sport competition for students in Years 7 to 10.
The summer sports of cricket, touch rugby, indoor beach volleyball and basketball were on offer after school each Wednesday, with trials held at the start of the term to select our strongest squads.
Weekly games against Carey Baptist, St Norbert's, Ursula Frayne and John Wollaston meant that at the end of the school day, players raced up to the Sports Centre, quickly changed into their uniforms, and either jumped onto the bus to head off or straight onto the field to get warmed up.
Despite one rainy afternoon, the term blessed us with great sporting weather, and the games brought some great colour to the ovals and gymnasium, with up to five games going on at once.
The majority of teams finished in the top 3 for the eastern pool of SASJ Sport, but no finals games were achieved.
A huge thanks must go to not only the Staff Team Coordinators for taking care of the students, but also to the amazing Senior school student helpers who went to each game and assisted with equipment, warm up, scoring and even refereeing. Special mentions to Tom Dixon, Warren Bacaron, Joey Morton, Paige Saunderson, Brock Pegg, and Solomon Finch.
To round out a very busy term of sport, in Week 9 the Physical Education Department hosted the annual Interhouse Cross Country Carnival. New requirements from the ACC now mean that all students in Years 7 and 8 run a 3000m course, and all other age groups complete a 4000m course. For some of the girls in our Senior groups this is a big jump, however that didn’t deter strong numbers of entrants!
Students were asked to pre-nominate for the two races, meaning that the course was not as busy for each race, allowing a smoother flow for runners and a fast pace at the front! The 3000m race started with a blistering pace from Myles Brackin in Year 7 who did not let up for the entire course, convincingly taking out the race to the applause of the entire school cheering him down the straight. Summer Crake was the first Year 7 girl across the line, looking like she had barely broken a sweat as she cruised through the finish banner.
The 4000m race had students in Year 9 through to 12 all lined up at the start line waiting for Mr Oddie to pull the trigger, but nobody was going to beat Year 12 student Tyron Maloney across the finish line. In what has become an annual tradition of 'try catch Mr Ainsworth' on the lead bike, Tyron actually managed to pass me with 200m to go! Year 9 student Charli Almstrom was not far behind, winning her age and the girls race by what seemed like minutes! Both races went smoothly and many students exceeded their expectations.
After the scores were ratified, Yagan House came out clear victors, with a strong showing on the podium in all age groups.
A new addition to the carnival was the House Fun Run. Students started off in their House marquees, with the challenge to complete as many 400m laps of the oval as a House in 20 minutes. Every time a student crossed the line for their House, a point was scored. The Middle School event was taken out by Campbell House, who then backed it up with another win in the Senior School run! We look forward to building on this aspect of the carnival in the coming years, adding more colour, excitement and entertainment as we go.
Good luck to all competitors in the upcoming ACC Cross Country Carnival in Term 2!
Year 7 & 11 Mentor Program
This year, our Year 7 and Year 11 students are taking part in a Mentorship Program.
The program provides our Year 11 students with the opportunity to be Lights of Welcome and Lights of Example as they mentor Year 7s as part of their induction process into the College.
Students participate in a range of activities that are focused around positive education, encouraging them to embrace positive emotions, to engage and connect to the world, develop healthy relationships, and establish a sense of meaning and achievement.
Head of Year 11
Michael Devine Discovery Centre
Over the 2020 Christmas break, the College Library was transformed into the Michael Devine Discovery Centre.
The Discovery Centre will continue to provide information, resources and services to the Lumen Christi College community, including a library, collaborative learning group spaces and the ICT office. The resources are designed to meet the needs of our students and the requirements of the curriculum.
The Discovery Centre has a wonderful range of books in various formats, with a particularly good selection in the Fiction section, and with new publications arriving regularly. The library subscribes to an ever growing number of magazines and journals, and these, along with other resources, are available to be borrowed by students or used in the Discovery Centre. It is also a great place to play board games, with a large selection to choose from.
The Discovery Centre is open Monday 8.00am - 3.30pm, and Tuesday - Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm, including breaks.
Director of Learning
HASS has been a hive of activity this term. Firstly, we welcomed three new staff members to the Lumen Christi community; Mr Maag, Miss Frankovic and Mr Christmas.
Term 1 has seen Year 10 students participating in two SCSA endorsed programs, contributing towards their WACE graduation; the Just Start It program, and Mock Trials.
The Year 10 Just Start It business program allows students to explore, discover and create a startup business that addresses real life issues. Students work closely with industry mentors to have their ideas compete against schools around Australia for funding.
Year 10, 11 and 12 students in have been provided with the opportunity to participate in the SCSA endorsed Mock Trial Competition.
Students took on the challenge as the defence team against reigning finalists, St Hilda Girls School at the Supreme Court and not only won the acquittal, but also came out with a Round 1, point win. A brilliant achievement for all involved.
Year 7 students were treated to an immersive, interactive activity from the Water Corporation, linking their studies in Geography to Perth. Not only did students enjoy the silent disco but teachers were jostling for front row positions inside the educational tents.
The term finished with students participating in the Australian Geography Competition against over 65,000 students from across Australia, and the exciting national HASS Week. HASS teachers provided students with a range of activities and competitions over break times, finishing with the whole school Scavenger Hunt.
Keep your eyes peeled on the HASS Notice Board and daily notices for further exciting HASS opportunities and competitions.
Head of Humanities and Social Sciences
Students Win Principal's Cup Cricket
The annual Principal’s Cup Cricket match was held on Wednesday, 23 March, with a team of eager Year 12 students taking on the College Staff team in the first of four Principal's Cup matches to be played this year.
In what was a nice change to previous years' games, there was considerable interest from our Year 12 girls to play this year. Everyone made sure the mood was light-hearted and good-spirited despite reputations and bragging rights being on the line!
Staff chose to bat first. The ever-reliable batting of Mr Hickinbotham and a valiant effort from Mr Friedlos meant the staff weren’t 'too' deep in the hole when it was time to change over, and Ms Campbell aided by Ms Haywood notched up some valuable and much-appreciated runs for the staff team! Mr Ainsworth was woeful as always with the bat and Mr Baker, claiming it was his first ever time playing cricket, tried to plead mercy before being taken for a duck… much to the student team’s delight.
The move to the staff bowling however is where the student team usually seems to crumble. Not in 2021. Tommo Morton put on an exhibition match all by himself, before Jack Chapman came in with his own highlights reel of sixes and fours. Mr Dodgson sent a few batters to the bench, and Mr Baker redeemed his batting skills with some handy right arm bowls later in the innings. Mr Friedlos and Mr Ainsworth knocked off a few more of the students with some solid catches in the field but it wasn’t enough to dampen the score rate of the Year 12s.
All in all, a genuinely fun afternoon ended with a Student Team victory over the staff. Thank you to Joey Morton for umpiring the event, and adding a decent amount of banter to the game. Dalton Briggs took home the award for Man of the Match with his great bowling, sportsmanship, efforts in the field and banter amongst the players; well done!
The 2021 Student Leadership have had a busy start to the year, having been involved in many College activities.
• The Mission and Service Captains held a number of events to fundraise for Project Compassion this term, one of which was 'Flick a Coin', where students were able to flick a coin of any amount and if it landed successfully on a chocolate bar, it was theirs to keep. This raised $199.50 for Project Compassion.
• The House Captains have been busy coordinating the Sport House Competitions on Wednesdays during Break 2, which has been a big success. This term focused on Volleyball. The Middle School winners were Salvado House, and Senior School winners were MacKillop House. Next term we will focus on Floorball.
• The Arts Captains had a very busy term, helping to coordinate the Whole School Musical Production of Grease - High School Edition.
• In Term 2 the Arts Captains look forward to celebrating the Arts on Lumen Day, with various opportunities planned to showcase the variety of Arts talent within our College. Watch this space!
• Also starting in Term 2 is the Drama Club and Tuneful Tuesdays. Please contact the Arts Captains for more information or keep an eye on Notices.
• This Term, the College Prefects have been responsible for promoting sustainability within the College through the monitoring of recycling bins.
• The College Prefects are now busy preparing for the upcoming ANZAC Day Ceremony in Term 2.
• Our Head Girl, Jess and Head Boy, Jake attended the Burt Youth Leadership Forum this week, run by Matt Keogh MP, where a range of topics that concerned the youth were discussed with leaders from other local schools.
• Jessica and Jake spoke about climate change, its impact on the physical environment and on the health and well-being of people.
• Matt Keogh is happy to hear from anyone regarding concerns of the youth - send him a message through his Facebook page or email him at .
From the Entire Student Leadership Team, we wish everyone a happy Easter and safe holiday break.
Winter Uniform Required in Term 2
From the first day of Term two, students are required to wear their full College winter uniform.
Sean Wins Golf Pennant
Congratulations to Year 8 Yagan House student, Sean Wirth, who won his recent final Pennants games for Gosnells Golf Club.
Sean's team were the winners of Division 4, with Sean being the only player to go undefeated in all of his matches. Well done, Sean!
Black Cockatoo Nesting Hollows
The College has introduced a number of nesting hollows for Black Cockatoos in an effort to help these endangered and vulnerable species.
Lumen Christi College Groundsperson, Daniel Kimber, has led the way in establishing a number of artificial nesting hollows on College grounds for Black Cockatoos. The nesting hollows, also referred to as cockatubes, help to increase the chances of successful breeding of Black Cockatoos, and are recommended by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. The hollows will be monitored and maintained to ensure their effectiveness.
Black Cockatoos have become increasingly uncommon in the Swan coastal plain, as only 10% of their original habitat remains due to urban development. For more information on cockatubes, click here.
Miss Del Pup Qualifies for Nationals!
Health & Physical Education Assistant, Miss Rebecca Del Pup, will represent Western Australia in the upcoming National Athletics Championships in Sydney later this month.
In March, Miss Del Pup, who joined the Lumen Christi staff this year, qualified to represent WA at the Australian Track and Field Championships in the Open Women’s 100m, running a time of 12.39 seconds.
Miss Del Pup started athletics at the age of 6 after her mother noticed how much she enjoyed the school athletics carnival. "My love for running and drive to achieve my best has been what has kept me going in the sport for the past 20 years", said Miss Del Pup
. The National Championships will be held in Sydney during the second week of the April school holidays. Miss Del Pup's goal for Sydney is to enjoy the experience and hopefully run a PB (personal best)!
From everyone at Lumen Christi College, we wish Miss Del Pup the best of luck!
Important Term 2 dates
- Tuesday, 20 April - Parent Teacher Student Interviews
- Wednesday, 21 April - Students commence Term 2
- Monday, 26 April - ANZAC Day Public Holiday
- Saturday, 1 May - College Tour
- Thursday, 6 May - Mothers Day Liturgy
- View the full calendar