We are taking a look back at some of this term's highlights including our Interhouse Swimming, Harmony Week, the Year 12 Ball and Year 7 Activity Day.
Harmony Week was celebrated at the College in the week beginning 21 March.
During the week, staff and students participated in Homeroom activities as well as an extended menu in the Canteen that celebrated different cultures and cuisines. On Tuesday, 22 March students and staff dressed in cultural dress to recognise and celebrate different cultures. With over 30 countries represented in the current staff and students of the College, Harmony Week is always a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate diversity and the gifts that it brings.
Photos from Harmony Week can be found here.
Deputy Principal of Mission
On Tuesday, 8 March the 2022 Interhouse Swimming was conducted at Armadale Aquatic and Fitness Centre.
Like so many things recently, we needed to rethink the structure of the day to fit within Covid-19 guidelines. This meant a rolling timetable of two year groups at a time attended and participant numbers were kept only to those who nominated to compete.
Even with all these changes, a terrific event unfolded with those in attendance doing their best in the quest for House dominance. Several students swam some impressive times, and the competition was tight.
In the end, it was Tangney House who prevailed with a comfortable win on 1790 points, leaving all other Houses in their wake. Yagan, with 1227 points were 2nd, MacKillop with 1134 points finished in 3rd, Salvado's 1110 points earned them 4th and Campbell swam valiantly earning 970 points and 5th place. Well done to everyone who swam and thank you to the staff who supported the different format to allow the event to take place.
Year 12 Ball
On Friday, 28 January, we held the Year 12 Ball for the graduates of 2022.
This was their first official step into their final important year as Year 12 students. The night was met with lots of dancing, singing and a sense of becoming an adult as they dined together in their formal attire. One particular highlight was all of the Year 12’s singing ‘Perfect’ at the end of the Ball which is soon becoming the year group’s theme song.
Head of Year 12
And that’s a wrap on Term 1! The HASS department has been delighted to welcome new members to our growing department in B Block; Miss Handley, Miss Castro, and Mrs Hart.
Term 1 has been a difficult time for staff, students, and the Lumen community. Our resilience and faith have been tested. The HASS department is proud to share the exciting events from Term 1.
Due to COVID 19 protocols, the Year 7 and 9 students participated in an online event celebrating all things water related. The Water Corporation engaged students in quiz and competitions, exploring the issue of water sustainability for the future in a time of climate change.
2022 HASS Week was an extravaganza exploring Humanities. Year 7s engaged in Balloon Globes, Year 8s made and tasted the delights of the Black Death buboes and Year 9s creatively escaped the virtual escape room. The week ended with an Amazing Race for the Year 10 students and the homerooms participated in daily competitions.
Year 11 ATAR Geography students swapped their indoor classroom for the outdoors at Perth Hills Discovery Centre. As part of their studies, students explored the causes and impact of bushfire hazards. They completed fieldwork, evaluating mitigation strategies to reduce the impact of bushfire hazards that threaten our Australian communities every year.
Year 12 Economics students were treated to a lecture from Steven Kemp, Chief Examiner of ATAR Economics. Mr Kemp provided students with helpful tips, how-to-guides and vital information leading up to their examinations. Students reported back that Mr Kemp was highly engaging and informative.
Students in Year 7 and 10 have participated in the Australian Geography Competition. This year saw the event available on the new digital platform Education Perfect. Historically students at the College have performed well in this Australian wide event and the HASS department are looking forward to reviewing students results early next term.
Head of Humanities and Social Sciences
Performing Arts News
Term 1 has been busy in the Performing Arts!
Lumen Christi’s Arts Captain morning tea was held on Thursday, 10 February 2022. This annual event is an opportunity for our Arts staff and incoming Year 12 Arts Captains to come together as a collective and celebrate the year to come. We are very pleased to welcome our 2022 Captains into their roles and know that their contributions to their various areas throughout the year will be well received by all.
This year's Arts Captains are:
• Betty Redden – Dance
• Ashleigh Vogels – Choir
• Lance D’Cruz – Band
• Emily Roberts – Visual Arts, and
• Josie Urlus - Drama
Head of The Arts
Year 12 Drama students have been extremely busy this term devising, producing, directing, and exploring a variety of theatre. Students spent the better-part of term 1 producing and directing a short production of Poor Boy by Matt Cameron and Tim Finn, including developing and sourcing their own set, costume, lighting and sound, and had professionals from the industry attend to assist the running of their performance.
Students were also involved in a three-hour industry workshop, developing their skills in improvisation, devising theatre, and creating original solo performances. Skills from both of these amazing opportunities will be used in both the examinations and further education pursuits.
Year 12 Dance students participated in a Contemporary Dance Workshop this term which was run by Rachael Bott from Creative Moves. This workshop helped to provide our students with the invaluable experience of being directly immersed in the ideas and technique involved in the Contemporary genre and exploring tools and devices used in improvisation in Dance.
The three-hour workshop incorporated a thorough warm up, various technique and travelling exercises and improvisation tasks. This workshop was an introduction to a structured improvisation task in the Certificate 3 Dance course.
Visual Art Excursion
Our Year 12 Visual Art students enjoyed an excursion to Fremantle on Wednesday, 16 March.
The purpose of the excursion was to gather visual material for future artworks. The experiences we shared in Fremantle will manifest in the art at our annual Art Exhibition in September.
Our first stop was the historical WA Shipwrecks Museum. Spending a few hours in these gallery spaces, our artists gathered 100s of photographs and completed a series of sketches. The cool, quiet spaces within the limestone walls provided the perfect environment to satisfy the students’ creative cravings.
Of course, when in Fremantle, lunch was at a seafood outlet. Yet the preferred purchases were burgers and nachos. If was nice not to have to rush and we enjoyed the beautiful weather.
After our lunch break, we took a leisurely 10-minute walk to the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre where the staff took us on a tour of the workshops and display spaces. The organised chaos was so engrossing, our visit was coming to an end before we knew it. The heritage building was oozing with creative energy. Whilst we didn’t have time to undertake any significant drawings, we captured many photos of the wonderful puppet creations. These will contribute to the creative narrative in future art development.
The students will bring together the shipwreck and puppetry experiences to produce some wonderfully unexpected imagery for our annual Art Exhibition later in the year. I hope to see you there!
Visual and Media Arts Teacher
Interhouse Cross Country Carnival
The 2022 Interhouse Cross Country was held on Wednesday, 6 April under warm sunny skies.
As is currently the norm, a modified ‘Covid’ course was used which required runners to compete around a two lap course to run either 3km for Years 7 & 8, or a 4km course for Years 9 to 12.
Two year groups attended the event at any one time and a rotation of groups allowed everyone the chance to compete throughout the day.
Competition was close, but in the end there needs to be just one winner, and this year that winner was Yagan House! Only 11 points behind was Tangney, then Salvado in 3rd, MacKillop in 4th and Campbell in 5th place.
The ACC Cross Country is to be held in the middle of next term, so some of the best runners from this event can expect a call up.
Director of Pedagogy
This year, Miss Daisy Coma has joined our College as the Director of Pedagogy.
"I am very excited to have joined Lumen Christi College in the role as Director of Pedagogy. Pedagogy is the practice of teaching and I have a passion for exploring best teaching practices to support learning. Everyone has been incredibly welcoming and have lived up to the College name in being a ‘Light of Christ’ for others. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting staff and students and witnessing all of the wonderful learning that has been taking place throughout this term.
Lumen Christi College’s Vision for Learning is ‘Discover Together’ and encompasses the three pedagogical principles of Connect, Explore and Empower. We work collaboratively to explore possibilities and empower all to shine. Together, we create a connected and supportive learning environment, guided by the Light of Christ. At Lumen Christi College we allow opportunities connected to real-world contexts, encourage curiosity to seek a deeper meaning of the world and give students influence in their educational journey. This requires a Christ-centred approach and commitment from staff to themselves grow and develop their practice to provide the best possible outcomes for students.
I hope to inspire those around me to keep learning and to reach their full potential. I look forward to developing relationships with the College community and playing an important role in leading the pedagogy at Lumen Christi College."
Director of Pedagogy
Year 7 Activity Day
On Monday, 4 April we held our Year 7 Activity Day at Woodman Point Recreation Camp.
The day began with a fun bus ride and upon arrival, the students commenced the exciting adventure activities. These included a flying fox, archery, canoeing, raft building and beach games, with all activities designed to improve students' team building skills. The day also allowed the Year 7 students to step outside their comfort zone and make new friends.
Thank you to all the staff who attended and for the students who participated so well. It was a lovely way to end Term 1.
Head of Year 7
The Church’s holy season of Lent began on 2 March.
Staff and students received ashes in student-led liturgies in their Seminar classes. During the liturgies, the community prayed for the needs of the community and those who they support through the Project Compassion appeal. Throughout Lent, staff and students will raise money to donate to Caritas’ Project Compassion that supports a number of local and international causes.
Deputy Principal of Mission
Student Leadership Team News
It has been a busy term for our Student Leadership Team.
The changes in guidelines around school groups mixing and events means they have had to look to different opportunities to lead the student body.
Over the course of this term, the Mission and Service Captains led a pancake fundraiser on Shrove Tuesday in support of Project compassion. The House Captains provided support for the re-imagined Swimming Carnival and led their Houses through the construction of House banners.
Shevana and Hudson, our Head Girl and Boy, represented the College at the Burt Youth Leadership Forum, where they presented the student body’s thoughts on the issues that confronted the nation in 2022 to the Federal Member for Burt, Matt Keogh MP.
Along with this, Hudson, Shevana, Eboni and Rocky have developed a student feedback system that launched at the end of the term.
Finally, in response to the changes around College Tours, the Student Leadership also contributed to the filming of the College’s Virtual Tour Video.
Deputy Principal of Mission
A reminder to all Year 12 students that TISC applications have opened. If you haven’t already, remember to create your account.
Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions, there have been some changes to University Open Days. Some Universities are choosing to facilitate their Open Day online, and other universities are still on campus. It is highly recommended that Years 11 and 12 students register and attend Open Days. This is an excellent opportunity to explore courses, talk to current students, lecturers and graduates, and get a taste of university life.
Please refer to below for some date changes.
Any student requiring help with information about university courses, applications, scholarships or advice about degrees please arrange a time to come and see Mrs Nicholls in the Discovery Centre.
• Edith Cowan University
Joondalup campus - Sunday, 31 July 2022 - 9 am to 2 pm
Mt Lawley campus and WAAPA - Sunday, 14 August 2022 - 9 am to 2 pm
• Murdoch University
Online and small in-person events still being offered.
Since Graduating from Lumen in October of 2021, I have completed a wide range of activities and achievements. After a busy year, full of hard work and dedication, I was able to enjoy a few months off after completing my WACE exams. These months were filled with as many adventures and quality time spent with family and friends as possible.
In between I also made time to little by little begin organising things for Uni. Early January I received notification that due to my WACE results I had received a Certificate of Merit. This Certificate was in recognition of grades I had achieved over the last three years of my high school education.
As the 2022 school term started, I began my job in the Lumen Library filling in as the Library Assistant while another member of staff was on leave. These weeks I spent working, provided me with many opportunities and experiences to further develop valuable skills I would need for my future.
In mid-February I began Uni as a first-year student studying a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Notre Dame. I was lucky enough the receive an early offer for this course in September of last year. After this degree, I hope to complete my post-grad degree in Midwifery and work as a Midwife in the future.
I am beyond excited for my future and cannot be more grateful for the opportunities and experiences I have had; in particular over the past year. These are both in my personal life and life at Lumen as a student and staff member where I have made memories that I will truly cherish.
Class of 2021
Out of School Student Achievements
Congratulations to Year 10 student Sianna who has been selected to represent WA as part of Dragon Boat Championships on the 8th of April in Adelaide.
Year 10 student Abbie Cameron has been accepted into the Oceanic Junior Cup, an elite National Motorcycling event held in the Eastern states. Well done, Abbie!
Sibling Enrolments - Year 7 2023
Families who are yet to enrol their child for Year 7 2023 entry and encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
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
Important Term 2 dates
- Mon, 25 April - ANZAC Day Public Holiday
- Tues, 26 April - Parent Teacher Interviews
- Wed, 27 April - Students Commence Term 2
- Sat, 14 May - College Tour
- View the full calendar
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