Term 2 at Lumen Christi College has been a hive of activity, with incursions, excursions, ACC carnivals, performing arts opportunities and much, much more!
From our Mothers' Day service to Reconciliation Week, ACC Carnivals, Try A Trade, a United Nations incursion, a drama excursion and more, students had a number of fantastic learning opportunities available to them throughout Term 2, 2021.
View the video below to see a small snippet of some of the Term 2 2021 highlights. Below you will also find more articles to help you catch up on some of the things that what we got up to this term.
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Welcome to the Term 2 news wrap up, where we look back on a fantastic and eventful term with an unexpected ending. Throughout the term, students have had the opportunity to participate in a broad range of events and activities, such as Reconciliation Week, Sorry Day & Mabo Day, sport carnivals, drama and dance incursions and mock trials to name just a few.
CSPA & CSDPA Forum
During this term, the College hosted a leaders’ forum at which Catholic Secondary Principals and Deputy Principals joined together to discuss current and future developments in higher education with the Vice Chancellors from the five local universities.
This was a wonderful opportunity to extend the Light of Welcome to our colleagues, while gaining a greater understanding of how university education is changing and what these changes may mean for students in our schools.
Semester 1 Reports
The Semester 1 reports will be released later today on SEQTA. This report is a summary of a student’s achievement over the last two terms. I would encourage parents and caregivers to discuss the report with your son/daughter, celebrating those areas in which effort and achievement are positive and identifying any areas for development. While all students may not be able to attain the highest grades, each student has the potential to apply his or herself to their work, striving to achieve their personal best.
Semester 1 grades are particularly important to our Year 10 students, as they prepare to select their pathway and courses for their Senior School studies in 2022. Meeting recommended standards of individual courses is important for students to maximise their chances of achieving success in their chosen pathway. Likewise, achievement of OLNA benchmarks will influence the respective pathways students may consider. Choosing suitable courses is an important process for students as they progress from Year 10 into their final two years of schooling, preparing students for opportunities at University, TAFE, in apprenticeships or the workforce. Throughout this selection process, staff will work closely with students and their families to ensure they are on an appropriate pathway to enable achievement and success.
As the semester draws to an end, we bid farewell to the following staff, thank them for their contribution to the College community and wish them well in their future endeavours:
- Rebecca Del Pup: H& PE Assistant
- Laura Del Rosario: Careers Counsellor
- David Rigg: ICT Support
- Juliette Stock: Teacher (HASS and RE)
- Sacha Stronach: Arts and Design Technician
- Michelle Timms: Arts and Design Technician
- Alex Trimboli: College Counsellor
We welcome the following new staff members who will be commencing at the start of Term three:
- Jo-Anne Prichard: Teacher Assistant
- Brigita Sapina: College Counsellor
- Junqing (Dennis) Wu: ICT Technician
We also welcome back staff returning from leave:
- Janine Creighton
I’d like to thank staff, students and families for their efforts and support throughout this semester.
Term Three commences for students on Tuesday 20 July. I wish you all a safe, relaxing and hopefully lockdown-free holiday break!
Yagan House Heart Foundation Fundraiser
On Thursday 10 June, Yagan House hosted its annual fundraising event for The Heart Foundation.
A very big thank you to all the students and families who generously donated something in the Yagan colours to raise funds. And of course, I would like to thank the Lumen Community for purchasing what was on offer on the day. Yagan House raised over $500, and I on behalf of everyone in Yagan would like to say thank you to everyone for the constant help and support of this worthy cause.
Sonia La Macchia
Yagan House Coordinator
CSPA & CSDPA Forum
On Friday, 11 June Lumen Christi College had the privilege of hosting over 50 guests at our College for the Catholic Secondary Principals and Deputy Principals' Association Forum.
We also welcomed Vice Chancellors from each of the five WA universities onto campus to speak with the Principals and Vice Principals about the future of universities. Our student leaders were wonderful lights of welcome, greeting our guests and starting the forum with a student-led acknowledgement of country and a prayer.
This year, our Year 7 and Year 11 students are taking part in a Mentorship Program.
On Thursday, 29 April, Year 9 Drama students had the exclusive opportunity to work with Commedia Dell’Arte specialist, Shane, from IntoTheMask Theatre Company. Students had an exciting time learning from an industry professional and used their knowledge for an in-class performance.
On Friday, 7 May, Year 11 and 12 Drama students had the exciting opportunity to attend Black Swan State Theatre Company where students saw Industry professionals perform the show Playthings. It was an incredibly moving performance and students raved about the standard of performance and the skills they wish to apply in their own class performances.
Year 12 Hip Hop Dance Workshop
On Tuesday 22 & 29 June, Desiree Davis came into our College and ran a Hip Hop Dance workshop with our Year 12 Certificate III Dance students.
Students explored the history of Hip Hop and learnt some foundational movement to create choreography. The workshop will assist our Year 12s in putting together a class routine to perform in our upcoming annual Dance Showcase in Term 3.
Term 2 in Humanities and Social Sciences has been very busy across all year groups.
Students from Year 7 through to Year 10 have been exploring and engaging in the History courses. We farewell Mrs Stock and hope she has enjoyed her time at the College, and welcome her back any time. In Term 3 we welcome back Mrs Creighton from Long Service Leave.
HASS has provided students with the opportunity to complete two endorsed programs in Term 2; Just Start It and Mock Trials. Participation contributes towards students’ Year 12 WACE graduation. 42 students completed the “Just Start It” program in their Year 10 Business Bites class, where they explored innovative methods to address social and environmental issues, and then marketed and pitched their ideas to a panel of small business experts. Some of the ideas included an to improve student’s well-being, an app to improve student study habits, and solutions to world waste and buying environmentally friendly products.
The Mock Trial team performed tremendously well in their first year and demonstrated the art of trial advocacy in three mock cases representing the defence and prosecution in both civil and criminal cases at the Perth Supreme Court. All 12 students, coached by Mr Paul Catalano, successfully completed this as an endorsed program. ‘Team Lumen’ competed against St Hilda’s Girl School, and achieved a win, and then went up against St Mary’s and Kingsway Christian College. If you are interested in participating in this exciting competition next year, see one of the participating students or one of the HASS teachers.
Our Year 7 to 10 HASS students recently tested their geographical skills and knowledge against 73,000 students and 727 schools across Australia in the Australian Geography Competition. Our results were exceptional, with the following six students receiving a High Distinction (top 10%): Owen Howrie, Dylan McCormick, Hadiya Shefahi, Coby Field, Amal George and Jessica Warren.
Congratulations also to the 11 students who received a Distinction (top 20%) and the 26 students who received a Credit (top 30%). Geography is such an important subject because it develops in students a holistic understanding of the world around them, and their place in it.
Throughout Reconciliation Week, students in HASS were treated to some special incursion activities to gain a deeper and authentic understanding of the significance of Reconciliation Week. All Year 7 HASS classes listened to Stolen Generations survivor, Aunt Sheila as she spoke about her life story and experiences with discrimination and segregation. Thank you to Aunt Sheila for your moving insights. Year 8 classes also tried their hand at some traditional weaving with Yolande Ward. It was a delight to watch the concentration and persistence from students to master this traditional art. For more on Reconciliation Week, click here.
Students were provided with the opportunity to compete in the Education Perfect ANZ Humanities Championships this term. Education Perfect is an immersive online learning platform, assessing students’ skills, knowledge and understanding in HASS. Students across Year 7 to Year 10 classes answered 118,518 questions in seven days and came 3rd in ANZ, 2nd in Australia and the TOP school in Western Australia. Well done Lumen! The top 10 participating students at the college were treated to a well-deserved pizza lunch.
Students from Year 9 and Year 10 HASS classes competed in the Australian History Competition. This is a fun way to get students away from screens in an engaging way and helps them develop crucial skills in seeing different points of view. With a focus on testing interpretation and analysis skills rather than prior knowledge, it allows every student a chance to excel. Results will be released during Term 3.
All Year 10 HASS classes participated in an interactive session in the newly refurbished Discovery Centre to discuss and identify the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Led but the United Nations Youth representative, HASS students in groups, identified, selected and prioritized problems and issues that need addressing on a local, national and global level. Issues included global warming, waste and recycling and improving citizens well being and standard of living. All the students’ ideas were collected and will be collated and taken to the United Nations as the voice and concern of Australian youth. Click here for photos.
In Week 10, Year 8 HASS classes explored the life and choices of refugees and asylum seekers with an interactive session delivered by the Red Cross. Principal, Mrs Prendergast also visited the sessions, where she and students were asked to walk in the shoes of a refugee and were faced with making choices to stay or flee their homeland due to persecution and fear for their lives. What would they take and how would they get to safety? Students discovered the tremendous trauma experienced as an asylum seeker or refugee and the importance to display the College, Light of Welcome. “The greatest gift we can give one another is love”, Pope Francis on a visit to Moria refugee camp on Greek Island of Lesbos (2016). Click here for photos.
HOLA - Humanities and Social Sciences
ACC Inclusive Sports Carnivals
Diversity Education students and staff have had a jam-packed term, participating in three different ACC Inclusive Sports carnivals.
A wonderful opportunity was given to the Learning Hub students on Friday, 23 April. Students and staff traveled to Alderbury Reserve where they took part in an ACC Inclusive Sports Multi Sports Day. There were skills and modified games set up by many sporting clubs, including soccer, AFL, tennis, cricket, basketball, netball, bowling, golf, volleyball and the ever popular music tent.
This day gives students a sample of the sporting organisations who offer inclusive programs at community level. It was enjoyed by all who attended.
The annual ACC ISP Fun Run and Activity Day was held at Jackadder Lake in Doubleview. The students completed two laps of the course around Jackadder Lake, either jogging, walking or wheeling! After a short break, students took part in a variety of activities, including soccer skills and goal kicking, egg and spoon and sack races, tunnel ball, bucket and ball relay, bocce and giant naughts and crosses. After lots of fun and laughter, the students enjoyed a sausage sizzle and had the opportunity to catch up with friends they had made from other Colleges.
On Friday, 4 June, a small group of Diversity Education students attended the ACC No Limits Inclusive AFL Carnival, held at the Pat Goodridge Reserve in Jolimont. In preparation for this day, students participated in four weeks of AFL workshops, where they learnt the rules of AFL and participated in skill-building drills. Students were very excited to attend the AFL carnival, as they were looking forward to showcasing their talents and working together as a team. Upon arrival at the venue, students participated in a group aerobics warm-up. Schools then split off to designated ovals, where they participated in a round robin of 15 minute games. Lumen students played six games in total, with each student playing in defence, midfield and forward. It was pleasing to see our students working together as a team and showcasing their newly acquired AFL skills. A number of students kicked goals and everyone celebrated together. This wonderful event wouldn’t have been possible without the organisation and assistance of the Western Australian All Abilities Football Association and SEDA College WA.
Gina Broderick & Amy Lucich
Diversity Education Teachers
Fathers' Day Project
The Catholic Church looks to St Joseph as a role model for fathers, one who cares for and provides for his family and as we mark the Year of St Joseph we would like to celebrate the fathers, grandfathers and father-figures within the Lumen Christi College community. To do this, we have created a special Fathers' Day project.
- A high resolution portrait style photograph of your father, grandfather or father-figure.
- Please save your photo file using the name of the person photographed in this format: LASTNAME, FIRSTNAME e.g ‘SMITH, JOHN’.
- When you send us a photo, please include your father, grandfather or father-figure’s name and a sentence or two about why you love them.
- Email the photograph and sentence to by Friday, 30 July 2021.
All photos that are received will be collaged together to create one big image which will be shared at our Fathers’ Day service.
Try A Trade
On Tuesday, 8 June, a group of Year 9 and 10 students went out to Skill Hire to participate in a Try-A-Trade taster program for three days.
The activities were engaging, informative and offered students access to some of the basic skills involved in Building and Construction. Students had a wonderful time sampling this trade, as well as providing them with a glimpse into the world of the construction industry.
The Lumen Christi College uniform is a symbol of our community and is something in which we take great pride.
We often receive feedback about the uniform; its comfort, affordability and quality - which helps to inform our policies and their implementation.
It has been a number of years since the current uniform had a community wide review and we would like to gain feedback on the affordability and functionality of the current uniform.
The initial stage of the review process will engage students, parents and staff in a school-wide survey to obtain feedback on both the summer and winter uniforms, as well as the sports uniform.
The College is offering a Uniform Shop credit prize (to be selected at random) to one family who responds to the survey.
To complete the survey, please click on the link found in the email sent on 17 June.
The survey will be open until Monday 19 July 2021.
New Bus Mural
This mural was created by our students at the end of 2020 as part of Illuminious Week.
Local WA artist, Jade Doleman, oversaw the project and provided guidance but all of the work was done by the hands of our own students. Jade owns and operates her own business called, J.D. Penangke. She creates murals and public all through Perth and Western Australia. A creative group of students worked with Jade to produce this wonderful addition to the College’s collection of indigenous imagery. Go on a tour of the College’s bus shelters to view other murals in this series.
Thank you to the students who participated in this work last year and to Jade Dolman for her creative guidance. Thanks also to Michelle Timms and to Colin Gotch for overseeing the installation.
Acting HOLA - Visual Arts
Sibling Enrolments - Year 7 2022
There are a limited number of enrolments remaining for Year 7 2022 entry.
If you have a child who you are yet to enrol, or you know someone with a child currently in Year 6 who is thinking of enrolling at Lumen Christi, please encourage them to contact the College Enrolments Officer on 9394 9300 or email .
Alternatively, you can complete an enrolment application via our website
Out of School Student Achievements
Congratulations to Year 12 students, James Ryan and Lukas Milne, who recently competed in the domestic Kalamunda & Districts Basketball Association grand final.
Their team, Jets Thunder, took out the win in the U/19s division. Well done, boys! James was also awarded Most Valuable Player of the Match and Season Fairest and Best. Congratulations, James!
Mothers' Day Service
Click here for photos from our Mothers' Day service.
Important Term 3 dates
- Tues, 20 July - Students commence Term 3
- Wed, 21 - Fri, 23 July - Year 12 Emmaus Retreat
- Thurs, 22 - Fri, 23 July - Year 7-11 Emmaus Retreats
- Fri, 30 July - Fathers' Day Project Submissions Due
- Thurs, 5 August - College Tour
- Fri, 13 August - Year 7 2022 Music Scholarship Applications Close
- View the full calendar