'Defining Moments' - Dance Open Evening 2017

On Wednesday 22 June the College Dance Team hosted Defining Moments’ , the Dance Open Evening for 2017. This was a rare opportunity to showcase our new Performing Arts space to the families and friends of the dance students who have the pleasure of using it on a day-to-day basis.

‘Defining Moments’ was an exciting new format for our annual College Dance Performance that invited the College community into the Dance classroom for an intimate look behind the scenes. In traditional dance performances, the audience sees only the finished product: the glitter, the lights and the smiles of the performers. The audience doesn’t get to see the preparation that goes into this final product – neither the countless hours students dedicate to improving their dance technique in class, nor the slow rehearsal process as students collaborate to create and learn the dances for performance. This is the process and development that we want to share with our Dance families and the College community as a whole.

‘Defining Moments’ is not designed as a polished performance, but instead it is an intimate and raw look at Dance at the College. The first part of the evening was presented in an ‘open day’ style where guests had the opportunity to see students actively learning new skills and discuss their experience of Dance at the College. 

Between Dance Teachers, Ms Fuhr and Mr Bain, they focussed on Contemporary and Jazz techniques, additionally, Mr Pidd guided those interested in fitness warm ups and the safe use of fitness equipment.

In the Art Foyer, guests could read about some of the theoretical work to dance, look at stunning costumes and photography from previous dance shows and listen to video interviews from students, discussing their experiences and philosophies of dance.

 

 

Corpus Year 8/9 AFL Boys win East Fremantle District Shield

On Monday 19 June the Years 8/9 Boys hosted Willetton SHS on our home turf as the culmination of the 2017 Eagles Cup Home and Away Season. It was another beautiful afternoon for footy and both teams displayed impressive skills, plenty of run and ferocious attack on the ball. The first half was very even before the Corpus lads found another gear and kicked away to win by 14 points.

It was a tremendous team effort with all boys demonstrating courage and a willingness to play for and with each other.

Outstanding individual efforts came from Jace Barnard who was ‘rock-like’ in defence, Joshua Browne, Jacob Gough and Kobe de Rosario who were fearless in the mid field engine room.

Final Score Corpus 4.6 30 defeated Willetton 2.4 16

The boys were presented with the East Fremantle District Shield post-match by Sharks District Development Officer Darren Bell who was very complimentary about the standard of the match and spirit in which it was played.

The boys progress to an inter-district final now where they will come up against Churchlands SHS who were winners of the Claremont District. This match is scheduled for late July in Term 3 with the date to be confirmed.

James Howard
Years 8/9 Boys Coach

Instrumental Music Night 2017!

The Corpus Christi College Music Department have the pleasure of presenting to you Instrumental Music Night 2017. This is an exciting format for us to showcase our talented instrumental students – soloist, duets and ensembles.

The following ensembles will be performing on the night;

Clarinet Choir
Jazz Band
Junior and Senior Concert Bands
Junior and Senior Flute Ensembles
Junior and Senior Guitar Ensembles
Junior and Senior Saxophone Ensembles
Strings Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Plus, several soloist and duets to be selected the ensemble directors.

This year's performance will be held in the James Nestor Auditorium on Tuesday 27th of June 2017. The performance will commence at 6:00pm, and conclude at 9.00pm.  Please note that doors will open to the public promptly at 5.40pm and tickets must be presented for entry.

Early bookings are essential due to limited seating.

The link for booking tickets is https://www.trybooking.com/290851 and the cost will be $10.00 per person.

Light refreshments will be available.

We hope to see you there!

Year 12 Psychology Visit

The Corpus Christi College Year 12 Psychology class recently visited Yidarra Catholic Primary School to explore 'Piaget’s Cognitive Development Theory'.

The students played a variety of games with a Pre-Primary and Grade 6 class. All the students thoroughly enjoyed the visit with the highlight of the Year 6 class being able to show our students their beautifully presented workbooks and receive feedback.

Our young artists do it again!

Congratulations to the 2017 Atwell Youth Award winners! Corpus students entered 5 categories and managed to achieve an award in each category. An exceptional feat!

The Atwell Gallery in Applecross is a great supporter of the artistic endeavours of young people. For the past 15 years the gallery has provided students from different schools across the metropolitan area an opportunity to showcase artwork to the general public. This provides students with an outside audience, which is a valuable experience for emerging artists! Viewing the variety of exceptionally high standard artworks exhibited is always a marvellous experience.

Once again, the College received commendable acknowledgements for the artwork of some of our students. Judges commented on the contrast shown in each of the artworks, stating they were truly amazing. The traditional use of drawing media was absolutely breathtaking and the young artists were commended for the high degree of skill achieved, particularly in relation to the large-scale works.

As a College, we are very proud to announce the following awards winners.

Year 12 Rachel Raphael: Highly Commended Medium Pencil drawing. Title ‘Jalan Penang’
Year 11 Tyler Sandon: Winner First Prize: Medium Pencil drawing. Title ‘More than meets the Eye’
Year 10 Amy Riordan: Medium Ceramic sculpture. Title ‘Contemplation’
Year 7 Mark Parker:  Medium painting. Title ‘Preador comic’

Year 7 Group work –  Medium Polystyrene.  Title ‘Homage to Oldenburg’

  1. Zoee Cokcetin
  2. Hudson Craig-Power
  3. Molly Dawkins
  4. Erin Doherty
  5. Harry Dunleavy
  6. Zak Grbelja
  7. May Hopwood
  8. Abriam Kalaiarasan
  9. Hugh Livingston
  10. Lucas Maghiar
  11. Maisy Metcalfe-Gibson
  12. Tia Monument
  13. Erin Peters
  14. Sinead Rego
  15. Claudia Werch

Touch Carnival

On Thursday 8 June, two  Middle School Touch teams represented the College in a Champion Schools Touch Carnival at George Manning Reserve. In what was perfect weather, both teams performed admirably against tough competition.  A handful of the opposition were Specialist Touch Schools so we knew the day would prove to be a real challenge.

The boys were in a tough pool which included Lakelands A, Thornlie A, Willetton A, Atwell C, Mandurah and All Saints.

We won 3 and lost 3 with the following results:

WON 3-0 v Atwell C
LOST 8-0 v Thornleigh A
LOST 4-1 v Lakelands A
WON 3-2 v Willeton A
LOST 2-1 v Mandurah
WON 4-2 v All Saints

The boys played well all day and while the scores were pretty indicative of the games, the Mandurah game could easily have gone our way and we were very competitive against Lakelands. Thornlie looked to be a class above and the talk leading in was that they would probably play Aranmore A in the final.  

Liam guided the team as coach and Byrone Devene was nominated as Captain for the day and served as our most consistent player.  He was well-supported by Cullen Devene, Chase Bourne, Nayan Brown and Jack Clutterbuck who all played a good brand of Touch. The entire squad improved as the Carnival progressed and players started to work well as a team.  The bonus was that no players suffered any injuries.

The girls team also drew a tough pool playing 7 games in total, winning 2 games, losing 4 (narrowly losing 2) and drew 1 (on the siren).

All players contributed well and set up some good plays to score. They need to be commended on their sportsmanship and support for each other throughout the day. We had one injury with Bianca Liedtke badly rolling an ankle in the last game to All Saints'. It was an enjoyable but very tiring day for all the players.

Year 9 – Grace Kingston, Mosiai McDonald, Jenna Tupuhi, Rachel Ledo, Isabella Castillo, Indiana Mastaglia, Bianca Liedtke, Sophie Jones 

Year 8 – Alira Malan, Carly Pizzuto

Instrumental and Vocal Music Tuition

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

I am writing to let you know that we are now accepting enrolments for Instrumental and Vocal Music tuition in Term Three.

If you would like to learn any instrument, please look on the Community Portal under 'Instrumental Music Program Portal'.  There you will find an information brochure, enrolment form and details of our instrumental tutors.  Please let Mrs Michelle Hunt the Arts Administrator know of your wishes and we will enrol your son/daughter at the earliest opportunity.  Forms can also be collected from the Art's Office.

May I also encourage all Corpus Students with an interest in Music to participate in the College Music program.  We run 4 choirs and 15 music ensembles representing music of all kinds, and for all levels of expertise. We also run a Rock School and extra Music Theory classes. Please note that at present only 3 of the 19 music groups are auditioned. Details can be found on the Community Portal (under 'Instrumental Music Program Portal'), or from Mrs Hunt or the Head of Music, Mr Harries.

We will be taking on all-comers at the Catholic Performing Arts (August) - please join up before it's too late, and let's show them what we can do!!!

If you are currently enrolled, you will be automatically re-enrolled for Term 3.

Michelle Hunt
Arts Administrator

Corpus Cross Country - Committed Connected and Courageous!

Thursday 1 June 2017 felt more like late Spring than the first day of winter. Conditions were ideal early but soon became unseasonably warm and challenging for the eighty-five-strong team of committed Corpus athletes who competed in the ACC Cross Country Carnival at Perry Lakes Reserve. The event brought together 67 ACC member schools to compete in the biggest event of its type in Western Australia. 

After a slow start in the U13 events, Corpus stamped her authority in the remaining races and the class and courage of our well-prepared team became obvious to all that were fortunate enough to witness the magnificent celebration of young sporting talent. 

Corpus won the U14 Girls Division, Open Girls Division and The Overall Girls Division. 

In the Overall Combined Division Corpus finished the day 3rd. 

Of the 67 schools competing, Corpus ranked Top 5 in 7 Categories.

Category   Ranking

U14 Girls    1
U14 Boys   3
U15 Girls    2
U16 Girls    5
U19 Girls    1
Overall Girls    1
Overall Combined    3

It was another stunning performance from Kayla Van der Linden of Year 8 who won the U14 Girls Division and was not only the fastest female overall from over 1800 girls, but also the third fastest athlete overall on pace at 3:11 min/km from over 3,300 boys and girls. 

Taylor Kroyer won the U15 Girls Division and was the 6th fastest female overall. 

Despite being unwell during the week prior, our female Captain Brooke McCoy demonstrated wonderful courage after collapsing from exhaustion just metres before the finishing line and picking herself up to finish 6th in the U19 Girls race. Combining with fearless team mates Kayla Weekes and Claire James who both finished top 15, our U19 Girls sealed their age group and the Overall Girls Trophy. 

Other outstanding individual performances came from Isabella Cross Year 7, Sienna Andritsos, Carly Pizzuto, Cade Ravlich, Jaren Carr Year 8, Holly Van der Linden Year 10 and Liam Hislop of Year 12 who all placed top 15 in their age group category. 

With around 300 competitors in each race, finishing in the first 50 was a marvellous achievement and so we have listed those in the ‘Corpus Top 50 Club 2017’ below. 

Massive thanks to our dedicated coaching team headed by Mr Reno Sinagra and supported by Mr Mark Green, Ms Tessa Johnson and Ms Cara Wright. The commitment of these staff to the running program has enabled many team members to achieve their goals and all have been key players in the success of our 2017 campaign. 

We encourage keen runners to continue attending running club and to maintain their fitness for the impending Athletics season. 

The team results and raw individual results from the Cross Country are available on the ACC website as an Excel file. Click this link to download the XC Team Results2017v1 file. 

http://www.accsport.asn.au/node/4616 

This Excel file has a listing of all team points for Overall (summary table), girls points, boys points and points for each gender age group (i.e. p13G). The file also includes the raw results for all individuals (Girls tab and Boys tab). To access the different results just click the tabs on the bottom of the workbook to open each sheet. 

The raw individual results (Girls tab and Boys tab) has all the columns filtered and you will see a small triangle (filter symbol) at the top of each column. If you click the triangle you can select the information that you want to filter and view. As an example, if you click the filter symbol for the School column you can just select Corpus Christi to see all our student data. This can be further filtered by the category column (Age Group) to select specific age group information. 

To view pics from the day, please click on the link below:

https://www.corpus.wa.edu.au/news/2017/6/2/acc-cross-country-2017

 

 

e-News 9 - 2017

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From the Principal

Dear parents, Although the actual feast is not celebrated until Sunday 18 June, we celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi last Friday after the examination period for Senior School students concluded.  In addressing the College community, I shared a story from our most recent Associated and Catholic Colleges of WA (ACC) Carnival...


Middle School News

At the request of the Western Australian Bishops, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 9 students in Catholic schools across Western Australia will take part in The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment (BRLA) from the week commencing Monday 31st July...


Senior School News

On Tuesday 30th May , the Year 12s took part in some sessions based around Financial Literacy, a topic that will prove very important in 2018 and beyond...


Senior School News - e-News 9 - 2017

Term 2 and 3 Dates

As always, please refer to the College Calendar for the most up to date details of College events.

Please note:

Term 2 concludes on Friday 30 June
Term 3 commences (for students) Tuesday 18 July


Year 12 Pastoral Session - Financial Literacy

On Tuesday 30th May , the Year 12s took part in some sessions based around Financial Literacy, a topic that will prove very important in 2018 and beyond.

Paralegals from Consumer Credit Legal Services took the students through bite-sized buzz sessions on:

 Credit and Debt

  • Students were taken through a brief narrative of how young people can get into debt.
  • The topic explored the concept of interest, and what happens when a debt is not repaid. 
  • Credit reports were also briefly discussed. 

 Shopping

  • Students were introduced to consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law.
  • Students took part in a short role play demonstrating how these guarantees affect them
  • A short quiz then highlighted some common consumer law issues faced by young people.

 Buying a car

  • Students were taken through some of the financial elements of purchasing a car. 
  • The topic included the dangers of purchasing a car privately.
  • A role play taught students how to protect themselves when buying a car from a dealer. 

Middle School News - e-News 9 - 2017

Year 8 Vaccinations

The second round of vaccinations for Year 8 students will be occur on Tuesday 13 June in the Foundation Block classrooms.


Term 2 and 3 Dates

As always, please refer to the College Calendar for the most up to date details of College events.

Please note:

Term 2 concludes on Friday 30 June
Term 3 commences (for students) Tuesday 18 July


The Bishop's Religious Literacy Assessment 2017

At the request of the Western Australian Bishops, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 9 students in Catholic schools across Western Australia will take part in The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment (BRLA) from the week commencing Monday 31st July. For Year 9 students at Corpus Christi, the BRLA will be held on the morning of Wednesday 2nd August. The assessment will be accessible to students only online.

The Nature and Role of the BRLA

The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment is a large-scale, standardised assessment program that consists of a series of Religious Education (RE) assessments. The purpose of the BRLA is to measure student learning of the content in the RE curriculum. The test items in the BRLA are developed and mostly marked by the Office of Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA). Formal school and student reports are produced by the CEWA for students in Year 5 and Year 9.

The BRLA provides a ‘point in time’ snapshot of student performance in RE. Students’ knowledge and understanding of the content of the RE curriculum is assessed using a combination of multiple choice, short and extended response items. Students’ faith is not assessed. The use of the BRLA complements the school based assessment programs in RE.

Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any inquiries regarding the administration of The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment 2017.


Academic Excellence Extension Program (AEEP)

Each year, members of the Academic Excellence Program (AEP) are given the opportunity to take part in the Academic Excellence Extension Program (AEEP). This year we already have 50 students who have registered to take part in the program.

The purpose of the program is to:

  • Empower students to strive for excellence and achieve at their true potential.
  • Maximise the potential of all students, converting gifts into talents.
  • Provide students with a positive environment as a result of being involved in unique opportunities whereby they can pursue their interests.
  • Offer students the opportunity to work with like-minded students.
  • Train gifted and talented students to ensure correct attitudes and approaches to learning.
  • Maintain academically able students, motivated.
  • Cater for academically able students who are often self-directed learners.
  • Ensure selected students excel at the attributes identified in the Corpus Christi College Learner Profile.
  • Provide students with the opportunity to apply 21st Century skills including working collaboratively and communicating with others, nurturing student creativity and problem solving skills.

Students can select from a wide range of projects. Click below to access the website with information relating to the program and past projects and the available projects.

https://sites.google.com/a/corpus.wa.edu.au/academic-excellence-extension-program-2015/

Additional Details:

When: Every Tuesday
Start Date: 23rd May 2017
Time: 7.30am- 8.30am
Venue: TCC

Exhibition evening: 31st August 2017 (Celebrating Excellence Evening). Student projects will be exhibited and showcased to parents and friends later in the year.

Murdoch mentors: Year 9 and 10 students have been given the option to have a Murdoch University Student Ambassador mentor them.


Year 7 - Pastoral session - e-safety

Mr Mark Barron
Head of Year 7

As the Year 7s work towards the end of another busy term they are working hard to complete assessments leading up to the reporting period.

Students have been actively engaged with their SMART goals throughout this term, they should see improvements in their academic results because of this. I have been working closely with a group of students to ensure that these goals are met and I have already seen positive outcomes. I encourage parents to monitor and discuss the iSMART goals with their children, it's a clear motivator for students when parents become involved.

In pastoral periods, we have been looking at the importance of e-safety with a focus on the use of social media.  Students are beginning to understand the implications of their online behaviours and the impact that it can have on others.

I am very much looking forward to next week’s Year Assembly as our student leaders deliver for the first time. Their leadership skills are already developing as they oversee the organisation of Corpus Christi Day.  From discussions with the students I am confident that the day will be very successful.


Year 8 - Pastoral session on bullying

Mrs Jen Overend
Head of Year 8

Last week the Year 8’s experienced a pastoral session led by well-being coach, Amy Coombe. The students were made aware of the definition of bullying behaviour. Incidents of bullying include all 3 of these characteristics: 

  1. INTENTION TO HARM: the behaviour was aggressive and a deliberate attempt to hurt another person
  2. REPEATED AGRESSION: these aggressive actions occur repeatedly over time to the same person or group of people
  3. IMBALANCE OF POWER (REAL OR PERCEIVED): the person bullying has more physical or social power than the child or children being bullied

Four types of bullying were identified that can occur separately or together. They are:

PHYSICAL BULLYING - such as kicking, punching or pushing
VERBAL BULLYING - such as name-calling or yelling
RELATIONAL BULLYING - such as excluding or rumour-spreading
CYBER BULLING - such as text messages, e-mail, and material posted on social media sites.

Given the way that technology is used these days it is not surprising that we are seeing an increase in the occurrence of Cyber Bullying. Students were educated on the bullying cycle, as well as how to break this cycle. They were taught the ‘bystander’ has the most important role when bullying behaviour occurs and they were given some tips as to what to do when they see or hear of bullying behaviour:

  1. Plan what you’re going to say. Rehearse it with someone you trust.
  2. Practice how you’re going to stand. Strong. Confident. Powerful. Show them through your body that you mean what you’re saying.
  3. Try and have the conversation 1 on 1. If they have their ‘team’ with them, they have more power.
  4. If you don’t feel comfortable/ safe doing it by yourself, use an Adult as they automatically have more power over the Bully.
  5. No matter what your body does in reaction to your nerves/ fear/ anxiety – SPEAK UP ANYWAY

Please take this opportunity to speak with your son or daughter about bullying behaviour and the role that they can play if they do see or hear or such behaviours. Corpus Christi has a zero tolerance towards bullying. The Year 8 students were made aware that their homeroom teachers, class room teachers, and all other staff are here to support them and want to make their school experience as safe and enjoyable for them as possible.


Year 9 Pastoral session and Personal Projects

Mr Yvette Pearce
Head of Year 9

 Pastoral session - ALPHA MOTIVATION

Week 6 saw the second presentation of Alpha Motivation to the Year 9 group.

Alpha Motivation presented ‘The Motivation Hour’ to empower students to start taking action towards their longer term goals. It is heavily focused on the concepts of self-awareness, passion and building confidence. This innovative workshop is made up of, Motivational Games, Interactive Activities and Powerful Presentations. This presentation contributes to the Year 9 Pastoral Programme, working to assist the students to Strive for Excellence and also helps them to continue to work on their Personal Project,that should now be in the process of production.


Personal Projects

Some amazing projects are taking place and being produced. Students are encouraged to keep working on achieving their goals and to remember that they should be aiming to have their project complete by the end of the Term 2 holidays. In Term 3 students will work on fine tuning their project, writing their report and designing their display.

From the Principal - e-News 9 - 2017

Dear parents

Although the actual feast is not celebrated until Sunday 18 June, we celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi last Friday after the examination period for Senior School students concluded.

In addressing the College community, I shared a story from our most recent Associated and Catholic Colleges of WA (ACC) Carnival. As the students are aware, I will often ask them after they have run for the College, whether they have been able to achieve a personal best, a credible goal for each member of the team. However, it was at the end of the Senior Girls race that we witnessed a true act of heroism. A few metres from the finish line, one of our girls who was coming second in the race was completely exhausted. Having started the race feeling unwell and experiencing un-seasonally warm conditions, Brooke McCoy fell to the ground completely spent, but dragged herself up and moved slowly towards the finish line, obviously in pain, finishing the race an amazing 6th place and named by the commentator as ‘hero of the day’. This courageous finish led to our girls winning the aggregate shield, and an overall 3rd place on the day, a feat we will recognise at our next assembly.

Why tell this story on Corpus Christi Day?

I paraphrased from the second reading on Pentecost Sunday from St Paul to the Corinthians 12:3-7.12-13. Just as a human body, though it is made up of many parts, is a single unit, because all these parts though many, make one body, so it is with Christ. We are one body, made of many parts, every single person before me is gifted by God, but we are together, always one spirit.  ‘…there are all sorts of service to be done, but always to the same Lord; working in all sorts of different ways in different people, it is the same God who is working in all of you.

We have many analogies to the concept of us all working together towards one common purpose. The individual runners who formed the ACC Cross Country team….the students who have helped each other to prepare for tests and examinations in the past few weeks…the staff who have served the College since 1983, including our former Principals, each working towards ensuring our students received the best education we can provide…..the Board members, Project manager, EIW Architects and Metrocon Pty Ltd (builders) who have worked together to provide the best facilities for our students. There are many examples of courage made by individual members in the community – the sacrifices parents have made to enrol students at Corpus Christi College, the sacrifices we make to take part in immersion programs to Mulan in the Easter Kimberley region or to Cambodia; maybe standing up for our friends against those who bully, or the students who perform in bands and choirs to lift our spirits and those of our community. We all have parts to play to make our world a better place.

On behalf of the students, I acknowledged Board Chair Mr Greg LeGuier who represented our parents who provided the funds to be able to undertake our ongoing capital works. Funded by the Building Levy, the $1.5 million redevelopment has transformed our former College gymnasium into a cutting edge facility that will complement our successful programs in music, dance and drama. The James Nestor Performing Arts Centre features two drama suites, two dance studios, an arts gallery space and reception area, and will double as a green room when an adjoining 400-seat theatre is built later this year. In line with the College’s status as an Apple Distinguished School, the facility is compatible with the latest digital technology. It has also been fitted with LED lighting, full surround sound, acoustic paneling and sprung floors. The James Nestor Centre is also a flexible learning space, used as an examination centre for the first time this term. Later in the year, the Centre will house our Visual Arts and Technology Exhibition, and is also able to accommodate a range of assemblies and gatherings, including hosting our Tour Days.

Along with Project Manager Ms Patricia Rodrigues, Mr Peter Quake representing EIW Architects, Mr Ross Leighton representing Metrocon Pty Ltd, a facility that is the envy of other schools has been built – many parts working together.

I concluded my speech with an invitation to our senior students. The Church has identified the liturgical year of 2018, beginning on 31 December 2017, as a National Year of Youth. Pope Francis wishes to hear from the youth of Australia (16–29 years) about their views on life, faith and experiences of the Church.

‘Every young person has something to say to others…all of us need to listen to you! Even young people who consider themselves agnostics, even young people whose faith is lukewarm; even young people who no longer go to Church; even young people who consider themselves atheists’. – Pope Francis

 The thoughts of young people will contribute to the international conversation led by Pope Francis as part of the General Synod on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment to be held in Rome in October 2018. The link for the survey is provided within this copy of the e-News.

We concluded the formal proceedings with recognising our former and current staff who had served the College for more than 20 years, followed by a morning tea for special guests, whilst all students continued with various competitions, Homeroom stalls and the Annual talent quest.

Yours sincerely

Caroline Payne
Principal


LETTER FROM POPE FRANCIS

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Dear Young People,

This is your chance! Be a part of an international conversation and have your voice heard!

Pope Francis wishes to hear from YOU, the youth of Australia (16 – 29 y.o) about your views on life, faith and experiences of the Church. The Australian Bishops published this online survey to provide them with feedback. Your thoughts will contribute to the international conversation led by Pope Francis as part of the General Synod on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment to be held in Rome in October 2018.

Click HERE to start the survey and be on your way to WIN one of three ‘Dr Dre Solo 2.0 On-Ear Headphones’! Details at the end of the survey.

More details

What's a Synod? 

A Synod is a special meeting of bishops from around the world who assist the Pope by providing counsel on important questions facing the Church. But it’s more than a meeting – it’s a way for the Pope to hear from the whole church on an issue. After the Synod the Pope usually writes a special document for the whole of the church.

Who is this survey for?

This survey is for Australians aged between 16 to 29 years. This survey isn’t just for practicing committed Catholics, Pope Francis wants to hear from all young people! So please pass this survey on to all your friends and family, the more the merrier!  Note: if you are under 18, you may wish to discuss the survey with your parents.

How do we do this?

This survey should only take about 10-20 minutes. There are no right or wrong answers, just answer each question as honestly as you can. If you do not want to answer a question, just move on to the next one. In each question, simply click on the number or item which best represents your response, and then move on to the next question.

For more information please click HERE

 ‘Every young person has something to say to others…all of us need to listen to you! Even young people who consider themselves agnostics, even young people whose faith is lukewarm; even young people who no longer go to Church; even young people who consider themselves atheists’. – Pope Francis

Please feel free to forward to any young people, or others who can share this message with young people.

God bless,

Anita Parker
Director of Catholic Youth Ministry
Archdiocese of Perth

 PLEASE NOTE: my new direct email address is anita.parker@perthcatholic.org.au

Year 11 Budding Artists

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The Year 11 ATAR Art class are currently working on a colour pencil drawing where they have to interpret 'differences'.  

From surrealistic desert landscapes to lush foliage and warped bodies, the class have really embraced the brief and are producing some intriguing artworks.

Later in the year, the Visual Arts and Technology & Enterprise Learning Areas will be combining efforts in the 2017 exhibition, 'Kaleidescope' -  A Celebration of Colour and Light...

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Metamorphosis - Year 10 Drama

On the 2nd of June, the Year 10 Drama class performed their own adaptation of Steven Berkoff's 'Metamorphosis'. Prior to the performance, each student researched a drama practitioner and were then placed into groups with people who had researched different practitioners. This enabled them to draw on all five practitioners in creating their scenes and as a result, the group performances were inspired by the likes of Steven Berkoff, Jacques Lecoq, Antonin Artaud, Jerzy Grotowski and Bertold Brecht. 

Drama as a subject is a great way to widen one's creative boundaries. Through the process of preparing and performing the play, the Drama class built on their communication and interpersonal skills in working with others and creating their unique compositions. Drama is a great way to work on effective communication skills as it is used and worked on constantly.

The Drama course that Mr Dove has been working on has been beneficial in teaching students the different aspects of drama. They have worked on developing and exploring skills such as proxemics, tension and status, improvisation, developing characters, writing a script, performing a scene, researching styles of theatre, and performing and adapting text from a play.

The overall feedback from the night was very positive and the parents and students who came really enjoyed the show. It was the inaugural performance in the brand new James Nestor Performing Arts Centre, and even though the performers were all still getting used to the space, the performance ran smoothly and everything went well.

There is no doubt that there will be many more amazing performances in the James Nestor Performing Arts Centre!

Annabel Biscotto (Year 10)

ACC Cross Country 2017

Congratulations to the Corpus Christi College ACC Cross Country team who achieved their goal of Top 3 in the Overall Aggregate Trophy and our amazing girls took out the the Overall Girls Aggregate Shield.  The Associated and Catholic Colleges Association host this yearly event with over 3500 students competing from around WA.

Our athletes ran against elite opposition and in unseasonably warm conditions, showed courage and resilience throughout the day and the overall results reflected a successful and committed training program in the lead-up.

We are indeed very fortunate to have passionate and dedicated coaches who inspire and drive our athletes to achieve their very best. Reno Sinagra has done a sensational job once again this season at the helm and backed up by Mark Green and Tessa Johnson they have been a dynamic and powerful coaching team.

Thanks to all for your support throughout the season.

Mr James Howard
Head of Sport

e-News 8 - 2017

From the Principal

Parents and friends are welcome to join all staff and students in celebrating our feast day, commencing with Mass at 8.45am, in the David Heath Gymnasium. As noted in the last e-News, we are also acknowledging long serving staff and the blessing of the James Nestor Performing Arts Centre...


Middle School News

On Saturday 20th May, Gianni Petta (Year 8), Mosaia McDonald (Year 9), competed in the Rostrum Voice of Youth public speaking semi -final delivering a prepared and an impromptu speech... 


Senior School News

Corpus Christi College has provided a Homework Club for current students to attend on Tuesdays and Thursday form 3:30-5:00pm. This club has been staff by our teachers on a voluntary basis aiming to assist the students who attend with any academic questions they have...


Senior School News - e-News 8 - 2017

2019 University Entry Pre-Requisites

Please find attached at this link http://www.tisc.edu.au/static/guide/prerequisites-index.tisc the 2019 University Entry Pre-requisites. This document is relevant for the current Year 10 cohort and will be essential for those students considering an ATAR pathway in Year 11 and 12 during the upcoming subject selection process.



Homework Club

Corpus Christi College has provided a Homework Club for current students to attend on Tuesdays and Thursday form 3:30-5:00pm. This club has been staff by our teachers on a voluntary basis aiming to assist the students who attend with any academic questions they have.

As of the 9th May, we will be employing some of our ex-students to assist at the Homework Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays providing free academic assistance to those students who take advantage of the service. Two ex-students will be available every Tuesday and Thursday assisting with a wide range of academic subjects across the week. Staff are still encouraged to attend when they have a chance as to provide further help to the students at Homework Club. It gives me great pleasure to welcome Shannon Kelly, Eamonn Kelly, Hayden Richards, Julianne de Souza and Clara Lingoh as our initial tutors at the Homework Club.


Fare Evasion

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Recently, Swan Transit undertook an audit to determine the extent of the number of passengers deliberately avoiding pay fares on their services.  The data collected identified afternoon school services from the College, as a higher than normal incident rate of fare evasion.

They have requested that we remind all students of the requirement to have a valid ticket for travel at all times or be tagged onto a service if using a SmartRider Card.  Anyone found not to have a valid ticket is subject to being issued a $100 infringement.


Amazing Achievements by our Corpus Public Speakers

On Saturday May 20th, four students represented Corpus in the Rostrum Voice of Youth Public Speaking semi finals in Inglewood. The students represented the College with confidence and great ability. It made me so proud to be associated with these young people.

All students needed to present a prepared speech (6 minutes Junior/ 8 minutes Senior) as well as delivering a 3-minute impromptu speech after 15 minutes preparation with no access to information.

Congratulations to each of the following participants:

Junior Section

Year 8 - Gianni Petta
Year 9 - Mosaia McDonald

Senior Section

Year 10 - Ike Adesanya
Year 12 - Olivia Fuderer

The students’ speeches were truly inspirational but, as one would expect, the competition is intense at this level. However, I am delighted to inform you that we have 3 students proceeding to the State Finals. Gianni Petta, Mosaia McDonald and Ike Adesanya will deliver a new speech in the state competition on the 24th June.

Olivia Fuderer narrowly missed out after facing tough competition in her heat. I would like acknowledge Olivia especially, for her dedication to public speaking. In the week preceding the competition, she had four exams with another one scheduled for the Monday after. In addition to the heavy workload Olivia has in Year 12, she gives generously of her time to coach a group of Year 7 public speakers every Tuesday after school. Olivia is a true role model and a dedicated student.

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Thank you to all the students for their commitment and enthusiasm in taking up the challenge of public speaking. I am so grateful to the parents and families of our competitors who came along to support and encourage them. This support made all the difference on the day.

If you would like to hear them, along with the speeches from all our talented public speakers, come along to the Corpus Christi College Public Speaking Competition which is being held on Wednesday 28th June at 6.30pm for a start at 7.00 pm in the Sadler Centre.  Please email me if you would like to attend.

Noreen Stevenson
Public Speaking Coordinator
nstevenson@corpus.wa.edu.au

Boyz Dance Program

Boyz Dance is a program only for the boys of the College, from all year groups to come and try Dance in a safe, supportive, inclusive environment. Boyz Dance allows the boys to experiment with genres of dance and styles they may not come across in other areas of their learning, and explores the skills so they may incorporate them into the curriculum Dance program, should they choose to do Dance as a subject.

 Boys learn differently from girls, it’s true, but they also enjoy different challenges. Boys Dance is a program which understands this and aims to develop the boys physical, interpersonal and communicative skills in a way which is appealing and challenging. The aim is to provide an extra-curricular outlet for the boys of the College, but allow them to access the potential curriculum and personal benefits of Dance.

Boyz Dance is taught by Corpus Dance teacher Lauchlan Bain on Wednesday afternoons, for more information contact:

Dance Teacher - Lauchlan Bain on lbain@corpus.wa.edu.au
Or
Arts Administrator - Michelle Hunt on mhunt@corpus.wa.edu.au

A testimonial from one of our boys:

Boyz Dance (with a z because we’re cool like that)

People ask me why I dance. I do Boyz Dance because it lets me improve on my dancing skills and it is a great way to meet new people and have fun. It’s crazy the number of things that I get out of Boyz Dance, it’s unbelievable. You can have fun, make new friends, get more flexible, it might not sound as good but trust me when I say it is, get better at dancing and it’s not something weird.

What made me choose Boyz Dance, was something to do for a Wednesday afternoon activity, made even better by the company and I had a personal interest in it. But it’s not just about me, the things that I see others achieve is their best. It might not be hard, might not be easy, it differs for everyone, the thing that I see people being challenged by is themselves, they aren’t afraid to push them self to go further or do something that they have never done before. The boys in Boyz Dance, they aren’t afraid to try new things.

 The thing that keeps making me come back to Boyz Dance is the company and people that you can meet. I know that that gets said a lot by people for different activities, but I have met so many new people, from other year groups. You get to meet people you I would never have thought that you would get to know.

 I believe that others should give it a try no matter what, you may like it, you may not, but I urge you to give it a try. I know what you`re thinking, dancing is a girlish thing and you don’t want to be embarrassed at the sight of you not knowing anyone there or see that none of your friends are there. But if go for one day and take a leap of faith and go just go try it out. I did, and it was one of the best things that I think that has ever happened at the College.

 To the person who is reading this, you might be new to the school and you might be in your last year, it doesn’t matter, if you come and try it you will love it, I know I did.

By Sam Watters (Year 9 Xavier)