Middle School e-News 14

 

Mr Frank Italiano

Deputy Principal Middle School

 

Reporting

No SEQTA Reports are issued at the end of Term 3.

 

Awards

Term 3 Awards (Middle School and Senior School)

The College acknowledges student performance in Terms One and Three with the Certificate of Endeavour. The Certificate of Endeavour will be awarded to a student in every class who has demonstrated:

·      outstanding effort over the term

·      consistent application in class

·      positive cooperation and

·      thorough completion of homework and assignment tasks.

 

Enrolments - Student withdrawal

Due notice of the withdrawal of a student requires one full term’s notice in writing, to the Principal. Verbal notification or notification to another staff member is not considered due notice. This notice may be emailed to the College Registrar registrar@corpus.wa.edu.au 

If due notice is not provided, one term’s fee of the current annual tuition fee will be charged in lieu.

Student Success – Creativity

Creativity is the ability to generate and communicate original ideas and appreciate the nature of beauty. It fosters imagination and innovation.

We inspire creativity when we encourage young people to express themselves through writing, poetry, acting, photography, art, digital media, unstructured play, etc. When we notice and praise them for thinking outside the box and taking risks, their imaginations blossom.

Can we learn to be smarter and more creative?

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/09/18/spc-vital-signs-genius-and-creativity-b.cnn

 

HUMANITIES COMPETITIONS 2017 AWARD WINNERS

 Mr James Ramsey

Head of Humanities

On behalf of the Humanities Learning Area it gives me great pleasure to acknowledge students who achieved outstanding results in the recent Australian Geography Competition and the Australian History Competition.

The Australian Geography Competition is a contest for Australian secondary school students which assesses their geographical knowledge and skills. The competition aims to encourage student interest in geography and to reward student excellence.

Over 70,000 students from all over Australia competed in the competition this year and there were a number of excellent performances from Corpus students.

The following students achieved outstanding results.

AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHY COMPETITION

 Year 7

DISTINCTION - The following students achieved a distinction. They were in the top 10 % of all participants.

Hudson Craig Power

Sophia Covella

Emmanuel Foo

Hugh Livingstone

Kade Macdonald

Isabella Rossi

Thomas Vajda

Charley Wehr

 HIGH DISTINCTION - One students achieved a high distinction. They were in the top 5% of all participants.

Elke Ruane

Year 8

 DISTINCTION - The following students achieved a distinction

Joseph Diaz

Thomas Erkes

Amy Fimmel

Gianni Petta

 HIGH DISTINCTION - One student in Year 8 achieved a high distinction.

Anna Thomson

 Year 9 -

DISTINCTION - The following students achieved a distinction

Mary Alamiyo

Claire Cantwell

Tyler Savy

 HIGH DISTINCTION - One student in Year 8 achieved a high distinction.

Leeuwin Pavy

 ONE STUDENT ACHIEVED AN OUTSTANDING RESULT – SHE WAS IN THE TOP 1% IN AUSTRALIA FROM THE 70,000 STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED. THIS IS A PHENOMENAL EFFORT.

Siobhan Stevens

 AUSTRALIAN HISTORY COMPETITION

Thousands of students from all over Australia participated. Students knowledge, skills and understandings of history were assessed by the competition.

The following students achieved outstanding results.

Year 8

DISTINCTION – The following students in Year 8 achieved a distinction

Ashton Chow

Wiliam Ellement-Hughes

Alira Malan

Elijah White-U

Lawrence Vasta

 HIGH DISTINCTION –  ONE STUDENT IN YEAR 8 ACHIEVED IN THE TOP 5% OF STUDENTS IN AUSTRALIA. THIS IS A REMARKABLE EFFORT. HE ACHIEVED 88% IN THE COMPETITION. CLEARLY HE IS A VERY TALENTED YOUNG HISTORIAN.

Thomas Hussey 88%

 

AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS SCIENCE COMPETITION 2017

 

 Ms Sally Farrington

Head of Science

We have now received the results of the Australian Schools Science Competition that was conducted in May 2017. Schools in Australia and many other countries participated.

This year 47 Year 7 and 56 Year 9 students from Corpus Christi College entered and achieved very creditable results.

Students from this school were awarded 9 Certificates of Distinction (within the top 15% of the state), 33 Certificates of Credit (within the top 40% of the state) 25 Certificates of Merit and 36Certificates of Participation.

In Year 7, congratulations for achieving Distinctions to HUDSON CRAIG-POWER, EMMANUEL FOO, HUGH LIVINGSTONE and CAMERON HOLLOWAY.

In Year 7, congratulations for achieving Credits to JENNIFER TASSONE, JENNIFER KING, SARAH SCARR, AUDREY HO, ELKE RUANE, CARMEN WONG, OLIVER GEORGE, THOMAS REID, KADE MACDONALD, THOMAS VAJDA, GRACE HARBEN, TOBY MARSHALL, MICHAEL BOVET, ISABELLA ROSSI and DICKSON PHOON.

In Year 9, congratulations for achieving Distinctions to THOMAS NICHOLLS, DIETER CADZOW, TYLER SAVY, EDISON FOO and CALLUM GARLAND.

In Year 9, congratulations for achieving Credits to SIOBHAN STEVENS,  KALEA GOWLAND, NICHOLAS NG,  BYRON DEVENE,  SARA POI, TERINDER RIKHRAJ, LACHLAN ALLEN, MOSAIA MCDONALD, ADAM NERI, MELVIN DING, JAMIE HOLLOWAY, SHERNEI LAM, LEEUWIN PAVY, MARINA PIPER, CHLOE JAMES, KONRAD RUCKI, DANIEL SANTINI and RAHUL CORREIA.

Finally, well done to all those who committed themselves to the extra work required studying for this competition.

Aurecon Bridge Building Competition 2017

Mrs K Rourke

On Friday, 11th August 2017, two teams of three Year 9 students took part in the Aurecon Bridge Building Competition held in Western Australlia at Scitech. Bridges had to be made from only 200 grams of balsa wood and cardboard but had to span a distance of 650 mm. Over 40 schools submitted entries.

Many lunch times in Term 2 as well as many before and after school hours, together with a couple Sunday’s in Term 3, were spent in designing and building their bridge with the limited amount of materials permitted.

Judging of the bridges included aesthetics as well as strength.

We congratulate Thomas Berkovic, Edison Foo and Thomas Nicholls for coming fourth in their group of 20 schools. Their bridge supported a load of 35.0 kg.

We also congratulate Konrad Rucki, Yannick Machado and Brandon Lim for coming eleventh in their group of 20 schools. Their bridge supported a load of 7.2 kg. The judges commented on the innovative design of this bridge.

The winning school was Baldivis Secondary College whose bridge supported a load of 81.3 kg.

All of the students were challenged by this fun activity and it has, perhaps, sparked an interest in a career in Engineering.

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Year 8 Social

The Year 8 social was held in the auditorium on the first of September. It was a fun-filled night complete with games, pizza and a selection of popular tunes. The auditorium was decorated with festive balloons and colourful lights! The DJ prepared some really good song choices, and the Year eights took to the stage to show off their best moves. He rewarded these dancers with flashing sunglasses, light-up rings and other cool accessories.

While the students were dancing and socialising, they had the option to participate in minute to win it games. We had a pantyhose on the head skittle race, cookie face challenges and many more hilarious and enjoyable activities. There was even a ‘hold a spaghetti in your mouth and loop the fruit loops onto it’ game (which ended in a fierce playoff between the two finalists)! It was really fun to see the enthusiasm and energy in the year eights as they participated with their friends.

After a few hours of fun, the students went outside for some hot pizza and soft drink. There was a great variety of flavours to choose from and people really enjoyed the dinner. Once we had eaten our fill, we headed back into the auditorium for some more dancing (a highlight was definitely the Macarena). To cap off the night, we had a short awards ceremony to acknowledge the ‘minute to win it games’ winners, the best dressed male and female and the best dancers of the night. It was definitely a night to remember. (Megan Schutte)

Year 9s: A Day in the Life of a Murdoch University Student A day in the life of a Murdoch University student

Do you want to experience what it’s like to be a Murdoch University student for a day?

If you are currently in Year 9 or 10, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Join us for the day as you create your own customised university timetable of activities, and meet new friends while you explore the campus and take part in hands-on workshops in areas that interest you. You will have the chance to speak with current Murdoch students and learn from the talented and inspiring lecturers that teach here.

Spots are limited, so register today! There are two dates available, but you will only be able to sign up for one of the dates.

Date option 1: Wednesday 27 September 2017
Date option 2: Thursday 28 September 2017
[Please note that the subject areas are the same on both dates]

Cost: Free! You only need to bring money for your lunch.

Time: 8.00am – 3.45pm

 

Year 7 Grandparents Mass

 Mr Mark Barron

Head of Year 7

Grandparents Mass

On the 14th of September, the Year 7’s and their Grandparents met at St. Thomas More Parish Catholic Church for a celebration of the exaltation of the cross. During this mass, we celebrated our grandparent’s wisdom and kindness, and we also remembered those who have passed before us. After this special mass, our Year 7s escorted their grandparents to a pleasant morning tea and a tour around the Art and Technology Exhibition. Overall, this was a very pleasant occasion and it showed our grandparents what an amazing school this is. 

(Hugh Livingstone and May Hopwood)