eNews December 2018

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents

The students are on holidays, they are now in your care, so as I write my last e-News article of the year, our staff are heavily involved in professional development in preparation for the 2019 academic year. Our graduating class of 2018 who are ATAR students are also pensive this week, awaiting their results expected early next week.


Senior School News

Student Leadership 2019

Congratulations to the following students who have been successful in being elected to a student leadership position in 2019…


Middle School News

The Year 9’s came to the end of their Middle School years on Thursday 6 December and spent some social time together. The students had the opportunity to take part in a number of activities where they socialised together while participating in either; Dance, Movies, Christmas cooking, Volleyball competition, Dodgeball competition, Bubble Soccer, Wall Climbing or Board Games.


Year 10 VET Success

Current Year 10’s have formally applied and attended selection interviews to enrol in VET courses. The competition was strong as the applicants come from all schools in the Perth Metropolitan Region.

The students have been successful in gaining places on TAFE courses, pre-apprenticeships and traineeships in a range of industry areas. The guest speaker who is an Apprentice Ambassador recognised by the Australian Government, Genaro Auriemma inspired the students as he outlined his career journey starting from the apprenticeship in construction to becoming a Registered Builder.

Our own Corpus champions are starting their career journey in 2019 and will gain nationally accredited qualifications. Congratulations to our students who have been successful in gaining these positions:

Molly Collard - awarded a School Based Traineeship with ANZ West Perth.
Madison Hardwick - South Metropolitan TAFE, Certificate III of Aviation (Cabin Crew).
Rylee Marwick - South Metropolitan TAFE, Certificate III of Aviation (Cabin Crew).
Kai Pickering - awarded a Scholarship with Master Plumbers’ Association.
Adam Quill - awarded the Scholarship to College of Electrical Training.

Middle School News

Final Days of Year Nine

 

Mrs Yvette Pearce

Head of Year 9

The Year 9’s came to the end of their Middle School years on Thursday 6 December and spent some social time together. The students had the opportunity to take part in a number of activities where they socialized together while participating in either; Dance, Movies, Christmas cooking, Volleyball competition, Dodgeball competition, Bubble Soccer, Wall Climbing or Board Games.

The Year 9’s have had a fast and furious year full of opportunities. Each has grown and developed many skills and built relationships. We wish them all the best for their entry into senior school.

 

Year 8 Zoo Sleepover

Mr Brian Hurn

Science Teacher

 

The Zoo Camp was very successful again this year.

With five staff, Brian Hurn, Claire Hall, Lorraine Carpenter, Deborah Santaromita and Kristen Nairn, twenty-four very well-behaved and motivated Year 8s who love animals attended with great excitement. This is a unique experience. Zoo staff constantly expressed admiration for how well and how quickly our students performed the various challenging activities.

Students were exposed to various educational experiences including

  • conservation activities involving the endangered status of zoo species.

  • different enrichment processes that are used to engage captive animals.

  • construction of an enrichment activity for the Lemurs and Capuchins.

  • hands-on reptile experience.

  • guided spotlight night-time tour of African savannah

  • exposure to the sounds and sights of night at the zoo.

 

Student Leadership 2019

Congratulations to the following students who have been successful in being elected to a student leadership position in 2019.

Years 8 Representatives – Student Leadership Team 2019

 

 

Year 8 Representatives

Chisholm House

Marcus Dalley

Ava Versaico

de Vialar House

Nicholas Cutri

Donnay Brown

MacKillop House

Jared Radojkovic

Charlotte Horniman

Merici House

Mia Anderson

Isaac Pavy

Pallotti House

Jacinta Thamrin

Jayden Fung

Romero Hosue

Taylor Kew

Adam Acquaola

Salvado House

Tessa Paton

Riley Lings

Xavier House

Troy Jones

Jenna Harvey

Arts Captains

Lee Bishop

Gisela Zumanpo

Communications

William Lewis

Lily Daniel

Sports

Natalia Guocci

Luca D’Amato

Student Ministry

Jezlyn Tribbeck

Bridget Dass

Years 9 Representatives – Student Leadership Team 2019

 

 

Year 9 Representatives

Chisholm House

Emma Garland

Jack Lilley

de Vialar House

Carys Vincent de Souza

Oliver George

MacKillop House

Isabella Rossi

Yang Chau

Merici House

Dayna Carrara

Dickson Phoon

Pallotti House

Natasha Arumugam

Declan Cooper

Romero Hosue

Erin Peters

Emmanuel Foo

Salvado House

Molly Dawkins

Jovin Ogwaro

Xavier House

Zoee Cokcetin

Harry Dunleavy

Arts Captains

Elizabeth Blair

Brendan Boudville

Communications

May Hopwood

Christopher Shanahan

Sports

Elke Ruane

Christopher Yao

Student Ministry

Erika Machado

Sydney Sudiarko

 

CHRISTMAS CARE BEARS - SPIRIT OF GIVING

In the lead up to Christmas, Corpus Christi College students gave the gift of their hand made and decorated teddy bears to unwell patients at St John of God Murdoch Hospital on Monday 3 December. In the past, the bears have been a welcome gift for many people who find being in hospital a daunting experience.

Corpus Christi’s Coordinator of Christian Service Katrina Thomas says the school endeavours to undertake Christian Community service with meaningful and helpful projects for the community. 

“The year seven students explored the idea of Christian Service and how through showing the love of charity, we could make a real difference in the life of others,” Ms Thomas said. 

The College Choir from Corpus Christi College also sang Christmas Carols in a number of different areas around the hospital.

  

SEMESTER TWO REPORTS

Mr Italiano

Deputy Principal Middle School

 

Parents will access their child’s report through SEQTA - Engage.  These will be available after 5:00pm Thursday 13 December.

To access Reports, please follow the following instructions:

·       Logon to SEQTA - Engage as you have previously done or access the link from the College Intranet - https://intranet.corpus.wa.edu.au/

·       Click on Reports – as highlighted below.

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·       When you access this section you will see all of your children. Select a child and then the Report titled 2018S2.

·       Under the Download section click on the pdf document that is there and access this as you normally would for a document of this type.  (If you do not have a pdf reader installed on your computer this can be downloaded by accessing http://get.adobe.com/reader/).

 ·       Once the Report is downloaded you can now save and print this document if you wish.

 

Biotechnology and Ethics – Year 9 Academic Excellence Program

 Filipa Carvalho

Head of Academic Excellence

On Tuesday 4 December and Wednesday 5 December, students from Corpus Christi College participated in a Biotechnology and Ethics workshop.  On the first day, students learnt about Henrietta Lacks, a black African woman, whose cervical cancer cells were taken without her knowledge and later named ‘HeLa cells’.  These cells have played a key role in the development of the polio and cervical cancer vaccines, cloning and much more, due to their unique characteristic of being immortal. In addition, students discussed the ethical principles of different case studies including the use of artificial intelligence and the importance of making decisions based on human morals. Students would like to thank Ms Hickey and Ms Lavelle for taking part in day one.

On the second day, the students spent the day at Murdoch University. They had the opportunity to learn some laboratory skills and work with Henrietta’s cells. Furthermore, they listened to scientists explaining their research and discussing the advances in science and the implications these have on all of us. Overall the two days were extremely challenging, thought provoking and enjoyable.

Some comments from students included:

‘The last two days have been engaging and challenging. It gave me the opportunity to extend my knowledge on topics we don’t usually get “exposed” to.’  -Leah Nigli

‘I found both days very informative and intriguing. I especially enjoyed working in the lab and learning about all the new concepts and the ethics behind it.’ - Sanjeeve Singh

‘I really enjoyed the excursion to learn more about biotechnology, specifically the use of HeLa cells. I found it amazing that the cells of just one woman could affect medicine and save the lives of so many.’ – Alira Milan

Senior School News

Student Leadership 2019

Congratulations to the following students who have been successful in being elected to a student leadership position in 2019.

Prefect Committee 2019

Head Girl : Ellyn McGlone    Head Boy: Brett Nigli

Year 12 Prefects

Chisholm House Shanice Periera & Abbey Rock

De Vialar House Vanya Santiago & Mia Chan

MacKillop House Sean Kelly & Mya Grieve

Merici House Jessika Brooker & Rahul Lasrado

Pallotti House Sam Knight & Jessica Pascoe

Romero House Jaye Kember & Colby Petterson

Salvado House Jay Paton & Meg Templeton

Xavier House Joseph Damiano & Tiana Inman

Arts Prefects Annabel Biscotto & Noah Gilmore

Communications Prefects Blake Derham & Amy Wand

Sports Prefects Taylor MacDonald & Ethan Tupuhi

Student Ministry Prefect Rachael Dellaca & Julyan Tan

 

Years 11 Representatives – Student Leadership Team 2019

 

Chisholm House Sophie Steele & Max Fox

De Vialar House Emma Petterson & Kade Gizzarone

MacKillop House Alisha Van Zon & Cameron Bedford

Merici House Alisha Connors & Dieter Cadzow

Pallotti House Abby Barraclough & Joshua D’Cruz

Romero House Ava Dadmehr & Samuel Radanovic

Salvado House Jacinta Robless & Thomas Roberts

Xavier House Claire Cantwell & Connor West

 

Arts Quylam Hua, Isabel Gelfi, Stephanie Ierino & Kalea Stanger

Communications Konrad Rucki, Amy Pinto, Grace Kingston & Shannon Omar

Sports Sophie Jones, Mary Alimayo & Alex Marchese

Student Ministry Madison Wilde, Phoenix Casey & Isabella Cuocci

Years 10 Representatives – Student Leadership Team 2019

 

Chisholm House Benny Mangoba &Madison Whitney

De Vialar House Ben Cutri & Leah Nigli

MacKillop House Aaron Clayton & Victoria-Ann Chong

Merici House Antoni La Rosa & Deanna Clancey-Martin

Pallotti House Max Coten & Sophia Connolly

Romero House Calum Milne & Jade Pymont

Salvado House Gianni Petta & Melissa Piotrowski

Xavier House Kim Gamueda & Liz Lee

 

Arts Sanjeev Singh & Megan Schutte

Communications Christopher Cakir & Ella Waddy

Sports Luke Phillips & Anna Thomson

Student Ministry James McInerney & Olivia Dellaca

 

SEMESTER TWO REPORTS

Parents will access their child’s report through SEQTA - Engage.  These will be available after 5:00pm Thursday 13 December.

To access Reports, please follow the following instructions:

·       Logon to SEQTA - Engage as you have previously done or access the link from the College Intranet - https://intranet.corpus.wa.edu.au/

 

·       Click on Academic reports – as highlighted below.

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·       When you access this section you will see all of your children. Select a child and then the Report titled 2018S2.

·       Under the Download section click on the pdf document that is there and access this as you normally would for a document of this type.  (If you do not have a pdf reader installed on your computer this can be downloaded by accessing http://get.adobe.com/reader/).

·       Once the Report is downloaded you can now save and print this document if you wish.

 

Principal's Message

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Dear Parents

The students are on holidays, they are now in your care, so as I write my last e-News article of the year, our staff are heavily involved in professional development in preparation for the 2019 academic year. Our graduating class of 2018 who are ATAR students are also pensive this week, awaiting their results expected early next week.

In the last week of term for our students, we acknowledged our high achievers at the Year 7 - 11 Awards Ceremony, Year 11 students finishing their 25 days of Year 12 curriculum on the same day. I take this opportunity to thank the many parents, extended family members and friends who were able to attend this major event on the College calendar. Students who achieved subject and major Awards are listed in this week’s e-News.

Events in the last week included our Year 10 River Cruise, and our choirs performing at St John of God Hospital to cheer up the patients including the Children’s Ward and Maternity Ward. Then our College choir combined with the Yidarra Catholic Primary school Choir and the St Thomas More Bateman Parish Men’s Choir, performed at our P&F sponsored Christmas Carols Community event. We then concluded with the Middle School Mass and Ceremony on Thursday before all students completed the academic year, earning a good rest over the Christmas holiday period.

I take this opportunity to thank our parents for supporting the college in many of these events and congratulate our students on the wonderful way they finished the year.

Gratitude and farewells to our staff

On behalf of our community, I give thanks to our staff many of whom have shown dedication and commitment above and beyond the call of duty, outstanding teachers who provided additional tutorials after school to extend those students who excel to achieve their very best and supported students who are struggling, who coordinated countless extra-curricular activities in order to provide students with a balanced education. Whether in Student Services, the front Reception Desk, our administrative, ICT, maintenance and gardening staff, I believe they all go that ‘extra mile’ to support students at the College.

On behalf of the College I am grateful for the service provided by the staff who are leaving us at the end of the year.

Staff Farewells

We formally farewelled our staff leaving the College at the end of my speech to the community at the Year 7-11 Awards Ceremony recently.

Vice Principal Mrs Karen Prendergast has been appointed as Principal of Lumen Christi College after serving more than 3 years at Corpus Christi. Karen has been an active Vice Principal, able to stand in for the Principal on many occasions in her absence, for which I have been grateful for.

Deputy Principal Mr Jim Elliott has been at Corpus Christi for five years, having served Catholic education for more than 40 years, 12 years as Principal at Aranmore Catholic College. Jim has epitomised all that is good about Catholic education in his career, in the way Pope Francis would like us to be as teachers and leaders. We wish him well as he retires from full-time work.

Languages teacher Mrs Sue Cooper is also retiring after a long and prestigious career in a broad range of schools, five of them at Corpus. Sue’s recent accomplishment in receiving the WA Modern Languages prestigious Hilde Dixon award means Mrs Cooper has also been recognised by her peers for her outstanding service to Language education.

After more than ten years of service at the College, Education Support Teacher Mr Peter Roberts is leaving us to start the next chapter in his life and career. Initially a science teacher, also holding an Acting Head of Science role during his time at the College, Peter then accepted a role teaching students with disabilities in the Science and Mathematics domains. Peter is always very patient with his students and very welcoming of visitors to his classroom, which has been appreciated.

Three other staff have been appointed to leadership positions in other schools and at the Catholic Education Office. Mr Daniel Budd has been appointed as the Coordinator Digital Learning with responsibilities now across 162 schools in WA. Mr Marc Caporn has been appointed as Head of English at Aquinas College after 7 years at Corpus Christi College, whilst ICT teacher Mr Johnny Ho has been appointed as Director of Learning Technologies at Mandurah Catholic College.

Great teachers and leaders join us, grow and develop, then some are promoted. As a centre of excellence for developing staff, this is our culture at Corpus Christi which we are proud of.

We also have a number of support staff who are leaving us.

After more than 20 years of service to the College, Cafeteria Assistant Mrs Yvonne Dodson retired late last term. We acknowledge Yvonne’s contribution, initially working in our ‘old canteen’, she has been a tireless servant to our student community over many years today.

After five years assisting the college as a Sound, lighting and ICT Technician, Mr Evan Georgopoulos will be leaving, along with Director of Community Relations Mr Marcus Passauer.

We give thanks to a number of staff covering teachers on leave or who have been with us in the past two years, including:

  • Psychology and Science teacher Mr James Pengelley

  • Science teacher Mrs Karen Rourke who returned earlier in the year to teach Year 11 and 12 Physics

  • Italian teacher, Ms Daniela Pruiti Ciarello

  • ICT support teacher, Ms Renee Ging

  • Humanities teacher Mr John Beattie

  • Music Assistant, Ms Abigail Radford

  • Sports Assistant, Ms Phoebe McGillivray

  • PE, Science and Technologies teacher Brad Nicolls has stepped into various roles at Corpus during the year.

We are grateful to Mrs Cheryl-Lynn Mothiram who covered the Head of Year Ten role this term, and Ms Kristen Nairn who is covering the DeVialar House Coordinator’s position.

We also wish staff who will be on leave next year all the best:

Mrs Quint, Mr Kingwell, Mr O’Callaghan, Mr Connery, Mrs Mothiram, Mrs Fodor and Mr Brechany.

On behalf of the College we thank the staff leaving us and wish them all the best for the future. In Pope Francis’ words, ‘their love has been shown by little things, by attention to small daily signs which make us feel at home. Faith grows when it is lived and shaped by love. That is why our families, our homes, our schools, can be true domestic churches.’ We are grateful for the love and support shown by our staff in their daily work.

Notices from our Administration team:

Office Hours

Although the College Office re-opens on Monday 7 January 2019, the majority of administration staff will commence on Monday 14 January.

Students Not Returning

As a reminder, please note, parents are required to provide the College with one term’s notice if their child will not be returning to the College, except for senior students who accept places at TAFE or apprenticeships, or families moving interstate or overseas. As we have finalised class lists and teachers for 2019, we need the consideration of all families in this matter.

School commences…

Please note Year 7 and Year 11 and 12 students will commence on Monday 4 February, whilst all other students will commence on Tuesday 5 February 2019. We will be recognising the 2018 WACE high achievers from our current Year 12 cohort of students at the Whole School Assembly at 9.00am on the Tuesday. Parents are very welcome to attend.

Save the Dates:

·       Annual Community Meeting, which comprises the Annual General Meetings of the Board and Parents and Friends Association will be held on Wednesday 13 February 2018 starting at 7.00 pm in the College Hall.

·       The first P&F meeting: Tuesday 19 March at 7.00pm in the College Staffroom.

·       College Musical Production: Beauty and the Beast Friday 2 and Saturday 3 August in our College Theatre.  

Applications for Enrolment Year 7 2021

We are welcoming applications for enrolments during January.

If your child will be in Year 5 next year, please ensure your Application for Admission Form is submitted in January. The selection and interview process will commence again in earnest in Term One. Tour Days will be held on Tuesday 12 and Thursday 21 March 2019 – parents and prospective students are welcome to attend. Please contact Admissions Registrar Alexandra Carcione if you have any queries regarding enrolments.

Christmas Blessings

As this is the final e-news of the year, I would like to wish our families all God’s blessings as we proceed through advent in preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Be happy at all times; pray constantly; and for all things give thanks to God, because this is what God expects you to do in Christ Jesus.

First Letter of St. Paul to the Thessalonians 5:16

As the school year for 2018 draws to a close, and as we approach the holy days of Christmas, let us put ourselves into the hands of the Lord, praying for God’s protection and blessing. May we, and all our families and friends, find relaxation, refreshment and enjoyment in the coming summer holidays.

Best wishes and God Bless.

Mrs Caroline Payne

Principal

Year 10 River Cruise

On Monday 3 December 2018, 188 Year 10 Students and 16 Staff boarded the James Stirling to cruise down the Swan River. This was the final celebration for 2018 for the students.

The perfect weather and beautiful city skyline backdrop, added to the already electric atmosphere on the boat.

The students dressed to impress and followed through with impressive behaviour. They danced and socialised for the duration of the cruise and by all accounts enjoyed the night immensely.

It was a perfect way to end the year !

I wish all the students and their families a happy and holy festive season, and all the best for 2019.  

Mrs Cheryl-Lynn Mothiram
Acting Head of Year 10

Notre Dame 2019 Early Offer Recipients

At the end of November, five Corpus Christi College Year 12 students were invited to a special evening at The University of Notre Dame Australia to celebrate their achievements and success at being offered a place in Notre Dame’s Early Offer Program 2019. 

Students selected for the program demonstrate exceptional personal or leadership qualities, a strong motivation to study, are active members of our school, church and community, and demonstrate a predicted benchmark ATAR above 90. The program carries personal and academic benefits for students looking to secure a place at the university. 

These five students, who received their offers in September, were given a personal nomination from the College. Our warm congratulations go to the following successful students:

Jessica De Freitas Basilio      
Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Rebecca LeGuier
Bachelor of Nursing

Evangeline Meldrum
Bachelor of Arts

Liam Rego
Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Commerce

Samantha Thomas
Bachelor of Nursing

Mrs Rachel Burke
Careers Coordinator

Final Days of Year Nine

The Year 9’s came to the end of their Middle School years on Thursday 6 December and spent some social time together. The students had the opportunity to take part in a number of activities where they socialised together while participating in either; Dance, Movies, Christmas cooking, Volleyball competition, Dodgeball competition, Bubble Soccer, Wall Climbing or Board Games.

The Year 9’s have had a fast and furious year full of opportunities. Each has grown and developed many skills and built relationships. We wish them all the best for their entry into senior school.

An Evening of Carols

On Wednesday 5 December the Corpus Christi College Choir was joined by the Yidarra Catholic Primary School Choir and The Thomas More Men Alive Choir in an evening of Carols. Many families turned out to enjoy this wonderful celebration of the Christmas season.

Year 7 Insect Play

Audiences where treated to a fabulous and entertaining year 7 Play last Thursday 29th Nov.

The Insect Play was first performed in Prague in 1922.

The Insect Play (or Ze života hmyzu in the Czech) is an unconventional and much-celebrated satire which tells the story of a myriad insects and the multi-layered and complex society which binds them; its comical allegory serves to illuminate the competing philosophies of life doing battle in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century.

This performance featured some of the key scenes from the play. Students have been working over this term in their own time to produce and explore this production. The audience where incredibly impressed with the quality of the performers and the opportunity offered to students to take courage in their creativity. 

Congratulations to 

Will Lewis 

Summer Morphew 

Grace Nuttall 

Tatiana Pymont 

Mia Rossi 

Aidan Foley 

Taneesha Barbarich 

Ashton Cridge 

Gisela Zumpano 

Taylor Kew 

Alexandra Chong 

Angelyne Varen 


Directed by James Dove 

Assisted by Michelle Hunt 


Particular thanks to Chris Carbone and the Maintenance team. 


Summer Youth Conference for Year 11 & 12

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We would like to invite your Year 11  & 12 students to join us at Embrace the Grace (ETG) - a powerful youth conference in the lovely town of New Norcia. 

For more than a decade, ETG has combined the joyfulness of youth, with an intellectual approach to the Catholic faith and relevant issues young people face in their everyday life.

At Embrace the Grace, year 11 and 12 students will:

  • Explore the Catholic faith

  • Ask the big questions in life

  • Enjoy music, dinner dance and games

  • Meet new friends and more!

What do young people say about their ETG Experience?

“ETG enabled me to have a greater sense of passion and commitment towards living my daily life as a devoted Catholic."
- AJ, ETG 2016 

“My biggest highlight from each of the past ETG's I've attended would have to be the friendships made." - Mario, ETG 2014-2016

"ETG is an experience that urged me to continue searching for the truth and love that is Jesus Christ." Fio, ETG 2016. Read the rest of the testimonials.

Download Promo Materials

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Click on the links below to access promo material

Event Details
Who: 16 - 25 year olds
When: 5-9 December 2018
Where: New Norcia Benedictine Community
            Great Northern Hwy New Norcia WA
Cost:  $330 (includes all meals, accommodation, t-shirt & conference pack)
Transport: Bus transportation is available for an extra $20.

For more information, please visit www.cym.com.au/embracethegrace
We hope to see your year 11 & 12 students at ETG!

God Bless,
Vincent Haber
Director Catholic Youth Ministry Perth
www.cym.com.au | 08 9422 7912 | CPC 40A Mary St, Highgate

eNews - Week 8, Term 4

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From The Principal

Dear Parents

We conclude the year with the Annual Awards Presentation Ceremony this Friday 30 November at 9.00am. All parents are welcome to join us to celebrate our students’ academic success.


Senior School News

YEAR 12 COLLEGE BALL 

The Corpus Christi College Ball will be held on Friday 1 February 2019, from 7.00pm to 11.00pm at the Hyatt Regency Perth.

We have chosen a date early in the year so as to minimise disruption to the students’ studies.


Junior School News

Earlier in the Year 8’s took part in a pastoral session based on “Respectful Relationships”. We engaged in some thought-provoking conversation about how poorly we can make someone feel through our actions and words and the impact on our relationships.


Coding and Robotics in Beagle Bay

It was my good fortune to travel to Sacred Heart School in Beagle Bay for five days last week on an Information Technology initiative between Corpus Christi College in Bateman and Sacred Heart School in Beagle Bay.

During my visit I was able to liaise with all leadership and teaching and assistant staff at Sacred Heart School on many projects including STEM, SEQTA, OneNote and the use of TEAMS for Professional Learning; but the focus of my trip  was to deliver teaching and learning experiences in Coding and Robotics to the students who ranged from the five year old pre-primary group to students in year ten at secondary school level.

They were all very excited about the Spheros that I had taken with me from Corpus and keen to learn how to use them for various activities.

*A Sphero is a spherical robot toy. It is a white orb wrapped in polycarbonate plastic, capable of rolling around, changing colors, running programs, and being controlled by a smartphone or tablet. 

While the very young children were delighted that they could change the colours on the Sphero and guide it in different directions, the students in the middle primary classes were excited to apply sections of code to control the operation of their Sphero and the senior students were able to learn to write and apply code and include obstacles for the Spheros to traverse.

It was an insightful teaching and learning experience and wonderful to be involved in the Beagle Bay Community.  Huge thanks to the lovely people of Beagle Bay and the amazing staff and students of Sacred  Heart School .

I look forward with excitement as we strengthen and grow together.

Blessings,

Rhonda Armenti

Head of the Technology and Enterprise Learning Area

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From The Principal

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Dear Parents

We conclude the year with the Annual Awards Presentation Ceremony this Friday 30 November at 9.00am. All parents are welcome to join us to celebrate our students’ academic success.

Staff Acknowledgements

It is wonderful to also acknowledge two staff who were recognised for service to students at two separate Awards Presentations recently.

Sue Cooper

Firstly, Head of Languages Anna Triscari was invited to a special function last Wednesday organised by the Modern Language Teachers Association of WA (MLTAWA) where colleague and Languages teacher Sue Cooper was presented with the prestigious HILDE DIXON award. 

The highest honour for language teachers in WA, the Hilde Dixon Award recognises and congratulates excellence in the teaching of languages and the commitment to language education both in the classroom and through involvement in language professional associations in Western Australia. We are all very proud of Sue, a well-deserved recipient of this award.

Deborah Santaromita

At the Associated and Catholic Colleges Awards Presentation Breakfast held last week, Deb Santaromita received the prestigious ACC Recognition Award. The citation is as follows:

The recipient of this year’s Recognition Award has been tireless in her support of ACC sport at Corpus Christi College for 30 years.

Deb is a multi-talented educator and coach who remains at the top of her game. Despite teaching across multiple learning areas in recent years, she has always remained a dedicated member of the HPE & Sport Team at Corpus Christi. She coordinates the selection trials of all Corpus Netball teams along with staffing, umpires and student coaches for Netball. Deb has always been a hands-on coach with all Corpus teams, maintaining a constant presence whether it be Year 7 SASJ teams or Open girls’ teams. Regardless of whether they are home or away she will always be courtside either to coach players or mentor junior coaches. With a quick change of sports cap, she also coordinates with precision all the Corpus Touch teams, including boys and girls SASJ teams. During Deb’s 30 years at the college, she has remained committed to preparing ACC Swimming and Athletics teams on top of her busy Netball and Touch commitments. She has also coached Basketball and Water Polo teams and has acted in the role of Sports Coordinator during her time at the College.

Deb’s invaluable level of experience in the industry has informed significant positive change in SASJ Sub-Association sport and she has continued her interest and consultation regarding the next phase of the ACC expanded netball competitions. In 2017 and 2018 she was Assistant Coach and then Head coach of the ACC All Star Netball Team. In both years, the team was victorious against the SSWA team.  She is currently organising a Corpus Netball Tour to the Gold Coast to develop our next generation of netball stars.

Deb continues to give over and above in the interest of sporting development. She has been a mentor and ‘mother-figure’ to many in the industry and continues to move with the times, challenging everyone she connects with to raise the bar in terms of professionalism.

Deb is integral to the sporting fabric of Corpus Christi and in turn, the ACC, and due to her significant and long-standing contribution, she is most deserving of this Award for Recognition to ACC Sport.

Deborah Santaromita is an outstanding recipient of the ACC Recognition Award for outstanding service to the College in sport, particularly in Netball, and to the ACC.

Student Excellence – congratulations to Year 12 student Ellessea Martincic

Year 12, Visual Art student, Ellessea Martincic has been selected to exhibit her drawings in the 2018 Perspectives Exhibition, amongst the top Year 12 Visual Art student Ellessea Martincic has been selected to exhibit her drawings in the 2018 Perspectives Exhibition, amongst the top students in the state.

This is a real honour for Ellessea and the College. Only 60 students from hundreds of submissions are selected each year to showcase their talents at the Art Gallery of WA. We are very proud of Ellessea’s achievement.

This is also a wonderful acknowledgement for our talented Visual Arts teachers Gaby Fabris and Julie Pannell, supported by Technician Trevor Bly.

This is a real honour for Ellessea and the College.   Only 60 students from hundreds of submissions are selected each year, to showcase their talents

Christmas Carols Community Event: Wed 5 December

Come along with family and friends to the Parents and Friends Christmas Carols community event on Wednesday 5 December. The evening will include performances from the Corpus Christi College Choir, the Yidarra Catholic Primary School Choir, and the St Thomas More Men Alive Choir.

Best wishes and God Bless.

 

Mrs Caroline Payne

Principal

Senior School News

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Year 12 College Ball 

The Corpus Christi College Ball will be held on Friday 1 February 2019, from 7.00pm to 11.00pm at the Hyatt Regency Perth.

We have chosen a date early in the year so as to minimise disruption to the students’ studies.

The cost of the evening is $128 per person.  Payment for the evening is required by no later than Friday 7 December 2018.  To obtain tickets to the College Ball, please make payment using the TryBooking link. 

The cost of the ticket includes access to all digital photos taken on the evening.

Students are reminded that the College Ball is a formal evening and appropriate dress standards for College functions apply.  The College reserves the right to refuse entry to those who do not adhere to this.  If you have any concerns regarding this issue, please contact the Vice Principal, Mrs Karen Prendergast or myself.

If your child is bringing an external guest to the evening, they must hand in an ‘External Guest Application’ form to Ms Larsen. 

The College Ball is a school event therefore students and external guests must adhere to the College rules regarding appropriate behaviour.  Anyone who arrives to the ball under the influence of alcohol or other substances will be asked to leave – parents will be contacted and asked to collect their child.  Any student who is to be accompanied by someone other than a current Year 12 student from Corpus Christi College is responsible for ensuring that their guest is aware of and accepts these conditions.  

Nobody, including external guests, will be permitted to leave the ball until the end of the evening.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this important event, please do not hesitate to contact me at the College.

Regards

Naomi Larsen

Head of Year 12

Careers & Courses Info

Open Days & Info Sessions

Murdoch University Summer School

Friday Jan 4th- Friday 25th January 2019

This program is aimed at students transitioning from Year 11 into Year 12. All students undertaking Year 12 studies in 2019 are welcome to attend- there are no prerequisites. Experience university life, maximise your Year 12 experience and kick start your degree with their new 3 week Summer School. Find out more here http://www.murdoch.edu.au/year12summerschool

 

Curtin University Science Experience with Engineering 2018

Calling all Year 9 students: The 2018 ConocoPhillips Science Experience is four days of engaging hands-on science and engineering lab sessions, expert speaker presentations, information on studying at university and careers in science and engineering, engrossing challenges, and more. Explore the fields of Agriculture, Medical Science, Chemistry, Spatial Science, Molecular Genetics, Robotics, Physics, Maths and Chemical Engineering. You can watch the video HERE. Places are still available, please click HERE to apply online now.

When: 6th, 7th,10th and 11th December 2018
Where: Curtin University, Bentley Campus
Cost: 4-day program $260 (includes GST) 

Prepare for Year 11 and Beyond

Wednesday 21 November | Crawley

Thursday 22 November | South Perth

About to finish Year 10? Get a head start by learning crucial study skills and more at this seminar. Perfect for students and parents. Secure free tickets for your family to the seminar in South Perth and at St Catherine's College.

 

US & UK Uni Basics Webinar - Applying, Funding and Academic Benchmarks

Saturday 8 December

Summer is the perfect time to learn how to get into top US and UK universities! Register for this free webinar which will go through all the basics including 12 and 24 month application timelines, the expected costs and the academic benchmarks of studying at the best universities in the world! 

This webinar is perfect for Year 9-12 students, parents and Career Advisors.

Register here

 

University of Notre Dame – ATAR Advice Day

Tuesday 18 December | Fremantle

Our admission process goes beyond a single score. Looking for the right degree for you? Come and chat to our advisors about your uni options at ATAR Advice Day. We’ll introduce you to degrees and pathways that align with your strengths and interests.

Find out more - https://www.notredame.edu.au/events-items/atar-advice-day

 

Endeavour College of Natural Health – Open Day

Saturday 19 January | Perth

Meet out industry expert academics. Tour the campus, find out about entry options, pathways and enrolment.

Find out more - https://www.endeavour.edu.au/open-day

 

Workshops & Courses

University of Western Australia – Teen Holiday Program

Monday 17 to Friday 21 December

Monday 21 January to Friday 1 February

The Teen Holiday Program aims to connect teenagers with UWA early to experience its state-of-the-art learning opportunities, as well as extra-curricular sport and recreation activities alongside peers in a safe and inclusive environment. 

Enrolments open Monday 19 November

Find out more - http://www.sport.uwa.edu.au/social-sport/teen-sport-holiday-program

 

Legal Leaders Delegation (International)

April 2019 | Geneva  -  Brussels  -  The Hague  -  UK

Dreaming of a career in law? Don't miss this incredible opportunity to experience life at top European law firms, universities like Oxford and Cambridge and more! Visit https://events.crimsoneducation.org/LLD/ for tour highlights and to download the comprehensive information booklet.

 

STEM Accelerators Tour (International)

April 2019 | United States

Take your passion for STEM to a whole new level! Experience life and labs at the best US colleges like Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCLA as well as getting behind the scenes of Silicon Valley heavyweights like Facebook, Google and Apple. Visit https://events.crimsoneducation.org/STEM/ for tour highlights and to download the comprehensive information booklet.

 

SAE QANTM Perth – Summer Series Workshops

Wednesday 23 – Friday 25 January 2019 Perth

Are you creatively inclined and thinking about studying creative media? We are offering an exclusive 3-Day workshop event in the January holidays – get behind the scenes and pursue your passion. This event is open to Year 10 and above.

Choose to study:
Animation Learn skills in traditional 2D Animation, 3D modelling and visual effects.
Audio
 Learn skills in studio production, electronic music production and live sound.
Design
 Learn skills in graphic design for print media, and digital design for web and mobile devices.
Film
 Learn skills in film pre-production, production and post-production techniques.
Games
 Learn skills in Games Design and Games Programming.

Find out more - https://sae.edu.au/index.php/news-and-events/events/

 

UWA Conservatorium of Music – Live it, Learn it! ATAR Music Workshop

Sunday 3 March 2019 | Callaway Music Auditorium

We invite students and teachers to a workshop of the Western Art Music set pieces from the Year 11 & 12 ATAR list. Bring your instruments and learn the pieces from the inside out as you play them alongside musicians from the FSO and UWA, in a guided learning experience led by Head of the UWA Conservatorium of Music, Prof Alan Lourens. 

Find out more - https://www.facebook.com/events/200188527537097/

 

TAFE, VET & Apprenticeships

Pre-Apprenticeship Finder Tool

A pre-apprenticeship is entry level training which can provide a pathway into the industry of your choice. Generally, they are offered in the traditional trades industries, such as Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing and Automotive.

Our Pre-apprenticeship Finder resource has a list of pre-apprenticeships being offered by providers which can be searched by industry and location.

Once in the finder, select your persona, location and click on the 'Pre-Apprenticeships' button. You can view specific start dates, contact details, potential costs and any eligibility requirements.

Start searching here

Find out more - https://www.aapathways.com.au/job-hunting-for-australian-apprenticeships-and-tra/pre-apprenticeship-search

 

Current WA Apprenticeships with MEGT

Office Administration Traineeship

Apprentice Motor Mechanic

Apprentice Motor Mechanic

2nd Year Apprentice Hairdresser

Wall and Floor Tiling Apprentice

 

Competitions & Scholarships

Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships

The Australian Government has established a million-dollar scholarship fund to equip volunteers with the skills and leadership required in the emergency and disaster management sector. Volunteers may be eligible for financial support to access accredited vocational and higher education qualifications in emergency and disaster management fields.

Round 5 – Applications open 7 Jan 2019 and close 4 Mar 2019    

Applicants are required to register through the online application portal.

Find out more - https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/scholarships-for-volunteers/

 

Mrs Rachel Burke

Year 10


The Year 10 students have now finished their exams. When the students return to the College on Thursday 29th November they will engage in two days of varied activities as part of the College’s Pastoral Care Program The timetable will be collapsed on the 29th and 30th November and the students will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities. We commence on Thursday with the Year 10 Mass and Final Assembly and then over the next two days participate in arrange of activities that include finding out about VET and ATAR courses and expectations in Year 11 and 12,  rock climbing and relaxing in a meditation session. David Castelanelli  from Alpha Motivation will deliver a presentation on Social Media Distractions and Jason Bird will take them through their paces learning a hip hop routine. To celebrate the end of the academic year the students will attend the River Cruise  on Captain Cook Cruises on Monday 3rd December commencing at 7pm.

Middle School News

Year 8 Pastoral Session – Respectful Relationships Revisited

Mr Simon Messer

Head of Year 8

Earlier in the Year 8’s took part in a pastoral session based on “Respectful Relationships”. We engaged in some thought-provoking conversation about how poorly we can make someone feel through our actions and words and the impact on our relationships.

Last week we revisited this topic. Working in small groups within our Homerooms, students discussed current issues before brainstorming suggestions about what they believe are important ingredients for developing and maintaining positive, healthy and respectful relationships.

Some of the common ingredients of the year group are shared below:

·       Self-control

·       Honesty

·       Trust

·       Listen

·       Empathy

·       Tolerance

Using their ingredients each group developed a promotional poster based around the importance of Respectful Relationships. Our task now is continue these important conversations and bring these words to life through actions in our own lives.

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Year 9 and 10 - The QUEST Brainways Competition

Head of Academic Excellence

Filipa Carvalho

On 12 and 13 November, two teams of Year 9 and 10 students represented Corpus Christi College in the QUEST Brainways competition for Gifted and Talented students held at the University of Western Australia. On day one, the students were presented with new fundamental concepts in Science, Humanities and Mathematics including string theory, dystopia and calculus, respectively.

On day two, students were given a task for each of these areas. In Science, students were expected to explain several properties of elementary particles like gluons and fermions. They had to describe these in first and second dimensions from different perspectives. They were also expected to design an experiment using an ukulele or a skipping rope whereby they were able to explain string theory. For Humanities, the task involved designing and creating a dystopian text about a dystopian world. Students needed to provide the backstory, design an economic system, choose a type of government and write a short narrative about the main protagonist. The Mathematics challenge involved comparing derivatives and integrals. Teams had to create a process to find the circumference and surface area of a leaf and link this process to derivatives and integrals. The students found the topics and tasks extremely challenging, fun and rather interesting.

Congratulations to both teams who had a go and in particular, well done to Edison Foo, Thomas Nicholls and Nicholas Ng for winning first place in Mathematics and Science and second place in Humanities. Overall this team came first and will be representing the state at the finals on 8 December which is hosted in Queensland. We wish them all the best. Thank you to Mr Matthews for accompanying the students on the day.

Careers & Courses Information

 Rachel Burke

CAREERS CO-ORDINATOR

 

Curtin University Science Experience with Engineering 2018

Calling all Year 9 students: The 2018 ConocoPhillips Science Experience is four days of engaging hands-on science and engineering lab sessions, expert speaker presentations, information on studying at university and careers in science and engineering, engrossing challenges, and more. Explore the fields of Agriculture, Medical Science, Chemistry, Spatial Science, Molecular Genetics, Robotics, Physics, Maths and Chemical Engineering. You can watch the video HERE. Places are still available, please click HERE to apply online now.

When: 6th, 7th,10th and 11th December 2018
Where: Curtin University, Bentley Campus
Cost: 4-day program $260 (includes GST) 

 

US & UK Uni Basics Webinar - Applying, Funding and Academic Benchmarks

Saturday 8 December

Summer is the perfect time to learn how to get into top US and UK universities! Register for this free webinar which will go through all the basics including 12 and 24 month application timelines, the expected costs and the academic benchmarks of studying at the best universities in the world! 

This webinar is perfect for Year 9-12 students, parents and Career Advisors.

Register here

 

ACC Recognition Award

On Friday morning, at the Associated and Catholic College’s Awards Presentation Breakfast, Deb Santaromita received the prestigious Recognition Award. The citation is as follows:

The recipient of this year’s Recognition Award has been tireless in her support of ACC sport at Corpus Christi College for 30 years.

Deb is a multi-talented educator and coach who remains at the top of her game. Despite teaching across multiple learning areas in recent years, she has always remained a dedicated member of the HPE & Sport Team at Corpus Christi. She coordinates the selection trials of all Corpus Netball Teams along with staffing, umpires and student coaches for Netball. Deb has always been a hands-on coach with all Corpus teams, maintaining a constant presence whether it be Year 7 SASJ teams or Open girls’ teams. Regardless of whether they are home or away she will always be courtside either to coach players or mentor junior coaches. With a quick change of sports cap – she also coordinates with precision all the Corpus touch teams, including boys and girls SASJ teams. During Deb’s 30 years at the college, she has remained committed to preparing ACC swimming and athletics teams on top of her busy Netball and Touch commitments. She has also coached basketball and water polo teams and has acted in the role of Sports Coordinator during her time at the College.

Deb’s invaluable level of experience in the industry has informed significant positive change in SASJ Sub-Association sport and she has continued her interest and consultation regarding the next phase of the ACC expanded netball competitions. In 2017 and 2018 she was Assistant Coach and then Head coach of the ACC All Star Netball Team. In both years, the team was victorious against the SSWA team. She is currently organising a Corpus Netball Tour to the Gold Coast to develop our next generation of netball stars.

Deb continues to give over and above in the interest of sporting development. She has been a mentor to many in the industry and continues to move with the times, challenging everyone she connects with to raise the bar in terms of professionalism.

Deb is integral to the sporting fabric of Corpus Christi and in turn, the ACC, and due to her significant and long-standing contribution, she is most deserving of this Award for Recognition to ACC Sport.

Junior Girls Water Polo

On Friday 23rd of November a selected group of Yr 7/8 girls competed in the School Sport Wa Junior Water Polo competition. With great determination, this amazing group of girls were undefeated the entire competition. The girls played a total of 5 games and walked away undefeated, winning four and drawing the fifth game. Unfortunately through total point scored for the day the girls were unable to move into the finals, finishing fifth overall. All girls should be very proud of their efforts today.  I would also like to thank their coaches Milo Palazzo and Liam Hall for their time and positive energy, the girls greatly appreciated it.

2018 Perspectives Exhibition Entry

Year 12, Visual Art student, Ellessea Martincic has successfully been selected to exhibit her drawings in the 2018 Perspectives Exhibition amongst the top students in the state. 

This is a real honour for the College. Approximately 60 students from hundreds of submissions are selected each year, to showcase their talents at the Art Gallery of WA.  We are very proud of Ellessea’s achievement.

 

Air Pressure Show

Year 8 students took part in a show all about air pressure in the Sadler breakout area, where they were able to experience the effect air pressure has on us.

Students saw how a feather and a ball drop at the same time in a vacuum and how air pressure alone can lift a student (but not Mr O’Callaghan!).  The highlight for the students was seeing the effect of liquid air and how it evaporates into a gaseous form even when spilt on the carpet in Sadler with no damage done.  The students saw how liquid air can cause a squash ball to be broken into tiny pieces and to the surprise of the students, how liquid air can cause a lid to fly off a tin can and hit the ceiling!