e-News 17 - 2017

From The Principal


Dear Parents

 Our Year 12 2017 graduates have now completed their final WACE examinations. We hold them in our prayers to keep safe, as a large group of them celebrate the conclusion of secondary schooling in the south-west next week....


Senior School News


Upcoming events at The University of Notre Dame Australia


 ATAR Advice Day

 Our Course and Admissions Advisors will be available to discuss applications, alternative pathways, and courses with your Year 12 students and their families once they receive their ATAR results. No RSVP necessary....


Middle School News


To support to students who require ongoing support with their future plans, I am providing a series of one-on-one sessions focusing on their options, direction and future pathways. These will start in the Careers Office in Term Four this year and follow through to next year....

Other News and Events


SSWA Interschool Triathlon

Just over a week ago the School Sports WA Inter School Triathlon was held at Champion Lakes. The event consisted of a 300m open water swim, a 16km cycle and 3km run which could be completed as a team of three or individually. 

Corpus fielded a team of around 40 athletes who all performed extremely well with some teams just missing out on medals.

There were two stand out performances.  Benny Mangoba, Benedict Potsma and Cade Ravlich came 3rd in the year 8 boys teams event and year 8 Calum Milne who came 3rd in the individual novice event. This was a fabulous effort by Calum as he was competing against boys aged up to year 11.

Congratulations to all students who competed.


School Holiday Sailing Lessons

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Congratulations Max!

Last week, Yr 8 Corpus student Max Coten achieved his national time for 5km at the Coogee Open Water Event. This means Max will head to Adelaide on 25th January 2018 to compete in the Under 15 5km event , Australian Open Water Nationals. Well done Max, and good luck in Adelaide!



Thank you!  A Good News Story!

Dear friends

We have this week received the photo below, of Sister Mary with a newly purchased humidcrib for the St Luke Health Centre in Bujuni, Uganda.  Sister Mary asks that we convey her heartfelt thanks to all those who have made the purchase of the humidcrib possible. 

The humidcrib will enable St Luke’s to provide much improved life-saving care for premature babies, regulating their temperature until such time that they are strong enough to regulate and maintain it for themselves.  The enclosed environment of the humidcrib also allows the treatment of these babies in a soundproof, sterile environment, away from people who may carry infections.  It can also be provided with a controlled amount of oxygen to aid the baby’s breathing.

This is beautiful news and I do hope you are able to share it with your school community, with our grateful thanks for your fundraising support during the year.  

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WAAPA Summer School 2017/2018

This summer WAAPA is again offering exciting school holiday courses for students in years 4 to 12. The Summer School includes classes in dance, acting, drama, screen performance, music theatre and of course, how to perform Shakespeare. For information about the fantastic courses on offer please visit WAAPA Summer School  or contact Gabrielle Metcalf at g.metcalf@ecu.edu.au or 9370 6775.


Principal Review Process

Dear Parents

You would be aware that our Principal, Mrs Caroline Payne was reviewed under the Principal Review Process this year. The process involved the School Board, P&F Executive, the Parish Priest, Staff Members, Catholic Education personnel and the Principal. Their input was both in written form and verbally through interviews with the Review Panel. The review culminated in a meeting between the Principal and the Executive Director of the Catholic Education Western Australia, Dr Tim McDonald.

The process has now been completed and Archbishop Timothy Costelloe has endorsed the appointment of Mrs Caroline Payne as Principal of Corpus Christi College, Bateman for third contract period of four years.

As a result of the review, Caroline has developed a professional growth plan which will ensure her continued development and benefit the future of the school.

On behalf of the School Board and the Corpus Christi College community, I congratulate Caroline on the achievements over the last contract period and look forward to the future.

Yours sincerely


Mr Greg LeGuier

School Board Chair