English teachers exploring new mediums

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As an Apple Distinguished School our staff often challenge the status quo and push themselves to try new things in and outside of the classroom. Over the past term; Jamie Clark, Tessa Johnson and Michael Royall have been exploring Australia fastest growing broadcast platform by producing a podcast during their free time.

The Staffroom is an education podcast which takes a look into the world of pedagogy.  Michael and Tessa meet talk with expert educators locally and around the world to discuss about teaching and learning and share outstanding classroom practice.

The team is aiming to produce eight episodes in the first series and the first two episodes are already live on iTunes.

Year 7 Drama - Ancient Greek Masks

In Ancient Greek Theatre masks played a vital role in characterisation and performance.

Illustrations of theatrical masks from 5th century display helmet-like mask, covering the entire face and head, with holes for the eyes and a small aperture for the mouth, as well as an integrated wig. It is interesting to note that these paintings never show actual masks on the actors in performance; they are most often shown being handled by the actors before or after a performance, that liminal space between the audience and the stage, between myth and reality. 

This demonstrates the way in which the mask was to ‘melt’ into the face and allow the actor to vanish into the role. Effectively, the mask transformed the actor as much as memorisation of the text. Therefore, performance in ancient Greece did not distinguish the masked actor from the theatrical character.

Today in Year 7 Drama the students created and decorated their own Ancient Greek Masks, looking at simple designs as a starting point and discussing the effective use of masks in this traditional theatre style.

 

'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 Sport

ONE TEAM ONE DREAM IN 2016

CORPUS SPORT MISSION
Corpus Sport is about much more than winning.
We aim to be the best we can be.
We are an inclusive sporting community that celebrates diversity.
Corpus sport aims to develop spirit, leadership,
Friendship, belonging, respect and commitment.
We believe in nurturing lifelong participation in sport through a balanced 'all round' program. 

COMMITMENT – COURAGE - CONNECTEDNESS

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WHAT SPORT CAN I PLAY IN 2016?

The following extra-curricular sporting opportunities are available to Year 7 students in 2016:

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Term 4

ACC Swimming

Boys Cricket

Girls Basketball

Boys Tennis

Girls Tennis

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Girls Golf

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Girls AFL Football

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Girls Triathlon

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The following extra-curricular sporting opportunities are available to Year 8 students in 2016:

Term 1

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Term 4

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Boys Cricket

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Boys Tennis

Girls Tennis

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Boys Basketball

Girls Netball

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Girls Hockey

Boys Soccer

Girls Soccer

Boys Golf

Girls Golf

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Climbing Club

ACC Athletics

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Girls Badminton

Boys AFL Football

Girls AFL Football

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Girls Cricket

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Girls Triathlon

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Girls Water Polo

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Climbing Club

The following extra-curricular sporting opportunities are available to Year 9 students in 2016:

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

ACC Swimming

Boys Cricket

Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

Boys Golf

Girls Golf

Boys Touch

Girls Touch

Boys Tennis

Girls Tennis

Running Club

Fitness Club

Climbing Club

ACC Cross Country

Boys AFL Football

Girls AFL Football

Girls Netball

Boys Hockey

Girls Hockey

Boys Soccer

Girls Soccer

Boys Golf

Girls Golf

Running Club

Fitness Club

Climbing Club

ACC Athletics

Boys Badminton

Girls Badminton

Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

Boys Touch

Girls Touch

Running Club

Fitness Club

Climbing Club

Boys Cricket

Girls Cricket

Girls AFL Football

Boys Triathlon

Girls Triathlon

Boys Water Polo

Girls Water Polo

Running Club

Fitness Club

Climbing Club

The following extra-curricular sporting opportunities are available to Senior School students in 2016:

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

ACC Swimming

Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

Boys Cricket

Girls Netball

Boys Golf

Girls Golf

Boys Badminton

Girls Badminton

Boys Tennis

Girls Tennis

Running Club

Fitness Club

Climbing Club

ACC Cross Country

Boys AFL Football

Girls AFL Football

Girls Netball

Boys Soccer

Girls Soccer

Boys Badminton

Girls Badminton

Boys Hockey

Girls Hockey

Boys Golf

Girls Golf

Running Club

Fitness Club

Climbing Club

ACC Athletics

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Girls Badminton

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Girls Touch

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Girls Tennis

Boys Water Polo

Girls Water Polo

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Fitness Club

Climbing Club

Boys Triathlon

Girls Triathlon

Running Club

Fitness Club

Climbing Club

Parents and families are very welcome at all sporting fixtures. If any parents are interested in coaching or managing a team please contact the Sports Coordinator - Mr James Howard by phoning 6332 2614 or email jhoward@corpus.wa.edu.au

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ACC A DIVISON SWIMMING REPORT 2016

The ACC A Division Swimming Carnival was held at HBF Stadium Mt Claremont on Wednesday 23 March 2016.

It was a challenging but rewarding day for our committed Corpus team who swam for and with each other, remaining true to our 2016 sporting maxim ‘One Team, One Dream’. Our students were professional, courageous and consistently impressive across all strokes against elite opposition.

We achieved our ‘Top 5’ goal and exceeded expectations by claiming 4th in the overall aggregate shield. Simply put, it was our strongest performance ever at an ACC Swimming Carnival!

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Combined Aggregate Sacred Heart 1346 John XXlll 1077 All Saints’ 1048 Corpus Christi 1022 St Mark’s 889 Kolbe 867

Boys Aggregate Sacred Heart 682 CBC Fremantle 579 John XXlll 543 Corpus Christi 528 All Saints 505 Mazenod 466 St Mark’s 451 Kolbe 420  

Girls Aggregate Sacred Heart 664 Mercedes 639 All Saints’ 543 John XXlll 534 Corpus Christi 494 Kolbe 447 St Mark’s 438 St Brigid’s 417

Senior Boys Sacred Heart 332 CBC Fremantle 325 Corpus Christi 281 Kolbe 262 Mazenod 253 John XXIII 222 St Mark’s ACS 216 All Saints College 200

Senior Girls Sacred Heart 322 Mercedes 296 John XXIII 296 Al Saints College 288 Corpus Christi 268 St Brigid’s 209 Kolbe 207 St Mark’s ACS 193

The Corpus Team was superbly led by our Captains Katie McFarlane and Trent Weir during preparations and on the big day. Corpus had a number of standout individuals on the day. Congratulations to the following swimmers who finished in the top 4 in Age Group Champion standings.

U/17 Female 1st Claire Coten
U/19 Male 2nd Trent Weir
U/16 Female 2nd Kayla Weekes
U/14 Male 3rd Melvin Ding
U/19 Female 4th Lucy Weekes
U/13 Male 4th Max Coten

Heartfelt thanks must go to our wonderful coaches in Mia Behsman and Paul Bajada whose professionalism and positivity has been inspiring to all associated with the team. To the sensational PE team at Corpus, Sheldon McIntyre, Stephen Kingwell, Deb Santaromita, Lesley McCauliffe, Wendy Quint, Ian Bean, Simon Messer and Laura Birkhead who have all supported with early morning training, swim camp and carnivals, you have all been integral to the success this season.

All the results from the A Division Swimming Carnival are now available on the ACC web site (www.accsport.asn.au). Carnivals – Swimming – Results. Previous year’s results can sometimes be stored in web cache and you may need to refresh the files to open the current results.

Results can also be accessed via the SPORTAL on Coneqt, under ACC Results.

James Howard
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NINA BROWN - GYMNASTICS WA

BrownCongratulations to Nina Brown who was recently selected as a member of the Gymnastics Western Australia State Team to attend the 2016 Australian Trampoline Gymnastics Championships at Hisense Arena, Melbourne VIC from 30th May-5th June. It is an honour to be selected to represent your state at this prestigious event. Congratulations Nina!

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LUKE DOBSON AND JACK MUSIKA - BOYS AFL

dob_MusMr Luke Dobson and Jack Musika are to be congratulated on their selection to represent WA in the 2016 Under 15 s AFL Team, competing in Maroochydore, QLD from 22 to 31 July, 2016. Congratulations boys!

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LILLY BIRD - GIRLS AFL

BirdLily Bird, is to be congratulated on her selection to represent WA in the 2016 Under 15 s Girls AFL Team, competing in Maroochydore, QLD from 22 to 31 July, 2016. well done Lilly!

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HARRISON CORMACK - Under 14s National Waterpolo Championships

Harrison recently attended the Under 14s National Championships over the Easter period on the Gold Coast. His team the City Beach Bears were successful in winning the gold medal over the Hunter Hurricanes in what ended up being a tight game 10 goals to 9. Congratulations Harrison!

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TRAVIS FEE AND JOHN BACUS - State Basketball

Congratulations to Travis Fee and John Bacus who have been selected in the U16 State Metro Mens Basketball Team to compete at the National Championships being held in Kilsyth, Victora during the week of 2 - 9 July 2016.

Over 70 boys tried out for the team and 10 players only were chosen after 3 long months of try outs. Congratulations Travis.

PS: Please support our boys by donating, buying or just by sharing the links of our fundraising initiatives to your family and friends:

  • Entertainment book: https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/93z4657
  • GoFund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/u16waboys
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    MICHAAEL ORTON - State Rowing

    Michael competed in the Sydney International Rowing Regatta in Penrith from 13th March to 21st March 2016.

    As part of that regatta there are a couple of major events. The Australian Open Rowing Championships and the Australian Open Schools Rowing Championships, in which Michael competed in both.

    In the Australian Open Rowing Championships he competed in four events (under 19 single scull, under 19 double scull, under 19 quad scull and Club Eight for the Swan River Rowing Club) with a range of results. In the singles and doubles he was eliminated in the semis, in the quad he came 6th in the Final and then finished with a strong second in the Final of the Club Eight.

    In the Australian Open Schools Rowing Championships he competed in the singles sculls as a representative of Corpus Christi College.

    He progressed well through the heat, repechage and semis and missed the Final by one position. His final result was 7th in the Final.

    Similarly, all his events in the Australian Open Rowing Championships were also in an open weight division making it very challenging to compete against boys that are up to 30kg+ heavier than him. Next year he will be old enough to enter some lightweight divisions, which will allow for a more level competition.

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    MAYA SURJAN - State Gymnastics

    Congratulations to Maya Surjan who has been selected as a member of the Western Australian Women's Gymnastics State Team for 2016. Maya will be attending the 2016 Australian Women's Gymnastics Championships from the 22nd - 28th May at Hisense Arena, Melbourne VIC. On behalf of the College, we wish Maya a successful and enjoyable tour.

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    TAYLOR CROYER - Triathlon

    Congratulations to Taylor Croyer who recently won a bronze medal at the School Sport National Triathlon Championships. Other students who performed well were Matthew Wesley who came 16th in the (13-14 Year group) and Brook McCoy and Aleisha Wesley who came 8th and 10th respectively in the (17-19 Years group).

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    The Arts

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    Corpus Christi College provides a modern, exciting and forward thinking education. We are a College nurturing confidence, compassion and personal excellence in our students and since 1983, we have developed an excellent reputation in our academic results, on the Sporting field and in Arts and cultural performance. We are a proud Catholic provider of an all round and excellent education for boys and girls in Years 7 to 12.

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    Subject Selection in Visual Art

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    Click HERE for a pdf (High Resolution) version of the Subject selection process.

    AWARD WINNERS 2015

    Angelico Awards
    Graci Macri (Year 10) - 2nd Prize, Pencil Drawing 2D Symptom
    Michelle McMahon (Year 10) - 2nd Prize, Hideaway Ceramics Installation Distress is Tranquil

    St George's Cathedral Awards 2015
    Michelle McMahon (12 Romero) - Won the overall 3D Sculpture Award.

    Atwell Art Awards
    Year 12 Cameron Whiting - Curators Award Special Challenge Recycled material.
    Year 12 Michelle McMahon - Highly Commended for her ceramic installation and clever use of materials
    Year 11 Sachin North - Highly Commended for Photo realism - Sister
    Year 10 Gracie Macri - Overall Year 10 winner for Charcaol Photorealism - Aviator
    Year 8 Collaborative Installation - Overall Best in Show Winner - Slinky Cats

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    Pastoral Care

    Creating a Caring Community

    It is essential for every student to feel that they are an important part of the College community and that they can contribute fully to the life of the College. A student’s happiness and personal growth is important to staff and other students. The College is committed to developing the ‘whole’ person –socially, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually and physically.

    The College’s Pastoral Care programme focuses on building well-being by developing key life-skills to help students cope with challenges at school and beyond. The programme begins in Year 7 with the extremely successful Orientation Week and Quest Retreat. It continues throughout school life with appropriate activities at each Year level.

    The Pastoral Care network within the College is student centred. Every student belongs to a Homeroom that meets daily with their Homeroom Teacher. This Homeroom Teacher is assisted by a supportive Homeroom Teacher. Students also belong to one of the College Houses – de Vialar, Chisholm, MacKillop, Merici, Pallotti, Romero, Salvado or Xavier. The Houses are smaller groups within the larger College community where strong friendship bonds may develop across Year levels. The College Behaviour Management Policy is based on a Code of Conduct which ensures an orderly teaching and learning environment. Students are also offered support from the Student Counsellor, Student Services and the Careers Advisor.

    Our College community extends to all students (past and present), staff, parents and families. Our goal is to provide the best educational experience and opportunities for all our students. When a new student enrols we welcome the whole family and provide opportunities for parents to be actively involved in College life. At Corpus Christi College we truly believe we are creating a caring community and that all students learn and grow in a safe, exciting and challenging Christian environment.

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    At Corpus Christi College, Pastoral Care includes a structure where:

    • All staff members are responsible for the social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical development of each student who comes within their sphere of influence.
    • Strong relationships are established between the staff, students and their families in a Christian community setting.
    • Clear, consistent, firm and just discipline is practised in an environment which facilitates the development of responsible self-discipline.
    • Students and staff are able to appreciate the care that they experience.

    As an expression of our faith, this person-centred philosophy begins in the classroom. It is reflected in all facets of the school experience, including the College’s enrolment policy and practice.

    At Corpus Christi College, Pastoral Care refers to the total care of each member, expressed through the:

    • Establishment of an effective care network.
    • Provision of satisfying learning experiences.
    • Development of quality relationships.

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    The Pastoral Care structure or network in the College is centred on the student with their most immediate pastoral needs being met and nurtured by their Homeroom and subject teachers.

    Students and staff are supported by the services offered by the College Psychologist/s, Student Services and the Careers Advisor.

    The Pastoral Care structure is overseen primarily by the Heads of Year and Deputies of Middle School, Senior School and Ministry, and the Vice Principal and Principal:

    • Subject Teachers are responsible for the pastoral care of students belonging to their classes.
    • Homeroom Teachers are responsible for the pastoral care of a specific group of students in their Homeroom.
    • Heads of Year are responsible for the well-being and progress of students within the relevant Year group.
    • Deputy Principals of Middle School and Senior School are responsible for the pastoral care of students in their Schools as they progress from Years 7 through to Year 12.
    • The Deputy Principal Ministry has a special responsibility to coordinate and oversee Pastoral Care initiatives and roles within the College.
    • The role of the College Psychologist/s is to support our students to achieve academic success, psychological health, and emotional and social well-being.  This is achieved through the delivery of preventative and point of need services directly to students, parents and teachers, and through consultative processes and programme delivery for the College.  To contact one of our College psychologist/s please click HERE.
    • Year Teams consist of the Homeroom Teachers and Head of Year at each Year level. Under the direction of the Head of Year, the Year team plans and implements the Pastoral Curriculum for their Year group.
    • House structure - students and staff are grouped vertically for some pastoral programmes and activities to support and implement aspects of the College’s pastoral curriculum. This is coordinated by the House Coordinators.

    A Pastoral Council meets to coordinate planning between the Heads of Year, Deputy Principals, Vice Principal, Principal, Director of Student Ministry and College Psychologist/s.

    The network of care provided through this pastoral structure is facilitated and enhanced by a number of provisions:

    • A clear definition and understanding of the pastoral care aspects of the roles of all staff which is provided within this statement.
    • The maintaining of regular parent contact through a range of avenues and in particular e-News, coneqt-p, email, telephone, formal and informal parent/teacher meetings, student reports, Student Diary, pro-forma letters.
    • The maintaining of a clear internal referral network regarding behaviour and issues of concern which is coordinated by the Deputy Principals.
    • Effective liaison with community referral agencies under the aegis of the College Psychologist/s.
    • Regular, formalised student reviews initiated by the Deputy Principals and/or Head of Year.
    • Formal and informal student interviews - e.g. ’getting to know you’, academic progress - can be organised by all staff members.

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    Regular review of school curricula to ensure the provision of relevant learning occurs within the forums provided by staff meetings, Learning Area meetings, Teaching and Learning Council meetings, Pastoral Council, Middle Management Committee and College Leadership meetings:

      • Each Classroom Teacher is responsible for the teaching of the appropriate curriculum, processes and skills within their subject area under the direction of Heads of Learning Area.
      • A Teaching and Learning Council meets to coordinate curriculum planning. This committee consists of the Heads of Learning Area, Heads of Year, Deputy Principals, Vice Principal and Principal.
      • Religious Education classes provide integrated and developmental experiences to assist personal and faith development.
      • Personal development, community health and vocational education issues are key areas dealt with at each Year level.
      • Library services provide essential resources and scope for individual learning.
      • A Careers guidance service is available to all students.
      • Learning Difficulties - e.g. Teacher assisted learning in the classroom and small focus classes for basic skills development have been established to assist students in need of additional support.
      • An Education Support Centre with a policy of integrated classes, where possible, has been established to provide for special needs students, especially those with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.

    Evaluation reviews of Pastoral Care initiatives occur from time to time.

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    Key factors of quality relationships include:

      • Homeroom groups, where each student belongs to a pastoral care group and meets daily with their Homeroom teacher, providing an important avenue for pastoral care activities.
      • Homeroom Teachers (and, therefore, classroom teachers) who teach students for a variety of subjects are able to extend their pastoral care.
      • A House system provides a vertical structure to support the development of on-going relationships and an enhanced sense of community.
      • Clear Behaviour Management policy and procedures provide orderly teaching and learning environments
        Regular formal/informal assemblies - whole school, Year, House, special ceremonies assist in developing identity and school spirit.
      • College Masses and liturgies celebrated together as a school/Year/class are key faith development experiences for students and staff.
      • Involvement of parents - formal/informal - sports coaching/managing, camps, parent forums, College Board, Parent Council, cafeteria, uniform shop, library assistance, school-based social activities are a feature of school organisation.
      • Student involvement in student-organised activities is encouraged.
      • The Student Leadership Team - facilitating involvement of students in real decision-making is an important aspect of leadership training.
      • Peer Support relationships are fostered through the Quest Retreat which trains older students to support Year 7 students as they make their transition to secondary school.
      • Retreats, excursions, sports carnivals, Feast Day and fundraising days are essential and integral to the life of the College.
      • Social education – Year 12 Ball, Year 11 Dinner Dance, Year 10 River Cruise and Year socials are important planned activities for students.
      • Regular social gatherings, the staff ’buddy’ programme, staff meetings, professional learning and planning days assist in fostering the development of the staff as a team.

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    Student Ministry

    A core value of the life and spirit of Corpus Christi College is nurturing spiritual growth in our students, while laying a strong foundation for their faith development. Occasions such as praying together, ministering to others and studying their faith, seek to develop and equip our students to become followers of Jesus Christ.

    As a College community we celebrate and live by the motto, Sequere Dominum – “Follow the Lord”. The name of our College centres us around the Eucharist, the gift of Jesus Himself.

    The Student Ministry programmes at the College seek to nurture faith within a peer-to-peer ministry framework. This is done through a varied and exciting range of activities, as well as by experiencing the general culture and ethos of the College environment.

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    DOCUMENTS
    Quest - Handbook for Parents
    Quest - Year 7 Parent Letter
    Quest - Parent Consent Form

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    Spiritual Development: Retreats and Reflection Days provide a unique opportunity for students to reflect upon issues of faith, life and culture. The first retreat students experience is the Year 7 Quest Retreat. This is a time to welcome our new students and it is an opportunity for senior students as Cadre Leaders and Quest Ministers to mentor and support the newest students in the College. Year 10 students will experience a range of activities over a three day Retreat in Term Two. This experience will focus on nurturing faith, serving others and developing self-responsibility. Years 11 and 12 students participate in a three-day residential retreat in Terms One and Three, conducted by staff. The focus for these occasions is the celebration of the Eucharist.



    Community: The College House system enables all staff and students to engage in many events and activities within their House group. In doing so, the spirit of cooperation and mutual respect among students can be enhanced.



    Serving the Community: Our students enthusiastically support local and global communities. Year 10 students are able to become involved in St Patrick’s Community Care Centre in Fremantle, joining the Young Vinnies and/or ‘Peer Pals’ which assists students from the Education Support Centre. Students can make a difference to the lives of many and the College seeks to foster humble, respectful and active future leaders within society.

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    Christian Action: Students are challenged to undertake experiences that take them beyond their own expectations - to assist and guide others. Examples of taking action might be peer to peer ministry and in Student Leadership ministry roles. Students are also involved in fundraising and supporting activities, such as the Caritas Project Compassion Appeal during Lent and the Fast For Faith Appeal.



    Discipleship: The College fosters the personal and spiritual development of all students, while at the same time empowering them to live as disciples of Jesus Christ. This is done by raising awareness of our Catholic culture through the understanding of Feast Days, Liturgical prayers and Archdiocesan activities, such as LifeLink and Project Compassion. We also invite students to participate in the life of their parish community. Some of our senior students are assistants to the Catechists in the parish after-school Religious Education classes.



    Liturgy: Students are provided with opportunities for Eucharistic celebrations so that they value the Sacramental life of the church. Senior students are able to be Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, thereby, facilitating their faith witness before their peers and families.

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    Over the past five years, Corpus Christi College has forged an amazing partnership with John Pujajangka-Piyirn Catholic School in the remote Mulan Aboriginal community.<br/><br/>

    Each year, a group of ten Year 11 students are selected for this service-learning experience, initially by submitting an application form, followed by an interview with the Deputy Principal Senior School, Head of Year 11 and the Mulan Immersion Coordinator. This process involves outlining their interest and the gifts and talents they feel they have to contribute to this programme, and how the experience may be of benefit to them.<br/><br/>

    The focus of such an important experience is to not only fundraise to travel to Mulan, but provide the necessary funds to support the ongoing growth and development of this Aboriginal community. It also offers educational experiences to the students they would otherwise not be exposed to. This journey for our Corpus students, allows them to experience this unique culture first-hand, engage with its people and understand and appreciate many of the learning challenges indigenous children face. One of the greatest success stories of this Immersion Programme, is the interaction and relationships formed between students from both schools.<br/><br/>

    It is truly a life-changing and memorable experience for our students and staff, and each visit deepens relationships and strengthens ties with the Mulan community, whilst at the same time, working towards reconciliation and bridging the gap.<br/><br/>

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    Learning Support

    The aim of the Centre is to equip students for a more independent life,

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    The Learning Centre coordinates information on students with diagnosed learning difficulties and non-diagnosed learning challenges in the mainstream programme. Meeting diverse learning needs of students at Corpus Christi College is achieved with the effective support of the Learning Centre, which has specialist staff focused on providing programmes and extra support to students, ensuring they all reach their full learning potential. The Learning Centre has been recognised for its inclusive model with practitioners from nearby universities visiting the Centre to observe its programmes.




    The Learning Centre has two classrooms and is situated above Student Services. The Centre has an open door policy for staff to access support, students to book appointments and parents and the community to access information. It runs on a referral process and an appointment system for students to book small group instruction and support times in all areas of their curriculum. This encourages students to book their own appointments and take responsibility for their own learning needs. The Learning Centre develops ‘learner profiles’ of students with parents and stakeholders, and from these profiles, creates plans and programmes to support a student through their learning journey.





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    The Learning Centre runs one course in Middle School for students with a learning difficulty. The aim is to support independent learning for students in Years 7, 8 and 9 to prepare them for the appropriate Senior School pathway.The course is called iLAN catering for students in Years 7 and 8, and iCulture for students in Year 9.




    This course is an Intensive Literacy and Numeracy Programme for Years 7 and 8 where students are invited by the Director of Learning Support to enrol in this course instead of a second language. The Year Nine iCulture class is a follow on from iLAN supporting students with study skills, numeracy and writing their Personal Project. Examples include, studying Mental Mathematics and basic numeracy skills, as well as consolidation of the topic learnt in class that week; sessions for literacy and organisational support; and a study programme with vocabulary lists, revision sheets and scaffolded support for topics the students are studying in Middle School.




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    The Director of Learning Support coordinates Teaching and Learning Adjustment Plans and specific strategies for students in the College, and the Numeracy Support Coordinator supports students in Years 7, 8 and 9.




    A number of teachers across different learning areas make up the literacy support. They assist with modifying tests, assessments and provide small group instruction and organisation in English, Science, Religious Education and Humanities for students in Years 7, 8 and 9.




    The Centre also has Learning Assistants attached to each Year group in Middle School who support students in the classroom. These Assistants work with small groups, implementing spelling and reading programmes, as well as supporting staff by collecting data to track student’s progress over their schooling at the College. The Team works closely with the College Counsellor, Learning Areas, Careers Advisor, Heads of Year and the Education Support Centre in promoting a team approach for inclusive practices in Middle School.




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    The Education Support Centre is a hive of activity and learning, with a dedicated and caring staff that inspire their students to be the best they can be as they move from adolescence to adulthood.




    Set in a purpose built centre within the grounds of the College, the Centre caters for 40 students. These students follow an individualised educational programme and enjoy a myriad of experiences across all years, moving towards more vocational opportunities in the senior years for many of the students.




    The aim of the Centre is to equip students for a more independent life, ensuring they have the skills to function in a work place environment, and to help each student achieve their personal best within their individualised learning plans.




    Parents who wish to know more about the learning programme afforded students in the Education Support Centre are encouraged to contact the Head of Education Support at the College for further details.




    Prospective parents of Education Support students may click on the following link to access the Education Support Parent Handbook. Click HERE to access.





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    If you are interested in making an Application for Enrolment to the Corpus Christi College Education Support Centre please use the official Application for Admission form – Admissions Form




    The Enrolment Policy is the guiding principle for admission. However, it is important the College is aware of the specialised needs to your child by including the necessary documentation and/or a covering letter, with your application.




    A separate application form is required for each child.




    Please submit the application form to the College with a non-refundable application fee of $100.00 per family. This fee covers administrative expenses and must be paid before the applicant can be placed on file.
    Receipt of the application form is NOT an indication of a successful application.




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    Most students are drawn from the parishes of Bateman, Brentwood, Willetton, Applecross, Riverton and Canning Vale. The College does accept applications outside of these areas, however, as there are more applicants than can be accommodated only a small number of students from other parishes are accepted.




    For a student to be enrolled into Corpus Christi College the following criteria must be met:




    Catholic Applicants

    • The family of an applicant will be a bona fide parishioner of a Catholic parish. A current parish reference must be furnished upon request.
    • The family of an applicant will demonstrate some involvement in the life of the applicant’s current school.
    • The family of the applicant will agree to support the College Board and the staff in their efforts to ensure the best possible education for all students enrolled.



    Non-Catholic Applicants

    • The family of the applicant will fully support the Catholic ethos, practices and traditions of the College.
    • The family of the applicant will demonstrate some involvement in the life of the applicant’s current school.
    • The family of the applicant will agree to support the College Board and the staff in their efforts to ensure the best possible education for all students enrolled.



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    • Prior to the due date of entry, parents and applicant child will be required to attend an interview.
    • Prior to interview, relevant documentation which will include a current (within the last two years) psychological assessment and/or comprehensive medical reports must be provided to the College.
    • Following the interviews, offers of places are made in writing.
    • Acceptance of these offers is formalised by completing a Confirmation of Enrolment Form and returning it to the College with the established enrolment fee. This amount is deducted from the first account raised.
    • Enrolment in the Education Support Unit will NOT guarantee the future enrolment of siblings.

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    Academic Excellence

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    At Corpus Christi College we seek to meet the diverse learning needs of all our students through the support and programmes offered by the Learning Centre, Education Support Centre and the Gifted and Talented Programme.

    Our Mission Statement: We are a Catholic community committed to empowering every learner to serve and enrich our changing world.
    The College Gifted and Talented Programme aims 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.
    • Train gifted and talented students to ensure correct attitudes and approaches to learning.
    • Identify and support underachieving students as well as maintain academically able students, motivated.
    • Ensure selected students excel at the attributes identified in the Corpus Christi College Learner Profile.

    ICT

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    Corpus Christi College provides a modern, exciting and forward thinking education. We are a College nurturing confidence, compassion and personal excellence in our students and since 1983, we have developed an excellent reputation in our academic results, on the Sporting field and in Arts and cultural performance. We are a proud Catholic provider of an all round and excellent education for boys and girls in Years 7 to 12.

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    Corpus Christi College provides a modern, exciting and forward thinking education. We are a College nurturing confidence,

    We have arrived at a time in the College’s journey where we are correctly postured in ICT in terms of leadership and technology. Our collective commitment to learning has been the essential ingredient for success in developing our College as an outstanding digital school environment, one which has seen significant shifts in the way teachers work together within subject departments, and across various learning areas. Our hardware, network and support services are second to none in Catholic Education in Western Australia.

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    Building a learning environment where leaders and teachers learn together in a culture of respect, trust and collective commitment to learning was the first essential ingredient for success in forming an outstanding digital school environment, one which saw significant shifts in the way teachers worked together within subject departments, and across various learning areas.

    There were other essential ingredients to Corpus Christi College’s learning journey in the past two years. Appointing the ‘right’ educational leader to drive this strategic focus, someone with the reputation as a highly accomplished teacher, a well-respected leader with a strong personal vision aligned to College goals. Trevor Galbraith was able to assist Caroline Payne, Principal to develop a strategic focus that saw the College implement a daring new plan. Leaders were then encouraged to be honest, tell the truth about what didn’t work at teaching and learning meetings, and to celebrate their successes.

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    Forming strategic partnerships one of which was Apple and moving towards a service oriented approach of ICT support for all community members resulted in a restructure of our ICT Service Team. Appointing former students, training students to provide in class support to teachers and fellow students at the ICT Service desk, assisted us to implement our 1:1 initiatives.

    With technology becoming more powerful and easier to use and integrate, there has been a renewed focus on pedagogy. The use of the technologies has forced teachers to change the way they operate – the notion of a flipped classroom is one example trialed by a group of early adopters at the College.

    The challenge for the Principal was to allow herself to be ‘disturbed’, be courageous enough to ‘lose sight of land’ in order to find the gems that are hidden, to trust teachers to search for new ways of navigating learning with their students.
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    To do so, of course, is to model twenty-first century learning!

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    IMG_0949Students now expand their horizons beyond the information provided by a subject teacher and a textbook. Yet, they still need the wisdom and support of their teachers who are creating new learning objects designed on the essential twenty first century learning skill, learning how to learn.



    Sharing knowledge, expertise and ideas with other schools in the region, leading working parties in the Catholic system, presenting at many conferences, inviting visitors from schools from across the nation and the globe, and conversely, visiting schools and attending high level international conferences, have all been part of the rich fabric of our commitment to an organic development for our vision for learning. Parents discuss new, smaller school backpacks, how textbooks will now be levied, and trial new initiatives in partnership with the College Leadership Team. Our students have learned about the value of becoming good digital citizens, about staying safe in a cyber world. At Parent Forums and Information evenings we raised the importance of parents managing their children’s internet time and developing ‘At home Internet Contracts’; in developing a Social Media Policy and Code of Ethics, involvement of parents, students and staff was critical, creating an online system of students reporting cyber issues called ‘Corpus Concerns’.

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    Senior School

    Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are offered an extensive academic programme, a stimulating learning environment and leadership opportunities to prepare them for the future. The curriculum is distinctive in its breadth and academic rigour with modules and courses designed to stimulate the student’s intellectual development. It also prepares them for progress to the next level after Graduation, be it tertiary education, vocational education and training or employment.

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    Year 11 and 12

    The College provides a wide range of WACE Courses which span the nine learning areas of the College: Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Languages, Arts, Health and Physical Education, and Technology and Enterprise. Please browse the individual Learning Areas for further information.
    In Years 11 and 12, students select courses to study. These must include Religion and Life and an English course. Students in Years 11 and 12 select six courses in total.




    Year 10

    In Year 10, students select modules and can begin to specialise. Compulsory subjects in Year 10 are Religious Education, English and Mathematics. The Year 10 curriculum is semesterised to increase student choice.
    Handbooks are available outlining Courses on offer.




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    Selecting Courses/Modules

    When students are choosing their modules/courses it is important they consider the following points:

    • Academic Ability – in order to achieve success in many Years 11 and 12 Courses, students need to have demonstrated a high degree of academic ability and achievement in Year 10 Modules. Without this background, students invariably have difficulty with the Year 11 content. It is essential to take careful note of Year 10 entry requirements
    • Interests – the range of choices available in courses aims to give students the opportunity to pursue their particular interests, at whatever level they are able to perform.
    • Future Intentions – students, whether planning to seek early employment, employment after Secondary Graduation or to continue with further studies (TAFE, tertiary or other) should choose courses which will maximise their options for the future.

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    Middle School

    The Middle School at Corpus Christi College has certainly accepted the above challenge. Our vision and philosophy for the future has captured the particular needs of our early adolescents. Combined with our laptop programme, we have maximised our students’ learning by allowing them the capacity to collaborate, share experiences, work across disciplines and take control of their learning.

    The educational philosophy at Corpus Christi College recognises the importance of the development of knowledge and skills. It is a philosophy that encourages students to use their gifts and talents in order to become independent and creative thinkers, who have a sense of purpose and desire to make the world a better place, espousing the principles of educating the whole person for a life of active and responsible citizenship. Using an inquiry based approach with an expectation that young people become knowledgeable and caring, who understand their responsibilities as stewards of the earth and who want to help create a better and more peaceful world, through an understanding of different cultures and respect for individuals, regardless of differences. At Corpus Christi College we encourage students to become active, lifelong learners. This is no more evident than the extraordinary work that has been done with the Personal Project in Year 9.

    We are committed to educational principles in Years 7 to 9 which are based on good educational research in how students learn in the middle years (e.g Bloom’s Taxonomy, brain-based learning, criteria referenced assessment, collaborative, inquiry and student centred learning).