Middle School News

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

 Year 7 Pastoral Program

As part of our Pastoral Program our current focus is mental health.  Over the next sessions, the following topics will be covered:

 Resilience

Self esteem

Confidence and achievement

Mental health

Social anxiety

Stress

Growth mindset

 Students will be provided with a range of resources and approaches that can be utilised at home.

 Year 7 Grandparents Mass

 On the 14th of September, the Year 7’s and their Grandparents will be invited to attend St. Thomas More Parish Catholic Church for a celebration of the exaltation of the cross. During this mass, we will celebrate our grandparent’s wisdom and kindness, and also remember those who have passed before us. After this special mass, our Year 7s will escort their grandparents to a pleasant morning tea and a tour around the Art and Technology Exhibition.

 Year 7 STEM 2018 – Beacon of Strength

 Our Year 7 STEM project took place last week, with students working in teams to build a tower in their timetabled classes for Mathematics, Science and Technology. The challenge was to build the tallest tower that supported the heaviest mass, using just 2 newspapers and a roll of masking tape.

 Link to the Student Launch: Please click here to see what was presented to students

 Students were guided by the STEM Development Process and worked collaboratively to investigate, design, produce, evaluate and re-design their beacon. Students were encouraged to reflect on their original design and learn from their mistakes to improve the success of their second design. In addition to creating a tower, students documented their journey in a digital portfolio. Project Managers in each group were responsible for the copying and sharing of the portfolio with members of their groups and teachers. All students could then record notes, photographic and video evidence of their progress through all stages of the STEM Development process, guided by an assessment rubric outlining steps for success.

 After a busy and productive week, students took part in the final testing on Friday afternoon led by Mark Barron – towers were lined up and tested to see if they could support 2kg, before being measured for height to determine the winning tower. Congratulations to all towers that didn’t buckle under the pressure!

 The winning towers were:

Jenna Harvey, Sam McDonald and Ben Robinson (Xavier) – 1.2m

Stephanie De Luca, Oliver de Meillon and Alyssa Tenefrancia (Palloti) – 1.4m

The STEM Committee would like to congratulate the teachers of Year 7 STEM and thank you all for your contribution towards making the project enjoyable and the highly successful learning experience that it was for our students. 

Year 8 Social

 On Friday night 31 August, Year 8 students, members of the 2018 Prefect Committee and Homeroom Teachers came together to celebrate the Year 8 Social in the College’s James Nestor Performing Arts Centre. Students arrived dressed in their “Denim” outfits ready to party the night away.

 We began the evening with a bite to eat and drink in the foyer of Performing Arts Centre before moving into J07 where our resident DJ and Head Boy, Liam Rego smashed out the tunes and had everyone dancing up a storm.

 A big thank you to the 2018 Prefect Committee who ran and coordinated all the activities on the evening and our amazing homeroom teachers for their work in the lead up and assistance with supervision.

AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE INNOVATIONS- BIG SCIENCE COMPETITION 2018

 We have now received the results of BIG SCIENCE COMPETITION that was conducted in May. 37,000 students from 560 schools took part this year. Students from New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong also took part.

 The Competition involves the testing of a student’s science skills in a competitive situation outside the normal school assessment framework. Its emphasis is on problem solving and the process of scientific enquiry. In addition, it focuses on topicality and contemporary issues, which makes this competition unique in its field.

 This year 56 Year 8 and 59 Year 10 students from Corpus Christi College entered and achieved very creditable results.

Students from this school were awarded 10 Certificates of High Distinctions (within the top 5% of the state), 12 Certificates of Distinction (within the top 15% of the state), 39 Certificates of Credit (within the top 40% of the state) and 54 Certificates of Participation.

 In Year 8, congratulations for achieving High Distinctions to LARA DELILKAN, MOLLY DAWKINS, CAMERON HOLLOWAY, HUGH LIVINGSTONE and MAY HOPWOOD.

In Year 8, congratulations for achieving Distinctions to ELKE RUANE, EMMANUEL FOO, SOPHIE OVERSBY, GRIFFEN COLLINS and JENNIFER TASSONE.

In Year 8, congratulations for achieving a Credit to ABIRAM KALAIARASAN, AVINESH SINGH, GRACE HARBEN, JOHANN BOSE, JOSHUA DUCKWORTH, MADISON KING, AUDREY HO, ELLA MOYLAN, BRENDAN BOUDVILLE, CHLOE ADAM, EMILY ROBERTSHAW, ISABELLA CROSS, MARK PARKER and SARAH SCARR.

 In Year 10, congratulations for achieving High Distinctions to ADAM NERI, SIOBHAN STEVENS, YOHANN GOMES, NICHOLAS NG and THOMAS NICHOLLS.

In Year 10, congratulations for achieving Distinctions to GEORGE NORRIS, KALEA STANGER, LUKE SELVAN, MICHAEL ALBERTINI, MAX COVELLA, MELVIN DING and RAHUL CORREIA.

In Year 10, congratulations for achieving a Credit to CALEB JAMES, CALLUM GARLAND, EDISON FOO, GRACE DUNLEAVY, HOLLY FORSTER, JAMIE HOLLOWAY, MARY ALAMIYO, RAHUL RATH, ANDREW MCMAHON, BROOKE WAGHORN, BYRON DEVENE, CATRINA HODGSON, CONNOR WEST, LACHLAN ALLEN, QUYLAM HUA, SIENNA PERRUZZA, TERINDER RIKHRAJ, CLAIRE CANTWELL, JENNA RIORDAN, JORDAN KING, LEEUWIN PAVY, MARINA PIPER, NICK KALOTAY, SARA POI and TYLER SAVY.

 Well done to all these students who committed themselves to sitting for this competition and we hope that they enjoyed the experience of testing their skills in a competitive situation outside the normal assessment framework.

 Year 9 Personal Project Exhibition

James I asks us to account for hardships as joy, because such moments grow our faith. Because trials test our faith. Each experience and trial that our Year 9 students have encountered through the completion of their Personal Project has granted them a deeper, stronger level of faith. The concept of endurance—steadfastness or perseverance has been developed through the persistence of our students to complete their remarkable projects.  Our Year 9’s have demonstrated resilience and elements of all of the Learner Profile qualities throughout the completion of their projects.

 Viewing each project with receptive eyes, it was impossible not to consider the effort, tenacity, application and commitment each student has given to their project. Each project has merit and value and each project has enabled the teen who produced, performed or developed it to grow in their own way, therefore being immeasurably precious. 

 The evening of Tuesday 4 September, the Personal Project Exhibition, gave all attendees the opportunity to vote for People’s Choice Award, nominating the project that the individual believed embodied the aims of the project. The votes have been counted and the student who achieved the most votes was presented with the People’s Choice award at the unpacking of the projects. The People’s Choice Award was presented to Jade Pymont. Jade produced a mosaic surfboard.

 The Personal Project is an integral part of the Year 9 curriculum that will continue to grow in the coming years with the amazing support of parents, teachers and peers.