From The Principal

 Dear parents 

One of the important functions of the Parents and Friends Association is to engage and strengthen our community of parents, as well as to fundraise and make decisions regarding how these funds contribute to, especially the annual monetary contribution that is made by all families. Recently, the P&F hosted the bi-annual Quiz night held in the Community Centre. On behalf of all parents, I would like us to acknowledge the members of the committee for their tireless efforts: 

• Callie Sterrett 

• Sandra Fedele 

• Silvana Cohen 

• Kate Trainor 

During the night, a very special donation was part of the silent auction, a book called ‘Forever 18’. Year 10 student Alisha Connor’s brother, Lucas Connors graduated at Corpus Christi in 2016, and died on 30 March 2017 on his 18th birthday after being struck down by an aggressive form of cancer, osteosarcoma. His mum Suz has written his biography entitled ’18 Forever’ as a tribute to Lucas. All of us at Corpus will remember Lucas very fondly, his intelligence and sense of humour influenced all who came into contact with him, remembered as a fine young man. If you would like to purchase this wonderful book, I provide the link: http://bit.ly/BalboaPress 

In addition, I wish to thank all those who donated many prizes. In particular, we are grateful for the generosity of the following sponsors: 

Jones Ballard Property Group

Gage Roads Brewing Co 

Mash Brewing Co

Hewitt Studios Photography 

The Dojo Martial Arts & Fitness

BusWest 

Endota Day Spa Fremantle

SEQTA 

Remondis Australia

Catalytic IT 

Karma Lodge Rottnest

Diving Frontiers 

Jenny Franklin Enterprises (JFE)

New Norcia 

Allure Limousines 

McCorkell Constructions

Roving Enterprises 

Campion Australia

Melville City Council 

Southern Taxation Services

Kardinya Bottle shop 

Hairfree Centre & SkinLux

Steve Hall Plumbing & Gas 

YogaZoo

Il Ciao Italian Restaurant 

6PR

Tupperware - Gael House 

Captain Cook Cruises

Tony Ale’s Fruit & Veg 

Nunzio’s Italian Restaurant

Bliss by Z Custom Cakes 

Willis CKA Risk Solutions

Bunnings O’Connor 

Surfing WA Surf School

Connors Family 

FairBridge Village

Suzanne Bailey 

Zodium Lifestyle Boutique

Market Gallery Picture Framing 

Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM)

Car Care Bullcreek 

Top Solutions

The Left Bank 

Slater Gartrell Sporting

Aroma Cafe Kardinya 

Consent2Go

SkinCity Skin Centre 

Silver Sponge Hand Car Wash

The Sushi Master 

Floral Image

Trees Adventure Lanes Poole 

Western Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO)

Corpus Communication

At the recent P&F meeting, parents requested the return of the fortnightly e-News, which I am happy to re-commence with the circulation of this issue. Corpus Christi is such a busy school, it is important we update you on a regular basis. 

After a rain-soaked week, we experienced a bright, sunny day for our Athletics Carnival. I was delighted to chat to many parents who came along to enjoy the competition on the day. 

Also hosting 20 Principals for a Catholic Secondary Principals’ meeting, it was also terrific to showcase our carnival and students last Friday. Congratulations to Merici House on winning the Shield, but the real winners were all the students who entered into the spirit of the day. 

Year 8 and Year 11 Retreats, the Beagle Bay Immersion experiences, ‘Animal Farm’ Drama Production, Catholic Performing Arts Festival events, the Inter-House Athletics Carnival, Corpus sporting activities almost on a daily basis, Languages Week, Science Week….the list goes on! Students are offered a myriad of extra-curricular activities to enhance and support their learning experiences at the College, and the last month was no exception. Hosting more than 60 bands for the Catholic Performing Arts Festival in our James Nestor Auditorium, I commend the Arts students, and their parents who dropped them off and picked them up afterwards, and for their selfless assistance in so many ways during the 5 evenings this competition was held. 

Our Year 8/9 boys AFL football team had a great win last week in their Inter-district semi-final, turning the tables on CBC Fremantle who beat us in the qualifying rounds. The final score was 4.9 33 to 1.3 9. With Prendiville beating Clontarf, we will move on to play the grand final of the Eagles Cup against Prendiville. I wish coach Geoff Cantwell and his team all the best! 

Our school community will commence the school day on Wednesday 15 August with the Feast of the Assumption Mass held in the Community Centre. On 15 August the Church celebrates the Feast Day of the Assumption of Our Lady when according to our faith, the Holy Mother, "having completed her course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory". 

Although defined as an article of faith by Pope Pius XII just over half a century ago, the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven has been accepted from back to the earliest of Christian times. 

The Assumption signals the end of Mary's earthly life and marks her return to heaven to be reunited with Jesus. While the bodies of both Jesus and Mary are now in heaven, there is a difference between the Assumption and the Resurrection. Where Jesus arose from the tomb and ascended into heaven by his own power, Mary's body was taken up to heaven by the power of her Son. For this reason, we use different words to describe each event. One is the Ascension of Christ and the other, the Assumption of Mary. 

It is also a ‘holy day of obligation’. In the Catholic Church, holy days of obligation (also called holydays, holidays, or days of obligation) are days on which the faithful are expected to attend Mass, and engage in rest from work and recreation, according to the Third Commandment. 

All parents and friends are welcome to join us for Mass to commence at 8.45am in the Community Centre. 

Staff at Corpus Christi College attend professional development workshops over the course of Semester One and Semester Two after school. We offer a range of professional learning experiences across a number of domains – Catholic identity, Teaching and Learning, Digital Learning, and Accountability. An additional pupil free day is provided to all staff in Catholic schools as a token for all the extra-curricular activities, camps and retreats, which are coordinated and run by our staff. As a result, we have two pupil free days providing the community with an extended long weekend, mid-Term 3. This also assists our senior students to relax and review prior to preparing for Trial WACE and Year 11 examinations commencing all too soon. 

With two short weeks coming up, I hope you all have a wonderful break next weekend. 

Best wishes and God bless 

Caroline Payne 

Principal

Senior School News

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Year 9 to 10 parent information evening will be held on Tuesday 14th August at 7pm in the James Nestor Centre.

A Parent Information Evening – Managing Exam Stress is being held on Murdoch’s South Street Campus this Wednesday 15th August at 6:00pm.

Parents of Year 10 -12 students are invited to join us to learn about helping their child manage stress as the examination period can be a challenging time for all students.

Registration is free and light refreshments will be provided on the evening. To register, please visit the Parent Information Evening – Managing Exam Stress event page.

 WHY ATTEND?

You'll learn about:

  • Understanding your child's exam stress
  • What to expect during their exam period
  • Different techniques to help your student manage their stress

 GUEST SPEAKER

Hear from Murdoch University's Gaston Antezana on the night. Gaston has worked as a clinician in Australia and overseas in different settings including schools, universities, mental health agencies and private practice for over 15 years. He is currently a lecturer in the Master of Counselling at Murdoch University and manages the clinical placements, including providing clinical supervision at Caladenia Counselling clinic.

Attached you will find an electronic advert and poster which include the dates of our remaining Parent Information Evenings. We’d appreciate your support in distributing this information to your school community.

Our Parent Information evenings aim to provide you with the right tools and information to confidently support your child’s journey into tertiary education. To see the full list of Parent Information Evenings visit murdoch.edu.au/parents.

TITRATION STAKES

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On Tuesday 19 June two enthusiastic teams of Year 12 Chemistry students ventured off to compete in 2018 RACI TITRATION STAKES in Resources and Chemistry Precinct at Curtin University of Technology between 5.00 - 8.00 pm.

The competition is designed to encourage students who enjoy Chemistry, particularly its practical side, to develop their skills and to reward those who attain a high level of proficiency. Every secondary school in the metropolitan area plus interested country schools was invited to enter two teams consisting of three members each.

Each team had one and a half hours to complete all titrations, carry out all calculations and hand in result sheets. Both of our teams performed well and competed successfully with a high degree of accuracy.

Congratulations to Jonathan Lim, Domenico Rotendo, Sarah Ho and Sammy Taylor.

Middle School News

Year 8 Character Retreat

In conjunction with the Religious Education Curriculum in Year 8, the students attended a retreat experience run by the 27:7 Middle School Ministry group titled - Masterpiece of Creation.

The day comprised of a series of interactive sessions including group discussions, games, video clips, reflection and prayer that brought to light God's wonderful creation. Students were directed to reflect on the pinnacle of creation as humanity, with themselves being a precious and unique creation that is 'fearfully and wonderfully made'. The students also focussed on their responsibility as 'stewards' of creation. The concept of stewards was discussed as someone who is given the responsibility to care for a precious gift of God's creation- 

  • the greatest gift of creation being our own life- so we are called to be stewards of our own life and use our gifts to bring joy in our own life and the lives of those around us.
  • Following from this- we are called to be stewards of the all humanity as the pinnacle of God's creation
  • And lastly, we are called to be stewards of the rest of creation

To enable students to appreciate their responsibility of stewardship, they were given a seed in some soil to look after and nurture to produce fruit, using this as an analogy to encourage them to nurture their own gifts and bring them to fruition. 

Year 8 Pastoral Session    “One decision can change your life”

Last week the Year 8’s took part in a presentation from an Ex-Navy SEAL who spoke to the cohort about how “One decision can change your life.”

Chandler Comerfold was assigned to SEAL Team One in San Diego, California. SEAL Teams are the Navy’s primary special operations force and the acronym SEAL stands for Sea, Air and Land, which are the environments in which all SEAL Teams operate.

Chandler’s presentation was based around a true story in which a movie was made in 2014 called “Lone Survivor”. Chandler’s best friend and room-mate was heavily involved in this mission and unfortunately lost his life in the battle.

Chandler’s message was strong and clear that as Year 8 students they need to start to train themselves now in making the right decisions, because before too long they will be faced with life changing ones that could negatively impact their lives. Playing “fortnite” instead of doing homework, copy and pasting someone else’s work from Google instead of writing it themselves are all simple decisions they can make, but by choosing the right one now, students are training themselves to deal with more difficult ones in the future.  It won’t be long, if it has not happened already, students will be asked to get in a car with someone who has been drinking, offered drugs or try to be pressured into something deep down they know is wrong.

The Year 8’s asked Chandler some thought-provoking questions which demonstrated their understanding of the presentations theme. The challenge I put to them is to try and implement this into their daily lives.

Personal Project Exhibition - Tuesday 4 September

The Personal Project comes to its culmination this term and students need to complete their project, report and exhibition set up. At the end of Term Two the students were involved in four well used periods of preparation for their report writing and exhibition preparation. More details of the project can be found on the Year 9 Portal in Seqta.

Students have all been allocated a Staff Supervisor to assist them to stay on track with their project and to offer advice and support. Most students have met with their supervisors twice already, with another meeting encouraged in the first few weeks of term. Students are welcome to make as many supervisor meetings as they feel they require to get the support they deem needed, especially leading up to the exhibition and report due date. 

Personal Project Set Up - Monday 3 September

Personal Project Exhibition - Tuesday 4 September

Personal Project Clean-Up - Thursday 6 September

Year 9 Pastoral Program

During Period 3 on Monday 30 July the Year 9 Pastoral Period was run by a number of Year 9 teachers. The emphasis of this session was the Aspect: Social Development and focussed on Bullying. The Year 9’s worked through activities and information that discussed the Common Ground we all have and how we can find positive attributes in each person we are asked to work with, sit with or collaborate with. We discussed what bullying is, the causes of bullying, the types of bullying and particularly focussed on cyberbullying as this is one of the four most common types of bullying encountered by our children in today’s society.

Within this weeks session the students were asked to identify some of the concerns they have that are causing them stress and are often the basis of bullying. A number of these were: growing up and all of the insecurities that come with this change in their lives, the opposite sex and relationships, gossip, peer pressure, study, judgement from others and expectations. The College encourages parents to discuss these concerns with their children and to seek assistance with these matters from the College ICT department or College Counsellors where necessary.

Students were also made aware of a number of organisations where they can seek assistance:

Kids Helpline  

https://kidshelpline.com.au/

1800 55 1800

Headspace

https://www.headspace.org.au/

Beat the Bullies website

http://beatthebullies.org/

Born This Way Foundation

https://bornthisway.foundation/

Bullying is becoming more and more frequent among today’s youth with mean, hurtful behaviour that occurs repeatedly in a relationship with an imbalance of power or strength. Open discussion is one of the keys to empowering our children to prevent and stop bullying.

Cyberzine: The pros and cons of location services

You may wish to access resources from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner Location, Location, Location

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NAPLAN ONLINE – School Readiness Test

You may have heard that NAPLAN Online was introduced in 2018, with 274 Western Australian schools participating. Our school will be transitioning to NAPLAN Online in 2019.

NAPLAN online will provide better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information. Your child’s results will be returned to the school faster, within a few weeks rather than a few months.

This trial, called the School Readiness Test (SRT), will enable us to assess our technical readiness to implement the new online assessments. In addition, it will give us a chance to try out the new national online assessment platform in a real-life classroom environment

During August 2018, students in Years 7 will participate in a trial of the assessment platform, by undertaking two online readiness tests that include examples of the new NAPLAN online questions. Each test will take about 45 minutes to complete.

Participating in this trial is important as it will help us ensure we have adequate internet connectivity, and whether students have access to sufficient number of devices for NAPLAN Online testing. The readiness test has not been constructed to assess curriculum knowledge, but rather to provide students with an opportunity to experience the types of questions that will be included in the new online assessments. As such, reports will not be provided.

Participation in the SRT is a key step to ensuring a successful NAPLAN online experience in 2019.

Student Success - Year 8/9 boys AFL football

The Year 8/9 boys AFL football team had a great win on Wednesday 8 August in their Inter-district semi-final, turning the tables on CBC Fremantle who beat us in the qualifying rounds. The final score was 4.9 33 to 1.3 9.

Corpus opened up a lead in the first half with some impressive team play and then defended solidly against a gale force wind to finish with the win.

It was a very even performance all over the ground, but some of the best players on the day included Charley Wehr, Luke Yeo, Jack Garland-Dixon, Ben Cutri, Jacob Santaromita, Luke Chapman, Jackson McManus and Kobe McMillan.

They move on to play the grand final of the Eagles Cup against Prendiville this Thursday. 

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From the Principal - e-News-11

28 July 2017

 

Dear parents

 

To all families, welcome back to Semester Two!

 

Holiday happenings

Director of Music David Harries supported by music staff Selena Meegan and Lydia Gardiner and 60 music students participated in the Music camp at New Norcia, which commenced on Thursday afternoon 13 July and concluded on the following Sunday afternoon with a small concert for parents at the College. After being granted the privilege of accompanying the Benedictine Mass at 9am on Sunday morning, the congregation was treated to a beautifully sung mass by our students. I was very proud of our students, many of whom sing at major school functions as well as perform at a number of festivals. In preparation for the Catholic Performing Arts Festival held during the month of August, we hope our muso’s have bonded well together for another year of accomplishment during the festival performances. At the same time, representing the College at the Apple Distinguished School Conference in Brisbane were Daniel Budd and Jean-Paul Papineau, who will share some of their experiences with their colleagues in the coming weeks.

 

Parents alerted to another Netflix Production

To the Bone’ is a new film distributed by Netflix which follows the story of 20-year-old Ellen and her battle with anorexia nervosa and subsequent treatment in a specialized group home. Various mental health experts, including Headspace, have issued a warning for parents on the film’s portrayal of anorexia nervosa, suggesting that it glorifies the disorder. Many images from the film have been posted on websites that promote anorexia as a positive thing and include tips on how to avoid eating. I encourage parents who are concerned to check the following websites:

https://www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/brookvale/media-release-re-to-the-bone/

https://www.familyzone.com/blog/to-the-bone

 

Discipleship at Corpus Christi

We commenced the term with a wonderful professional development day for staff with a focus on Catholic Identity, facilitated by Fr Elio Capra a priest of the Salesians of Don Bosco (sdb). Holding one day each year devoted to the Discipleship Domain of the Quality Catholic School Improvement framework is one part of Corpus Christi’s focus on the faith formation of staff. Prayer in the staff room nourishes us each morning, whilst staff Retreats are also offered each year, as are a number of workshops with a spiritual or religious theme.

 

‘Faith formation of Catholic school community members is Christ- centred. It is an intentional, ongoing and reflective process that focuses on the growth of individuals and communities from their lived experiences, in spiritual awareness, theological understanding, vocational motivation and capabilities for mission and service in the Church and the world’.

NCEC: A Framework for Formation for Mission in Catholic Education

At Corpus Christi, we have many committed, well-formed Catholic leaders and teachers playing an essential role in our mission as a Catholic school. There has been increasing strategic activity in forming leaders and staff for the mission of Catholic education across Australia. The spiritual journeys of school and support staff are individual and diverse. Some staff members have acquired theological and religious education qualifications and the majority of our staff meet the CEWA accreditation requirements but there is an ever-present need for a greater strategic focus on faith formation, as there is with our students.

The Year 11 Retreat experiences  this year include two different opportunities.  One group will be attending the Mulan Immersion Experience in the Eastern Kimberley region, whilst another group will be participating in the inaugural ‘Camino’, walking a section of the track taken by Bishop Salvado when he left Subiaco for New Norcia. As the last arrangements for the Retreats are finalised, I wish our staff and students all the best.

 

Staffing Matters

We welcome the return of Nicky Dux who has returned from leave in Semester One. I also acknowledge Wendy Quint, who has accepted the role of Head of VET and Transition Services for Term Three, Chanel Fenwick who will be Head of Year 8 when Jen Overend commences parental leave from late Term 3, and Joelle L’Aiguille who will be acting Xavier House Coordinator whilst Chanel is Head of Year.

 

We also welcome the following new staff:

 

·       Dr Annette Pedersen has been appointed the Head of Library, Research and Information Services, and is highly qualified, with a BA (Hons), Grad Dip Ed and PhD from UWA. Coming to us from John XXIII College where she was Head of Magis (Gifted Education) Learning Area and Coordinator of the Ignatius Centre (Library), Annette is passionate about literacy, about student learning, and school libraries being central to both processes. She has worked closely with the ICT at John XXIII College to ensure the library has become a stronger and more complex study centre, ‘a hub of multi-faceted learning where we all work to provide cutting edge pedagogy in alignment with the College Strategic Plan and the ethos of Catholic Education’. We look forward to Annette’s commencement at Corpus Christi College. I also wish to acknowledge Daniel Budd, who has undertaken this role in Semester One prior to Annette’s commencement. Daniel and Annette will work closely together to continue to form a central learning focused hub for all in the College community.

·       Kristen Nairn has been appointed to take Wendy Quint’s HPE classes. Kristen has most recently worked at Kolbe Catholic College, after recently working at Iona Presentation College for several years where she was also a House Coordinator for a year. She has an extensive range of teaching experience in sports, ODE and extra-curricular activities, and already possesses her Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic School qualification.  Kristen recently completed her Masters of Educational Leadership at UWA, where she won the Australian College of Educators Prize and the Australian Council of Educational Leaders Award.

·       Michael Royall will join us as an English Teacher in Semester Two to cover Tamar Caro who is on leave for Semester Two. Michael is a graduate of Corpus Christi College (class of 2007), and comes to us after a term at Karratha Senior High School. Outside of school hours, he has also worked for a range of tutoring programs focused on students who have been disadvantaged due to social inequality. He currently participates in one-on-one tutoring for indigenous children.

·       Monica Smokrovic will join us as an Italian Teacher to cover Anna Triscari’s Term Three Long Service Leave, and will also assist with teaching RE. Monica has worked in the Catholic system for many years, most recently at John XXIII College and also at Newman College, Lumen Christi College and St Joseph’s College in Albany. In addition to teaching Italian, English and RE, Monica has experience as a Liturgy Coordinator.

·       Vanessa Christie will join us as an English/Literacy Support Teacher to cover internal staff movements in English and classes after Chris Gecas accepted a role in Deaf Education late last term. Vanessa has worked for Carey Baptist College for many years, teaching English and English Literature. She recently completed a Masters of Education (with High Distinction) at Notre Dame, which included an individual project on investigating best practice in adolescent literacy. She has marked for NAPLAN and WACE, and is also a sessional tutor at Notre Dame. In 2008 on completing her Grad Dip at Notre Dame, and won the Australian College of Educators Prize and the Vice-Chancellor’s Medal

Best wishes and God bless

 

Caroline Payne

Principal

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.

 

From the Principal - e-News 10 - 2017

Dear parents

There has been a myriad of events in the past fortnight: Titration Stakes, Girls’ Netball and AFL finals, Boys’ AFL finals, Touch, ‘Defining Moments’ Dance Performance Evening, Public Speaking events, Atwell Art Exhibition, Philosothon at John XXIII College, just to name a few. With music students preparing for the Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges in WA, and Visual Arts students preparing for the Catholic Schools Angelico Exhibition, Term Three will continue to be filled with many opportunities for students.

Child Protection

From time-to-time, I receive ‘alerts’ from Catholic Education WA. Last week, a female student from a school in Success reported an incident in which a man driving a white sedan approached her asking if she wanted a lift to school. He was persistent so she informed him she would call the police, and as the man stopped the car, she ran away. The matter was reported to police, but I tell this story in the newsletter to invite parents to discuss ways to protect themselves from such incidents.

In light of this incident, I asked Homeroom teachers to urge all students to take care when going to and from school, and to report anything suspicious to parents, school and the police – call 131 444 or the local station to report an incident to police (and only use 000 in an emergency), or 1800 333 000 to reach Crime Stoppers.

Offenders and potential offenders are extremely mobile across the metropolitan area – we continue our professional vigilance in protecting your children during school time and at excursions and camps as much as we can. This is one of the reasons we have been thorough with requesting updated information prior to such learning activities via MCB.

With regards to coming to or from school, here are some simple suggestions to help your child stay safe. Please ask your child to:

  • Always travel with company
  • Walk on the right hand side of the road so you face oncoming traffic
  • Wherever possible, leave space between yourself and the roadway
  • Stay in areas that are well lit
  • Stay in view – avoid going into areas that are hidden from view (such as parkland bush or behind shopping centres) and plan trips to avoid such locations
  • Be alert – earphones and headphones can reduce your awareness considerably
  • If you have a mobile phone, have it turned on and ready to dial an emergency number
  • If a passing car stops nearby never get too close
  • Do not hesitate to run from a situation in which you feel at risk
  • Provide this advice to brothers and sisters, especially if younger
  • Report suspicious behaviour to parents, school and the police
  • If you can get it safely, try to photograph or remember the number plate of the car
  • Report numbers plates of cars and the clothing or distinguishing features of individuals to police.

To get the latest community safety information from police, visit WA Police on Facebook www.facebook.com/WA.Police or online at www.police.wa.gov.au

If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact me at the College.

Appointment of Deputy Principal Senior School

After an extensive process, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Damian Scali as the College Deputy Principal Senior School. Mr Scali is currently Acting in this role and was selected unanimously by the Interview Panel for this senior executive role at the College.

Mr Scali was Acting Vice Principal at Servite College, holding the position as Assistant Deputy Principal at Servite for six years, when he joined us in 2014 as a Head of Year. Mr Scali was attracted to Corpus Christi College due to our reputation for developing leaders who are change agents, making a positive difference to student learning and engagement. Mr Scali was keen to ‘work at a college that strives for a culture of excellence, whilst providing all students with a well-rounded education with the support of the parents and wider community...’. In recent times, Mr Scali was accredited by CEWA to conduct professional development in schools, including CBC Fremantle, John XXIII College, Mazenod College and St Norbert’s College, as part of the implementation of a Child Protection Curriculum across the Catholic system. Prior to his appointment at Servite College, Mr Scali was also a Head of House and the Acting Head of Science at Kolbe Catholic College, having taught Religious Education, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in a range of schools including Mazenod College and Nagle Catholic College.

Mr Scali holds a Master of Religious Education from the University of Notre Dame, having also completed a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) specialising in science and mathematics, and has achieved the Accreditation to Lead Religious Education qualification.

As an experienced and highly committed educational leader, I am confident that Mr Damian Scali will contribute a great deal to continuing the wonderful work that has made Corpus Christi College a leader in the education of students in the Senior School.

Staffing Matters

After nearly four years, serving the marketing and public relations arm of the College Cam Allen has concluded his contract. He has had an enormous impact on the College which will be ever-lasting, particularly in the design of our House crests, flags and banners, part of the ‘soul’ of the College. Cam has been involved with Corpus Christi College since he was enrolled in 1988 as a student, was appointed as Head Boy and House Captain in 1992, then returned in 2000 as an Art teacher. After three years, he left to pursue a career as a graphic designer, then returned to Corpus, initially contracted to prepare and print our Yearbook, along with other publications. Although it may be time to pursue other avenues, Cam will always be part of the fabric of the College and we wish him well in his future endeavours.

After nearly three years at Corpus Christi College, specialised Literacy teacher Mrs Christine Gecas has accepted a position in Deaf Education, commencing next term.

Other staff who are leaving us after covering staff on leave include Indonesian Teaching Assistant Mrs Nurmala Simbolon who was employed via a CEWA grant and Education Support Teaching Assistant Mr Luke Walkey.

We wish staff who are on leave all the best: Ms Tamar Caro in Semester Two, Mrs Anna Triscari, Mrs Chanel Fenwick, Mr Linda Kenton and Mrs Kathleen Davey in Term Three.

As is our custom, we will wish our staff leaving farewell at a special morning tea on Friday in the staffroom.

We commence Term Three with a Staff Professional Learning Day, with a focus on our Catholic Identity. We have asked the Reverend Dr Elio Capra sdb to facilitate the day. Like our Archbishop, Fr Elio is a Salesian priest. More information about Fr Elio will be sent to all staff during the holidays however, in the meantime, I include a short biography from his university below:

Reverend Dr Elio Capra sdb
BTheol (MCD) MTheol (Berkley) MTheol (MCD) DTheol (MCD)

Lecturer
Department of Systematic Theology
Department of Pastoral and General Studies

Reverend Dr Elio Capra is a lecturer at Catholic Theological College in Melbourne and is a member of the Department of Systematic Theology and Department of Pastoral and General Studies.  He lectures in Liturgy and Sacramental Theology.  He is a priest of the Salesians of Don Bosco (sdb).

The Final Word

High achieving students will be acknowledged and presented to the community at the Whole School Assembly on the Tuesday of the last week of term. A complete list of those who received Academic Awards and Colours Awards will be acknowledged on the website. I congratulate these students for their dedication and commitment to their studies, which has contributed to their high achievement.

Students will commence Term Three on Tuesday 18 July, after staff participate in a Professional Learning ‘Catholic Identity’ Day on Monday 17 July.

For all parents, students and staff, please have a wonderful winter holiday break and return refreshed and ready for the challenges and opportunities that will form part of Term Three.

Best wishes and God bless

Mrs Caroline Payne
Principal

'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.

 

 

Photo Day 2017

On Monday 8 May, Corpus Christi students polished their black shoes, dusted off their blazers and practised their smiles for the 2017 official Individual photos, a yearly ritual and an opportunity for parents to have a permanent snapshot of their children throughout their high school experience.

MSP Photography have been the College's official photographers for the last 4-5 years and continue to raise the standards, not only in the quality of the student images, but in the diverse services provided to the College.

 

 

e-News 3 2017

From the Principal

Dear Parents

In building community at Corpus Christi College, ensuring students are connected in support of one another, we have held a number of key events for Term One recently, including the Community Mass and Ash Wednesday liturgy, and the Inter-House Swimming Carnival...


Middle School News

As we approach the end of week five, our students are well and truly settled into the daily routine at Corpus Christi College.  It was excellent to see so many of you at Community Mass and our Students were a credit to Year Seven throughout this event....


Senior School News

After an application process and informal interviews, 30 students have been selected to join the 2017 Excelsis Club. These students will work under the guidance of William O’Callaghan striving for excellence in their academic pursuits. The club occurs every Thursday in Room R02 from 3:30-5:00pm. Below are the successful candidates...


OTHER News

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Dear parents

A large group of Year 9 parents attended the Year 10 Subject Selection Information evening, which was wonderful to see. When SCSA announced the changes to the Year 10 Curriculum from 2017, which recognises the new Western Australian Curriculum, the College were forced to change its Year 10 programme.

The major theme of the night was students selecting between an ATAR or a General pathway in Year 10, thus ensuring a pathway for success in Years 11 and 12, the high stakes Years of secondary schooling. This is in lieu of Heads of Learning Area placing students in streams according to their performance in Year 9. The College preference is for students to choose challenging courses in Year 10. Many will select an ATAR (university entrance) pathway, and in so doing, will experience the rigours of these types of courses. As Year Ten students, if they struggle in a particular course, this will inform their subject selection in Year 11, minimising the risk of lower grades and missing out on WACE graduation.

The College noted students who achieve more than six (6) D grades in their semesterised courses across Years 11 and 12 will not achieve WACE graduation. However, if students are thinking about studying ATAR courses, they are to be encouraged to try them at Year 10 level – better to struggle in this Year, rather than in Year 11.

It was also noted, students studying primarily General courses will be offered various work related opportunities during the year, which Head of VET and Transition Services Mrs Kathleen Davey is preparing with her team, including the Try-a-Trade programme.

STEM@Corpus: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 9.44.46 amSTEM is curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.

At Corpus Christi College we are working towards this goal of blended learning. This is done through the Year 9 Personal Project. What separates STEM from the traditional science and mathematics education is the blended learning environment, and showing students how the scientific method can be applied to everyday life.

The Heads of Technology and Enterprise, Science and Mathematics have developed a Year 8 STEM project to highlight the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at Corpus Christi College, a one-week cross-curricular project that will take place next week. From Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September, all Year 8 students will be working on their STEM project in their science, technology and mathematics classes.

In the STEM project, the students will be working in groups (of three) and the role of the Year 8 class teacher during this week will be to facilitate the students with their projects, and to provide facilitation related to the nature of the class. Projects will be facilitated by the subject specific teachers: Mr Ho will facilitate the various aspects associated with Robotics; Mr Stephens with aspects pertaining to Computing and Mr Barron will oversee aspects associated with Woodwork for the project models.

Other STEM related activities this term include a variety of extracurricular activities involving groups of students entering competitions against other schools. As part of the Academic Excellence programme, students formed two teams which entered the AURECON Bridge Building competition held at Scitech earlier in the term. The aim of the competition was to provide an insight into engineering as a career choice for Years 8 and 9 students. The project involved planning, teamwork, decision making, creative thinking and innovation, with the final aim being an efficient bridge design. The students constructed a bridge using materials provided by AURECON, with the judges assessing the workmanship, creativity, aesthetics/visual appeal of the bridge design. All of this, together with the load supported by the bridge determined the placement of the team – the highest load carried by the bridge was 70kg for one of our teams. The most common forms of STEM education support offered include mentoring, visiting speakers, providing resources, supporting career expos, providing cash to fund teacher professional learning or curriculum resource development, sponsoring competitions, hosting class visits and funding scholarships. This year, we have welcomed Dr Manjree Agarwal (Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences at Murdoch University) as our Scientist in School. The Scientists in Schools (SiS) is a national programme managed by CSIRO on behalf of the nation. It provides skilled volunteers the opportunity to have a positive impact and make a difference to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Scientists in Schools programme allows us and our students to work with a scientist in a flexible, professional partnership. The scientist can be a mentor, role model or inspiration for your students, providing you and them with access to new ideas and fresh perspectives in science. In turn, you and your students will help scientists see their work from a new angle and stay engaged with the public perception of their work.

Members of the Science Learning Area have further connected with Murdoch University, participating in professional learning activities offered to enhance and expose teachers to university research to assist our teaching of scientific concepts. We have a valued working relationship with the Outreach officer Michelle Austin.

Last year, in September 2015, Murdoch University hosted the 12th International Gluten and Biotechnology Conference. Global wheat quality researchers meet every three years to report progress and share knowledge in aspects of structural composition and functionality of wheat storage proteins, genetics and breeding for wheat quality improvement. A number of our senior students worked with Murdoch s Professor Rudi Appels and other Murdoch researchers. The students, (along with their teacher Mr Brian Hurn) worked to research, prepare and give a 15-20 minute presentation to conference delegates. This included taking questions and participating in discussion of their presentations. The overall theme for the workshop, in the area of chemistry and biology was Wheat gluten in our lives. This is certainly STEM in action.

Each year, selected Years 8 and 10 students participate in the Big Science Competition which is designed to test students scientific inquiry and problem solving skills. It is aligned with the Australian Curriculum – Science and open to students of all abilities in Years 7 to 12. Schools from all countries are invited to participate.

Selected students in Years 7 and 9 participate in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) which is an independent, skills-based assessment programme which recognises and rewards student achievement. The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) Science assesses students skills in the key scientific areas of:

  • Interpreting data, including observing, measuring and interpreting diagrams, tables and graphs
  • Applying data, including inferring, predicting and concluding
  • Higher order skills, including investigating, reasoning and problem solving.

  • The Academic Excellence Extension Program (AEEP) is offered to identified Years 7-9 Academic Excellence Program (AEP) students. AEEP offers students the opportunity to work individually or collaboratively on an extended project of their choice. The students have worked on a project for 5-15 weeks and end up with a final product to showcase on the Celebrating Excellence evening next week. Many of these students are completing Science related projects.

    This is already a lengthy article. Rest assure, Corpus Christi College has been a STEM school for many years, with many of our graduates studying science related courses on leaving the College.

    I take this opportunity to thank many of our staff who have offered these opportunities to our students.

    Best wishes and God bless

    Mrs Caroline Payne
    Principal


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    We Pray

    Lord, have mercy.
    Christ, have mercy.
    Lord, have mercy.
    Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle; the strength to be forgiving; the patience to be understanding; and the endurance to accept the consequences of holding to what we believe to be right.
    May we put our trust in the power of good to overcome evil and the power of love to overcome hatred.
    We pray for the vision to see and the faith to believe in a world emancipated from violence, a new world where fear shall no longer lead men to commit injustice, nor selfishness make them bring suffering to others.
    Help us to devote our whole life and thought and energy to the task of making peace, praying always for the inspiration and the power to fulfil the destiny for which we and all men were created.

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    Yvette Pearce
    Head of Year 7


    Screen Shot 2016-08-26 at 10.59.46 amIn the goal to achieve a positive digital footprint Mr Kim Hannah, a representative of the West Coast Eagles, presented to the Year 7s on Tuesday 23 August. Mr Hannah used examples of such players as Nic Naitanui to teach about digital safety. He discussed the students need to make legal and moral choices when on digital devices and again used footballing examples to demonstrate how powerful negative digital behaviour can be; including discussing the recent banana throwing incident and the impact and ongoing consequences these kinds of actions can have within the digital world. The students will continue to focus on CyberSafety within the next few Pastoral Period sessions.

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    Frank Italiano
    Deputy Principal Middle School

    Dear Parents/Carers of 2017 Year 9 students,

    At this point of the academic year, students are requested to complete their specialist subject selection for study in 2017.

    The 2017 Year 9 Handbook of Specialist Subjects is now available via the Year 8 portal. This lists all specialist subject offerings, prerequisites (if any) and course descriptions for subjects on offer to Year 9 students in 2017.

    Student administrative access to Subject Selection Online (SSO) has been set up and is now open for students to enter their subject selections. Each student has now received their SSO username and password via their College email. Subject selections must be completed before Thursday 1 September. The site will be locked after this time.

    To make your subject selections for 2017, please go to the SSO website which can be accessed at https://sso.countrynet.net.au?school=41977

    Once subject selections have been completed, students must submit a printout of their selections (signed by both the student and a parent) to Miss Low in Student Services. This must also be completed by Thursday 1 September.

    If students have any questions, they may contact Miss Low in Student Services for assistance slow@corpus.wa.edu.au

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    Frank Italiano
    Deputy Principal Middle School


    Individual NAPLAN 2016 student reports will be distributed to all families. Students will receive a personalised envelope in Homeroom by Tuesday 30 August. If you have not received your copy, please contact the College.

    For your convenience, the College has also added NAPLAN records in SEQTA.

    NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy. It is important to remember that NAPLAN tests are not pass/fail tests. At the classroom level it is one of a number of important tools used by teachers to measure student progre.

    Information specifically for parents and carers can be found in the 2016 NAPLAN information brochure for parents and carers.

    How is NAPLAN performance measured?

    NAPLAN is not a pass or fail type test, and is designed to illustrate the range of student performance across the country.

    Individual student performance is shown on a national achievement scale for each test. The performance of individual students can be compared to the average performance of all students in Australia.

    Information on individual student reports is available in the Student report- information for parents brochure.

    More detailed information on the reporting of NAPLAN results is available in the Results and reports section.

    The following video presentation provides further information about how to interpret NAP results:

    • View a video (5 min 39 s) that explains how NAPLAN results are reported, including the individual student report.

    http://www.nap.edu.au/results-and-reports/how-to-interpret/national-literacy-numeracy-assessment

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    Mr Frank Italiano
    Deputy Principal Middle School


    Notes regarding absence

    Absences are to be covered by a written note, an email or a telephone call from a parent/carer.

    Student Services
    Students who arrive late (during Homeroom or after period 1 has begun) are required to sign in at Students Services. Those who leave the College for appointments before the end of the school day are also required to attend Student Services to sign out.

    Termination Clearances
    Written notification from the parent/carer is required when a student is terminating his/her enrolment at the College. The student is also required to obtain a clearance form from Student Services. This enables outstanding book/resource/device loans and accounts to be checked and settled.

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    Year 8 students will be participating in a STEM project in Week 7. STEM is Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics

    STEM education is a new approach to learning that brings subjects together as they appear in the real world. It promotes an integrated learning environment where students take the lead and project-based learning is fundamental. Students gain critical understanding of solving problems based on real world connections.

    Normal school timetable will operate each day and during Science, Technology and Mathematics classes students will research, design, test, evaluate and present their findings in building a vehicle to the STEM project specifications and following the STEM design process.

    For your additional information we have included a link to the project reference material the students will access. Click here to view the information and learn more about the STEM project.

    YEAR 8 STEM PROJECT

    Ms Sally Farrington
    Head of Learning Science
    sfarrington@corpus.wa.edu.au

    Mrs Rhonda Armenti
    Head of Learning Technology and Enterprise
    rarmenti@corpus.wa.edu.au

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    July and August are the months when the Spine Society of Australia recommends that all girls in Years 7 and 9 participate in the NSDP by downloading the Self-Detection Brochure for Scoliosis. The brochure can be accessed directly via a link on the Scoliosis Australia home page at www.scoliosis-australia.org.

    Scoliosis (spinal curvature) is an important health problem for adolescent girls and 25 per thousand are at risk of developing a significant curve. Three girls per thousand require active treatment (spinal brace or surgery). Because in the early stages the condition is most often asymptomatic, screening in the age range 11-13 years is a sound preventative health measure.

    The website contains comprehensive information about the symptoms and treatment of scoliosis. Using the forum on this website, girls and their parents can obtain general advice from certified specialists who manage patients with spinal curvature. The forum is a useful resource in providing searchable information posted by its members. It offers a strong support base for adolescent patients with scoliosis and their parents. Healthcare professionals and other interested parties can discuss the NSDP in the forum.

    Enquiries concerning the NSDP in each state and territory should be directed to the state representative for WA, Dr P R Woodland, whose contact details are listed on the website.

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    In todays society we can not shy away from the difficult conversations with our teenagers surrounding drugs and alcohol. A number of Corpus parents have expressed concerns this year about issues such as student behaviour at parties, supervision of students at evening events, Year 12 students attending leavers and the responsibilities of parents hosting social gatherings for teenagers. This is indeed a difficult area, and one I worry about constantly.

    In order to address this issue, on Thursday 1 September, all Senior School students will be attending a presentation with former school teacher and founder of Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia, Mr Paul Dillon.

    Paul is an outstanding presenter whom the College contracts each year from NSW to conduct drug information sessions and workshops for our Year 10, 11 and 12 students. Paul is known as an expert in the Drug and Alcohol education field both nationally and internationally. His biography can be found here and the presentations he will be giving each individual year group can be found here.

    On Thursday 1 September, all parents are invited to the Parent Seminar with Paul at 7pm in the College Hall. This will be a highly informative session that Paul has tailored specifically to address some of the concerns our school community has about our own students.

    A synopsis of the presentation can be found below.

    Teenagers, alcohol and other drugs 2016: How much influence do parents really have?

    This presentation focuses primarily on alcohol, although the results of the 2013 National Drug Household Survey will be discussed. It will examine what we know about the prevalence of alcohol and other drug use by young people, with a particular emphasis on the latest evidence on the risks associated with teen drinking. There will also be a close examination of the positive influence that parents can have on their child s drinking behaviour, as well as the barriers that they may face during adolescence. It aims to empower parents with a positive message and assist them in having open and honest family discussions in this complex area.

    I highly recommend parents attend this session. Paul is an outstanding speaker with a strong solutions based approach. Attending parents will leave armed with a set of skills they can use immediately to open honest family discussions in the interest of mimising risk for their children in social settings.

    Paul maintains a blog through which parents and caregivers can stay up to date and have questions answered here.

    I look forward to seeing you on the evening.

    Regards,

    Jean-Paul Papineau
    Acting Deputy Principal Senior School

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    The Year 12 ATAR Outdoor Education Students will be running a Bin-It to Win-It program around the school during Week 7. This program s aim is to encourage students to not litter around the school and pick up litter when they notice it.

    There will be 8 bins in and around the canteen and library grassed area with House logos on them. The house with the most litter in their bin at the end of the week will receive points towards their overall house points. The Year 12 Outdoor Education Students will also be going around giving out spot prizes at lunchtime to the students that are noticed doing the right thing and putting their rubbish in the bin or picking up rubbish around the school.

    This is all due to the Year 12 Outdoor Education Students endeavouring to Leave No Trace when in the outdoors and encouraging others to do the same.

    Matt Jackson

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    This is an opportunity to thank you all for your contributions to languages week. We, as a department, truly enjoy bringing to you the worth of learning a language and Languages week provides us with a great platform to do that. The students were able to take part in activities in the classroom where they could practice their language and enjoy other cultural activities, e.g. games and sports traditional to many of the areas of study.

    August 17th is Indonesian Independence Day, commemorating its Proklamasi of independence from the Dutch, British and Japanese occupiers on 17 August 1945. Indonesia celebrates a huge birthday party every year on this day, and children take part in parades and traditional games.

    Year 7s enjoyed one of the best-loved Indonesian children s competitive games: eating crackers from a string! Using traditional fish crackers from Palembang Sumatra (available from your local Kong’s), pairs of students raced to see who could eat their dangling cracker, no hands allowed, the fastest.

    Crackers are a super-popular food in Indonesia and come in hundreds of varieties. They can be made from rice flour, tapioca flour, mung bean flour, fermented bean curd, vegetables and fruit. The one thing they all have in common is that they are ENAK! (delicious

    The quiz in the morning was a great success and we had many participants, however the winner of the quiz was Merici Year 12. They will enjoy a pizza lunch from the languages department.

    Languages week did not end for the language department on Thursday, as the weekend was full of activities relating to languages.

    Firstly, WAATI had a farewell function for the Italian exchange students that have been hosted by many schools in W.A. A total of 64 students have been hosted at our school. Corpus has been school for Chiara Adinolfi, hosted by Olivia Mocerino, Virginia Aloisi hosted by Lila Rodari and Chiara Noventa hosted by Amelia Swan. The day culminated with a River cruise on the Swan with all exchange students and 5 of each of their invited friends. Needless to say a very full boat of students and teachers, enjoying a night of music, dancing and of course Pizza. Corpus invited students were impeccable and represented the College extremely well. (see pictures.) The exchange students have enjoyed their time at Corpus and we would not be surprised to see them return.

    Next the MLTAWA conference was also held on 19th and 20th August. The language department was represented by Sue Cooper and Maria Belloni. The conference included many key presenters that were engaging and inspiring in their presentations. During this conference, Principals from many schools are nominated for the Principal’s Award. This award looks at the contribution that Principals make to Languages. We were very excited this year as our Principal, Caroline Payne, was shortlisted. Unfortunately she did not win the award but received a certificate to show she was one of 6 principals shortlisted for this award. We hope to present this certificate to Caroline at a staff briefing.

    Presenters at the Conference were impressive. Joe Lo Bianco is a legend among language teachers, having written several government policies for language learning since the 1980s. He analysed the many reasons for the significant fall in language learning among Australian students, and his main message was that language learning is about identity and brain development, NOT about what’s good for Australian trade.

    Other inspiring presenters from both WA and eastern states covered topics such as the Western Australian Curriculum for Languages, due to be introduced in 2018; pedagogical tools; differentiation strategies; learning through technology; and leadership in language teaching. All these thought-provoking ideas will be discussed at our next languages meeting!

    Thank you to all of you again for your help and your enthusiasm for Languages week and all things Language.
    v

    Anna Triscari.

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    Current Year 10 and 11 students: If you are planning a General Pathway in Year 11 and 12 and are interested in completing an off campus TAFE qualification in a Certificate not currently offered by or through the school. You may want to apply for TAFE through the Profile Program. Once a year, the TAFE Profile Program offers current secondary students the opportunity to apply for a range of Certificates in 2017-2018, that may include:

  • Tourism
  • Screen and Media
  • Retail Cosmetics
  • Events
  • Floristry
  • Applied Fashion and Design Technology
  • Hospitality
  • Plumbing
  • Process Plant Operator
  • Building and Construction (Trades)
  • Health Services Assistant
  • Sampling and Measurement
  • Engineering Technical
  • Hairdressing
  • Retail Makeup and Skincare
  • Electro Technology
  • Automotive Preparation (Heavy and Light)
  • Animal Studies
  • Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • Electronics and Computer Assembly Repair
  • Information Technology Networking
  • Conservation and Land Management (Education Support)

  • Entry to TAFE through the Profile Program is competitive as only a limited number of places are offered to all secondary schools to compete for. We currently have 13 students participating in the Profile Program. Applications are open now. See our VET Coordinator, Mrs Davey, for more information.

    Students on a General Pathway may also consider off campus options including:

    Skills Hire: Certificate II in Building and Construction (1 day per week)
    Fremantle Education Centre: Certificate IV Business (1 day per week)
    Mt Pleasant Community College: Certificate III Music (1 day per week)

  • Please note that General students can have a maximum of one day off campus per week, and this includes Workplace Learning.

  • Current Year 12s:
    Applications for further study at universities across Australia are now open. TISC 2017 Handbooks have been distributed to all students and TISC have visited the College to present an information session outlining all the procedures and dates that are relevant to the university application process and beyond. TAFE applications open on 1st September 2016 and close 9th December 2016.

    During August and September, the Careers and Transitions Office will be conducting one-on-one 30 minute interviews with all Year 12 students to check application preferences and to offer advice prior to applications being submitted. We understand that students may not yet have made any final decisions about their future pathway or may have already completed their applications; the aim of these meetings is to support students at this time of transition to plan their future studies or employment and discuss possibilities.

    Careers in the Electrical and Telecommunications Industry
    The College of Electrical Training (CET) is holding an Open Day at its campuses in Joondalup and Jandakot on September 3rd September 2016 between 11:00am and 2:00pm.

    CET is an award winning training provider, delivering pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship courses and post trade training to the public, licensed electricians and contractors in the domestic, commercial, industrial and mining sectors.

    We encourage students and their families to attend and find out more about studying an electrical apprenticeship at CET. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the facilities, speak to the instructors and ask any questions they may have about career opportunities in the electrical trade while enjoying a free sausage sizzle and refreshments.

    Electrical Group Training (EGT), the largest employer of electrical apprentices in the country will be in attendance to speak with students about potential employment opportunities, as well as representatives from The Apprenticeship Community and Milwaukee Tools. To register, visit www.cet.asn.au/openday

    University Scholarships
    UWA offers more than 400 scholarships every year to undergraduate students from all walks of life. In 2017, there will be in excess of $4 million in scholarships available to undergraduate students to assist them to realise their potential. Eligibility varies, however UWAs wide range of academic and equity-based scholarships provide commencing students with many opportunities to apply. Interested students can refer to the on-line portal at www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au which includes a full list of undergraduate scholarships with details about eligibility criteria, closing dates and how to apply. Many other scholarships are offered from individual faculties, schools, residential colleges and UWA Sports. For further information on any UWA undergraduate scholarships, contact the UWA Scholarships Office.

    Curtin University offers a wide variety of scholarships which are now open for students. Information regarding all scholarships available at Curtin can be accessed at www.scholarships.curtin.edu.au

    Murdoch University offers the following scholarships:

    The Murdoch Academic Excellence Awards are

    • awarded based on academic merit, to students currently enrolled in Year 12 who have a predicted ATAR of 90+ or 94+ for Law
    • one hundred (100) awards of $3,000 each.

    Please note: Veterinary Science is excluded from this program.

    The School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) Chemical and Metallurgical/ Environmental Engineering Scholarships are available to students studying:

    a) Bachelor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering (Honours); or b) Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours).
    The Scholarships are:

  • awarded based on academic merit, to students currently enrolled in Year 12 who have a
  • predicted ATAR of 80+, who specify one of the above courses as their first preference
  • fourteen (14) awards of $3,000 each.
  • Applications for the Murdoch Academic Excellence Awards and SEIT Scholarships for 2017 admission are now open. Application forms for these scholarships are available for download at: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/scholarships.
    Recipients will be selected on the basis of:

  • their predicted ATAR results
  • endorsement from your school.
  • Applications close on Friday 30 September 2016 and applicants will be informed of the outcome in mid‐October 2016.

    Summer Job Opportunity Adventure World recruit team members in August and November. Group auditions involve group and one-on-one activities designed to reflect the skills required when interacting with guests. Selection is based on presentation, participation, communication and confidence. To apply and book a group audition, go to www.adventureworld.net.au

    UWAY 2017
    UWAY is an equity initiative for WACE students whose academic achievements have been adversely affected by certain disadvantages. Students can apply for special entry to an undergraduate degree course at UWA. Please see Mrs Burke for more details.

    UWA Biomedical Engineering
    A new engineering program, which is the first of its kind in Western Australia, will enable bioengineers to work on cutting-edge technologies to improve health outcomes such as reducing the amount of surgery needed by cancer patients and developing new equipment that can detect people at risk of heart attacks. The program, known as Biomedical Engineering@Perkins, was launched recently at The University of Western Australia-affiliated Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

    http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201607288890/international/new-engineering-program-aims-deliver-medical-breakthroughs

    Interstate University Applications
    Applications to public interstate universities are done through the respective admission centres in each State, as detailed below:

    Victorian University Applications (VTAC)
    New South Wales University Applications (UAC)
    South Australian University Applications (SATAC)
    Queensland Universities (QTAC)
    Tasmania University (including Australian Maritime College) (UTAS)

    Please note that applications to Bond University are made direct to the university.

    University of Sydney
    Students who may be considering studying at the University of Sydney in 2017 are invited to attend an information evening on Thursday 18 August from 6.00-8.00pm at the Hyatt Regency Perth, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth. There will be information on the wide variety of courses, scholarships, how to apply and life on campus. Register at www.sydney.edu.au/meet-sydney.

    Muresk Institute
    Applications are open for the Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management degree at Muresk Institute for 2017. This course is delivered by Central Regional TAFE in collaboration with Charles Sturt University.

    ENROL NOW through Charles Sturt Universitys online admission process
    1. Apply online: http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/apply-now
    2. Create user account
    3. Follow prompts for the Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management at Muresk Institute

    Overseas Applications
    Applications to overseas universities are completed in a variety of ways with applications for the commencement of university in July/August 2017 needing to be completed by January 2017. For further information, please see Mrs Burke at Corpus Christi College.

    UK University Entrance Tests
    Any Year 12 student who is considering university study in the UK in 2017 may need to sit an admission test. Students will need to check with the university to determine if an admission test is required. Please note: You cannot register yourself for the admissions test - you must be registered by your school or college, or nearest test centre.

    Registrations to accept standard BMAT (Medicine) entries will be open between 1 September and 1 October 2016. A late entry penalty will then be charged for any BMAT entries made between 2 and 15 October 2016, after which no entries will be accepted.
    Registrations to accept entries for the CAT, ELAT, HAT, MAT, MLAT, OLAT, PAT, Philosophy Test and TSA Oxford tests will be open between 1 September and 15 October 2016.
    You can find further information about specific tests, test dates and costs on this website: http://www.admissionstestingservice.org/

    ATAR Revision Programme

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    Thank you.

    Mrs Rachel Burke

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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    25th July – 31st August Catholic Performing Arts Festival
    9th September Senior School Dance Performance
    20th September Zest Exhibition
    22nd September Year 7 Production – Ernie s Incredible Illucinations

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    THE ARTS

    Another amazing fortnight for arts has happened. Our students are thriving well under our Vision to support all talents to their best potential. Exciting times ahead.

    James Dove - HOLA

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    2017 MUSICAL PRODUCTION – HAIRSPRAY

    Last Wednesday it was announced that the 2017 College Production will be the highly acclaimed musical Hairspray. The student response to the announcement has been overwhelmingly positive and we are so excited to begin work on the show. Auditions will take place on Sunday, 28th of August 10am- 3pm in the College Auditorium. All audition information can be found online via the Student Common Drive – 2017 Hairspray now. Keep an eye out for further details regarding rehearsal dates and show dates throughout the year.

    About the show
    Set in Baltimore in 1962. Tracey Turnblad is about to realise her dream of being on the Corny Collins Show, the hottest TV show in Baltimore. Will she also succeed in love or will her arch nemesis, Amber Von Tussle, have everything her way? What happens when Tracey stands up for what is right? This toe tapping show is filled with popular numbers such as You Can t Stop the Beat and Mama, I m a Big Girl Now and will have you singing long after the curtain has come down.

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    DRAMA

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    19 of our finest year 7 students are rehearsing their heart out, preparing their lines, and finding their props for the forth-coming year 7 production of Ernie s Incredible Illucinations. The rehearsals are going extremely well and are lots of fun. As a physical piece of theatre this is set to be a fantastic show. We are using the dramaturgy of Anne Bogard and her theatre style in Viewpoints as a reference. Through exploring this very physical style we are finding some hilarious and fresh interpretations of Alan Ayckbourn s play. The years 7 are relishing the chance to perform.  

    The production starts at 6:30 sharp in the James Nester Auditorium Thursday September 22nd. Tickets are free but limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. A link will be going out soon to Year 7 parents as a priority before the rest of the College. 

    Scenes from Caucasian Chalk Circle

    Congratulations to the Year 11 ATAR students.

    IMG_2798I am very proud of our young talent coming through in our Year 11 Drama Class, as evidenced in their recent performance assessment. For this practical task ATAR students were asked to take the role of Actor and Designer for a piece of Presentational Theatre. The production was the play Caucasian Chalk Circle. The writer, Bertold Brecht, created a specific Presentational Style of theatre, originally based and set in Russia, roughly representing the end of the First World War. Brecht s style was a reaction against the rise of National Socialism in Germany. We set our piece in a fictional end to the Syrian conflict to bring a warning to our audience of a similar rise of nationalism we are experiencing across the world. The students designed and acted all of the roles of the play.

    This practical assessment was a tough and demanding rigorous process that extended students to take real responsibility for their production and performance roles. Additionally the further constraints of only using class time and some time for technical runs, has tested students to the highest limit. This is where a key feature of our learner profile is given witness; through their ability to learn from mistakes and persevere to strive for excellence the drama production assessment has made students achieved some exemplary results.

    This is all part of our ability to offer enriched learning experiences that will allow our young artists to uncover new talents and develop their full potential. Not just to solve the world’s problems, but also to determine which problems are worth solving.

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    DANCE

    Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and College - Dance Performance

    Today, Friday the 26th of August, the Corpus Dance Company and the Corpus Dance Collective will be performing at the Perth Convention Centre as part of the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. This is a great opportunity for the 87 dancers from Year 7-12 who are involved to perform in a professional theatre in front of a large audience. These students have been working hard with the Dance staff over the last two terms to both increase dance skills and techniques and produce engaging and challenging dance works for performance.

    The Dance Company is performing a work titled Nouroninhar which tells a narrative from the famous 1001 Arabian Nights and uses a fusion of different dance styles inspired by Bollywood and Iranian dancing, along with the traditions of Sufi whirling dervishes. Corpus Collective will be performing an abstract dance work in the contemporary dance genre called Illuminate which incorporates torches and reflective vests into the choreography. The Collective dancers have had the opportunity to work collaboratively on this piece and have had their personal choreography included in the dance work.

    Thanks must be given to the dancers and their families for the commitment shown throughout the rehearsal process. The dancers have attended weekly early morning rehearsals, and more recently weekend rehearsals in the final lead up to the performance. The dancers have shown outstanding commitment and maturity during the whole process and it has been a pleasure to work with them.

    Caroline Fuhr and Lauchlan Bain

    FRIENDS OF DANCE

    We would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE THANK YOU to our wonderful mums that have gone above and beyond to help us with the costumes for our performances this term. Without their help in cutting, sewing and designing our costumes we would not be able to perform these amazing pieces of work. Thank you so very much;

    Cathy Antulov (Coordinator)
    Carol-Ann Bell
    Sue Rauh
    Cathy Chalk
    Vicki Abbott-Davies
    Maria Biscotto
    Suzy Connolly
    Michelle Caifano
    Sharon Berkovic
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    MUSIC

    Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges

    The festival is still running and we have our final performances nest Tuesday when our whole college choir perform. To say that Corpus has performed very well is an understatement, we have received so many merit and honorable notifications for many of our performances. Once the festival is complete we will list all those that received these.

    We are delighted to report that our Concert band and Violin duet have nominated for the Secondary Instrumental Ensemble and Duet – Shield Playoff. They have been invited to attend the final tournament on Friday the 2nd September 2016 at Trinity College. We congratulate these students and wish them the very best for their performance.

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    VISUAL ARTS

    It has been a fantastic month for our wonderful Visual Arts team – Gaby Fabris and Julie Pannell and their very talented students. Please read below all the wonderful accomplishments they have achieved so far.

    Also on a special note that the Catholic Education Office has selected Corpus Christi College to continue showcasing the works of the Visual Art students in the foyer of the Forrest Centre St Georges Terrace at the request of Centre management. This has allowed us to submit more works and continue showcasing the wonderful talents from the Corpus Christi students promoting the Colleges cultural awareness.

    Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges - Angelico Exhibition

    Corpus Christi College has once again proven it produces some of the finest Visual Art students in Perth!

    The Angelico Exhibition for Catholic Secondary Students is a prestigious annual event on the Catholic Secondary School art calendar, the Angelico Exhibition celebrates its 23rd year in 2016. The Angelico Exhibition was named after Blessed Fra Angelico, Patron before God of Artists. It provides a broad public forum through which Catholic secondary students throughout Western Australia are able to exhibit their dynamic artistic talent.

    The Exhibition is open to all Catholic school students from Years 7-12 and features an array of creative, colourful, inspirational and spiritual works ranging from aboriginal and contemporary paintings, ceramics, sculpture, furniture pieces and textiles. Diversity has always been one of the show s main features from bold social statements to scenes of serenity with works coming from as far as Kununurra, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Albany and Broome.

    This year Corpus Christi College entered 6 pieces and won 4 awards this evening. The most of any Catholic school in the state!

    Corpus senior students took out 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize awards in both the 2D and 3D senior category. The 4th award was from the PFFWA (Parents and Friends Federation of Western Australia)

    Sachin North winning two awards; one for the PFFWA and 2nd overall Year 12 prize

    Clarissa Sutandi won 1st Prize for her Scratch board drawing.

    Madison Holling won 3rd prize for 3D Sculpture.

    The hard work from Art teacher s Mrs. Julie Pannell and Ms. Gaby Fabris are nothing short of inspiring. As Educators within the Arts, they continue to forge a healthy culture across all year groups. Mrs. Pannell was super excited about her students’ successes moments after the Awards were announced,

    Of course I am over the moon at the results, the kids deserve their success. The long hours and technical precision that have gone into these winning pieces are an absolute testament to them. These Senior School students have been very consistent over the last few years, and as teachers, we have seen them grow into the creative students we see here tonight!

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    Screen Shot 2016-08-26 at 12.02.32 pm2016 Black Swan Youth Awards

    Congratulations to Year 10 Corpus Christi College students, Jessica Tichlaar and Viona Muljono whose artworks have been selected as finalists for the prestigious 2016 Black Swan Youth Awards.

    The 2016 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture Youth Award provides young artists with an opportunity to showcase their creative talents and to challenge them from an artistic perspective through the complex field of portraiture. Students in Years 7-12 were invited to paint a portrait of a well-known Australian; an Australian they respect/admire; or undertake a self-portrait.

    In 2016 there were a record number of entries from students, making it very challenging to choose this year s finalists. As Year 10 students, it was an even bigger achievement as the majority of finalists are generally in Years 11 or 12.

    The students Art teacher, Ms Gaby Fabris when interviewed about the girls selection, couldn’t hold back her praise,

    I am so proud of what the girls have achieved. This award is considered like the Archibald Prize in the West. The Black Swan Prize is one of the most competitive and prestigious prizes, to make the finals amongst such a wide selection of entries is a huge achievement. It’s these results that make teaching Art so rewarding.

    The Year 10s have been studying hyper realism in portraiture (Focussing on pencil), but more so dedicating themselves to hours of careful rendering and detail.

    The entire class have exceeded my expectations this year with their dedication to the task, but more importantly, how passionately they embraced portraiture, Ms Fabris said.

    Gifted and Talented Art Programme

    We would like to acknowledged the following students for their part and selection in the Gifted and Talented Art Programme last Semester.

    Some of their amazing work will be on display at the ZEST - An Exhibition of Visual Arts and Technology and Enterprise later this month.

    We would also like to acknowledge Cam Allen for his hard work and dedication to these students during Semester 1.

    SELECTED YEAR 10 STUDENTS

    Madison Conley
    Lloniq Lai
    Viona Muljono
    Luke Di Dio
    Kimberly Gabrielle (Gabi) Wan
    Jessica Tichelaar
    April Ooi

    SELECTED YEAR 9 STUDENTS

    Joseph Damiano
    Austin Bevacqua
    Presley O’Brien
    Cooper Coventry
    Elizabeth (Libby) Hart
    Amy Riordan
    Janice Valentina
    Lola Davies
    Imogen Plowright

    ZEST - An Exhibition of Visual Arts and Technology and Enterprise.

    Living a life with PASSION, ENTHUSIASM and experiencing JOY through creativity.

    Opening Night – Tuesday 20th September 2016
    Location – Foundation Block

    Please book this date in your calendars – this is not a night to miss. We will be show casing our very talented students from Visual Arts and also Technology and Enterprise.

    More information will be coming shortly about how to attend this event.

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    Fathers Day Breakfast 2016

    WHEN: Friday 2 September 2016
    WHERE: Mater Christi Centre
    TIME: 7.15am – 8.30am

    To RSVP numbers and pre-order your breakfast, please click on the link below:

    https://www.trybooking.com/219423

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    ROASTING FORK SALE: Dads, we are selling Stainless steel Roasting forks on the morning of the Fathers Day Breakfast at a super cheap price.

    All money raised will go toward our Cambodian Immersion Fundraising 2016. See link below.

    https://www.corpus.wa.edu.au/roasting-fork-sale-cambodian-immersion-fundraiser/

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    Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 9.05.40 amThis is an opportunity to thank you all for your contributions to languages week. We, as a department, truly enjoy bringing to you the worth of learning a language and Languages week provides us with a great platform to do that. The students were able to take part in activities in the classroom where they could practice their language and enjoy other cultural activities, e.g. games and sports traditional to many of the areas of study.

    August 17th is Indonesian Independence Day, commemorating its Proklamasi of independence from the Dutch, British and Japanese occupiers on 17 August 1945. Indonesia celebrates a huge birthday party every year on this day, and children take part in parades and traditional games.

    Year 7s enjoyed one of the best-loved Indonesian children s competitive games: eating crackers from a string! Using traditional fish crackers from Palembang Sumatra (available from your local Kong s), pairs of students raced to see who could eat their dangling cracker, no hands allowed, the fastest.

    Crackers are a super-popular food in Indonesia and come in hundreds of varieties. They can be made from rice flour, tapioca flour, mung bean flour, fermented bean curd, vegetables and fruit. The one thing they all have in common is that they are ENAK! (delicious)

    The quiz in the morning was a great success and we had many participants, however the winner of the quiz was Merici Year 12. They will enjoy a pizza lunch from the languages department.

    Languages week did not end for the language department on Thursday, as the weekend was full of activities relating to languages.

    Firstly, WAATI had a farewell function for the Italian exchange students that have been hosted by many schools in W.A. A total of 64 students have been hosted at our school. Corpus has been school for Chiara Adinolfi, hosted by Olivia Mocerino, Virginia Aloisi hosted by Lila Rodari and Chiara Noventa hosted by Amelia Swan. The day culminated with a River cruise on the Swan with all exchange students and 5 of each of their invited friends. Needless to say a very full boat of students and teachers, enjoying a night of music, dancing and of course Pizza. Corpus invited students were impeccable and represented the College extremely well. (see picture below.) The exchange students have enjoyed their time at Corpus and we would not be surprised to see them return.

    Next the MLTAWA conference was also held on 19th and 20th August. The language department was represented by Sue Cooper and Maria Belloni. The conference included many key presenters that were engaging and inspiring in their presentations. During this conference, Principals from many schools are nominated for the Principal s Award. This award looks at the contribution that Principals make to Languages. We were very excited this year as our Principal, Caroline Payne, was shortlisted. Unfortunately she did not win the award but received a certificate to show she was one of 6 principals shortlisted for this award. We hope to present this certificate to Caroline at a staff briefing.

    Presenters at the Conference were impressive. Joe Lo Bianco is a legend among language teachers, having written several government policies for language learning since the 1980s. He analysed the many reasons for the significant fall in language learning among Australian students, and his main message was that language learning is about identity and brain development, NOT about what s good for Australian trade.

    Other inspiring presenters from both WA and eastern states covered topics such as the Western Australian Curriculum for Languages, due to be introduced in 2018; pedagogical tools; differentiation strategies; learning through technology; and leadership in language teaching. All these thought-provoking ideas will be discussed at our next languages meeting!

    Thank you to all of you again for your help and your enthusiasm for Languages week and all things Language.

    Anna Triscari

    Exchange

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    This Thursday 1 September, the Celebrating Excellence Evening will be taking place at The David Heath Centre (Old Gymnasium).

    TIME: 5.00pm - 6.30pm

    This is a showcase of work from the students in the Academic Excellence Extension Programme.

    If you a parent of one of these students and have not RSVPd as yet, please go the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/219480

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    Film Night Fundraiser - BEN HUR

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    WHEN: Sunday 11 Sept 2016 – 6.10pm
    WHERE: The Cygnet Cinema, Como

    The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

    *All proceeds go towards the 2016 Corpus Cambodia Immersion program*
    COST - $20.00 - includes 2 Raffle Tickets

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    HOLIDAY TIMES

    Wednesday 28 September - 12.00pm-3.00pm
    Saturday 8 October - 9.00am-12.00pm

    The Shop will resume normal trading on Monday 10 October which is the day students resume classes.

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    AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE INNOVATIONS- BIG SCIENCE COMPETITION 2016

    We have now received the results of BIG SCIENCE COMPETITION that was conducted in May. 48 766 students from 639 schools entered the competition, including schools in all Australian States and overseas.

    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 64 Year 8 and 34 Year 10 students from Corpus Christi College entered and achieved very creditable results.

    Students from this school were awarded 7 Certificates of High Distinctions (within the top 5% of the state), 15 Certificates of Distinction (within the top 15% of the state), 28 Certificates of Credit (within the top 40% of the state) and 48 Certificates of Participation.

    In Year 8, congratulations for achieving High Distinctions to GRACE DUNLEAVY and SIOBHAN STEVENS.

    In Year 8, congratulations for achieving Distinctions to DIETER CADZOW, EDISON FOO, MAXWELL COVELLA, THOMAS NICHOLLS, GEORGE NORRIS, KONRAD RUCKI, CALLUM GARLAND, JORDAN PASSAUER, LEEUWIN PAVY, MELVIN DING, MICHAEL ALBERTINI and TYLER SAVY.

    In Year 8, congratulations for achieving a Credit to DEETYA CHARLES, HOLLY FORSTER, LACHLAN ALLEN, NIKITA LA ROSA, JORDAN KING, LIAM MOYLAN, LUKE SPADARO, MARINA PIPER, TERINDER RIKHRAJ, YOHANN GOMES, ANDREW MCMAHON, CHLOE JAMES, INGRID SCHAUBS, JAMIE HOLLOWAY, JESSICA STEELE, KALEA GOWLAND, MARY ALAMIYO and MOSAIA MCDONALD.

    In Year 10, congratulations for achieving High Distinctions to CORRAN O'BRIEN, MARC DI GIUSEPPE, JASON HOLLOWAY, KAITLYN MUNKELT and SHAUN BYRNE

    In Year 10, congratulations for achieving Distinctions to JOSEPH CADZOW, SEAN GORMAN and ZACHARY KNIGHT.

    In Year 10, congratulations for achieving a Credit to ANDREA LEE, CAMERON CLARK, MADISON CONLEY, APRIL OOI, JODI GAGNER, SARAH HO, JOSHUA NG, KATE NOLAN, NICOLINA IERINO and SEAN FLEXMAN.

    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. Thank you to Mrs Karen Rourke who coordinates the College entries and administration of the competitions.

    Ms Sally Farrington
    Head of Science


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    Dear Space Campers and Families!

    We hope you have all returned from your US Space Camp Experience with energy and enthusiasm for all things STEM. It s always important to hear feedback and we really appreciate a few words or sentences via email! We all work very hard behind the scenes to ensure the trip is successful so while we love to read positive comments, it’s also important to know about any dissatisfaction too!

    If you can spare a few minutes, please email info@eduschooltours.com.au with your comments.

    Many Thanks!!

    Lucy Fenwick and Team Andrea, Laura, Karl, Linda, Rose and Taylor J

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    Year 7 parents are invited to a coffee morning catch up on Friday 9th September 2016 at Blend Cafe on Marmion St, Melville. Please fill out the info at the link below if you are interested!

    Cathryn Cavaney

    Take my survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NDFH9P8

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    The Corpus Christi College e-News is a fortnightly newsletter showcasing all of the latest activities, events and achievements at the College. The e-News is distributed to the Corpus Christi College community and made available on the public website. For more information, please contact communications@corpus.wa.edu.au Tags:eNews, news

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    12 August 2016

    Dear Parents

    Monday 15 August is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation for Catholics. We will be commencing the day with Mass in the Community Centre commencing at 8.45am, with all staff and students participating, and parents are most welcome to attend. This day celebrates Mary s total sharing in the new life won by her son s death and resurrection. In death, she joyfully meets her own son in heaven. We honour Mary, Mater Christi or Mother of Christ, at Corpus Christi College, who intercedes on our behalf.

    Important Information for Year 9 Parents

    The educational programme for Year 10, 2017 students is changing due to the new mandated Western Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting requirements. Whilst Acting Deputy Principal - Senior School Mr Jean-Paul Papineau provides more detail in this copy of the e-News, I wish to emphasise the importance of attending the Year 9 Parent Information Evening to be held on Thursday 25 August 2016 from 7.00pm in the College Hall.

    Student Hit by Car on Dean Road – a reminder for parents to slow down!

    Earlier this term, a student was hit by a car on Dean Road. The student was not seriously hurt, in part, because the parent who was driving the car was travelling at a speed much lower than 40kph. Yes, the student was momentarily inattentive, but children often are. I spoke to her very relieved parents afterwards.

    I receive numerous complaints from parents who witness drivers speeding in School Zones or who drive too fast on the school site, despite clear signage. This is a deplorable practice and places our students at risk.

    Please slow down and be aware!

    Alcohol, Drugs and Parties: Parent Information Evening Thursday 1 September

    Some students drinking to excess at parties has been a concern expressed by parents to Heads of Year. Students walking into parties with backpacks filled with alcohol places party hosts in jeopardy with the law, with parents expressing concern regarding children pre-loading at friend s homes, making their own way to parties. Each weekend, we see TV news items concerning out of control parties in the suburbs. So, what can parents do?

    Paul Dillon will be speaking to Years 10, 11 and 12 students separately on Thursday 1 September, followed by a Parent Information Evening at 7.00pm in the College Hall. All parents are welcome to attend, with further details to be sent by the College soon. Be informed, come along and hear from a presenter who has resonated with many students and parents in the past. Themes vary from year to year, and include enhancing students awareness, explore the realities of drinking alcohol to excess and risk taking behaviour, as well as the focus of Year 12s, looking after your mates as you leave school.

    Generosity of Year 9 Students

    Congratulations to our Year 9 Business students who donated funds to Brother Olly s Wheelchairs for Kids, an organisation he leads which builds wheelchairs for disadvantaged children in 70 developing countries. In accepting the cheque, Brother Olly inspired our students with some uplifting stories at the Assembly during the week.

    Best wishes and God Bless.

    Mrs Caroline Payne
    Principal


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    IMG_2584-eMrs Filipa Carvalho
    Head of Academic Excellence

    A number of Catholic Primary Schools have been invited to identify students in their school who have the ability and interest to achieve at a high academic level. Corpus Christi College is offering Year 5 and 6 students from our Catholic feeder primary schools the opportunity to participate in the Year 5 and 6 Gifted and Talented Program.

    The aim of the program is to:

  • provide a forum for like minded students to socially communicate and collaborate
  • develop higher order process skills and in-depth investigation skills
  • to interact with practising experts
  • empower students to strive for excellence and to achieve at their true potential
  • provide students with a positive experience in a high school
  • maximise the potential of all students, converting gifts into talents
  • Some further details of the Gifted and Talented Program:

    Programs offered: Art, Robotics, Investigating Scientifically, and Information Communication and Technology

    Duration: 5 weeks (week commencing 25 July- 25 August, 2016)

    How often: Once per week

    Location: Corpus Christi College

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    Ten Western Australian secondary school students will be selected for the tour to visit Singapore in 2017. The education programme will cover Australia s military involvement in the Asia region during World War II.

    The Premier s ANZAC student Tour is a state-wide competition open to all Western Australian students currently enrolled in Years 8 to 11. Students are required to prepare and submit a written essay.

    All completion information, posters and entry forms are on the tour website at http://education.wa.edu.au/anzac

    Should you require further information please contact Ms Penny James, Principal Consultant on 94026273 or at anzactour@education.wa.edu.au

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    PASTORAL PERIODS YEAR 7

    Yvette Pearce
    Head of Year 7


    Students have recently reviewed Coaching Young People for Success - Steps for my school success. They did this by reviewing their Personal Areas I am Happiest with and Personal Areas I want to Improve. Students then reviewed their Subjects I am Happiest with and Subjects I want to Improve.

    When all students completed their reviews they were involved in a general class discussion about which areas the students have improved in and which areas they still think they need to work on.

    Discussions included:

    • cooperation
    • teamwork
    • positive encouragement/talk and its role in creation/production.
    • how working together, including everyone and positive encouragement can achieve great things and allow everyone to feel valued

      • Students have also logged into ELES at: http://www.studyskillshandbook.com.au/

        Students have worked through the following sections, watched clips and opened the different sections. This included:

      • Listening skills
      • Participation skills
      • Concentration skills
      • Appropriate classroom behaviour.

      • Powerful Lessons in Bullying

        Students have also focussed on the Anti- Bullying message.

        The Bruised and the Beautiful Apple – A Powerful Lesson in Bullying, by Dan Pearce, 2013
        http://www.danoah.com/2013/11/the-bruised-and-the-beautiful-apple-a-lesson-in-bullying.html

        Watch Roar - a bullying story clip
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        Students discussed what we can do to stop bullying and identified popular anti-bullying campaign slogans and catch phrases.

        Tellagami (app on iPad)
        Students produced a Tellagami with an anti-bullying message or positive message indicating what they can do to stop bullying message.

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        PASTORAL PERIODS YEAR 8

        Scott Connery
        Head of Year 8


        As in previous sessions, students continued with the SensaAbility material, this can be found on the Year 8 Portal. The most recent Pastoral session was on the delivery of Communication 3.

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        PASTORAL PERIODS YEAR 9

        Naomi Larsen
        Head of Year 9


        Careers Education

        Students were recently given the opportunity to log on to the Skills Road website and complete the Career Quiz:

        www.skillsroad.com.au

        This activity helped students to identify their talents and skills and then linked these strengths to suitable career pathways or industries.

        The Skills Road website is an excellent resource that steps students through the career exploration process to help them identify their interests, map these interests against relevant careers, explore these careers and then learn how to optimise their chances of employment. The Year 9 students will continue to access this information in preparation for senior school and beyond.

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        Screen Shot 2016-08-15 at 9.56.57 amMrs Karen Rourke

        On Wednesday, 3 August 2016, two team of two Year 8 students took part in the Aurecon Bridge Building Competition held in WA at Scitech. Bridges had to be made from only 300 pop-sticks but had to span a distance of 650 mm. Over 40 schools submitted entries.

        Many lunch times in Term Two as well as many before and after school hours in Term Three 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 Dieter Cadzow and Thomas Berkovic for coming fourth in their group of 20 schools. Their bridge supported a load of 77.0 kg.

        We also congratulate Yannick Machado and Konrad Rucki for coming eight in their group of 20 schools. Their bridge supported a load of 40.3 kg.

        The winning school was Carmel Adventist College whose bridge supported a load of 223 kg, the best in Australia.

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

        Dieter Cadzow, Thomas Berkovic, Yannich Machado and Konrad Rucki

        The bridge building competition involved creating a prototype bridge before building the final bridge. Once we studied what makes a bridge a good bridge, we had some idea of the best shape and structure for our bridge. We sorted out to build the prototype bridge first. We then started building the final bridge with the materials provided by Aurecon. We spent several weeks on this project, meeting before school, after school and even on the last Sunday. We enjoyed building the bridge as we had a lot of fun chatting to our friends. However, it was the planning, hard work and determination of the two groups that made this experience possible.

        The bridge building competition started at Scitech on 3rd August, where we had to sign up and drop off the bridges. The first thing we all took part in was the flying cup challenge in which we had to cut up parts of a cup and stack them on each other to see how high we could get it and how long it would last upright. Following this, we went and explored Scitech and all the amazing exhibits. Later we went to the theatre and watched the show The things that glow. Frank, the host performed some interesting science tricks such as filling balloons with different gases and then popping them with a hot rod. This resulted in a gigantic ball of fire. We could hear the blast from far away. After this amazing science show, we moved to the planetarium for the judging of our bridge.

        Before placing the bridge on the testing mount, we were asked questions regarding the building of the bridge. The officials hooked the weight scale to the ground and onto our bridge. Then an official tensioned the hook which put weight on the bridge and gave us a measurement on the scale in kilograms. Prior to the collapse of the bridge the maximum weight our bridge could hold was recorded and compared to other bridges. This would give us a ranking between fellow bridge builders.

        We were very happy with our results. Dieter and Thomas bridge supported a load of 77 kg, placing 4th out of 20 schools. Yannick and Konrad s bridge supported a load of 40.3 kg, placing 8th out of 20 schools. Overall we were very happy with our results and look forward to trying again next year.

        We would like to thank Mrs Rourke for all the guidance, support and time she gave to make this experience possible.

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        In a previous addition of the e-news I informed parents that the Year 9 to 10 information evening would be postponed as the College Academic Council considered how best to construct a curriculum which met the requirements of the new mandated West Australian curriculum which will extend from K-10 in 2017.

        A date has now been set. The Year 9 to 10 parent information evening will be held on Thursday 25th August from 7pm in the College Hall.

        At this meeting I will present the Year 10 curriculum models for 2017, outline the subject selection process for Year 9 students entering Year 10 and answer any queries and questions parents may have about selecting appropriate subject pathways to set students up for success in Years 11 and 12. The transition from Middle to Senior School involves an increased level of student choice in the subject selection process. In this regard I look forward to speaking with you all on the evening of Thursday 25th August, in order to help make this transition a successful one for your child.

        Mr Jean-Paul Papineau
        Acting Deputy Principal Senior School


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        On Wednesday we had the opportunity to gather as a whole College community for assembly. At the assembly I was pleased to see a number of Senior School students receiving awards and recognition for outstanding achievement In their individual areas of excellence.

        As is the tradition at Corpus Christi College, the following students received an embroidered towel in recognition of representative positions.

        Congratulations to the following students:

        Joshua Robinson - Year 7 Sailing
        Isabella Huggins - Year 7 Calisthenics
        Maya Surjan - Year 7 Gymnastics
        Jack Musika Year - 9 AFL Football
        Luke Dobson - Year 9 AFL Football
        LilyBird - Year 9 AFL Football
        Carla Drennan - Year 10 Basketball
        Travis Fee - Year 10 Basketball
        John Bacus - Year 10 Basketball
        Lindsay Fowles - Year 10 AFL Football
        Olivia Neri - Year 10 Little Athletics
        Nina Brown - Year 11 Trampolining
        Katie McFarlane - Year 12 Swimming

        A special congratulations is extended to the following students who were selected to the ACC All star team in their respective discipline:

        Swimming – Melvin Ding, Yew Tan, Katie McFarlane, Claire Coten, Natasha Wilson, Chris Johnstone, Ariella Illife-Rayner
        Cross Country – Kayla Van der Linden, Cade Ravlich, Taylor Kroyer, Harry Cormack, Brooke McCoy

        Congratulations also to the following students who were presented with their captains badges in recognition of their being elected leaders of College sports teams.

        Captains Badge Presentation

        College Netball Captain – Elysia Henley
        College Football Captain – Dean Barone
        ACC Cross Country Captains – Jennifer Delpup and Cameron Jones
        ACC Athletics Captains – Dylan Watson and Aleisha Wesley

        Finally, Congratulations to Nathan Cavaney in Year 10, who was the winner of the Year 10 Introductory Accounting Australian Schools Share-Market Competition.

        Nathan Cavaney s astute portfolio investments made a total profit of $1,733.89 in the 10 weeks of the competition.

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        Timetables for the Year 11 and Year 12 Semester 2 examinations are now available.

        Year 12 examinations for ATAR Units 3 and 4 subjects begin on Monday 3rd October.
        Year 11 examinations for ATAR Units 1 and 2 subjects begin on Monday 10th October

        2016 Trial WACE Examinations Timetable

        Year 11 Semester II Examination Timetable 2016

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        In a previous addition of the e-news I informed parents that the Year 9 to 10 information evening would be postponed as the College Academic Council considered how best to construct a curriculum which met the requirements of the new mandated West Australian curriculum which will extend from K-10 in 2017.

        A date has now been set. The Year 9 to 10 parent information evening will be held on Thursday 25th August from 7pm in the College Hall.

        At this meeting I will present the Year 10 curriculum models for 2017, outline the subject selection process for Year 9 students entering Year 10 and answer any queries and questions parents may have about selecting appropriate subject pathways to set students up for success in Years 11 and 12. The transition from Middle to Senior School involves an increased level of student choice in the subject selection process. In this regard I look forward to speaking with you all on the evening of Thursday 25th August, in order to help make this transition a successful one for your child.

        Mr Jean-Paul Papineau
        Acting Deputy Principal Senior School


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        Ten Western Australian secondary school students will be selected for the tour to visit Singapore in 2017. The education programme will cover Australia s military involvement in the Asia region during World War II.

        The Premier s ANZAC student Tour is a state-wide competition open to all Western Australian students currently enrolled in Years 8 to 11. Students are required to prepare and submit a written essay.

        All completion information, posters and entry forms are on the tour website at http://education.wa.edu.au/anzac

        Should you require further information please contact Ms Penny James, Principal Consultant on 94026273 or at anzactour@education.wa.edu.au

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        Year 12 Parents and Students

        The applications for further study at universities across Australia are now open. TISC 2017 Handbooks have been distributed to all students and TISC have visited the College to present an information session outlining all the procedures and dates that are relevant to the university application process and beyond. TAFE applications open on 1st September 2016.

        In September, the Careers and Transitions Office will be conducting one-on-one 30 minute interviews with all Year 12 students to check application preferences and to offer advice prior to applications being submitted. We understand that students may not yet have made any final decisions about their future pathway or may have already completed their applications; the aim of these meetings is to support students at this time of transition to plan their future studies or employment and discuss possibilities.

        At this stage of the year all Year 12 students should have received a Prospectus from each of the WA Universities. Following on from the Corpus Christi Future Pathways Program, students are encouraged to attend university and TAFE Open Days throughout the month of August.

        As a parent, what can your son or daughter and you do together?

        • Discuss various courses in the prospectuses that may be of interest
        • Gather more information by visiting university of TAFE websites, or requesting further information from universities or TAFE. Talk to family, friends and career advisers about your plans and get feedback from people you know who work in your area of interest.
        • Attend university and TAFE Open Days that are advertised in each prospectus and in this newsletter and explore the web and printed material on career choices, pathways and courses
        • Be positive and dont panic!

        University OPEN DAYS

        Sunday 14 August:
        University of Western Australia
        ECU Mount Lawley and WAAPA Open Day

        Sunday 21 August:
        Notre Dame s Open Day Festival

        Skills West Expo 2016

        The final Careers Expo for 2016 will be held from 12-14 August at the Perth Convention Centre. Students and parents will have the opportunity to explore and acquire information from over 100 exhibitors in areas of:

      • Tertiary and VET Education and Training
      • Graduate, Apprenticeship and Traineeship Opportunities
      • Top Growth Industry Leaders
      • Pathways to university
      • Careers in the Electrical and Telecommunications Industry

        The College of Electrical Training (CET) is holding an Open Day at its campuses in Joondalup and Jandakot on September 3rd September 2016 between 11:00am and 2:00pm.

        CET is an award winning training provider, delivering pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship courses and post trade training to the public, licensed electricians and contractors in the domestic, commercial, industrial and mining sectors.

        We encourage students and their families to attend and find out more about studying an electrical apprenticeship at CET. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the facilities, speak to the instructors and ask any questions they may have about career opportunities in the electrical trade while enjoying a free sausage sizzle and refreshments.

        Electrical Group Training (EGT), the largest employer of electrical apprentices in the country will be in attendance to speak with students about potential employment opportunities, as well as representatives from The Apprenticeship Community and Milwaukee Tools. To register, visit www.cet.asn.au/openday

        University Scholarships

        UWA offers more than 400 scholarships every year to undergraduate students from all walks of life. In 2017, there will be in excess of $4 million in scholarships available to undergraduate students to assist them to realise their potential. Eligibility varies, however UWA s wide range of academic and equity-based scholarships provide commencing students with many opportunities to apply. Interested students can refer to the on-line portal at www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au which includes a full list of undergraduate scholarships with details about eligibility criteria, closing dates and how to apply. Many other scholarships are offered from individual faculties, schools, residential colleges and UWA Sports. For further information on any UWA undergraduate scholarships, contact the UWA Scholarships Office.

        Curtin University offers a wide variety of scholarships which are now open for students. Information regarding all scholarships available at Curtin can be accessed at www.scholarships.curtin.edu.au

        Murdoch University offers the following scholarships:

        The Murdoch Academic Excellence Awards are

      • awarded based on academic merit, to students currently enrolled in Year 12 who have a predicted ATAR of 90+ or 94+ for Law
      • one hundred (100) awards of $3,000 each.
      • Please note: Veterinary Science is excluded from this program.

        The School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) Chemical and Metallurgical/ Environmental Engineering Scholarships are available to students studying:
        a) Bachelor of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering (Honours); or b) Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours).
        The Scholarships are:

        • awarded based on academic merit, to students currently enrolled in Year 12 who have a
        • predicted ATAR of 80+, who specify one of the above courses as their first preference
        • fourteen (14) awards of $3,000 each.

        Applications for the Murdoch Academic Excellence Awards and SEIT Scholarships for 2017 admission are now open. Application forms for these scholarships are available for download at: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/scholarships.

        Recipients will be selected on the basis of:

      • their predicted ATAR results
      • endorsement from your school.
      • Applications close on Friday 30 September 2016 and applicants will be informed of the outcome in mid‐October 2016.

        Summer Job Opportunity Adventure World recruit team members in August and November. Group auditions involve group and one-on-one activities designed to reflect the skills required when interacting with guests. Selection is based on presentation, participation, communication and confidence. To apply and book a group audition, go to www.adventureworld.net.au

        Rachel Burke
        Career Coordinator


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        Lachlan Nadj and Daniel Ialacci

        Lachlan Nadj and Daniel Ialacci are two Year 12 Corpus Christi College students currently undergoing a Certificate II Building and Construction Pathway specialising in Carpentry and Joinery.

        The two students attend Skillhire WA every Friday in their school week learning the theoretical and practical elements required to guide them into a solid apprenticeship, post Secondary School.

        After visiting the students this morning at their workplace, when asked about their current situation, Daniel was quick to answer,

        "The support and pathway advice given to me by the careers and Workplace team at Corpus has allowed me to link up to Skillhire WA, an awesome organisation allowing me the opportunity to follow my dream in becoming a trade and eventually owning my own business, who knows, Lachlan and myself might go into business together!"

        After graduation, the boys will need to complete 110 hours in the workplace within their field, with the hope that 2017 is the start of dream careers for them both.

        Cam Allen
        Corpus Communications


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        Elyse Ainsworth - Sailing World Champion

        Year 12 student Elyse Ainsworth has recently returned from Ireland with a World Championship Sailing Title at 17 years-of-age.

        Elyse has balanced her Year 12 Studies and maintained her Training and Competition, what an amazing achievement!

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        When: Thursday 18th August (Week 5)
        Where: Corpus Christi College
        Time: 8:40am – 3:15pm

        The carnival is an excellent opportunity for students to participate with enthusiasm, show pride for their House and appreciate the excellence of the top athletes at the College. Parents and family are very welcome to attend and experience the Corpus spirit. We always appreciate the support given by parents which ensures a positive and enjoyable experience for all.

        A reminder that attendance at the carnival is compulsory and all students are expected to participate in either the main or minor carnival. Any non-attendance or non-participation requires a letter to the House Coordinator prior to the event. Non-participants are expected to assist with the running of the Carnival on the day. Participation at Inter-house events is part of the graduation expectations of Senior School students and absences are not tolerated.

        HOUSEKEEPING:
        UNIFORM:

      • Full sports uniform with House shirt
      • College cap

      • BEHAVIOUR:

      • We ask that you support your house and cheer on your athletes on the day!.
      • Aim for the day is promoting house spirit. The use of phones, ipods, games etc does nothing to enhance this. These items will be confiscated if seen. NO PHONES/IPOD like devices.
      • The College is not responsible for the loss of any valuable items. Do NOT bring them to the carnival.

      • FOOD AND DRINK:

      • Have a sensible breakfast on carnival day.
      • Bring their own plastic water bottles (NO glass is allowed).
      • Fizzy drinks are discouraged.

      • MEDICAL:

      • Medical details need to be updated prior to the Carnival, including emergency contact numbers.

      • Sheldon McIntyre
        Head of Health and Physical Education


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        The Corpus Christi College e-News is a fortnightly newsletter showcasing all of the latest activities, events and achievements at the College. The e-News is distributed to the Corpus Christi College community and made available on the public website. For more information, please contact communications@corpus.wa.edu.au Tags:eNews, news

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    Dear Parents and friends

    It was wonderful to meet with a number of parents who attended the Parent/Teacher/Student interviews this week. Year 12s are now on the home straight in their final term of schooling with Year 11 students are also completing courses in Term Three. Year 10 students are finalising their course selections, whilst Year 9 students will be selecting subjects in a new Year 10 educational programme for 2017. This can be a stressful time for parents as well. Please remember, whether it be Heads of Year, subject teachers or our Careers Coordinator Mrs Rachel Burke, there is always someone here at Corpus Christi College who can assist you with advice.

    WORLD YOUTH DAY

    The Year of Mercy is an opt-in year, an invitation by Pope Francis to look at our communities in terms of how mercy is part of being Catholic - part of our Catholic identity. World Youth Day starts today, Wednesday 27 July 2016. Our teacher of French Ms Joelle L Aiguille is attending and writes to the school community:

    The Pilgrimage has been a great blessing so far. It is just wonderful to meet so many young people who are so happy and proud to share and celebrate their faith.

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    After the final Mass in the parish yesterday we have spent a night at Kalwaria Zebrzydiwska, the Shrine of the Mother of God described by Saint John Paul II as a reservoir of faith, hope and love. Words cannot really describe how beautiful and amazing this place is. There we had the opportunity to walk the road of Calvary and reflect on the presence of God s mercy in our lives. So far, the experience at Kalwaria has been the highlight of my trip.

    I am very grateful for having been given the opportunity to attend this special event of the Catholic Church and I am really looking forward to sharing it with the Corpus Christi Community.

    I ask that you all pray for us and if there are any prayer intentions that the Corpus Christi Community will like me to pray for during this journey please do not hesitate to let me know.

    We are now in Krakow where World Youth Day will officially start. Australia is truly well represented with about 3000 pilgrims. May God bless you.

    I know we have a number of former students also attending World Youth Day in Krakow - we pray for all young people attending and the future of the Church.

    WELCOME

    We welcome the return of teacher of Italian Ms Maria Balloni after three term s leave, as well as Student Ministry Coordinator Mr Simon Keane, Mathematics teacher Mrs Jean Hein and Teaching Assistant Mrs Stephanie Marini, all returning from Long Service Leave last term.

    I take this opportunity to welcome our newly appointed staff:

    • Mr Christopher Pietroniro is able to continue at Corpus Christi College, covering Mr Ian Bean s Health and Physical Education classes. He joins Ms Stacey Lindsay teaching Outdoor Education during Semester Two, (Stacey comes to us from a similar role at Mandurah Catholic College) and Mrs Natasha Hague teaching Physical Education in Term Three, who has come to us from Carnamah District High School after teaching in the UK for four years.
    • Mr Lauchlan Bain will be teaching Dance and English for the next two years, whilst Mrs Chanelle Spark is on Parental Leave. Lauchlan is an accomplished dancer, having been involved in teaching and performance in the UK, including dancing with One Direction, before returning to WA to study teaching, also performing in the Sound of Music. Lauchlan achieved two awards at Edith Cowan University including the Double Outstanding Practicum Award. Most recently, he has taught English and Dance at John Forrest Secondary College, and has held Choreography positions for the musicals at Presbyterian Ladies College and St Mary s College.
    • Mr Ulrich Seydel has held a variety of Mathematics teaching roles at Presbyterian Ladies College, Treetops Montessori and tutoring through Class Professional, and is covering Mathematics teachers on leave in Terms Three and Four.
    • Mr Tim Bottrell will be teaching Design and Technology for the first five weeks of term, prior to Mr Dale Briers commencement for the remainder of the year. Tim has most recently taught at John XXIII College; Dale Briers has held a variety of positions, most recently as a Senior Careers Development Officer at the Career Centre in Perth, and a 22-year period of service in the Navy.

    YEAR 10 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR 2017

    All WA schools will be required to fully implement the new curriculum in Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) and Health and Physical Education, joining English, Mathematics and Science (curricula which have been revised) for 2017. The College will be assessing and reporting on these new curricula in 2017. This requires the College to change its Year 10 educational programme.

    In the past two months, in consultation with the Academic Council and Heads of Year, the College developed a Year 10 curriculum for 2017 which is able to meet the requirements of the SCSA mandated WA curriculum, whilst still adopting some of our senior school principles including student choice, a transition into Year 11 ATAR and General courses, and the ability to accelerate student learning.

    This was the reason for the postponement of the Parent Information Evening last term. Parents of Year 9 students will be invited to attend an information evening, soon.

    AN IVITATION TO THE COMMUNITY

    Former staff member Phil Burns and his wife Mary, contacted me recently to invite the Corpus Christi College community to support a worthy initiative. On 2 May 2016, their son and former student, Steve, had an epileptic seizure that took his life. I quote from their email to me this week: Steve had his first seizure at the age of 28 when he was working in London in 2009. Eight months later he had his second and was diagnosed with Adult onset Epilepsy and so started his seven year journey with Epilepsy. You can read more of his story on the Everyday Hero’s page on this link:https://chevroncitytosurf2016.everydayhero.com/au/stephen-s-angels

    Corpus was a huge part of our lives for many years as the boys were all growing up and it had an enormous impact on Steve. Many of the friends he met at Corpus Christi College stayed his best mates all his short life. I see this as an opportunity to raise awareness of not only Adult onset Epilepsy but the daily struggle all those with Epilepsy may face.

    We are raising funds for Epilepsy WA to research the condition and to raise awareness in the work place and in the social setting for those who are coping with Epilepsy. I have attached some flyers that explain some of the fund raising events and we d welcome anyone who wanted to participate or leave a donation on the Stephen s Angels website. Our target is $34,000 - a thousand dollars for each year of his short life. Thank you to those of you who have already given a donation.

    POKEMON GO PHENOMENON

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    I quote from an email from Acting Director of Learning Technologies when the Pokemon Go phenomenon hit Perth during the holidays:

    Well who would have thought the Pokemon thing would be such a phenomenon?! If you have no idea what I am talking about, go outside at night and observe the zombie-like masses (friendly zombies) chasing imaginary creatures around the neighbourhood! Augmented reality - one of the big tech trends we will see emerge and it has just got a huge jolt with this app. Have a read of this post from Skye Moroney:

    http://eyks.com.au/pokemon-go-school/

    Like all tech disruptions governments, regulators and those in authority ignore them at their peril, they don’t go away. Although we know our students will be engaging with this new application, for us, it s no to Pokemon Go on site during the school day.

    It’s worthy looking at our current policies:

    • Personal devices should only be used in classes, whereby teachers have expressly permitted their use for a particular educational purpose
    • If a student needs to use a mobile device other than an iPad for a class, they should retrieve the device from their locker in the break preceding the class (e.g before school, at the end of recess or lunchtime)
    • Mobile phones or portable music devices are not to be used during the school day (from 8.25am until 3.15pm) for any other purpose other than educational. Emergency calls by parents are to be directed to Student Services
    • Mobile phones should be out of sight and turned off during the school day if not stored in their student locker. If a mobile phone is sighted by a staff member, the device will be confiscated and sent to Student Services, where they will be collected at the end of the school day
    • Mobile devices and laptops are not to be used at recess and lunchtime except in the Library, under the guidelines set by Mr Greg Port.

    This issue has engendered some discussion amongst teachers and I am aware there can be educational uses of augmented reality and games across all Years of schooling.

    MAINTENANCE AND CAPITAL PROJECTS OVER THE HOLIDAYS

    Each school holiday period is a wonderful time for our Property Manager and the Grounds and Maintenance Team to undertake a variety of maintenance and building projects. The Term Two holidays are no different. I list the projects undertaken for your information:

    • Eleven classrooms in Mayne Block have been re-carpeted, with the passageways to be completed in the October school holidays.
    • Handrails in the stairways in Mayne Block have been installed, ensuring compliance with updated building regulations. Assessors are looking at the rest of the campus.
    • Room to protect the Laser cutter in Design and Technology has been completed.
    • Garden beds near the James Nestor Auditorium have been re-landscaped.
    • An automatic door in the toilets of Sadler Centre has been installed today, enabling students who are disabled to enter when the doors are closed.
    • New blinds installed in the Pastoral Head of Year office.
    • Turf replaced in front of soccer goals on the top oval.
    • Window tint applied to rooms H10 and H11 facing the oval.
    • Painting of all verandah posts in the College and the cleaning of bore stains off concrete, brick walls; concrete pathways cleaned.
    • Locker repairs; testing and tagging of all electrical equipment; emergency exit lights repaired.
    • Annual HECS fire equipment tested.

    NEW ZEALAND MUSIC TOUR

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    At the end of last term, 25 members of the College Choir travelled to Rotorua, New Zealand to take part in the music festival for schools Rhapsody Rotorua. 

    Attending this year were five schools from Australia, and nine from New Zealand. The tour was a huge success for our College, with all three Corpus Christi groups winning Gold, the only school to achieve this result. There is a more detailed report in this copy of the e-News.

    The College can be proud of the students too in the way that they represented our school and our community. Two detailed emails of gratitude from Catholic schools the students performed for were testimony to their friendliness, enthusiasm and good manners.

        I take this opportunity to recognise and acknowledge Head of Music Mr David Harries on his overall coordination of the Tour, supported by Mrs Michelle Hunt, Miss Selena Meegan and Miss Shanice Palfrey who accompanied the students on tour, working tirelessly behind the scenes, both prior to and during the tour. We are grateful for their dedication and commitment to Music, and caring for the pastoral welfare of our students.

    THE FINAL WORD

    Our Year 11 students are attending their Retreat next week and those going to Mulan leaving next weekend. We keep these students in our prayers.

    Best wishes and God bless.

    Mrs Caroline Payne Principal

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    Mrs Yvette Pearce

    Head of Year 7

    The Year 7s have made another enthusiastic start to the school term. We started the week off with a Year Assembly where we honoured some of the Year 7s. We are choosing to honour students to recognise their positive attributes, commitment to the College and for their demonstration of the Learner Profile qualities. 

    This week we honoured Max Coten, Ashan de Alwis, Amaris Go, Jennifer Rose, Cairo Coventry and Dominic Davies, particularly for demonstrating the Christlike quality towards their peers, their demonstration of resilience to their peers and for their efforts in striving for excellence. These students were selected to be honoured by their fellow students.

    Next we honoured Maya Surjan. Maya has very generously given her time and demonstrated the quality of Christlike through her volunteering to sing and bring sunshine to children currently undergoing treatment for cancer at the recent Pirate Day Friday for Telethon.

    Finally we honoured the students who have received a Step Up in Good Standing in Semester One. The following students were honoured for either taking responsibility for their actions, maintaining focus on their learning or demonstrating a high standard of courtesy, cooperation and respect for others within the College:

    Jayde Watson, Ella Waddy, Christopher Lie, Eric Lau, Elly Kember, Chelsea Federer, Nayan Brown, Elijah White-U, Lara Passauer, Natalie Martins, Layla Kenny, Amy Fimmel, Emmanuella Depiazzi, Victoria Ann Chong, Ashley Cannell, Anna Thomson, Georgia Ettridge, Fabiana Velezmoro, Emma Runyon, Giorgia Maurogiovanni, Ashton Chow, Benjamin Thompson, Aria Shine-Dunsire, Shannon Rees, Jaden Felipe, Joseph Diaz, Ashley Morgan, Jack Garland-Dixon, Alexis Low, Jennifer Rose, Menü Muthukrishnan, Charlotte Zollner, Julian Sinagra-Orr, Adriana Romeo, Alira Malan, Antoni La Rosa, Blake Conley, Jaren Carr.

    It is fantastic to start the term off with such a positive number of students who are all working towards ensuring that Year 7 at Corpus Christi is a great year for everyone. We look forward to a productive and exciting term.

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    Parents are urged to ensure that their children s uniform and grooming is perfect for the start of the Term. It is expected that the College uniform is to be worn with pride and for students to ensure that they are fully compliant with all College regulations. While holidays may be a time for more extreme hairstyles and casual dress, this should not be carried over into the school environment. It would be most unfortunate if your son s or daughter s start of Term is marred by failing to comply with the College s requirements and the consequences which would flow from this.

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    Parents are reminded that in the first instance, if you have concerns about your son s or daughter s progress, it is always appropriate to make direct contact with the relevant class teacher. If there is no resolution to your concerns, the College s protocols require the Head of Year or Learning Area Coordinator to be contacted.

    As our teachers have full time teaching loads, please note that any return of parental contact may not be possible until the following day. You are also encouraged to use Direct Message in SEQTA to bring matters to the attention of staff.

    The eNews is a fortnightly communication which provides our College community with important information. You will receive an e-mail providing a link to the College Website. The eNews is available electronically through the College website.

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    Mr Scott Connery Head of Year 8

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    Today we had the good fortune of attending the 24/7 Ministry in Osborne Park for our Year 8 Retreat. The rationale behind this excursion is to deepen the student s awareness of God within their lives through three sessions on the topics of The Created Points toward the Creator, The Masterpiece and The Responsibility of Stewardship. Mario Borg and his team directed the sessions very well and all students participated well and with enthusiasm. Their behavior was exemplary and a very proud moment for me as Head of Year and the attending staff to observe.

    Reflections from Madison Wilde and Yannick Machado, our Ministry Captains on the Retreat:

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    Today we learned about creation and how small earth is compared to other planets in the universe and our place in that universe. Talent was something that was brought up by our Group Leaders and we were told that our talents werent just for our benefit; talents are to be shared and not hidden. They are a gift from God. When you show your talents to others, you are sharing in Gods creation.

    Madison Wilde

    What I learned today was that I am not on this earth just for myself and that the world does not revolve round me. 24/7 Ministry taught me that we should be happy with who we are and why we should not change for other people. I should not take things for granted. The experience at 24/7 School Ministry was a fun and interactive day with movies, music and games overall. I really enjoyed the day and learned a lot.

    Yannick Machado

    Group session activity

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    Mario Borg brought the threads of the day together presenting the tapestry of the day. Through our recognising of our place in the universe and accepting our talents as a gift from God. We have a duty to care for all of creation. The symbolic act of caring for this seedling; we accept our place in this universe.

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    Mark Stephens

    Integrator of Learning Resources

    MakerSpace is a club which aims to provide students with an extended time to tinker on projects. These projects include Laser cutting, Sphero programming, Google Goggles, Virtual Tours and more. It is a place to explore their creative side. More details can be found at this website http://tiny.cc/cccmakerspace

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    All WA schools will be required to fully implement the new curriculum in Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) and Health and Physical Education, joining English, Mathematics and Science (curricula which have been revised) for 2017. The College will be assessing and reporting on these new curricula in 2017. This requires the College to change its Year 10 educational programme.

    In the past two months, in consultation with the Academic Council and Heads of Year, the College developed a Year 10 curriculum for 2017 which is able to meet the requirements of the SCSA mandated WA curriculum, whilst still adopting some of our senior school principles including student choice, a transition into Year 11 ATAR and General courses, and the ability to accelerate student learning.

    This was the reason for the postponement of the Parent Information Evening last term. Parents of Year 9 students will be invited to attend an information evening, soon.

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    The College has been informed of the Chartered Accountants Scholarship Fund 2017.

    Applications for this open on 10 October, 2016 and close on 8 January, 2017.

    Students in Year Twelve can apply, as can university students who are undertaking a business degree (as long as they meet the criteria). Please click on the link below to access information.

    Chartered Accountant Scholarship INFORMATION

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    There was a buzz in the air of the Sadler Centre on Tuesday evening, 28 June 28 as the eighth Corpus Christi College Public Speaking Competition took place. Students had mixed emotions of nervousness and excited anticipation. There were 63 competitors in 8 separate heats, which ran concurrently, followed by 6 students participating in the impromptu speech competition. The evening was a great success providing the audience with entertaining and inspiring speeches. I would like to commend all these speakers who took up the challenge to speak publicly. They can be very proud of their achievements. The skills of public speaking acquired over Terms One and Two will stand them in good stead in the years to come.

    An evening such as this would not be possible without the support of so many people. Thank you to the parents and families of the students for their ongoing support and for being such an enthusiastic audience. Thanks to all the adjudicators on the evening; Mrs Manuela Piscetek and past students Mallorie Gan, Daniel Thomas, Wai Sin Wan, Tiarna Petterson. Rebekah Craggs and Aveen Yoong. The task was daunting, with many adjudicators commenting on the high standard of the competition. In addition, I would like to thank our student leaders Olivia Watson and Madison Holling who were the Masters of Ceremony for the evening, as well as Brielle Petterson, Taylor Sciorilli, Andrew Silveira, Ella Hart, Abigail Logan and Cassie Rauh who carried out so many roles including chairing, setting up and time keeping.

    In other news in Public Speaking, Ike Adesanya, Rachael Dellaca and Erin Martin represented Corpus at the State Final of the Rostrum Voice of Youth in the Junior Section on Saturday 25 June. All were exceptional in the delivery of their speeches. Unfortunately, none of the students progressed through to the National Finals. The competition at this level is fierce. All represented the College with poise and eloquence. Their dedication to prepare a new speech in a matter of weeks after the semi finals, attend an impromptu speech workshop run by Rostrum and keep up with school work and assessments is nothing less than inspirational. It was a proud moment for me and the family members present.

    In addition, Year 12 students Desiree Louise and Molly Elliott competed the Plain English Speaking Award (PESA) State Final which took place on 9 July in Shenton Park. Desiree and Molly successfully progressed through from the qualifying heat and needed to use all their public speaking skills, along with their interpersonal skills to meet the demands of this final. It entailed; the delivery of an 8 minute prepared speech, an on- stage interview with questions relating to the issues presented in their speech, current events and perspectives about the future, as well as a 3 minute impromptu speech after only 4 minutes to prepare. Although they performed admirably, they were unsuccessful in progressing through to the National final. On behalf of the College, I would like to congratulation them on their achievement, dedication and hard work in the lead up to this competition.

    I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the following Brielle Petterson and Molly Elliott for their efforts in coaching the Year 7 groups. These students gave generously of their time and expertise, which enabled this extra curricular activity to take place.

    I am also very grateful to Mrs Manuela Piscetek, Mr Adrian Richmond and Mr Jamie Clark for their support and assistance in coaching students this year. The time and energy they devoted to this after school activity cannot be underestimated. Without the help of these wonderful people, the opportunity for so many students to be involved in public speaking would not have been possible. My sincere thanks are extended to all.

    Public Speaking will be available again next year in Semester One. I look forward to seeing all the students back again for another exciting year.

    Mrs Noreen Stevenson

    Coordinator

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    RESULTS OF THE CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION 2016

    Prepared Speech Results

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    Impromptu Speaking Results

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    University Open Days 2016

    Sunday 24th July: Murdoch University

    Sunday 31st July: Curtin University

    Sunday 14th August: University of Western Australia

    Sunday 14th August: Edith Cowan University (Mt Lawley) and WAAPA

    Sunday 21st August: Notre Dame Fremantle

    TISC Applications now open

    It is strongly suggested that Year 12 students attend the TISC presentation at the College during P3 (all students scheduled to attend) before starting to their University Application through TISC.

    • Complete the Registration Status Check
    • Once logged in, follow step by step instructions on the Welcome page.
    • Please remember that there are closing dates in applying to university. The TISC calendar will advise you of the dates. These dates are absolute.
    • Your application is considered for admission only after you have paid the application fee.
    • Make sure you read your coversheet. Your coversheet will advise you of the documentation that is to be submitted by you in support of your application.
    • Once the payment has been processed you will be able to amend your preferences and change your contact details. Any other information cannot be changed. If you find that you have forgotten to add something or made an error, you will have to submit the changes in writing to TISC. Be aware that TISC is under no obligation to accept payment of applications if received after the required date. Applications that have not been paid are considered invalid and will not be included in university offers.

    Early Offer Engineering Courses at Curtin, UWA, Murdoch and ECU

    Curtin, ECU, Murdoch and UWA are conducting a trial of issuing early offers for engineering courses to current Year 12 students, based on predicted ATARs.

    What are the criteria for getting an early offer?

    You ll need a predicted ATAR above a certain level, and confirmation that you re enrolled in courses that are likely to satisfy the universities English competence and course prerequisite requirements.

    Can I still apply for other courses?

    Of course. You can put in all your preferences from 4 July, if you want, or just put in an engineering preference to participate in the trial. Or you can wait. Just get an application in before 30 September, so you don t have to pay a late fee.

    Do I have to apply early?

    No, you don t. If you don t want to participate in the trial, you don't have to apply early. Even if you do want to take part, you ve got plenty of time to put in an application. It's not first come, first served, so you don't have to rush to submit an application the moment they open.

    How do I get an early offer?

    Apply via TISCOnline.

    List the course you d like an early offer for as your 1st preference (you can always change preferences later).

    Get a letter from your school stating your predicted ATAR and confirming which Year 12 courses you re currently enrolled in.

    Scan the letter and send it to: 

    earlyoffers@tisc.edu.au

    TISC will send it on to the university concerned.

    Once the university has checked that you meet the criteria for an early offer, they'll send you an email with details of the offer.

    What kind of offers are they?

    The offers in this trial are conditional offers. They let you know that the university will be happy to have you as a student, however you will still need to meet certain requirements in your final results for the offer to be confirmed. Those conditions will be laid out in the offer you receive.

    If you satisfy the conditions of the offer, you ll receive a confirmation offer in Main Round (18 January).

    Do I have to accept the offer?

    That s completely up to you. As this is a trial, we don't want to limit your options in any way. So whether you accept the early offer or not, it won t affect your chances of getting an offer in the main round.

    Universities may ask you to accept the offer via their website, so that they can invite you to various activities. Even if you accept the early offer, you are still in the running for offers as usual in January. You can add preferences (for most courses), delete preferences and rearrange your preferences until 11pm on 5 January 2017.

    Murdoch University: Media Portfolio Prep Day

    27th September, 2016 at Murdoch University, Hill Lecture Theatre

    Are you a Year 12 student wanting to study an Arts course at Murdoch University?

    Come along to our Media Portfolio Prep Day and find out how you can gain entry to Murdoch by showcasing your work. Participate in creative workshops conducted by our industry-experienced academics, get feedback on your work and learn how to compile a stunning portfolio for submission to Murdoch.

    As a portfolio applicant, you will be assessed on your motivation and potential for creative aptitude, rather than by your ATAR results. You can apply by portfolio for any of the following courses:

    English and Creative Writing

    Games Art and Design

    Graphic Design

    Journalism

    Photography

    Public Relations

    Radio

    Screen Production

    Sound

    Theatre and Drama

    Web Communication

    To register your interest email engage@murdoch.edu.au or register online at Murdoch Future Students.

    Curtin UniReady Enabling Program

    UniReady is free to Australian and New Zealand citizens, and Australian permanent residents. It s designed to help you gain entry into a range of Health Sciences, Humanities or Curtin Business School undergraduate courses.

    UniReady is for you if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

    missed out on Curtin s minimum ATAR; or

    completed year 12 but did not take WACE exams or equivalent; or

    did not successfully complete your high school studies;

    This year, for the first time, there is a capped number of places in the UniReady Enabling Course and it is first in, best dressed. So applications need to completed early to secure a place.

    UniReady semester one and two

    UniReady is a one-semester (12 weeks, plus orientation and exam week) program offered in first and second semester, either on campus at Bentley, fully online, or a combination of both.

    All applicants will need to apply via TISC as well as complete an eProfile. Please visit the TISC website to find out how to apply.

    Please note, your application will only be considered if you complete both the TISC application and the eProfile. It is advised that you complete both as soon as you can.

    If you have any issues with the TISC application please contact TISC directly, as they are separate from UniReady and will be able to provide you the most accurate advice.

    For the exact closing dates and application fees, visit the TISC calendar.

    Applications open: 4 July 2016

    Applications close: 23 January 2017*

    Semester One, 2017 eProfile

    The eProfile consists of multiple choice questions and two short answer questions. In order to complete the e-Profile you must have a TISC ID number. Please ensure the TISC ID number and personal information you provide is accurate or we will not be able to accept your application.

    Submit your eProfile

    If you have any issues with the e-Profile, please contact UniReady as soon as possible by emailing UniReady@curtin.edu.au (including a screenshot of your issue if possible) or calling 9266 7632.

    Notre Dame Early Offer Program 2017

    Notre Dame University acknowledges and rewards the achievements of outstanding students through the Early Offer program by simplifying their access to university. Students who have a predicted ATAR of 90+ (or 93+ for Law & Physiotherapy) are encouraged to apply for this early offer by contacting Mrs Burke at Corpus Christi College. If a student is successful and accepts their Early Offer, it would in no way prohibit them from applying and accepting an offer from another university. Applications are now open and close on Friday, 29 July, 2016, for study beginning in 2017.

    University Scholarships Opening Soon

    UWA: http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/

    Curtin University: http://scholarships.curtin.edu.au/

    Murdoch University: http://our.murdoch.edu.au/Student-life/Finances/

    Edith Cowan University: http://www.ecu.edu.au/scholarships/overview

    Defence Force Gap Year 2017

    The ADF Gap Year program is an excellent way for students to experience military life and to gain a greater understanding of what s involved. On completion they can continue serving in the Navy, Army or Air Force, or offer the skills and experience they have acquired to an alternative career path.

    In 2017 there are 11 roles to choose from ranging from admin to artillery, and flight crew to logistics.

    Details of all the Gap Year roles are available at defencejobs.gov.au/gapyear

    Employment commences early 2017. Applicants must have completed Year 12 and be aged between 18 and 24 as of 1 April 2017 (Navy), 31 May 2017 (Army), or 7 April 2017 (Air Force).

    Rachel Burke

    Careers Coordinator

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    The College has been informed of the Chartered Accountants Scholarship Fund 2017.

    Applications for this open on 10 October, 2016 and close on 8 January, 2017.

    Students in Year Twelve can apply, as can university students who are undertaking a business degree (as long as they meet the criteria). Please click on the link below to access information.

    Chartered Accountant Scholarship INFORMATION

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    A teen s job is to transition into an adult. This is a complex task, which often brings emotional turmoil. During this time, teens have the daunting task of learning to balance their own emotions.

    Emotions lead to behaviour. Because teens are still learning to manage their emotions, they can be vulnerable to making undesirable behaviour choices:

      alcohol abuse, illicit drug taking, smoking, harmful eating patterns, aggression, violence, self harm, suicide attempt

      The problem is, these behaviours work by providing temporary relief of emotional pain, so they are reinforced and more likely to be repeated.

    But short term strategies are not always so great in the long term.

      And that s where you, as a parent or guardian, can help.

      Maya Manning, Clinical Psychologist, will be running a series of parents workshops, from July to October 2016. During these workshops parents will learn:

    what are emotions?

    why are emotions important?

    how to help your teen manage excessive emotionality

    how to help your teen decrease unhelpful coping behaviours

    how to help your teen increase helpful coping behaviours

    2016 Workshop information:

    1-3pm at St Catherine s College, The University of Western Australia, Perth.

    Dates: 30 July, 13 August, 27 August, 8 October, 15 October, 22 October.

    Attendance is $175 per person, or $300 per couple.  Afternoon tea included.

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    When: Thursday 18th August (Week 5)

    Where: Corpus Christi College

    Time: 8:40am – 3:15pm

    The carnival is an excellent opportunity for students to participate with enthusiasm, show pride for their House and appreciate the excellence of the top athletes at the College. Parents and family are very welcome to attend and experience the Corpus spirit. We always appreciate the support given by parents which ensures a positive and enjoyable experience for all.

    A reminder that attendance at the carnival is compulsory and all students are expected to participate in either the main or minor carnival. Any non-attendance or non-participation requires a letter to the House Coordinator prior to the event. Non-participants are expected to assist with the running of the Carnival on the day. Participation at Inter-house events is part of the graduation expectations of Senior School students and absences are not tolerated.

    Pre Carnival events will be taking place at the following times:

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    HOUSEKEEPING:

    UNIFORM:

    Full sports uniform with House shirt

    College cap

    BEHAVIOUR:

    We ask that you support your house and cheer on your athletes on the day!.

    Aim for the day is promoting house spirit. The use of phones, ipods, games etc does nothing to enhance this. These items will be confiscated if seen. NO PHONES/IPOD like devices.

    The College is not responsible for the loss of any valuable items. Do NOT bring them to the carnival.

    FOOD AND DRINK:

    Have a sensible breakfast on carnival day.

    Bring their own plastic water bottles (NO glass is allowed).

    Fizzy drinks are discouraged.

    MEDICAL:

    Medical details need to be updated prior to the Carnival, including emergency contact numbers.

    Sheldon McIntyre

    Head of Health and Physical Education

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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    25th July – 31st August (Catholic Performing Arts Festival)

    12th August (The Caucasian Chalk Circle – Drama Excursion)

    9th September (Senior School Dance Performance)

    22nd September (Year 7 Production)

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    THE ARTS

    Catholic Performing Arts

    All members of the Arts team would like to wish all of our students participating in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival all the very best. You all have worked incredibly hard and we know that you will do yourselves, your families and the College very proud.

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    DRAMA NEWS

    Guys & Dolls Production USD NOW ON SALE

    Purchase your copy of this amazing performance, showcasing our very talented students.

    A USB can be order via Try Booking (link below)

    https://www.trybooking.com/209652

    Cost per USB is $15.00.

    All orders need to be placed by Friday 24th June 2016

    USB can be collected from the school reception from Michelina Crane from Monday 27th June 2016.

    Great gift ideas for family members

    Year 7 Performance Opportunity

    Dear Parents and Year 7 Students
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    It is with great pleasure that I announce a new addition to the Year 7 calendar. As many students have asked what drama events can they get involved in I am happy announce that this term we will introduce the Year 7 performance at the end of this term.

    This is an after school extracurricular activity that will involve 20 Year 7 students.

    The number of students involved is limited due to the size and nature of the production. Students who are interested should take part in auditions Tuesday and Wednesday during recess in the auditorium.

    The final list of students will be announced by email and rehearsals will start on Thursday 28 July from 3:30 5:00.

    The commitment is every Thursday after school from 3:30 - 5:00 and a few recess rehearsals closer to the performance date of September 22nd.

    Drama Day

    Our amazing Year 11 and 12 ATAR students attended Drama Day on Tuesday 28th June 2016. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to work with three production companies, Black Swan Theatre Company, Barking Gecko Theatre Company and Off the Beaton Track.

    Students had the opportunity to develop skills in Character, Movement, the study of practitioners such as Anne Bogards and Tadashi Susuki, Voice work and specifically geared workshops on the students own solo performances which will be performed later in the term.

    I am really proud of the hard work that went into setting up these workshops. The students were excellent and I know they found them engaging and challenging. It is so important in our arts subjects that students are offered this range of extension so that they can delve into the process of these workshops and gain experience at a deeper level over an extended day.

    We should see some really great results in our next performances by the Year 11 in Week 6 and the Year 12 in week 8 later this term.

    I would like to thank Kelsi Davis and Michelle Hunt for all of the organisation and hard work that went into designing such a fantastic day.

    James Dove

    Head of Arts

    On Tuesday 28th June 2016, the Senior School Drama student took part in the Senior School Drama Day.  Students in Year 12 Unit 4 Drama were privileged to have workshops conducted by professional theatre company Into the Mask Theatre Company and NIDA. The workshops focused on each component of the Practical WACE exam and the students explored physical theatre techniques, Commedia Dell Arte, Improvisation and Devising processes. The students will undertake their WACE practical exams in the Term 3 School holidays and we wish them all the best for the remainder of the term. 

    Kelsi Davis

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    Boys Dance Crew

    Boys Dance has started up again at Corpus. New dance teacher Lauchlan Bain will be taking the Boys Dance Crew and has a variety of exciting practical workshops planned for them, including exploring different dance genres such as hip hop and capoeira.

    Boys Dance will run every Monday afternoon in the Hall from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. All Corpus boys are welcome to attend. 

    Senior School Dance Excursion

    The Senior School curriculum dance students attended a performance of OUR land people stories by Bangarra Dance Theatre on Thursday night at the State Theatre Centre. Under the direction of Artist Director Stephen Page, Bangarra is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait organisation and one of Australia s leading performing arts companies. The Corpus students enjoyed a night of watching three short dance works that explored a variety of ideas such as the historic context of the tensions between the early European settlers and the native Indigenous population, and the visual artwork of acclaimed Aboriginal artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. 

    This was a valuable opportunity for the students to view some powerful dance works and gain an insight into Aboriginal cultural identity. 

    Caroline Fuhr and Lauchlan Bain

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    MUSIC NEWS

    Three Gold awards at Rhapsody Rotorua Corpus Christi College Music Tour to New Zealand 25th June – 3rd July 2016

    At the end of last term 25 members of the College Choir travelled to Rotorua, New Zealand to take part in the music festival for schools Rhapsody Rotorua. Attending this year were five schools from Australia, and nine schools from New Zealand.

    Corpus Christi College was the sole representative of WA, and all our students performed magnificently. The tour was a huge success for our College, and also great fun.

    Please check out the Music Tour Face book link:

    https://www.facebook.com/CCC-New-Zealand-Music-Tour-2016-1637571383227615/

    The tour consisted of:

    • An adjudicated competition covering choral and instrumental ensembles,
    • Workshops with professionals for each school ensemble entered
    • Attendance to general music master-classes covering all musical genres and aspects of musical performance
    • Participation for all students in combined schools Festival Ensembles of their choice eg. Stage bands, Jazz bands, Concert bands, Jazz choir, Honours choir etc
    • Gala Concert showcase for each school
    • Rhapsody Rotorua Festival concert for all Festival Ensembles
    • 3 concert performances to the community in the Rotorua area
    • Excursions to the cultural, historical and geological sites in the area
    • Study of the Maori culture and traditions
    • Trips to adventures parks!
    • Parties and shopping!!
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    Schools entered their top Music ensembles into the competition element of the festival. Corpus Christi College entered a Choir and a Barbershop vocal group into the Choral section, and a Celtic band into the ‘Stage Band’ section of the Festival. The three adjudicators all commented on our musicality, passion and level of polish.

    All three Corpus Christi groups won Gold – we were the only school to achieve this.

    We can be proud of the students too in the way that they represented our school and our community. The students behaviour was of the highest order, and they impressed everyone with their friendliness, enthusiasm and good manners. We also won the ‘Dance-off’ at the welcome party!

    I would personally like to acknowledge and thank my colleagues on the Tour. Selena Meegan, Michelle Hunt and Shanice Palfrey worked tirelessly for the students, both caring for them on the tour and during the many months of rehearsals and planning leading up to it. They have been both excellent in their areas of expertise and kind and loving in the way they have looked after our students. I consider myself very fortunate indeed to have had them with me.

    I would also like to thank the College leadership, Caroline, Jim and Karen, for their kind help in organising the tour – it could not have happened without their generous support.

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    The Students

    Girls:

    Rhiannon Bowhuis

    Lauren Cannell

    Caitlin Dougall

    Holly Forster

    Eve Hampson

    Isabelle Jefferies

    Charli Lill

    Nadia Long

    Madeleine Marsh

    Teresa Math

    Alessia Scarfo

    Talia Scarfo

    Megan Schutte

    Cassandra Sutton

    Mathilde Swan

    Annie Tapping

    Bethany Tandy

    Boys:

    Christopher Clark

    James Dalgleish

    Christopher Fitzsimons

    Samuel Forster

    Mitchell Garland

    Corran O’Brien

    Kenith Png

    Angelo Ravina

    David Harries

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    Dear Parents

    Members of the Leadership Team were fortunate to join more than 1400 delegates in attending the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) Conference, hosted by CEWA in Perth. The conference highlighted Catholic education and its importance on the national stage. Executive Director Dr Tim McDonald commented At the end of an inspiring term for Catholic Education in Western Australia, I am filled with gratitude for the remarkable commitment to learning, development and faith formation that is so evident in our schools and communities. It was truly wonderful and humbling to hear Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga speak of Catholic Education in Australia as being among the best Catholic school systems in the world. I am proud to share that Cardinal Maradiaga also acknowledged, with immense admiration and thanks, the work of Catholic Education in Western Australia.

    Catholic schools exist to provide a distinctly Catholic education for children enrolled in them. We were reminded an education which sidelines God is incomplete. Parents who enrol their child at Corpus Christi College will often note this when comparing the education received in our school compared to good, secular schools. God prefers to encounter with us, He wants to be known to us through Jesus Christ. This is the Catholic world view that humanity is good, it s good to be alive, a life affirming message. Animated with the spirit of living life fully, a forgiving and loving message, our Retreat programs across all Years stress the importance of this message, the reason why they are a compulsory part of our educational programme.

    Catholic schools promote justice to all, with due consideration for the diversity of those who are culturally, socially, physically, intellectually, financially, emotionally or spiritually disadvantaged. As part of the NCEC Conference, Year 10 and Year 11 students from Catholic schools all over WA gathered at Notre Dame University to explore their obligations as developing leaders in a society envisioned by God. Our Year 11 students are preparing to go to Mulan in the Eastern Kimberley region to embrace two-way learning where they will learn about Aboriginal culture, as well as contribute to the community during their immersion experience. Inter-cultural understanding is a key goal, developing a deeper mutual respect for Aboriginal people. Our hope is that our students will promote justice for all people in our community.

    This semester was filled with countless stories of student achievement, innovative teaching and learning approaches, and inspiring initiatives. Each copy of the e-News we recounted a number of these good news stories. Our students continue to embrace the wide range of opportunities afforded them. Again, I recount some of the activities our students are involved in.

    More than 40 students flew out to New Zealand last Saturday to participate in a major Music Festival for students in Rotorua. Whilst there, our students performed at St Mary s Catholic School. The principal emailed me this week:

    Our school had the privilege of having the young men and women from your school with us today. They sang, danced and played their instruments to the delight of our children at St Mary’s here in Rotorua. Your students performed beautifully and we all thoroughly enjoyed their concert. What also really impressed me was the way the group interacted with our young students during the concert and out in the playground prior to the concert. Great ambassadors for Corpus Christi.

    Approximately 70 students were also involved in the Corpus Christi Public Speaking Competition during the week, an event coordinated by English teacher Mrs Noreen Stevenson. Noreen was supported by teachers and coaches Mrs Manuela Piscetek, Mr Jamie Clarke and Mr Adrian Richmond. There were no less than six former students who adjudicated and with more than 100 parents and friends, teachers and leaders in attendance. This was testimony to the strength of the College community in support of our students.

    On Monday, the College was officially presented with our framed Apple Distinguished School certificate and banner for 2016-2017 by representatives of Apple Education, an acknowledgement of the leadership of the College supported by Director of Learning Technologies Mr Trevor Galbraith. The reason for pursuing this award is its alignment to our mission as a Catholic school to be the best we can be. Even Pope Francis has been articulating a vision that challenges his Church to re-imagine itself in the twenty-first century. As Principals, we too must re-imagine our schools in this century, for the sake of our students, for the future of a world which needs new solutions to problems – to protect the environment and the world s resources, to resolve poverty and the unequal distribution of resources, new ways to resolve conflicts, and to more humanely address the large movement of people across the earth in search of a better future for them and their children. Industrial forms of education will simply not do anymore. Our focus is using technology to enable us to re-imagine Corpus Christi College for the sake of our students and their future.

    Last Friday, our Year 11 students looked quite resplendent at the Annual Dinner Dance held at the Fremantle Sailing Club. Head of Year Mr Michael Rathmann and the Homeroom teachers prepared their students well, an important step towards the penultimate social event, the Year 12 College Ball in January. I was proud of our students conduct, their social graces and good manners they exhibited on the night, as they enter their final term as Year 11 students.

    These were just a few of the activities our students were involved in, during the past fortnight.

    Australian Federal Election
    With the enormity of the wash-up over the result of the Brexit referendum in the UK so evident, there is no more poignant message about the importance of exercising our democratic rights by voting in the National elections. This will also be a momentous occasion as a number of Year 12 students will be voting for the first time.

    In the lead-up to the July 2 Federal election, the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) sent a series of questions to the Coalition and the Australian Labor Party, providing the parties with the opportunity to outline how their policies will support students and families in Australian schools, including Catholic schools. Their recently received responses are available at the following link: http://www.schoolfundingfacts.com/NCEC%20Party%20Responses%202016.pdf

    Staffing Matters
    After being at Corpus Christi College since 1983, the year we were founded, Mr Peter Thomson has decided to retire. We hope to have an opportunity to acknowledge Mr Thomson at a future assembly. Mr Peter Hackett retires after more than 12 years service to the College, having held the Head of Mathematics role for eight years during this period. Mr Trevor Galbraith leaves Corpus Christi College again, having served more than 20 years in total at the College. As Director of Learning Technologies, Mr Galbraith has assisted me in facilitating ongoing changes to educational programs at the College, challenged us to head towards the 21st century focused on students becoming more creative, more innovative, flexible and adaptive, able to meet headlong the challenges of the 21st century. Together, these three experienced teachers and leaders have a combined total of more than 66 years of teaching at the College, a huge contribution to thousands of students over the course of these years.

    Other staff who are leaving us after covering staff on leave include Health and Physical Education teacher Ms Laura Birkhead, who is returning to the UK to marry and re-settle, Languages teacher Ms Francesca Cardoni, Religious Education teacher Mr Paddy McCarthy and Teaching Assistant Ms Claire McDonnell. We are also grateful to Dance Teacher Ms Leone Gatt who covered Mrs Chanelle Spark s classes for the last three weeks.

    We wish staff who are on leave, all the best: Mr Ian Bean on leave during Semester Two, whilst Mrs Deborah Santaromita, Mr Russell Scanlon, and Mrs Lesley McAuliffe are all on leave in Term Three.

    The Final Word
    High achieving students were acknowledged and presented to the community at the Whole School Assembly last Tuesday. A complete list of those who received Academic Awards and Colours Awards are included in this e-News. I congratulate these students for their dedication and commitment to their studies, which has contributed to their high achievement.

    For all parents, students and staff, please have a wonderful winter holiday break and return refreshed and ready for the challenges and opportunities that will form part of Term Three. Students will commence Term Three on Tuesday 19 July, after staff participate in a Professional Learning Catholic Identity Day, facilitated by Dominican Sister Margaret Scharff.

    Best wishes and God bless.

    Mrs Caroline Payne
    Principal


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    Head of Languages


    What an excellent day of language, culture and food. We found out this day that LANGUAGES is the food for the body, the mind and the soul. The students took part in activities where they were able to practice their language skills in the topics they are currently studying.

    Students were then able to enjoy the company of their peers and also enjoy traditional fare for examples the Italian students had Pizza and Pasta. French students enjoyed crepes and tart and the Indonesian students had rice, noodles, chicken, meat and fish all cooked Indonesian style.

    The students were excellent ambassadors for the college and were well behaved and extremely well presented in their winter uniforms. The Language Learning Area would like to thank the College for allowing the students to take part in such an important activity for the language students where they can experience the use of the language in a correct environment and experience its culture.

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    Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 12.46.53 pmA02 (art room) has been our home for the past 4 weeks, as Julyan Tan, Amy Riordan and myself have been working towards the completion of our AEEP project, which is a mural of the world, from a cultural perspective.

    Our project is a different take on the world - it has no political border, but only displays the cultural links between continents. We are showing how one continent may have a different culture to another, but are linked in more ways than one. The mural has each continent painted across 5 segmented boards. Each continent is painted using that continent’s tradition and native visual art form/s.

    Being a group consisting of different nationalities and cultures (Asian, African and European), we hope that the viewer of our painting can knock down all barriers in their life relating to cultural differences and see that we are all one and that the world is a better place without conflict between continents.

    We are still unsure on how to fully present out mural, but we look forward to displaying our final product.

    Joseph Damiano - Year 9

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    Year 8 Pastoral Day
    Mr Scott Connery
    Head of Year 8

    Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 12.48.19 pmToday we welcomed Sergeant Trimble from the Engagement Unit, Rockingham Police Station to impart some very important information on Cyber Safety and Digital Awareness.

    ThinkUKnow is a free, evidence-based cyber safety program that provides accessible cyber safety education to parents, carers and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia. ThinkUKnow uses a network of trained law enforcement members and accredited volunteers from our program partner organisations to deliver the cyber safety education presentations nationwide.

    For more information click ThinkUKnow for parents and carers. For the youth ThinkUKnow Youth Or visit the Year 8 portal and read the May newsletter.

    Originally developed in the United Kingdom by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, ThinkUKnow Australia was established by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in 2009.

    ThinkUKnow is a partnership between Microsoft Australia, Datacom and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and is delivered in collaboration with the New South Wales Police Force, Northern Territory Police, Queensland Police Service, South Australia Police, Tasmania Police, Western Australia Police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia.

    The message from this afternoon s presentation was simple, rubbish going in, rubbish going out. Meaning that should you involve yourself with inappropriate behavior and material online then you yourself will become part of that inappropriate behaviour and material online.

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    Congratulations to the following students who were recipients of College Colours at the recent Whole School Assembly.

    College Colours are a significant recognition, given only to students who have dedicated their time and effort to an extra-curricular area of College life over many years, succeeding in making the College stronger in their specialty area through their ongoing efforts.

    Congratulations also to the recipients of awards for outstanding Academic Achievement in Semester One.

    COLOURS SEMESTER 1

    AWARDS SEMESTER 1

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    On Wednesday afternoon and evening both students and parents were involved with the successful Year 10-11 Subject Expo. Interested students and parents spent time working closely with all the Heads of Learning Area to discuss subject options and future pathways for the students who will be beginning Year 11 in 2017. The evening concluded with a presentation on the subject selection process for 2017, which will commence in the Term 2 holidays.

    A reminder that subject selection for Year 11 2017 is intended to set students on a pathway for success. Students should only enrol in courses for which they have met the prerequisite. Pursuit of an ATAR pathway which is not fitting with a student’s past academic achievements and study habits can lead to difficulties in achieving the WACE.

    The Subject Selection Online (SSO) website will be open to students shortly. Students will receive their passwords via email in the second week of the holidays.

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    Last Friday evening I had the pleasure of attending the Year 11 dinner dance. The theme was Midnight in Paris and the Fremantle Sailing Club ballroom looked absolutely spectacular with the candle lit tables, French language menus, silent foreign movies projected onto the walls and a giant replica Eiffel Tower really setting the scene. A credit to the dinner dance organising committee.

    All students looked great in their dinner-wear and conducted themselves in a manner entirely appropriate for a formal event such as the dinner dance. In an often stressful and busy end to the term, it was wonderful to see the students relax and enjoy themselves for an evening. Sometimes the best remedy for a stressful school term is to simply dance the night away!

    While all students were extremely well presented, congratulations to Yew Tan and Brittany Wassell who were voted Best Dressed male and female at the Dinner Dance.

    Finally, Thanks to Mr Michael Rathmann and the attending staff who make formal events like this possible.

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    On Friday the Year 10s returned from their three day Retreat. Staff and students spent time away from the usual day-to-day stresses of school life and immersed themselves in a new and challenging environment.

    Each of the 3 days had a different theme, all imperative to the pastoral and spiritual growth of the Year 10s.

  • Day 1 – Service
  • Day 2 –Leadership
  • Day 3 – Reflection
  • The retreat experience is an integral part of the Religious Education curriculum and an essential part of the life of the students at the College. It provides possibilities for enhancing the spirituality of students in ways different from, but complementary to, those of the classroom and school environment. Most importantly, the retreat is an opportunity for students to remove themselves from the stresses of a busy school term and focus inwards for a brief few days.

    Specifically the Year 10 retreat is outstanding preparation for the essential growth experiences which form the Year 11 and 12 retreats. Thanks to Mr Scali, Miss Thomas and Ms Chong who planned and supervised the retreat as well as all the staff who gave up their days and evenings to assist in the pastoral growth of our senior students.

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    Future Pathways – Year 11 and 12

    On Wednesday afternoon the Year 11 and 12 students were given the opportunity to meet with a number of University, TAFE, Vocational and community groups in relation to their options for further study.

    Each student attended some of the following sessions. It would be a worthwhile exercise to discuss with your child what information they took from the sessions.

    Curtin University
    Information presented on; Courses, how to Apply, entrance Requirements, pre-requisites, Flexible Entry Pathways- Uni-Ready enabling course, Enabling Course for Science, Engineering and Health, different modes of study, Campuses, Prospective Students Centre and Orientation Week, International Campuses- Singapore and Malaysia.

    Notre Dame University
    Information presented on; How to Apply Directly to the University, Application Process and Interview, Courses, Alternative Entry- Foundation Year Studies, Future Student Centre and Orientation Process.

    University of Western Australia
    Information presented on; Undergraduate Courses and Careers, Application Process, Entry Pathways, Facilities, Campus Locations, Student Support Services, Future Student Centre, Orientation.

    Murdoch University
    Information presented on Courses, Admission, Facilities, Student Support, Scholarships, Orientation Week, Alternative Pathways into University, Prospective Student Centre, WA Campuses and International Campuses- Dubai and Singapore.

    Edith Cowan University and Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
    Information presented on; Courses available at ECU and WAAPA, How to Apply, Campuses, Facilities, Online Study, Future Student Centre, University Preparation Bridging Courses.

    South Metropolitan TAFE (Challenger and Polytechnic)
    Presentation about Courses, Application through State Training Admissions, Application Dates, Entry Requirements, Selection Criteria, Bridging Courses, Fees and Charges, VET Fee Help, Career Development and Student Services, University Pathways.

    Sport Development (West Coast Eagles)

    West Coast Eagles Sport and Development Officer, Joseph Wear, spoke about career pathways within the field of Sport Development. He iterated Sport Science graduates have the choice of distinct career paths: broad sport and recreation promotion, sport management and marketing sector, athlete preparation as an exercise scientist; or graduate training in sport, recreation management, coaching or research.

    Construction Careers
    Braden Lang from Building and Construction Industry Training, presented information on the building and construction industry, including career pathways for Tradespeople to Professionals including Engineering, Architecture, Project Management, Business:

  • Career pathways within construction
  • Attitudes within industry and finding a job
  • The apprenticeship system
  • Government assistance to achieve your career

  • Melville City Council
    Past Corpus Christi Student and Melville City Council Employee Services Officer, Nicholas Olds, spoke about local government careers and the different occupations employed by the Melville City Council. He discussed career pathways specific to different council departments and the benefits working for the government. Additionally, he presented information in relation internships/ traineeships opportunities and opportunities for students with a disabilty.

    Murdoch Fire and Emergency Services
    Recruitment and the reality of working as a Fire Fighter. DFES currently recruits Trainee Firefighters on a yearly basis and the most competitive applicants are offered positions in Trainee Firefighter schools commencing in the following year.

    DFES is strongly committed to building a diverse workforce that represents the diversity within WA and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal people, young people, females, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

    Land Conservation Program Western Australia
    Conservation projects are managed in conjunction with project partners that includes regional councils, national parks, museums, landcare groups, conservation departments and other national conservation agencies.

    Conservation program participants come from a wide range of backgrounds and no prior skills or experience are required, and volunteer projects are available to suit your availability and particular interests.

  • Wild Futures: Conserving Australia s Threatened Species
  • Wild Futures: Conserving Australia s Natural Environments
  • Consumer Credit Legal Services
    Paralegals from Consumer Credit Legal Service walked students through bite-sized buzz sessions on:

  • Credit cards: Whose money is it you’re really spending?
  • Shopping: More fun if you really bought what you thought you were buying.
  • Moving out of home: Is it worth it?
  • Cars: Wheels or clamps on your life?

  • Wishing all our Senior Students and their families a safe holiday and a well deserved rest. See you back at school on Tuesday 19 July.

    Mr Jean-Paul Papineau
    Acting Deputy Principal Senior School

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    On Tuesday 21 June two enthusiastic teams of Year 12 Chemistry students ventured off to compete in 2016 RACI TITRATION STAKES in Resources and Chemistry Precinct at Curtin University of Technology between 5.00 - 8.00 pm.

    The competition is designed to encourage students who enjoy Chemistry, particularly its practical side, to develop their skills and to reward those who attain a high level of proficiency. Every secondary school in the metropolitan area plus interested country schools was invited to enter two teams consisting of three members each.

    Each team had one and a half hours to complete all titrations, carry out all calculations and hand in result sheets. Both of our teams performed well and competed successfully with a high degree of accuracy.

    Congratulations to:
    Jake Wasley, Alison Cook, Thomas Glyde, Daliso Tembo, Cian Flynn and Daryl Kim.

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    The Year 12 Psychology class, excitedly visited Yidarra Primary school last Friday as part of their assessment program.

    The Corpus students replicated a study by Jean Piaget to test the Pre-Primary and Grade 6 student s Cognitive abilities, specifically their ability to conserve. It was an experience that both the Corpus students and Yidarra students both thoroughly enjoyed. If you would like to find out the results please ask any of the Year 12 Psychology students, they would love to share their results with you.

    Psychology

    Ms Jen Overend

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    Corpus Online is a monthly Video space showcasing the diversity of our College. Check in on occasion to see all of the developments, activities and events throughout the year and share with family and friends.

    https://www.corpus.wa.edu.au/corpus-online/

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    See into your future, one with the Arts in mind is a good choice for your career path, as it sets you ready for tomorrow s changing world.

    We are moving towards a new development in resourcing the Arts at Corpus Christi College. These are exciting times for the development and creativity of every student at the College. With improvement in quality in every subject in the arts and the increased rigour that comes with a new curriculum, the time has never been better to consider an arts subject.

    In considering your subject choices, there is some important and often overlooked statistical reasons for including an arts subject that improve your future employment chances.

    • The global marketplace requires candidates to compete with others world wide for roles and markets, particularly in the computer games, animation and visual effects sectors. (Source: Australian Interactive Media Industry Association)
    • There are over 20,000 different career pathways associated within and associated to the Arts Industry-Including Entertainment Law and Arts Management.
    • The market needs the creative genius: creative types are more in demand, but the corporate world hasn t yet learned how to manage them.
    • If you can show you are creative and can fit into a team you will have a distinct advantage in the jobs market. (Source:Ibid)
    • There are a wide range of skills covered in Arts courses, most of these compliment your other subjects
    • Statistically Arts candidates who complete ATAR have their Arts Subject as their highest scoring WACE -last year alone we had 100% of Dance students with their Arts Subject as their first choice.
    • Your chances of success are increased by the way an Arts subject is assessed, there is often an even split between written and practical, thus making it easier to fit in with your strengths.
    • In the last industry census in WA over 576,000 people where employed in primary Arts jobs alone. This does not include Jobs associated within the arts field, for example, licensing.
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      There is no doubt that our new building and the development of our Arts facilities will increase our ability to offer an extensive programme that will extend opportunity to all. There has never been a better time to choose an arts subject.

      All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up. - Pablo Picasso

      To look into the course pathways towards a career in the Arts, select one of the Arts Learning Areas below.

      DRAMA
      DANCE
      VISUAL ART
      MUSIC

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      University Open Days 2016
      Sunday 24th July: Murdoch University
      Sunday 31st July: Curtin University
      Sunday 14th August: University of Western Australia
      Sunday 14th August: Edith Cowan University (Mt Lawley) and WAAPA
      Sunday 21st August: Notre Dame University Fremantle

      Parents of Year 12 Students
      In August students will be given the 2017 TISC Guide that will outline all the procedures and dates that are relevant to the university application process and beyond. TISC is coming to the college to speak to Year 12 students on Friday 29th July. Following the My Future afternoon held at the college this week, students are encouraged to attend university Open Days throughout July/August. Parents of Year 12 students can assist their son or daughter with their future plans by:

    • Discussing various courses in the prospectuses that may be of interest to your child
    • Gather more information by visiting university and TAFE websites, or requesting further information from universities of TAFE
    • Attend university Open Days that are advertised in each prospectus and in this newsletter
    • Be positive; don t panic and communicate with as many people as possible

    • University Information Sessions
      Murdoch University
      FREE Mindfulness Sessions: Learn to study and deal with exam stress
      50 minute sessions during the first week of school holidays (1:30pm or 3:15pm daily)
      This introductory mindfulness course aims to support students on their study and exam preparations to enable optimal personal performance. The course draws upon the MAT Toolbox program developed through Perth Modern School. For further information contact Kerina Puttman on 9360 6078 or email k.puttman@murdoch.edu.au
      To register, email engage@murdoch.edu.au with Mindfulness Course in the subject line.

      University of Western Australia
      UWA Future Students team will be running School Advisory Sessions during the July school holidays.

      This is a chance for students and parents to go on campus and speak directly to Future Students Adviser. The sessions will last about 30 mins each and will give a chance for the students/parents to ask any questions regarding admission into our courses, course structure and content, the TISC application process, and the new Direct Pathways and early offers for Engineering.

      Details for the sessions are below.

      Who:For Year 10-12 students (parents/guardians are welcome to attend)
      Where:UWA Crawley Campus (exact location to be confirmed upon booking)
      Dates:Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 July, Monday 11 to Friday 15 July
      Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm (each session is approximately 30 minutes)

      Bookings are essential as sessions are strictly limited - historically these sessions are very popular so book asap! To register your interest please email alison.chan@uwa.edu.au

      Notre Dame University Fremantle
      A Day in the Life of a Uni Student- Friday 15th of July
      9:30am- 2:30pm Prindiville Hall (ND3) Mouat Street, Fremantle
      A Day in the Life of a University Student is a day for Year 10, 11 and 12 students to experience what life is really like at Notre Dame. This event is the ideal opportunity for you to come down to Notre Dame in Fremantle and get a taste of the areas of study on offer. You ll take part in lectures and activities, enjoy a campus tour, and meet current students and academics. To register for this event please complete the form at www.nd.edu.au/events/fremantle. You can choose from a range of study areas including Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Nursing, Philosophy and Physiotherapy. If you have any questions please contact us at future@nd.edu.au or 9433 0851.

      If you are in Year 12, you can come along to the optional application workshop at the end of the day. Advisors will take you step-by-step through the application form and answer all your questions about applying. Bring along your application to have it reviewed or hand it in, if you are ready.

      Notre Dame ATAR Express Workshops
      This July school holidays, The University of Notre Dame invites Year 11 and 12 students to attend revision workshops in ATAR English, Human Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics Methods, as well as Study and Writing Skills.
      For more information and to register, contact 9433 0950 or visit http://www.nd.edu.au/academic_support/outreach

      Notre Dame Early Offer Program 2017
      Notre Dame University acknowledges and rewards the achievements of outstanding students through the Early Offer program by simplifying their access to university. Students who have a predicted ATAR of 90+ (or 93+ for Law & Physiotherapy) are encouraged to apply for this early offer by contacting Mrs Burke at Corpus Christi College. If a student is successful and accepts their Early Offer, it would in no way prohibit them from applying and accepting an offer from another university.
      Applications are now open and close on Friday, 29 July, 2016, for study beginning in 2017.

      Scholarships
      Scholarships applications to most universities are now open and students need to start preparing their applications as soon as possible. Scholarships information can be accessed on individual university websites and also by contacting Mrs Burke at Corpus. There are many different scholarships available with different criteria attached to each. Applications for scholarships are made direct to the university concerned.

      My Future Careers (School Subscription)
      Use your school student email address to logon and access the My Future Careers website, for career exploration and occupation videos, job outlook, starting salaries, and much more.
      https://myfuture.edu.au

      Australian Defence Force Academy
      Year 11 students who may be interested in entering the Defence Force Academy at the completion of Year 12 are encouraged to apply for an ADFA Education Award. This award is presented annually to Year 12 students in recognition of leadership potential, and academic and sporting achievements exhibited in Year 11. The award comprises a laptop computer and certificate for the student and a recognition plaque for the School. There are 120 awards offered and there is no obligation for the student to attend ADFA.

      The application process comprises the ADFA entry aptitude test, medical testing and a series of interviews including an Officer Selection Board. These are conducted in Canberra during April/May 2017 with all fares and accommodation provided.

      For further details contact the local Defence Force Recruiting Centre on 131901, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/adfa


      The Royal Military College The Royal Military College (RMC) in Duntroon, ACT, is one of the world s truly outstanding military training institutions. Every course at RMC focuses on bringing out the best qualities and equips students with the confidence and skills to make decisions, think quickly on their feet and motivate others in any situation. At RMC, students learn all the skills and knowledge needed to turn from a regular civilian into a world-class officer in today's Army. Training will focus on bringing out their best, and the leadership courses offered are second to none. Training in everything from infantry tactics and strategy, to military technology and communication, will ensure graduates are ready to lead.

      To find out more or start the application, please call 131901 or visit www.defencejobs.gov.au

      Defence Work Experience Programme
      Aviation
      Fri 2 September, Thu 8, Thu 15, and Thu 22 September, RAAF Base Pearce, Bullsbrook
      Number 2 Flying Training School is the main flying training school for the Royal Australian Air Force. This placement is suitable for participants who have a strong interest in becoming pilots or pursuing an aviation career within a Defence environment.
      Applications close: Fri 26 August

      Marine Technician
      Mon 19 September - Fri 23 September, HMAS Stirling, Garden Island
      The Fleet Support Unit provides high levels of maintenance support including metal fabrication, corrosion control and electronic repair. Participants will be involved in the maintenance and repair of ships and submarines.
      Applications close: Fri 9 September
      https://goo.gl/gO5kkU

      WA Police Force Recruitment Information Sessions
      People who have an interest in a career as a Police Officer are encouraged to attend a Recruit Information Session. Please be advised the Recruit Information Session only provides information on the Police Officer role and recruitment process and does not provide information on the Cadet or Police Auxiliary Officer entry pathway.

      Recruit Information Sessions include presentations by WA Police Recruiting Personnel, Police Recruits and other members of WA Police and provide an overview of the recruitment and selection process, training requirements and job specific information relevant to a career as a police officer.

      Due to limited availability and space, bookings will be accepted from prospective applicants only. We are unable to accommodate guests at this time. If you are interested in any other entry pathway such as Cadet or Police Auxiliary Officer, please be advised that an Information Session relevant to each entry pathway will be held prior to recruitment campaign for these positions opening.
      Online Booking on www.stepforward.wa.gov.au is essential
      Upcoming Sessions:
      4:30pm - Thursday 21 July 2016: WA Police Academy
      Bookings open from 13 June 2016

      Holiday Revision Courses
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      Rachel Burke
      Careers Coordinator


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      The Corpus Christi College e-News is a fortnightly newsletter showcasing all of the latest activities, events and achievements at the College. The e-News is distributed to the Corpus Christi College community and made available on the public website. For more information, please contact communications@corpus.wa.edu.au Tags:eNews, news

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    Dear Parents

    The Corpus Christi College Community Centre was blessed by Fr Jeronimo and opened by CEO Executive Director Dr Tim McDonald last Friday, on the day we celebrate Corpus Christi Day. The students were impeccably well-mannered and respectful during Mass, and celebrated the day with much gusto! I will report on funds raised in the next copy of the e-News.

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    With the opening of the Community Centre now concluded, we are well underway planning for the Performing Arts Centre, which will house large Drama and Dance workshops, a Rehearsal studio, refurbished Music practice rooms, and an open learning area, all located in the old gymnasium, a project to be completed by early Term One 2017. The current James Nestor Auditorium will accommodate Music facilities amongst other plans we have for this space. Planning is also underway for a 400 seat theatre to be built on the northern side of the old gymnasium. This will necessitate the building of a staff car park and a shed in an alternative location. More details will be forthcoming in future newsletters.

    Artworks at Corpus

    We continue to purchase artwork for the College and it would be remiss if I didn’t recognise the Visual Arts department – Ms Gaby Fabris, Mrs Julie Pannell and Mrs Katie-Anne Kennedy s efforts - in producing beautiful Corpus crosses and advising me on the ongoing development of art through the College grounds and buildings.

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    We continue to purchase art works for the College. Most recently, two icons (2D ancient formed religious paintings) were purchased from the artist Angela King, one on the Pieta (depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus) which will be located in the Chapel, the other a group of two Icons entitled the annunciation to be located in the Sadler Centre.

    One couldn t help but notice the artwork which forms part of the Community Centre. This is a local government requirement for all building projects. In the Melville City Precinct where the cost of development exceeds $1 million, we are required to provide public art to the value of 1% of the cost of development.

    The objectives of the public artwork is to:

    • Contribute to a sense of place through the provision of public art which provides an interpretation and expression of the local area’s natural, physical, cultural and social values
    • Enhance public enjoyment and understanding of places through the integration of art into developments
    • Add to the appearance, vibrancy, character and amenity of developments and their surrounding environment
    • Create local landmarks
    • Provide increased public exposure to, and understanding of, public art.

    Public Art is a work that is created by an artist and is sited in a visually accessible public location. There are special requirements regarding the artists, such as they have to be a person who has a Bachelor s Degree or Diploma in visual arts or any similar field; earn more than 50% of their income from art related activities; and have a history of exhibiting their own original artwork at reputable art galleries, for an instance.

    After an extensive search for an accomplished artist to provide the artwork for Corpus Christi College, Gaby and Julie recommended some of the work exhibited by local artists, including Jason Hirst s artwork which can be seen throughout WA, including Perth s new children s hospital, Community Centres at the City of Stirling and Roebourne, Karratha Leisure Centre, and various schools such as Christchurch Grammar School, Canning Vale College and Comet Bay College.

    Jason has produced a vibrant and youthful piece of art which reflects our College ethos, our connectedness in community through the House system and through sport. A lovely new task for the induction of Year 7s – connecting the House crests with their mottos, reflected on both sides of the sculpture.

    Staff and Student matters

    As Mrs Kathy Davey will be on leave from next Friday 24 June until Friday 29 July, I wish to notify the community that Mrs Terri Seers will be the Acting Head of Vocation and Transition Services for this period of time, whilst still conducting her duties as the Workplace Learning Coordinator.

    There are a number of changes to the Year 10 Curriculum offerings for 2017 as a result of the implementation of the WA Curriculum by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA). Parents of current Year 9 students would be aware that we have postponed the Year 10 2017 Parent Information Evening until our programme has been finalised.

    There are changes to the WACE ATAR and General Course rules implemented fully in 2016 which were covered at the various Parent Information Evenings last year and in Term One, 2016. Students cannot easily change from one semester to another, making course selection at Year 11 an important decision which should be final for the majority of students. Grades received in Semester One of Year 10 are of heightened performance. My heart sinks when I see students struggling at Year 11 level and who cannot change subjects because it is simply too late.

    I urge parents to ensure they attend the subject selection evenings coming up.

    Finally, the Year 11 Dinner Dance is being held at the Fremantle Sailing Club next week. I look forward to seeing our students looking quite resplendent, enjoying each other’s company on the evening.

    Best wishes and God bless.

    Mrs Caroline

    Principal

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    This week during Year Assemblies we acknowledged all students who have been identified as academically able.

    At the beginning of the year, students with high ability were identified using subjective and objective measures. These included, general ability tests, student performance, teacher and parent nominations.

    Approximately 10% of students were identified as academically able and were selected to take part in the Academic Excellence Program. All new students were presented with a badge.

    Below is a list of all Year 7-9 members of the Academic Excellence Program:

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    Annabel Biscotto and I have had an extraordinary insight into the sociological reasoning behind ordinary decision-making, specifically in teenagers.

    We are in the midst of conducting a sociology experiment, tested on our fellow students, in which we hypothesised the following statement: Middle school females are most likely to return a dropped coin. This experiment includes dropping a coin on the floor and analysing who either picks it up, keeps it or ignores it. The results are interesting. We have had the pleasure of being mentored by Bethia, who is a 3rd year Law student at Murdoch, and is a Student Ambassador. She has assisted us with various aspects of our project, specifically the research component. She has been an amazing help to us and has given us aid, assistance and tips to allow our project to achieve its maximum capability.

    We plan to create a website and a report to display our findings, and we look forward to the final outcome of our project!

    By Tiana Inman – Year 9

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    Dear parents,

    There was previously a Year 9 to 10 parent information evening on the calendar for Wednesday 29 June.

    This evening outlines the subject selection process for Year 10 and allows parents to gather information on Year 10 subjects for the following Year.

    In order to accommodate the requirements of the new West Australian Curriculum, the College is currently reviewing it’s Year 10 timetable structure and course offerings. Therefore the Year 9 to 10 parent information evening has been postponed till Term Three.

    A new date will be advised via email and in subsequent editions of the e-news.

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    Julie Pannell

    Art Teacher

    Annabel Biscotto has won the Year 9 Award at 2016 Attwell Art Gallery Awards.

    With a focus on the Reflection attribute from The Corpus Christi College Learner Profile, students had to create innovative solutions to construction problems of 3D forms.

    Annabel looked at the Fauvist artist, Henri Matisse and the abstraction and simplification of forms. Annabel s artwork used recycled cardboard to create a 3D mask of a character from Hairspray the musical. The project was extended to create a Tableau Vivant of the mask being worn. The result is a highly innovative and creative approach to art and design.

    More Award winners and their respective prizes are listed in Corpus General News.

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    [accordion_item title="The Bishops Religious Literacy Assessment 2016" accordion="accordion"]

    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 25 July. For Year 9 students at Corpus Christi, the BRLA will be held on the morning of 27 July. 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 2016.

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    As we head towards the end of semester there are a number of events and important events which will occur over the last two weeks.

    The Senior School Head of Year team is currently spending a lot of time chasing up documentation and permission slips for these major events which unfortunately is time taken away from their primary role of providing outstanding pastoral care programs and structures for their students.

    Please assist your child by making sure they have completed or handed in all of the following to the relevant Head of Year.

    Overdue

    Year 10 retreat forms and permission slips

    Year 11 Christian Service Hours and Logbooks

    Year 11 Dinner dance forms.

    Due next week

    Year 12 WACE student online declaration.

    Year 11 Retreat forms

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    Students commencing Year 11 in 2016 are beginning a journey which will take them beyond school to work or one of a range of post school tertiary destinations. The subjects a student chooses in Year 11 are intended to be studied over a two year period and will help direct them towards on of these destinations.

    A reminder that the Year 10-11 subject selection handbook is available on the Year 10 portal for both parents and students. Students should currently be considering their subject options and formulating any questions they wish to ask their teachers.

    On Wednesday 29 June, we will hold our Year 10-11 subject expo in the David Heath Centre (Old College Gymnasium) . Students will be given the opportunity during a pastoral care period to visit the expo and ask questions of the the staff in each department regarding subject selection for Year 11. I will also be presenting to parents on WACE requirements, generating an ATAR, VET courses and the subject selection process.

    The expo will open to parents from 6 to 7pm that evening. Parents are encouraged to attend to see for themselves the subject offerings and pathways offered in Year 11 and ask any questions of the relevant Heads of Learning Area who will all be in attendance.

    The expo will conclude with a presentation on the transition from Year 10 to 11 at 7pm in the College Hall.

    The Heads of Learning area, Mr Scali and I look forward to speaking with you on the evening.

    Jean-Paul Papineau

    Acting Deputy Principal Senior School

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    Dear parents,

    There was previously a Year 9 to 10 parent information evening on the calendar for Wednesday 29 June.

    This evening outlines the subject selection process for Year 10 and allows parents to gather information on Year 10 subjects for the following Year.

    In order to accommodate the requirements of the new West Australian Curriculum, the College is currently reviewing it’s Year 10 timetable structure and course offerings. Therefore the Year 9 to 10 parent information evening has been postponed till Term Three.

    A new date will be advised via email and in subsequent editions of the e-news.

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    All students who have missed out on having their photos taken in the two previous photo days, tomorrow is your last opportunity.

    Photographers will be available from 8.30 am, so students need to follow the schedule below to ensure they have their photo taken at the correct time. If the proposed times below do not suit, please go at a different time, but all students are to sign in to the class prior to having their photo taken.

    All students are to wear their full winter uniform. A list of who has not received their photo is below.

    Year 7/8 - Period 1 - 8.40am - 9.33am

    Year 9/10 - Period 2 - 9.33am - 10.28am

    Staff - Recess

    Years 11/12 - Period 3 - 11.03am -11.56am

    Corpus Communications

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    With 34 confirmed participants in the 2016 Cambodia Immersion Programme, we are working hard to fundraise and plan for the trip. With a great mix of students, parents and staff, the group has been working hard on a number of fundraising events: car wash (raising $1138), staff raffles ($1200) and the Mother s Day High Tea ($2300). This awesome effort cannot happen without the kind donations, time, food and help offered by the Corpus community, and we cannot thank enough all who have assisted.

    This Term sees the introduction of the wine fundraiser with Swings and Roundabouts, and also the Pasta fundraiser. We continue with our roasting forks fundraising, an absolute bargain for a quality product, prices have been reduced, this is a stainless steal! Please visit the info below and help us maintain our fundraising progress for our Immersion Programme:

    1) SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS Wine Fundraiser:

    WINE ORDER FORM

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    2) PASTA FUNDRAISER

    The Lenzarini Bros from Golden Ravioli, Romany House in Fitzgerald Street Perth have kindly accepted to assist in our fundraising efforts towards the Cambodian Immersion. In the 1950 s four Italian brothers set out on a journey: a journey that would take them away from their homeland to a new home, Australia. The brothers opened the now famous Romany Restaurant in 1958 and in 1964 introduced their own range of pasta to the public of Perth, and so, Golden Ravioli was born!

    PASTA ORDER FORM

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    3) MOVIE FUNDRAISER

    You, your family and friends are invited to a private screening of the stunning film, me before you. as a fundraising initiative for the Cambodian Immersion 2016.

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    For tickets, please purchase from Reception from Ms Crane, or email wquint@corpus.wa.edu.au

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    4) ROASTING FORKS Fundraiser

    https://www.corpus.wa.edu.au/roasting-fork-sale-cambodian-immersion-fundraiser/

    Parents, these forks make for a wonderful gift and are of absolutely high quality. Please place your correct money (Cash) in an envelope and deliver it to front reception and you can collect your forks. Any queries, please contact communications@corpus.wa.edu.au THESE HAVE BEEN REDUCED, an absolute Stainless Steal $5.00 each!!!!!!!

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    Please enjoy seeing the photos from both the Car Wash and the High Tea.

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    On Thursday 2 June one hundred of Corpus finest runners travelled to Perry Lakes Reserve to compete at the ACC Cross Country Carnival. There were 60 schools competing bringing over 3,500 competitors together in the largest meet of of it s type in the State. Corpus runners revelled in the near perfect conditions, consistently performing above and beyond expectation.

    As the girls age category results were read during presentations we began to realise that our performance goal of a top 5 finish, in the Overall Combined rankings, was a real possibility. Imagine our elation when it was announced that Corpus finished second in the Overall Combined Aggregate and 1st in the Girls Aggregate. Not since the early 1990 s had Corpus enjoyed this level of success. The coaches were extremely proud of the positive attitude and willingness of our athletes to push outside their comfort zone.

    Highlights included:

    2nd in the U13 Girls

    5th in the U13 Boys

    Equal 1st in the U14 Girls

    6th in the U15 Girls

    2nd in the U16 Girls

    1st in the U19 Girls

    1st in the Overall Girls

    6th in the Overall Boys

    2nd in the Overall Combined Aggregate

    Thanks once again to our dedicated team of running coaches, especially Mr Reno Sinagra, Mr Chris Pietroniro, Mr Kurt Wesley, Ms Cara Wright, and Mr Mark Green. It is their shared passion for running that retains our athletes and keeps them striving for personal bests.

    Outstanding individual performances:

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    Kayla van Der Linden - U/13G 3rd

    Taylor Kroyer - U/14G 3rd

    Brooke McCoy - U/19G 4th

    Sienna Andritsos - U/15G 15th

    Jen Delpup - U/19G 15th

    Holly van Der Linden - U/15G 16th

    Jade Patching - U/15G 17th

    Amelia Swan - U/16G 18th

    Kayla Weekes - U/16G 21st

    Andrea Fernandez - U/14G 21st

    Lindsey Fowles - U/16G 25th

    Carly Pizzuto - U/13G 26th

    Aleisha Wesley - U/19G 27th

    Lucy Weekes - U/19G 36th

    Sophie Jones - U/14G 46th

    Claire James - U/19G 46th

    Boys

    Harry Cormack - U/15B 4th

    Cade Ravlich - U/13B 5th

    Cam Jones - U/19B 23rd

    Levi Burns - U/16B 25th

    Thomas Glyde - U/19B 33rd

    Casey Scott - U/14B 34th

    Jaren Carr - U/13B 37th

    Matthew Wesley - U/14B 49th

    Jacob Barham - U/19B 50th

    Taj Pirrotina - U/16B 50th

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    Considering there were around 400 runners in each of these races – these are sensational performances!

    Congratulations to the following athletes who have been named in the ACC All Star Cross Country Team for 2016

    Kayla Van der Linden - Year 7

    Cade Ravlich - Year 7

    Taylor Kroyer - Year 8

    Harry Cormack - Year 9

    Brooke McCoy - Year 11

    Congratulations also to Brendan Tan Year 10 who came 2nd in the Inclusive Event.

    We look forward now to Athletics and encourage all cross athletes to compete in the middles distance events at the inter-house in Term Three with a view to representing again at the ACC Athletics Carnival to be held at the State Athletics Centre on Wed 14 September 2016.

    Results from the ACC Cross Country Carnival are now available on the ACC web site www.accsport.asn.au Carnival – Cross Country

    http://www.accsport.asn.au/carnivals/cross-country/results/2016

    Individual results can be accessed on the BlueChip results web page

    http://www.bluechipresults.com.au/results

    There is also a download link for an Excel file which has a summary of all team points results and raw results for all events.

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    James Howard (Sports Coordinator)

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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    20th June - Music Night

    25th June - 3rd July - New Zealand Music Tour

    21st July - Our Land People Stories - Drama Excursion

    25th July - 31st August - Catholic Performing Arts Festival

    12th August - The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Drama Excursion

    9th September - Senior School Dance Performance

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    THE ARTS

    See into your future - one with the Arts in mind is a good choice for your career path, as it sets you ready for tomorrow s changing world.

    We are moving towards a new development in resourcing the Arts at Corpus Christi College. These are exciting times for the development and creativity of every student at the College. With improvement in quality in every subject in the Arts and the increased rigour that comes with a new curriculum, the time has never been better to consider an arts subject.

    In considering your subject choices, there is some important and often overlooked statistical reasons for including an arts subject that improve your future employment chances.

    • The global marketplace requires candidates to compete with others world wide for roles and markets, particularly in the computer games, animation and visual effects sectors. (Source: Australian Interactive Media Industry Association)
    • There are over 20,000 different career pathways associated within and associated to the Arts Industry-Including Entertainment Law and Arts Management.
    • The market needs the creative genius: creative types are more in demand, but the corporate world’hasn t yet learned how to manage them.
    • If you can show you are creative and can fit into a team you will have a distinct advantage in the jobs market. (Source:Ibid)
    • There are a wide range of skills covered in Arts courses, most of these compliment your other subjects
    • Statistically Arts candidates who complete ATAR have their Arts Subject as their highest scoring WACE -last year alone we had 100% of Dance students with their Arts Subject as their first choice.
    • Your chances of success are increased by the way an Arts subject is assessed, there is often an even split between written and practical, thus making it easier to fit in with your strengths.
    • In the last industry census in WA over 576,000 people where employed in primary Arts jobs alone. This does not include Jobs associated within the arts field, for example, licensing.

    There is no doubt that our new building and the development of our Arts facilities will increase our ability to offer an extensive programme that will extend opportunity to all. There has never been a better time to choose an arts subject.

    All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up. - Pablo Picasso

    Mr James Dove

    Head of Arts

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    DRAMA NEWS

    Guys and Dolls Production USB NOW ON SALE!!

    Purchase your copy of this amazing performance, showcasing our very talented students.

    A customised USB can be ordered via Try Booking at the following link:

    https://www.trybooking.com/209652

    Cost per USB is $15.00.

    All orders need to be placed by Friday 24th June 2016

    USB can be collected from the school reception from Michelina Crane from Monday 27th June 2016.

    Great gift ideas for family members.

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    DANCE NEWS

    New Staff in Dance

    We would like to welcome Leone Gatt to Corpus Dance for the remainder to Term Two. Leone will be replacing Mrs Spark this term and we wish to thank her for coming on board.

    We are delighted to announce our new Dance Teacher for semester 2 2016 – Lauchlan Bain. We are very excited about Lauchlan joining Dance and know that he is going to be a valuable member of the Arts team and fabulous for our students

    Lauchlan Bain - Bio

    Lauchlan was born and bred in Perth, Western Australia, where his love of performing arts was first started and was cultivated from a young age. He began performing arts training across the board as a singer, dancer, actor and aerialist until his successful entrance into tertiary performing arts training.

    As a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in Dance and Music Theatre, Lauchlan has been seen around Perth and Australia as a theatre performer (CATS, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Fame) as well as in television and film (Cloudstreet, HBF, and RAC). This success saw Lauchlan move to London to take a role as a teacher at the acclaimed Pineapple Dance Studios, lecturing in contemporary, ballet, and theatre jazz, where he also performed across the UK as both a singer, dancer and actor. Highlights from his time in the UK include working with Sony Music Group UK as a singer and sessional artist, performing the carol Silent Night on Good Morning (ITV), as well as touring with international recording artists as a dancer.

    Since returning to Perth, Lauchlan has qualified as a high school teacher (Graduate Diploma Education – ECU) and performed in Australia in The Mikado, The Sound of Music, The Phantom of the Opera and was Will Parker in Oklahoma.

    Recently, Lauchlan is better known for his choreographic endeavors, choreographing for Presbyterian Ladies College, St Mary s Anglican Girls School, John Forrest Secondary College and ICW Productions Oliver. Lauchlan is best known for his commitment to his artistic endeavors, both as an artist and an educator, and is recognizable for his involvement in the Perth dance and theatre scene, as both talent and choreographer.

    He looks forward to joining the Corpus Christi Catholic College staff cohort, and continuing his career in a superb educational institution.

    Caroline Fuhr 

    Dance Teacher

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    MUSIC NEWS

    LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR TICKETS!!

    Music Night – Monday 20th June 2016

    Corpus Christi Annual Music Night will be held on Monday 20th June 2016, starting at 7.00pm in the Corpus Christi Community Centre.

    There will be a stunning concert followed by a supper and dance!

    This is a wonderful event, showcasing our very talented students at Corpus Christi College.

    Wine, soft drinks and nibbles included in the ticket price.

    ADULTS $15.00

    CHILDREN $10.00

    Limited tickets on sale!

    https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=207611

    Looking forward to seeing you all here to support the College.

    Please ensure that you present your ticket at the door!

    NEW ZEALAND MUSIC TOUR

    We would like to wish all the students and staff attending the Music Tour all the very best. Enjoy this amazing opportunity and let’s bring home the gold medals.

    Please follow our progress via our Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/CCC-New-Zealand-Music-Tour-2016-1637571383227615/

    INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC LESSONS – TERM 3

    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.

    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!!!

    David Harries

    Director of Music

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    VISUAL ARTS NEWS

    2016 Atwell Gallery Art Awards

    We are delighted to announce that we had excellent results from our entries at the 2016 Atwell Gallery Awards. Our students have been working incredibly hard and produced some outstanding works that not only we were excited about but were very well received by everyone that attending this exhibition.

    We had 18 piece entered and every one of them were fantastic and we wish to congratulation all those student who produced this work and encourage them to keep up the great efforts. The 18 Students were;

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    We would like to acknowledge the following students who were award winners on the night;

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    Congratulations to the following students who all received Awards in each category at last night s 2016 Atwell Gallery Art Awards.

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    Year 12 - Clarissa Sutandi (Highly commended)

    Year 11 - Grace Macri (The Curators Award)

    Year 10 - Amela Swan (Winner)

    Year 10 - Jessica Tichelaar (Highly commended)

    Year 9 - Annabel Biscotto (Winner)

    Gaby Fabris

    Art Teacher

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    NINA BROWN - GYMNASTICS WA

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    Congratulations 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

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    Mr 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

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    Lily 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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    Upcoming Careers information at the College

    23rd June (Afterschool 3:30pm): UWA Student Talk, Jessica Knight, completing Assured Medicine Pathway and achieved 99th Percentile, in Mayne Block.

    29th June (P5 and P6): Year 11 and 12 My Future Career Program in Mayne Block: UWA, Murdoch, Curtin, Notre Dame, South Metropolitan TAFE, Construction Careers, West Coast Eagle Development, Conservation Volunteers, Fire and Emergency Services, Melville City Council and Consumer Credit Legal Services in attendance.

    University Open Days 2016

    Sunday 24th July: Murdoch University

    Sunday 31st July: Curtin University

    Sunday 14th August: University of Western Australia

    Sunday 14th August: Edith Cowan University (Mt Lawley) and WAAPA

    Sunday 21st August: Notre Dame Fremantle

    University Information Sessions

    Murdoch University

    Health Careers Evening - Wednesday, 29th of June

    Meet our academics and learn about undergraduate course opportunities and careers in health, from roles in nursing and chiropractic through to laboratory medicine and psychology. Undergraduate courses covered include:

    Biomedical Science

    Chiropractic Science

    Clinical Exercise Physiology

    Cognitive Neuroscience & Health Psychology

    Laboratory Medicine

    Movement Science

    Nursing (Peel and South Street)

    Social and Developmental Psychology

    Sport & Health Science

    Staff will be on hand to answer course enquiries, questions on admission and application requirements, as well as support services. For further information please visit http://www.experience.murdoch.edu.au/event/health-careers-evening/

    University of Western Australia

    UWA Future Students team will be running School Advisory Sessions during the July school holidays.

    This is a chance for students and parents to go on campus and speak directly to Future Students Adviser. The sessions will last about 30 mins each and will give a chance for the students/parents to ask any questions regarding admission into our courses, course structure and content, the TISC application process, and the new Direct Pathways and early offers for Engineering.

    Details for the sessions are below:

    Who: For Year 10-12 students (parents/guardians are welcome to attend)

    Where: UWA Crawley Campus (exact location to be confirmed upon booking)

    Dates: Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 July

    Monday 11 July to Friday 15 July

    Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm (each session is approximately 30 minutes)

    Bookings are essential as sessions are strictly limited - historically these sessions are very popular so book asap!

    To register your interest please email alison.chan@uwa.edu.au with your:alison.chan@uwa.edu.aualison.chan@uwa.edu.au

    Name

    School and year level

    Preferred day/time

    Notre Dame University Fremantle

    A Day in the Life of a Uni Student- Friday 15th of July

    9:30am- 2:30pm Prindiville Hall (ND3) Mouat Street, Fremantle

    A Day in the Life of a University Student is a day for Year 10, 11 and 12 students to experience what life is really like at Notre Dame. This event is the ideal opportunity for you to come down to Notre Dame in Fremantle and get a taste of the areas of study on offer. You’ll take part in lectures and activities, enjoy a campus tour, and meet current students and academics.

    To register for this event please complete the form at www.nd.edu.au/events/fremantle. You can choose from a range of study areas including Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Nursing, Philosophy and Physiotherapy. If you have any questions please contact us at future@nd.edu.au or 9433 0851.

    If you are in Year 12, you can come along to the optional application workshop at the end of the day. Advisors will take you step-by-step through the application form and answer all your questions about applying. Bring along your application to have it reviewed or hand it in, if you are ready.

    Notre Dame Early Offer Program 2017

    Notre Dame University acknowledges and rewards the achievements of outstanding students through the Early Offer program by simplifying their access to university. Students who have a predicted ATAR of 90+ (or 93+ for Law & Physiotherapy) are encouraged to apply for this early offer by contacting Mrs Burke at Corpus Christi College. If a student is successful and accepts their Early Offer, it would in no way prohibit them from applying and accepting an offer from another university.

    Applications are now open and close on Friday, 29 July, 2016, for study beginning in 2017.

    Nursing Careers Expo

    Sunday 19 June 8.30am - 1.30pm at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre More information is available at https://www.acn.edu.au/acn-nursing-and-health-expo-perth

    9.20am -9.50am Career information - getting into nursing and/or midwifery

    10.30am - 11.00am - Graduate opportunities - GradConnect and other options

    11.40am - 12.10pm - Specialty focus - mental health nursing

    12.50pm - 1.20pm - Extended roles - focus on nurse practitioners and eligible endorsed midwives

    Muresk Institute Agribusiness Degree Overnight Taster

    This event will be held on July 14 -15 at the iconic Muresk Institute campus. A $40 fee is charged to contribute towards catering and accommodation. There are limited places so students are encouraged to register by Monday 1 July either by completing the registration form or online via www.agtaster2016.eventbrite.com.au.

    There is strong industry support for the Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management degree program by way of industry-based scholarships as well as work placements. These highlight the wide range of career opportunities available to graduates. In addition to ATAR, there are a number of pathways into the degree program including Principals Recommendation, TAFE qualifications and single subject study options.

    Students who have an interest in Agriculture, Science or Business should consider this event. For further information and bookings contact Daisy Franz, on 9622 6789 or agribusiness@cyoc.wa.edu.au.

    Battle of the Bands event

    Auditions Close: Friday June 24

    Main event: Saturday July 16

    Mount Pleasant College

    Battle of the Bands is searching for local Perth talent looking to begin their study and launch their music career. Competition open to both Solo artists and full bands with members aged between Year 12/school leavers through to 25 year olds. Applications are now open! To enter - upload an audition clip to www.mpc.wa.edu.au/BoB.

    Auditioning heats will take place online, with public voting beginning June 25. The top four voted bands and top four voted solo artists (+ one wildcard entry from each category) will then have the chance to perform at our live Battle of the Bands grand final event - Saturday July 16.

    A judging panel, made up of local and interstate-based artists and industry professionals, will have the job of choosing the first placed band and first placed solo artists.

    These top performers will share in over $10,000 worth of prizes including scholarships into MPC Certificate IV in Music program PLUS a day of recording in Red Wall Studio with one of our very own producers.

    To enter upload your audition video to: www.mpc.wa.edu.au/BoB by 25 June.

    If you would like any further information on either of these events please don't hesitate to get in touch!

    Email:Andrew.field@mpc.wa.edu.au, Phone: 9329 1777.

    My Future Careers (School Subscription)

    Use your school student email address to logon and access the My Future Careers website, for career exploration and occupation videos, job outlook, starting salaries, and much more.

    https://myfuture.edu.au

    Defence Force Gap Year 2017

    The ADF Gap Year program is an excellent way for your students to experience military life and to gain a greater understanding of what s involved. On completion they can continue serving in the Navy, Army or Air Force, or offer the skills and experience they have acquired to an alternative career path.

    In 2017 there are 11 roles to choose from ranging from admin to artillery, and flight crew to logistics.

    Details of all the Gap Year roles are available at defencejobs.gov.au/gapyear

    Employment commences early 2017. Applicants must have completed Year 12 and be aged between 18 and 24 as of 1 April 2017 (Navy), 31 May 2017 (Army), or 7 April 2017 (Air Force).

    WA Police Force Recruitment Information Sessions

    People who have an interest in a career as a Police Officer are encouraged to attend a Recruit Information Session. Please be advised the Recruit Information Session only provides information on the Police Officer role and recruitment process and does not provide information on the Cadet or Police Auxiliary Officer entry pathway.

    Recruit Information Sessions include presentations by WA Police Recruiting Personnel, Police Recruits and other members of WA Police and provide an overview of the recruitment and selection process, training requirements and job specific information relevant to a career as a police officer.

    Due to limited availability and space, bookings will be accepted from prospective applicants only. We are unable to accommodate guests at this time.

    If you are interested in any other entry pathway such as Cadet or Police Auxiliary Officer, please be advised that an Information Session relevant to each entry pathway will be held prior to recruitment campaign for these positions opening.

    Online Booking on www.stepforward.wa.gov.au is essential

    Upcoming Sessions:

    4:30pm - Thursday 23 June 2016: WA Police Academy

    Bookings now open

    4:30pm - Thursday 21 July 2016: WA Police Academy

    Bookings open from 13 June 2016

    Holiday Revision Courses

    July UWA ATAR Revision Program

    July Year 11 and 12 ATAR Revision Program

    Rachel Burke

    Careers Coordinator

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    The Construction Training Fund (CTF) is proud to sponsor the Try a Trade program and is delivering the program to your Corpus Christi College in 2016.

    The program is available to students currently in Years 9 and 10 only with a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 16 students per course.

    Recently, former teacher and current relief teacher, Mr Mike Penhaligon accompanied thirteen Year 10 students in the course recently. The students were exposed to three Trades, Carpentry, Bricklaying and Tiling. It was an intensive three day course that certainly challenged them all. It took them out of their comfort zone and challenged their observation skills as well as their ability to stick at a task. All students involved showed determination and commitment to the tasks involved.

    For two of them in particular it reinforced their intention to become a Carpenter and a Bricklayer respectively, proving without doubt and they will achieve their goal of attaining Apprenticeships in the future.

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    Student involved in the Programme:

    Connor Chiarelli

    Callum Clayton

    Eric Del Pup

    Rhys Edwards

    Curtin Guippa

    Evan Joy

    Amelia Kenny

    Taylia Kenny

    Sam Larcher

    Max Melling

    Reilly Murray

    Chelsea Ryan

    Kimberlet Wade-Wear

    Jonathon Wallis

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    The Corpus Christi College e-News is a fortnightly newsletter showcasing all of the latest activities, events and achievements at the College. The e-News is distributed to the Corpus Christi College community and made available on the public website. For more information, please contact communications@corpus.wa.edu.au Tags:eNews, news

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    Dear parents,

    We welcome back to our Year 10, 11 and 12 students after the completion of their examinations.

    Celebrating success in the World Sphere

    I received a formal letter from Catholic Education WA in recognition of the efforts of science teachers Mrs Yvette Pearce, Mrs Filipa Carvalho, Ms Sally Farrington and supported by Mr Trevor Galbraith, to express our sincere appreciation of the endless hours of service these staff have dedicated to the completion of the Content Coalition Science Courses. These iTunes U courses are virtual Year 7 Science textbooks our students are currently using and which are now published and available to the world. Please note these courses are rocketing up the charts at the moment – I invite parents to download them on your iPads and check them out for yourselves!

    Recognition of Long Serving Staff

    In moving the Honour Boards from the old gymnasium, we took the opportunity to have them refurbished and placed in the new Corpus Christi College Community Centre foyer.

    To recognise the contribution of long serving staff at the College, those who have worked at the College for more than 20 years, we decided to prepare a new Honour Board. Some of these continue their service, whilst others many parents may have known from the past:

    1983       Robyn Quinn
    1983       Peter Thomson 
    1985       Steve Young
    1986       Diane Fisher
    1986       Moira Flanagan
    1986       Trevor Galbraith
    1986       Karen Rourke
    1987       Erika Lubcke
    1987       Diane Magrath
    1987       Andre Papineau
    1988       Deborah Santaromita
    1989       Judy Votta
    1990       Russell Scanlon
    1991       Sonya Hope
    1991       Michael Penhaligon
    1992       Gabriella Fabris
    1993       Sally Farrington
    1993       Simon Keane
    1994       Derek Bickford
    1995       Veronica Parry 
    1996       Marie Drygan
    1996       Joan Fodor

    We will be inviting these staff to a special ceremony and morning tea afterwards at the last College assembly this term.

    Community at Corpus

    We received a very buoyant email from Mr James Howard on Thursday regarding the successes of the Corpus Cross Country team. Second overall, with our girls winning the shield, this was uplifting given the sadness of the news we had received recently. I am very proud of Sports Coordinator James Howard s efforts in preparing the team, along with teachers Mr Reno Sinagra, Ms Cara Wright, Mr Christopher Peitroniro and Mr Mark Green, but particularly the students who were captained by Jennifer Del Pup and Cameron Jones. Along with the successes of our public speakers coached by Noreen Stevenson last weekend, our students have done us proud!

    On a sad note, as news filtered through to our community during the week, a pre-primary student from St Emilie s, Philip Lombardo died last week.  I have contacted Tania Thuijs the Principal to offer my condolences on behalf of Corpus Christi College.

    We were recently saddened by the news that former Deputy Principal and Head of Health and Physical Education and former student Mr Peter Sackett s wife Julianna, had died after a long battle with cancer. Tomorrow, many staff will be attending Julie s funeral at Queen of Apostles Parish. Many of our wonderful staff have assisted the family in numerous ways including contributing to an online crowd fund, organised by Mrs Renee Ging, currently on maternity leave.

    With the death of Cindy Jacobs, mother of Josephine in Year 12, we offered today s morning school Mass for Julie Sackett and Cindy, as is our tradition.

    Celebrations at Corpus next week!

    Finishing on a positive note: next week we have a dual celebration on Friday – Corpus Christi Day and the Blessing by Fr Jeronimo and CEO Executive Director Dr Tim McDonald Opening of the Community Centre. Principals, Board and Parents and Friends Executive members from past years have all been invited to attend, along with local dignitaries. Commencing at 9.00am in the Community Centre, all parents and friends are welcome to attend the Blessing and Opening Ceremony, followed by the Corpus Christi Day Mass. The students will then continue with food and activity stalls, concluding the Day with a concert. This is an important celebration which builds spirit and fosters a positive contribution to the community.

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    I will outline a description of the public art work which has caused much discussion amongst the students, in the next copy of the e-News.

    I hope you enjoyed the long weekend celebrating WA Week and took some time for rest and relaxation with your families.

    Best wishes and God bless.

    Mrs Caroline Payne
    Principal


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    Please see information below regarding Year 7 science resources created by Corpus Christi College in collaboration with a number of other Catholic schools. This collaboration is called The Content Coalition and was brought together in 2015 to create Science courses for Year 7 in iTunes U in partnership with Apple and Catholic Education Western Australia. Sally Farringdon, Filipa Carvalho and Yvette Pearce are to be congratulated on their outstanding efforts in developing such wonderful Science resources for our students and the world.

    The following schools were involved in the collaboration:

    Mercedes College – Biological Science
    Corpus Christi – Chemical Science
    Holy Cross – Physical Science
    CEWA (Michelle Lloyd) - Earth and Space Science

    This work involved creating the content and courses, writing multi-touch books to go with each course and finding apps and resources to support the content. The content is aligned to the Western Australian Curriculum.  These courses are now public and available in the iTunes store. The courses are creating a great deal of interest with three of the four courses occupying the in the top five Science courses which is world-wide.

     

    You can access the courses by going into the iTunes U store and searching Catholic Education of Western Australia or by following the links below:

    Earth and Space
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/id1115006104

    Chemical Science
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/id1115031298

    Biological Science
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/id1115031305

    Physical Science
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/id1115031291

    The multi-touch books within the courses have been published separately to the iBooks store and can be found by searching Content Coalition.

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    Ms Sally Farrington
    Head of Science Learning Area


    A number of Science students will be participating in two Science competitions – the Big Science competition and the ICAS Science competition, coordinated by Mrs Rourke.

    The Big Science Competition

    The Big Science Competition is a way to challenge students from Years 7 to 12, and track their performance against state or national averages.

    Questions test critical thinking and problem-solving skills, not just factual recall. Questions are set in real-life, contemporary contexts, making them relatable (and interesting). Last year questions covered faecal matter transplants, garbage gyers, life on Mars, 3D printing, control of feral cats, carbon capture, space junk and predicting earthquakes, just to name a few.

    ICAS

    The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) is an independent, skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards student achievement. ICAS is unique, being the most comprehensive generally available suite of academic assessments for primary and secondary school students.

    The assessments comprise:

  • eight Digital Technologies tests
  • eleven English tests, 
  • eleven Maths tests,
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  • eleven Science tests, 
  • six Spelling tests and 
  • ten Writing tests
  • ICAS is a 21st century quality assessment the keeps pace with classroom learning. Over one million student entries are accepted from over 6,300 schools in Australia and New Zealand annually. In addition, students from over 20 countries including Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and the USA participate in ICAS each year.

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    Mrs FilIpa Carvalho
    Head of Academic Excellence


    As part of the Academic Excellence Program (AEP) each student has the option to request a mentor to support them throughout the academic year. Since the beginning of the year, sixteen Year 11 and 12 and twelve Year 9 and 10 students took part in the AEP mentor training program to prepare them to mentor younger students.

    The sessions involved discussions around questions such as:

  • What is mentoring?
  • What makes a good mentor?
  • What are some challenges that gifted students face?
  • What are some of the challenges that Year 7 students face?
  • What skills do students require to be a successful student?
  • What support is available to students?

  • As a product of the mentoring program, students will be able to support their mentees in the following ten key areas:

  • Organisation of diary, school work, iPads, laptops and locker
  • Using electronic devices effectively
  • Goal setting
  • Effective study skills
  • Maintaining motivated
  • Managing distractions
  • Avoiding procrastination
  • Assessment and exam preparation
  • Balancing school and work life
  • Seeking support from the correct person
  • The Year 11 and 12 students will be mentoring the Year 9 and 10 mentors in terms of the mentoring other students and also any of the ten key areas above. The Year 9 and 10 mentors will be prepared to mentor younger students.

    The maturity, responsibility and care for others that these students have displayed in the last few weeks, has been admirable. I look forward to seeing them blossom as mentors.

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    Mrs Noreen Stevenson

    On Saturday, 7 students represented Corpus in the Rostrum Voice of Youth Public Speaking semi-finals. It was such an inspiring event. The students represented Corpus with confidence and great ability. It made me so proud to be associated with these young people. Students needed to present a prepared speech (6 mins Junior/ 8 mins Senior) and deliver a 3 minute impromptu speech after 15 minutes prep with no access to information.

    The Junior Section was represented by:

  • Mosaia McDonald
  • Jenna Riordan
  • Rachael Dellaca
  • Ike Adesanya
  • Erin Martin

  • I am delighted to inform you that we have 3 juniors proceeding to the State finals. Rachael Dellaca, Ike Adesanya and Erin Martin will present a new speech in the state competition on the 25th June.

    All students are to be commended on their dedication to achieve their best. These competitions embody the stuff of nightmares for many of us but these students have taken the challenge in their stride. If you know them, please congratulate them. They certainly deserve their 5 minutes of fame.

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    Mrs Yvette Pearce
    Head of Year 7


    The Pastoral session focused on a Study Skills activity which provided students with the opportunity to produce a Mind map so that they can use this method for study and also cover some bullying issues.

    Students were explicitly directed to good study techniques and asked where they might see themselves finding it useful and also how some iPad apps might enable the concept to be used.

    Activities included:

    A discussion/brainstorm session with the Homeroom about Bullying. The Homerooms covered the topics below and linked to the content covered by Class Act in the last Pastoral period. 

  • What is bullying?
  • Types of bullying?
  • How to deal with bullying?
  • Effects of bullying - how it makes people feel short term and long term effects
  • How you can help others who are being bullied? 
  • With the information from the discussion/brainstorm the students needed to produce a mind map of all of the information on A3 paper. The use of colour and the importance of using colours and images was conveyed.

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    The Corpus Christi Academic Excellence Extension Program (AEEP) is a program that excels academically gifted children (from Years 7-10) to extend their abilities and display it in the form of a chosen project. For our group s project we chose to write a parody/satire of superhero comics. We are designing, writing and drawing out the comic book.

    During our project we ve been offered the opportunity to work with a student mentor from Murdoch, which we accepted. We met with our mentor, Josiah Smith and discussed our project, which we got working on right away. Josiah has provided us with excellent guidance and support as we develop and work through our project.

    Last week, our Josaih left a message for us, asking us to come to Murdoch University after school on Tuesday (30th of May) to meet the animator for Toy Story 3, Up, Wall-E, Ratatouille, Cars 2 and Brave, Simon Allen.

    After school on Tuesday we all walked down to Murdoch and met with Josaih, who then led us upstairs to a room with Simon. We greeted him and then showed him what we had done so far which included storyboards, character designs and scripts. Simon spent some time giving us advice on what we should change and what we should do to progress and improve our illustrations. Simon also suggested that when drawing the characters that we should use a light table, which would help us draw the characters the same each time.

    It was an amazing opportunity to be able to meet Simon Allen and we hope we get many more opportunities like this one in the future. We would like to thank Josiah our mentor and Murdoch University for making this happen.

    By Austin Bevacqua, Thomas Howard, Presley O’Brien, George Kenny and Harry Regan. 

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    With 34 confirmed participants in the 2016 Cambodia Immersion Programme, we are working hard to fundraise and plan for the trip. With a great mix of students, parents and staff, the group has been working hard on a number of fundraising events: car wash (raising $1138), staff raffles ($1200) and the Mother s Day High Tea ($2300). This awesome effort cannot happen without the kind donations, time, food and help offered by the Corpus community, and we cannot thank enough all who have assisted.

    This Term sees the introduction of the wine fundraiser with Swings and Roundabouts, and also the Pasta fundraiser. We continue with our roasting forks fundraising, an absolute bargain for a quality product, prices have been reduced, this is a stainless steal! Please visit the info below and help us maintain our fundraising progress for our Immersion Programme:

    1) SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS Wine Fundraiser:

    WINE ORDER FORM

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    2) PASTA FUNDRAISER
    The Lenzarini Bros from Golden Ravioli, Romany House in Fitzgerald Street Perth have kindly accepted to assist in our fundraising efforts towards the Cambodian Immersion. In the 1950 s four Italian brothers set out on a journey: a journey that would take them away from their homeland to a new home, Australia. The brothers opened the now famous Romany Restaurant in 1958 and in 1964 introduced their own range of pasta to the public of Perth, and so, Golden Ravioli was born!

    PASTA ORDER FORM

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    3) MOVIE FUNDRAISER

    You, your family and friends are invited to a private screening of the stunning film, me before you. as a fundraising initiative for the Cambodian Immersion 2016.

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    For tickets, please purchase from Reception from Ms Crane, or email wquint@corpus.wa.edu.au

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    4) ROASTING FORKS Fundraiser

    https://www.corpus.wa.edu.au/roasting-fork-sale-cambodian-immersion-fundraiser/

    Parents, these forks make for a wonderful gift and are of absolutely high quality. Please place your correct money (Cash) in an envelope and deliver it to front reception and you can collect your forks. Any queries, please contact communications@corpus.wa.edu.au THESE HAVE BEEN REDUCED, an absolute Stainless Steal $5.00 each!!!!!!!

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    Please enjoy seeing the photos from both the Car Wash and the High Tea.

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    CarWash

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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    20th June - Music Night
    25th June - 3rd July - New Zealand Music Tour
    21st July - Our Land People Stories - Drama Excursion
    25th July - 31st August - Catholic Performing Arts Festival
    12th August - The Caucasian Chalk Circle – Drama Excursion
    9th September - Senior School Dance Performance

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    The Arts

    For these past few weeks students have been studying hard for their exams and preparing for performances this term and for our up-and-coming events in term three. I would like to share with you my huge appreciation for The Arts team who have been working tirelessly to continue to deliver outstanding practice, mark and run their own practical and written exams for which they have prepared all materials for and still maintain the energy to run their programmes outside of teaching hours, added to this I have seen some great organisation to complete the admin that is a statutory requirement for all trips outside the college along with continuing the rigour in their other teaching duties. This with our limited resource often in classrooms and across the school makes me very proud to have such a strong team of staff to work with.

    I am also very humbled by our fabulous senior school students, who have been working exceptionally hard during and after school, have had to continue to develop their physical practice whilst still maintaining a thorough study programme for their exams. In looking at our college results from the exams there is much success.

    These are excellent examples of how we in the Arts meet the College s desire for students to reach the attributes of being, Christlike, resilient, good communicators, with a globalised perspective, who challenge themselves to think and strive for excellence but in a balanced and reflective way.

    Good luck to all staff and students who are about to take part in the Catholic Performing Arts Season. I am positive that our current successes in Music and the College Production will be accompanied by more celebration for Dance and Visual Arts exhibitions as they come up.

    May I also take this opportunity to congratulate Mrs Chanelle Spark who is expecting a baby soon and further to this congratulate Ms Caroline Fuhr who has taken the position as Lead Dance teacher for Semester Two onwards.

    We are all very excited in having new addition to our team soon.

    Many thanks

    James Dove
    Head of Arts

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    Dance News

    Dance Collective
    We would like to congratulate the following students on being selected in the much sort after “Corpus Collective” program at the College. The following students have showed brilliance within Dance and we look forward to watching these students develop and master their skills over the remainder of the year.

    Congratulations to;

    Cassie Rauh
    Emily Joy
    Tanisha Ryan
    Bella Scaturro
    Vivianne Moreno-Sanchez
    Nakkitta Fortune
    Cheyenne Davies
    Georgia Burton
    Breanna Furfaro
    Steph Hollins
    Sarah Ho
    Evie Meldrum
    Caitlyn Tandy
    Hannah Antulov
    Emily Byrne
    Anya Leen
    Annabel Biscotto
    Isabel Gelfi
    Hannah Harrison
    Rachael Allanby
    Adele Hand
    Layla Kenny
    Giorgia Maurogiovani

    Caroline Fuhr and Chanelle Spark

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    MUSIC NEWS

    Corpus Christi Musicians at the 2016 Fremantle Eisteddfod – Trophy Winners

    We would like to congratulate Megan Schutte for an outstanding performance at the recent Fremantle Eisteddfod. Megan not only won her three individual sections, she has been awarded the Most Promising Woodwind Competitor Perpetual Trophy – a wonderful accomplishment.

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    Instrumental Solo Under 13 Solo (95/100)
    Instrumental Under 13 Recital (93/100)

    Congratulations to our very talented and much sort after Celtic Band for taking out the Best Ensemble at the Fremantle Eisteddfod. The members of this ensemble are: Imogen Plowright, Lauren Cannell, Rhiannon Bouwhuis, Sam Forster, Megan Schutte, Isabelle Jefferies, Elish Lau, Thomasina Foo, George Norris and Lilli Whelan. Directed by Mr. David Harries and assisted by Ms Shanice Palfrey. The ensemble received an outstanding score of 96/100, with exceptional comments regarding their unique and seamless performance.

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    Congratulations to our Cross Country Team who finished with an overall combined aggregate 2nd in last week s ACC Cross Country Competition!

    Out of 63 schools and over 3500 competitors, Corpus performed exceptionally well.

    U13G 2nd
    U14G equal 1st
    U16G 2nd
    OPEN GIRLS 1st
    GIRLS OVERALL 1st
    OVERALL COMBINED AGGREGATE 2ND

    A huge thank you goes out to Mr Reno Sinagra, Mr James Howard, Miss Cara Wright, Mr Chris Pietroniro, Mr Mark Green and a host of other staff and ex-students who assisted in training from time-to-time. These staff coaches were a huge influence on the team, always encourages them to achieve their best and get the most out of their training. Captains Jennifer DelPup and Cameron Jones led diligently throughout the day and supported their teammates across all year levels.

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    The Young ICT Explorers Technology and Enterprise Extra Curricular group for 2016 has started. The aim of this is to inspire and encourage school students to be not just end users of digital technology but also to become creators and innovators of digital technology.

    Through this challenge, students are able to plan, develop and showcase innovative Digital Technology related projects at a exhibition in September. This exhibition provides a forum for students, teachers and parents to experience student projects from surrounding schools and to present these to both academic and industry leaders.

    For more information please watch this video https://youtu.be/JTLrLIe5Y7w or view this website http://www.youngictexplorers.net.au or see Mr Ho for details. Project building sessions will be run on Tuesday mornings 7:30 to 8:20am in Sadler and also on Thursday at lunchtime in R02 (must attend one session a week) from term 2 week 6 through to the 3rd of September. Students can work as individuals or in groups (max 4). Students who are keen to join please register using this form - http://goo.gl/forms/lB8IjSoXrXgMrLa43.

    Mr Johnny Ho

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    Our adventures bring together fathers and sons (or significant male mentor) on a journey together into the outdoors. An opportunity to strengthen and grow your relationship to support the transition of your boy into a good young man.<

    Our Program Facilitators have completed Dr Arne Rubinstein s Global Rites of Passage Leadership.

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    Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 11.47.22 amThe Year 8 Laser Cutting Master Class are working with MakerSpace to produce some fantastic results.

    Students are really mastering the basics of Laser Cutting and are excitedly practicing their new skills.

    Work samples will be on display in the staffroom next week for staff members to see some of the great activities occurring whilst some more exciting and complex projects are currently in then planning and designing phases.

    We are currently in negotiations with Mark Stevens and Gregg Port to implement a Google Virtual Reality in which our students will laser cut their own VR goggles.

    The Technology and Enterprise Learning Area team

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    On Saturday 28 May 28, seven students represented Corpus in the Rostrum Voice of Youth Public Speaking semi finals in Inglewood. The students represented Corpus with confidence and great ability. It made me so proud to be associated with these young people.

    Students needed to present a prepared speech (6 mins Junior/ 8 mins Senior) and deliver a 3 minute impromptu speech after 15 minutes prep with no access to information.

    Congratulations to each of the following participants:

    Junior Section
    Year 8 - Mosaia McDonald and Jenna Riordan
    Year 9 - Ike Adesanya, Rachael Dellaca and Erin Martin

    Senior Section
    Year 11 - Olivia Fuderer
    Year 12 - Desiree Louis

    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 juniors proceeding to the State finals. Rachael Dellaca, Ike Adesanya and Erin Martin will present a new speech in the state competition later this month on 25 June.

    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. A sincere thank you to Aveen Yoong (Year 12 2015) who attends coaching sessions after school every Tuesday. She played a pivotal role in preparing Jenna and Mosaia for this competition. My gratitude is extended to Rebekah Anne Craggs (Head Girl 2015) for generously giving her time to prepare competitors for the Impromptu Section of this event. 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 Tuesday 28 June starting at 7.00 pm in the Sadler Centre. Please email me if you would like to attend.

    Mrs Noreen Stevenson
    Co-ordinator
    nstevenson@corpus.wa.edu.au

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    Upcoming Guest Speakers our College 22nd June (Lunchtime): Lawyer and Geologist from WIMWA (Women in Mining and Resources WA) in Mayne Block
    23rd June (After school 3:30pm): UWA Student Talk, Jessica Knight, completing Assured Medicine Pathway and achieved 99th Percentile, in Mayne Block
    29th June (Afternoon): My Future Career Expo in Mayne Block

    University Open Days 2016
    Sunday 24th July: Murdoch University
    Sunday 31st July: Curtin University
    Sunday 14th August: University of Western Australia
    Sunday 14th August: Edith Cowan University (Mt Lawley) and WAAPA
    Sunday 21st August: Notre Dame Fremantle

    University Information Sessions

    Murdoch University
    Engineering and Information Technology Careers Evening


    Wednesday 8 June 6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Meet academics and learn about the following undergraduate courses:
    Business Information Systems, Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cyber Forensics and Information Security, Electrical Power Engineering, Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering Games Software Design and Production, Games Technology, Industrial Computer Systems Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Internetworking and Network Security, Mathematics and Statistics, Mineral Science, Mobile and Web Application Development, Physics and Nanotechnology, Renewable Energy Engineering

    Murdoch University
    Health Careers Evening - Wednesday, 29th of June


    Meet our academics and learn about undergraduate course opportunities and careers in health, from roles in nursing and chiropractic through to laboratory medicine and psychology. Undergraduate courses covered include:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Chiropractic Science
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience & Health Psychology
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Movement Science
  • Nursing (Peel & South Street)
  • Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Sport & Health Science
  •   Staff will be on hand to answer course enquiries, questions on admission and application requirements, as well as support services. For further information please visit http://www.experience.murdoch.edu.au/event/health-careers-evening/

     

    UWA

    Learn how to make the most of your WACE results and achieve your study and career goals
    Tuesday 7 June, 6.00pm Social Sciences Lecture Theatre
    For Year 12 students and their parents, applying for university can be a daunting process. UWA information sessions will provide advice on UWA courses, admission requirements and key dates for 2016. The Future Students team will be available to answer any questions you may have following the presentation.

    UWA Guided Tour

    Monday 6 June, 10.00am at Mt Crawley
    The Prospective Students Office invites future students and their families to join them on a guided tour of UWA's Crawley campus. The tour runs for an hour and provide the opportunity to collect course information books and other brochures.

    http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/about/events/year-12-students/campus_tours

    Curtin University
    Curtin University Parent Information Sessions
    > Tuesday 7 June, 6.00pm Social Sciences Lecture Theatre
    Parents of Year 12s: Tuesday 7 June 2016
    Parents of Year 10s: Wednesday 8 June 2016

    Expo and refreshments on arrival at 5.00pm
    Formal presentations from 5.45 pm to 7.00 pm
    Building 210 Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre, Curtin University, Bentley Campus

    Notre Dame Early Offer Program
    The Early Offer Program is designed to make early offers to Year 12 students who have demonstrated academic excellence and are making a significant contribution to their school community or church. Offers are made prior to the WACE exams. Early Offer Applications are due 5pm, Friday 29th July, for study beginning in 2017.

    Chartered Accountants: Cadetships
    The Chartered Accountants Employment Guide 2016 contains information on firms offering cadetships to Year 12 leavers. If students are interested, they should apply for cadetships as soon as possible.
    Download the guide: http://charteredaccountantsanz.com/guide

    My Future Careers (School Subscription)
    Use your school student email address to logon and access the My Future Careers website, for career exploration and occupation videos, job outlook, starting salaries, and much more.
    https://myfuture.edu.au

    Defence Force Gap Year 2017 The ADF Gap Year program is an excellent way for your students to experience military life and to gain a greater understanding of what's involved. On completion they can continue serving in the Navy, Army or Air Force, or offer the skills and experience they have acquired to an alternative career path.

    In 2017 there are 11 roles to choose from ranging from admin to artillery, and flight crew to logistics.

    Details of all the Gap Year roles are available at defencejobs.gov.au/gapyear

    Employment commences early 2017. Applicants must have completed Year 12 and be aged between 18 and 24 as of 1 April 2017 (Navy), 31 May 2017 (Army), or 7 April 2017 (Air Force).

    WA Police Force Recruitment Information Sessions
    People who have an interest in a career as a Police Officer are encouraged to attend a Recruit Information Session. Please be advised the Recruit Information Session only provides information on the Police Officer role and recruitment process and does not provide information on the Cadet or Police Auxiliary Officer entry pathway.

    Recruit Information Sessions include presentations by WA Police Recruiting Personnel, Police Recruits and other members of WA Police and provide an overview of the recruitment and selection process, training requirements and job specific information relevant to a career as a police officer.

    Due to limited availability and space, bookings will be accepted from prospective applicants only. We are unable to accommodate guests at this time.

    If you are interested in any other entry pathway such as Cadet or Police Auxiliary Officer, please be advised that an Information Session relevant to each entry pathway will be held prior to recruitment campaign for these positions opening.

    Online Booking on www.stepforward.wa.gov.au is essential
    Upcoming Sessions:
    4:30pm - Thursday 23 June 2016: WA Police Academy
    Bookings now open

    4:30pm - Thursday 21 July 2016: WA Police Academy
    Bookings open from 13 June 2016

    Rachel Burke
    Careers Advisor

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    Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 1.07.40 pmThere s no more relevant way to learn a language than through experiencing it in hands-on cultural situations. Food is always a great place to start, so Year 9 Indonesian classes are learning the language of recipes and Indonesian dishes by viewing YouTube videos, studying recipe verbs and ingredients and participating in hands-on food preparation activities.

    The cultural study is contained in the recipe ingredients, many of which students have not tried before, especially in combinations that are not normally seen in our Aussie or western-style cooking. For example, there is a LOT of coconut milk and palm sugar, accompanied by grass jelly, shrimp paste, curly chillies, pandanus leaves and green pancakes. So far this term students have been involved in preparing and tasting “Es Cincau” (iced grass jelly drink), “Dadar Gulung” (pandanus-flavoured pancakes with coconut and palm sugar filling) and Rujak (spicy fruit and vegetable salad).

    While often hesitant at first, most students have been brave enough to sample the new food, and many have thoroughly enjoyed it. Indonesian cuisine is actually an amazingly diverse and interesting one, with many regional variations on dishes, and complicated sauces that combine several flavours.

    The term will culminate in a visit to the Indonesian Consulate to participate in gamelan playing, dancing and martial arts, and enjoying a delicious Indonesian style lunch. Selamat makan!

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    Students Corpus Christi College took part in the 22nd annual Australian Geography Competition last week.

    Approximately 60,000 students from around Australia have entered the Competition, which is organised by the Australian Geography Teachers Association and the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland.

    Competition coordinator Bernard Fitzpatrick said that the Competition gave teachers an opportunity to highlight geography in their schools.

    In today s society, geography is a vital subject that all young people should study. Understanding place and people, and the socio-economic and environmental interactions at local, regional, national and international levels is important to the economic and environmental future of Australia, said Mr Fitzpatrick. Geography helps students understand the world around them, and the interconnections of the physical and social sciences within their local community and global communities.

    With the introduction of the New Western Australian curriculum, it’s an exciting time to be involved in geographical education, and the Competition plays its part in this, Mrs Di Giuseppe a geography teacher at Corpus Christi said the school usually did well in the Australian Geography Competition.

    Corpus Christi usually has quite a few students that are awarded high distinctions and distinctions, said Mrs Di Giuseppe. Fellow Humanities teacher Mr James Ramsey, said Doing the Geography competition allows students to apply their understanding of the knowledge and skills they have learned in geography and test themselves against students all across Australia.

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    Please put your student s name on all their property, including clothing, books and bags. If named property come to Student Services we always endeavor to return it to the student.

    Student Services

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    The Corpus Christi College e-News is a fortnightly newsletter showcasing all of the latest activities, events and achievements at the College. The e-News is distributed to the Corpus Christi College community and made available on the public website. For more information, please contact communications@corpus.wa.edu.au Tags:eNews, news

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    Dear Parents

    Our students in the community

    The Rostrum Voice of Youth heats took place recently in City Beach. There were five heats. Corpus Christi College had nine entries: seven juniors and two seniors. The students performed exceptionally well. The following seven students progressed through to the semi-finals which will be held on Saturday 28 May:

    Jenna Riordan, Mosaia McDonald, Rachael Dellaca, Erin Martin, Ike Adesanya, Olivia Fuderer and Desiree Louis.

    We wish them all the best! Unfortunately, Lauren Murphy and Emma Shine narrowly missed out on progressing to the next stage. For Lauren, it was her first inter-school competition. Emma came straight from Relay for Life, having had only three hours sleep. This dedication is very typical and reflects the commitment of their Coordinator, Mrs Noreen Stevenson.

    We are grateful former students Rebekah-Anne Craggs and Sam Coten have taken up roles as Rostrum adjudicators, too. It was wonderful to hear of the strong Corpus presence, students and past students engaging in this significant inter-school competition.

    Our music students have been busily performing at the Fremantle Eisteddfod, a competition of a very high standard. Congratulations to the Girls Choir who won the Vocal Ensemble Open; to the Celtic Band who won the Instrumental Ensemble Open; the Viva 2 Guitar who won the Under 13 Instrumental Ensemble and the Woodwind Quartet who won the Instrumental Ensemble Under 18. Along with first place individual performers Olivia Ialacci, Sofia Scaturro and Alessia Scarfo, these were impressive results overall.

    There are more details in this copy of the e-News, but I take this opportunity to thank Head of Music Mr David Harries, music teachers and tutors for preparing our students, and to our talented musicians and singers – well done! These are very impressive results, so far!

    These musicians will now prepare for their performances at the Annual Catholic Performing Arts Festival in August.

    Recognition for the Work of Teachers

    Schools have been invited to submit nominations for the National Excellence in Teaching Awards NEiTA 2016 Australian Scholarship Group Awards for Inspirational Teachers. The awards programme provides an opportunity to publicly recognise and encourage our outstanding teachers. This is the only independent national awards programme where school communities, parent associations and individual parents can nominate teachers who demonstrate effectiveness, innovation, and contribute to excellence in their profession. A total of $55,000 will be distributed to national award recipients to further their professional development, or for community relations initiatives.

    ASG NEiTA Teacher Ambassador of the Year

    One national award recipient will be selected to receive ASG sponsorship as the Australian representative to the International Space Camp - an international gathering of gifted teachers at the US Space & Rocket Center, Alabama, USA.

    Disability Inclusion Grant

    One award recipient working with children with disabilities will also receive the 2016 Disability Inclusion Grant of $2000.

    Nominated teachers receive a congratulatory NEiTA Certificate of Registration and become candidates for NEiTA State and National Awards. It is easy to nominate. Forms are available from the College, or may be downloaded or completed online at: www.neita.com.au

    The closing date for nominations is 31 July 2016.

    Community Events

    Lib_001Thank you to all the parents who attended the Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews recently, an important part of teachers providing feedback to you in support of your child s learning. On 6 May, our Heads of Year supported by many staff, hosted our mums for a Mother s Day Breakfast in the Mater Christi precinct. We wished all our mums a Happy Mother’s Day! The following day, the Board Planning Day and the Cambodia Immersion High Tea were held at the College. Along with more than 300 who attended the P and F Quiz Night last Saturday, these events and functions are all examples of the celebration of the strength of the Corpus community, all gathering as one to enjoy some time together. The Quiz Night has raised funds for the refurbishment of the College Library for the benefit of all students. The total amount raised is in the vicinity of $9,000.

    The student community has also continued to transform. Libraries are still very relevant in schools in the 21st century, but have been reinvented to become learning hubs for communities such as our own. Opening well before school commences and closing at 5.00pm, students are able to access the hub out-of-school hours, starting with afternoon tea and then finishing homework, before they leave the College at the end of the day. The purpose of the Library has broadened with the relocation of the ICT Helpdesk into the Library, as well as the provision of ICT support for teachers and the provision of curriculum, learning and teaching resources. Makerspaces and chess games provide different types of leisure activities for students, joining those who sit in comfortable spaces to read their novels, magazines or newspapers. Keep watch for regular updates from Head of Library, Mr Greg Port.

    Yours sincerely

    Mrs Caroline Payne
    Principal


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    Mrs Yvette Pearce
    Head of Year 7


    Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 11.58.21 amDuring the Year 7 Pastoral Period on Tuesday 17 May Class Act performed the engaging Cyberbusters performance to highlight the issues the students can be dealing with online. The two actors involved the students and demonstrated some of the many issues that can occur when cyberbullying takes hold in the cyber world and how this can have a huge effect on students every day. Class Act provided a range of strategies to help deal with cyberbullying and left the students thinking about their own behaviours.

    The online article by Generation Next at link:http://www.generationnext.com.au/2016/05/can-family-dinners-protect-kids-cyberbullying/, also provides one routine that parents can use to assist with developing open communication with their children and help to attack cyberbullying.

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    Ms Naomi Larsen
    Head of Year 9


    Go to www.studyskillshandbook.com.au

    LOGIN
    Username: corpuschristi
    Password: 33achieve

    Click on Time Management Skills unit.

    Work systematically through the unit of work link by link. Begin with Introduction to time management.

    Read through information and complete activities. Then click on next link Allocating time for schoolwork.

    Complete all 7 units before attempting game, quiz and module.

    Before you begin the quiz you will be prompted to sign up for the tracking system. Please follow the instructions to create a tracking system username and password.

    You will be asked to enter your name, school and year level. You will also be asked to enter your year group – please enter group A.

    Once you have completed the Time Management Skills unit of work you can spend time working on your Personal Project.

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    Rachel Burke
    Careers Coordinator


    Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 12.03.12 pmYears 7-9 students received presentations from Scitech’s Careers in Science Beyond the Beaker. This free incursion program explores where science, technology, engineering and mathematics are used in our lives and how they are valuable in many career paths. The program included a multimedia presentation and interactive activities.

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    Mr Scott Connery
    Head of Year 8


    Flight Lieutenant (AAFC) Ray Gibbs and his team from 713 Squadron, gave a short presentation on the merits of belonging to the Air Force Cadets to the Year 8 cohort on Wednesday 18th of May. This presentation was both interesting and attractive, in that young people wishing to experience camping, tracking, plane identification and personal development are encouraged to participate. Those interested are directed to:

    Recruiting and Presentation & Parent Information Night
    3rd June, 6.30 pm
    10th June, 6.30 pm

    Corner of Albany Highway and Station Road, Cannington, Or contact Flight Lieutenant Ray Gibbs 0408 915 164

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    David Harries and Shanice Palfrey

    Over 140 Corpus Christi students participated in the annual choir festival at the Fremantle Eisteddfod with great success. Both junior and senior choirs represented the College against the best in Perth. The talented students entered solo, duet and ensemble performances.

    Middle School Award Winners (from the results received so far)

    First Place
    Corpus Christi College Viva 2 Guitar (Instrumental Ensemble Under 13)

    Second Place
    The Minor Details (Year 7 Choir) (Choir Ensemble Under 13) Corpus Christi College Flute Choir (Instrumental Ensemble Under 15) Dolci Flauti (M Schutte and A Thomson) (Instrumental Ensemble Under 13) Talia and Alessia Scarf (Vocal Duet Under 18)

    Third Place Corpus Christi College Junior Flute Ensemble (Instrumental Ensemble Under 13)
    Charlotte Zollner (Instrumental Solo 2nd Grade)

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    Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 12.09.45 pmCongratulations to Edison Foo, Thomas Nicholls and Michael Albertini.

    Seven schools, almost 150 students, all gathered at Scitech to compete in several challenges and quizzes which would test their mathematics, science, engineering and teamwork skills. All students formed groups of three within their school and given lanyards which indicated their group. They were introduced to the staff running the competition in the Planetarium, and the day began.

    The day started with a simple task, a physics quiz. It was simply true or false, but it did feature 42 questions. Students were required to move around Scitech, visiting each of the different stations and answering questions.

    After this finished, students moved on to the next section which was a float challenge. Students needed to make a Personal Flotation Device to keep a can of beans above the water. One second was equal to one point, with a maximum of sixty points and bonus for keeping the marked x above the water. The students managed to meet all the requirements. At the end, it looked a lot like a rocket.

    One of the favourite sessions, coding, followed. The tasks were simple, but a lot of complex thought processes were involved. Students needed to code a bird to fly to a worm, and then back to the nest. Students learned about else and else if commands while earning points based on teamwork and the number of levels passed.

    Students took a break from all the fun and challenges, and ate lunch. Scitech provided pizza, and it was pretty good. The next part was a quiz in the planetarium, which was after watching a 40 minute long movie. It was an in depth documentary about the MWA telescopes and the vastness of space.

    Near the end of the day, the final challenge began. Much like the floatation challenge, points were spent on materials, but this time to create a flying machine. Students used a helium balloon, with a bag containing paper clips. Students successfully guided a balloon through a set of rings, using only a fraction of the time required.

    Finally all 7 schools, including Corpus Christi College, gathered at the planetarium for the presentation of the awards. There was initially an award given to the highest scorer of the physics quiz achieved a 97.6% result, which was amazing. Corpus students felt a bit disappointed when they didn t come in either second or third place. When Corpus Christi was announced as winners, students were shocked. Congratulations to the here winning students, Edison Foo, Thomas Nicholls and Michael Albertini who made up the team Untitled. Thank you to Ms Stevens for accompanying the students to Scitech.

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    Mrs Lidia Di Giuseppe has devoted a lot of time to the organisation of the opportunity for a number of Corpus students to take part in the 2016 Australian Geography Competition.

    Please be aware of the following competition dates:

    Year 7 Tuesday 24 May
    Year 8 Thursday 19 May
    Year 9 Wednesday25 May

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    Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 12.47.21 pmOn the 9th of May, a group of Years 11 and 12 students attended a conference run primarily by Julie Arliss, who talked about a range of questions throughout the day, ending with a debate on, Can the existence of God be verified?

    The conference was held at St. Hilda s Anglican School for girls, with a large attendance rate by students from all over Perth, as well as students from as far as Bunbury. Julie Arliss commenced the day with the question, What is knowledge? How do I know I have it?

    She demonstrated the understanding of three types of knowledge: practical knowledge, knowledge by acquaintance, and factual knowledge, and she also expressed the four sources of knowledge, consecutively being experience, reason, innate ideas and revelation.

    Knowledge, as some may know, can be separated in two main areas: Empiricism, and Rationalism, where empiricism is to do with knowledge that is tied down by our five senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch, opposed to rationalism being all knowledge that starts with the mind. An inspiring comment Julie made, was the idea that to exist is to be perceived, thus, for us to exist, we must be perceived by God.

    Another question was What do I believe? which was discussed by Jeffrey Hodges. He spoke about how beliefs are boundaries between you and not you, and that your personality is your set of beliefs. Your beliefs are based off emotional responses, and are choices which should reflect your potential. You can change your beliefs, and through changing them, you re empowered to improve and change. Julie then came on stage, and spoke on the topic Who am I? What can I hope for? through which she explained how thoughts and desires change over time. She gave some insightful commentary on the idea that the self is an illusion generated by the brain, and that language drives all perceptions. She also gave us the questions, of where do we go when we are asleep? Where do we go when we are under anaesthetic? Where do we go when we die? Is it the same place?. Descartes called the thinking thing a non-extended thinking self.

    She spoke about how mind is the ultimate reality, and if we lose our memory, do we still have a self? Lastly, before the debate, she spoke about morality, of how moral value doesn t always lead to factual knowledge, and how it s reducible to emotional reactions. Moral value is found in doing, not just being. It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It s our choices.. At the end of the day, Jeff and Julie had a debate, and at the conclusion, students were able to stand up and state their opinions on what was said, and how the debate could be improved.

    It was an amazing conference, and despite all the heavy thinking involved, we couldn t have had a better day!

    Thanks to Mr O Callaghan and Mrs Carvalho for organising such an enjoyable and valuable excursion!

    Dimitrie Damos
    11 de Vialar


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    The Mastermind ATAR Revision July courses are an intensive exam preparation program for ATAR students commencing Term Three and heading towards their final exams. Corpus students regularly give me positive feedback about these courses, hence I am comfortable recommending them in our eNews. The July Revision Program last year reported an average approval rating of 94.1% per subject.

    There are classes for both Middle and Senior School students, including five-hour programs in Study Skills and Essay Writing.

    Mastermind would like to extend to all Corpus Christi students a discount into the program which reduces the cost per subject to just $200.

    See the attached brochure for details.

    MMA July Brochure 2016

    Mr Jean-Paul Papineau
    Acting Deputy Principal Senior School


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    With 34 confirmed participants in the 2016 Cambodia Immersion Programme, we are working hard to fundraise and plan for the trip. With a great mix of students, parents and staff, the group has been working hard on a number of fundraising events: car wash (raising $1138), staff raffles ($1200) and the Mother s Day High Tea ($2300). This awesome effort cannot happen without the kind donations, time, food and help offered by the Corpus community, and we cannot thank enough all who have assisted.

    This Term sees the introduction of the wine fundraiser with Swings & Roundabouts, and also the Pasta fundraiser. We continue with our roasting forks fundraising, an absolute bargain for a quality product! Please visit the info below and help us maintain our fundraising progress for our Immersion Programme:

    1) SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS Wine Fundraiser:

    WINE ORDER FORM

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    2) PASTA FUNDRAISER
    The Lenzarini Bros from Golden Ravioli, Romany House in Fitzgerald Street Perth have kindly accepted to assist in our fundraising efforts towards the Cambodian Immersion. In the 1950 s four Italian brothers set out on a journey: a journey that would take them away from their homeland to a new home, Australia. The brothers opened the now famous Romany Restaurant in 1958 and in 1964 introduced their own range of pasta to the public of Perth, and so, Golden Ravioli was born!

    PASTA ORDER FORM

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    3) ROASTING FORKS Fundraiser

    https://www.corpus.wa.edu.au/roasting-fork-sale-cambodian-immersion-fundraiser/

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    Please enjoy seeing the photos from both the Car Wash and the High Tea.

    HighTea

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    UPCOMING EVENTS

    20th June - Music Night
    25th June - 3rd July - New Zealand Music Tour
    21st July - Our Land People Stories - Drama Excursion
    25th July - 31st August - Catholic Performing Arts Festival
    12th August - The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Drama Excursion
    9th September - Senior School Dance Performance

    DANCE NEWS

    Dance Company

    Congratulations to the 92 students who were selected for our elite dance company program of 2016. We had 130 students audition for a place in the company, and there was fierce competition for the limited places. We would like to congratulate ALL student that auditioned and if you were unlucky to secure a place this year, please try out next year.

    The dancers have already begun rehearsal and have been working extremely hard on creating a dance for the Catholic Performing Arts Festival which will be held in third term. It is an exciting opportunity for these students to learn some advance chorography and develop their technical dance skills.

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    Incursion – Contemporary Dance Workshop – Amy Wiseman

    The year 11 and 12 students had the unique opportunity to attend a workshop run by a professional dancer – Amy Wiseman. Amy taught them many valuable technical skills that will assist them with their study of ATAR dance. We would like to thank Amy for her time with our students.

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    Year 11 and 12 ATAR Exams

    In Week 5 the Year 11 and 12 ATAR dance students will be completing their solo practical exams. We wish all the very best, and are confident that the results will reflect the hard working that you have all put in over the previous months.

    Caroline Fuhr and Chanelle Spark

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    MUSIC NEWS

    Corpus Christi Musicians at the 2016 Fremantle Eisteddfod

    The Fremantle Eisteddfod was held over the past 2 weeks and Corpus Christi College had a large number of very talented students entering in solo, duet and College ensemble performances.

    We are delighted to announce that over 140 students (a record number) represented the College and they all performed outstanding well.

    The standard of the performance of other schools was extremely high and it was a wonderful opportunity for our students to go up against some of the best in the Perth region.

    Our performances overall were extremely well regarded by the adjudicators, and they commented in numerous reports on our professionalism and the high calibre of musicianship that we displayed.

    Special thanks go out to our very talented music staff and tutors for all the additional hours given in preparation for the Eisteddfod.

    Award Winners (from the results received so far)

    First Place
    Corpus Christi College Girls Choir - Vocal Ensemble Open
    Corpus Christi College Celtic Band - Instrumental Ensemble Open
    Corpus Christi College Viva 2 Guitar - Instrumental Ensemble Under 13
    Corpus Christi College Woodwind Quartet - Instrumental Ensemble Under 18
    Olivia Ialacci and Sofia Scaturro - Vocal Duet Under 18
    Alessia Scarfo -
    Vocal Solo Modern/Theatre

    Second Place
    The Minor Details (Year 7 Choir) - Choir Ensemble Under 13
    Corpus Christi College Boys Choir - Vocal Ensemble Under 18
    Corpus Christi College Flute Choir - Instrumental Ensemble Under 15
    Corpus Christi College Viva 1 Guitar - Instrumental Ensemble Under 18
    G-Force Guitar Ensemble - Instrumental Ensemble Open
    Dolci Flauti (M Schutte and A Thomson) - Instrumental Ensemble Under 13
    Talia and Alessia Scarfo - Vocal Duet Under 18

    Third Place
    Corpus Christi College Choir - Choir Ensemble Under 18
    Corpus Christi College Junior Flute Ensemble - Instrumental Ensemble Under 13
    Corpus Christi College Clarinet Ensemble - Instrumental Ensemble Under 18
    Talia Scarfo - Vocal Solo Modern/Theatre
    Charlotte Zollner - Instrumental Solo 2nd Grade

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    Next events

    College Music Night

    College Music night will be on the Monday 20th June 2016, featuring the best and brightest of the Corpus Christi College musicians and ensembles. Further details to come, tickets will be sale very shortly.

    New Zealand Tour
    Student participating in the international music festival in Rotorua New Zealand, will depart at the end of this term.

    We are taking representative for College Choir, Jazz Band, Celtic Band and Woodwind Band. We hope to represent that college to the best of our abilities and come home with the gold medals in each categories.

    David Harries

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    Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 12.40.32 pmThank you so much to everyone who attended the biannual quiz night last Saturday. It was an evening of prizes, brain teasers, puzzles and conundrums– the biggest of which was why the Misters Rathman and Allen thought they were attending a speed dating evening. It was also an evening of music and karaoke magnificently supplied by Mr David Harries and his students Mitchell Garland, Corran O’Brien, Marcus Wong, Angelo Ravina, Thomas Byrne, Joshua and James Kang

    It is true when they say “if you build it, they will come” with the number of donations that came pouring in from the local community in the days leading up to the event. This would not have happened without our guru donation go-getters Suzanne Bailey and Cathy Hebbs. We do not yet have a final figure, but at the time of writing this we are looking at a record amount raised of $9,000 which will go towards the cost of the re-imaging of our College library.

    Other key helpers were Sue Rauh who put the game packs together and Laura Ellement and her husband Dave and Andrew Hill who manned the bar and the Silent Auctions.

    Thanks also to Andrea Wand and to students Tom Hill, Nathan Cavaney, and Cassandra Rauh who carried out all the scoring and to Mr Yun Chen for setting up all the AV for the evening.

    Congratulations to the team Nights of Knights (pictured right) who won for best dressed table and to Team Liquorice Allsorts who came first in the Quiz Night overall.

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    The Technology and Enterprise Learning Area now has a Laser Cutting Machine

    Cutter1We are sincerely appreciative of our Parents and Friends Committee at Corpus who have generously provided the funding for our laser cutting machine.

    Computer Aided Design and Manufacture will now become an integral part of our curriculum in all years and in all aspects of Materials Technology.

    The machine allows us to improve the quality of our Teaching and Learning Experiences across a range of skill areas. We are able to experience modern production methods with the laser cutter as it will quickly and accurately cut and engrave a range of timbers, plastics, fabric textiles and some metals.

    Our Technology and Enterprise Laser Cutter Master Class is now progressing well. Currently we are working collaboratively with students in Corpus Christi Maker Space whilst also being involved in the design and manufacture of a range of pieces to be displayed at the Arts Learning Area and the Technology and Enterprise Learning Area Exhibition to be held in September.

    In coming weeks, pieces of work completed by students will be displayed in the staff room and if anyone is interested and would like to see the equipment in action please drop by during the master class on Tuesday and Thursday during lunch.

    Mark Barron and Rhonda Armenti
    For the Technology and Enterprise Learning Area


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    Hello all, Entertainments books have arrived and are now available from Ms Crane at front reception!

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    It gives me great pleasure to congratulate the Student Body and the Corpus Christi College Community on the great result of our Term One Project Compassion fundraising drive. From all the House collections plus Rice Day we raised $5,799.50! It is a wonderful example of how we can Bee Compassionate to those in need beyond our own community.

    Thank you to everyone for your great efforts. The funds will now be sent to Caritas Australia for use in their many projects both in Australia and overseas.

    Mr Jim Elliott
    Deputy principal Ministry


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    PUBLISHED ON iTUNES STORE

    The Catholic Education Office of WA has published a set of iTunes U courses for Year 7 Science Australian Curriculum.

    The courses were compiled by a team of talented teachers from CCC, Mercedes and Holy Cross under the banner of the Content Coalition Team. With the support of Michelle Lloyd (Catholic Education Office, Perth) and the Western Australian Apple Education Team.

    Sally Farrington, Filipa Carvalho and Yvette Pearce (Science Team CCC) were the driving forces behind the Corpus Christi College contribution which developed the four Year 7 Science Courses.

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    PUBLISHED ON iBOOKS STORE

    ICT_002Corpus Christi College received renewed statute as a 2016 - 2017 Apple Distinguished School for its leadership in integrating technology into the learning environment. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership and educational excellence, and that demonstrate exemplary learning environments. Corpus have developed a multi touch iBook giving the reader an insight into this exciting journey. This has now been published on the iBooks Store.

    A copy is available at:

    https://itunes.apple.com/…/corpus-christi-col…/id1115599130

    The book has now been approved by Apple for publication and it has the potential to be the first ever featured Australian School for Educators around the globe. Watch this space for further developments!

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    A team of 13 Corpus Christi College students and some parents and teachers (along with 10 John XXIII students and parents/teachers) recently returned from a Space Camp Tour to America. An trip saw the team spending the first 5 days at NASA Camp. The group experienced many different activities along the way including scuba diving (where we they to launch rockets under water and shoot balls into hoops), rock climbing, the pamper pole and other various team working activities. The group experienced engineering activities, (such as building a space suit for an apple, building miniature rockets and constructing Mars rovers out of lego). Other interesting activities also included having a Russian language and history class. As well as completing three practice space missions and the subsequent training, these roles helped improve leadership, listening and organisational skills, as well improving the students ability to deal with stress under pressure.

    After NASA Space Camp the group visited the Civil Rights Museum before flying out to Orlando. In Orlando they visited the Kennedy Space Centre, the iFly experience (which is basically sky diving indoors), had a boat ride on the everglades, and went to Universal Studios for a day.

    The last couple of days were spent in San Fransisco where they walked the Golden Gate Bridge, visited the exploratorium, caught a boat ride to Alcatraz, visited google, Intel, the Computer History Museum and the NIF (National Ignition Facility).

    Click on the link below to hear from the students themselves!

    https://youtu.be/ELfaw4DYr0s

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    Guest Speakers visiting our College in May/June
    17th, 18th, 19th May (Lunchtime): Scitech Incursion Years 7-9
    22nd June (Lunchtime): Lawyer and Geologist from WIMWA (Women in Mining and Resources WA): Mayne Block
    23rd June (After school): UWA Assured Medicine Pathway Student: Mayne Block
    29th June (Afternoon): My Future Career Expo: Mayne Block

    University Information

    Curtin University
    Commerce Information Evening
    Thursday 26 May, 6:30pm - 7:30pm at Curtin University, Bentley Campus
    Prospective students will have the opportunity to find out more about Commerce degrees at Curtin University. Attendees will also be able to check out Curtins newest business facility - the Agency - which is used to track online trends.
    http://news.curtin.edu.au/events/commerce-information-evening/

    Murdoch University
    Law, Business and Politics Careers Evening
    Wednesday 18 May 6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Meet our academics and learn about Undergraduate course opportunities and careers in Law, Business and Politics, from roles in the legal profession through to marketing, criminology, economics and politics. Staff will be on hand to answer course enquiries, questions on admission and application requirements, as well as support services.

    For further information please visit www.experience.murdoch.edu.au/event/law-business-and-politics-careers-evening/

    Engineering and Information Technology Careers Evening
    Wednesday 8 June 6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Meet academics and learn about the following undergraduate courses:
    Business Information Systems, Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cyber Forensics and Information Security, Electrical Power Engineering, Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering Games Software Design and Production, Games Technology, Industrial Computer Systems Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Internetworking and Network Security, Mathematics and Statistics, Mineral Science, Mobile and Web Application Development, Physics and Nanotechnology, Renewable Energy Engineering

    UWA
    Learn how to make the most of your WACE results and achieve your study and career goals
    For Year 12 students and their parents, applying for university can be a daunting process. UWA information sessions will provide advice on UWA courses, admission requirements and key dates for 2016. The Future Students team will be available to answer any questions you may have following the presentation.
    Tuesday 7 June, 6.00pm Social Sciences Lecture Theatre

    Edith Cowan University Are you currently in Year 10 and trying to choose subjects for next year? Well grab your parents and come along to ECU s Year 10 Pizza Night!

    If you dont know what subjects to pick next year or you just want to find out about uni and the courses we offer, this is a great opportunity to have a chat with ECU s friendly Student Recruitment Team over pizza!

    Mount Lawley Campus
    When: Wednesday 25 May at 6:00pm
    Joondalup Campus
    When: Wednesday 8 June at 6:00pm
    You can register your attendance at this event by visiting our Future Student Events page.
    A registration confirmation will be emailed to you a few days before the event.

    Muresk Institute Open Day
    The Open Day will showcase new techniques, technologies and careers in the agricultural sector. There will also be a range of agricultural displays and demonstrations, including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Dohne sheep, working sheep dogs, precision agriculture equipment and butchery. Industry experts will present on topics including cropping research and development, low stress livestock handling, sheep handling technology, quad bike safety and more.

    Training providers, universities, employers and industry bodies will also be in attendance to provide agricultural course and career information. For further information see www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/mureskinstitute.

    West Australian Aviation College Open Day
    Sunday 22 May at Western Australian Aviation College
    This open day at the WA Aviation College will feature free introductory seminars on learning how to fly taking place at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm.
    http://www.becomeapilot.com.au/content/page/learn-to-fly.html

    Service Skills Australia
    The Service Skills website provides information, resources and videos about a variety of careers in the Sport, Fitness & Recreation, Tourism, Travel & Hospitality, and Wholesale, Retail & Personal Services sectors.
    http://www.serviceskills.com.au/careers

    Sound and Audio Engineering (SAE)
    Students who are currently undertaking creative subjects and may be considering a career in creative industries are invited to attend an Information Day to be held on Saturday 21 May from 10.00am - 1.00pm at
    SAE Creative Media Institute 120 Roe St, Northbridge, Perth.

    Gap Year Opportunities 2017 Southern Cross Cultural Exchange: Scholarships Now Open
    Students can apply for a full scholarship or reduced programme fees on a student exchange programme. http://www.scce.com.au/scholarships/
    Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Information Sessions
    Wednesday 25 May, 7:30pm at Adina Apartment Hotel Perth, 33 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth

    In-Person information sessions run for about an hour and a half and provide an opportunity to get your questions answered.
    http://studentexchange.org.au/info-sessions/in-person-city-sessions/

    Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd is a not-for-profit company registered as a secondary exchange organisation with education authorities in Australia and New Zealand. Our Mission is to "offer the unique experience of living and studying in another culture and to enable young people to develop the skills and awareness that will enhance their future potential.

    Experience is everything www.studentexchange.org.au

    Projects Abroad
    Date:Saturday 21 May
    Time:1.00pm - 4.00pm - come anytime for as long or short as you like
    Venue: Royal Park Hall, 180 Charles Street, West Perth 6005
    Details: Projects Abroad organises volunteer and work experience programmes in 30 developing countries. These projects are in areas such as teaching, childcare, conservation, human rights, healthcare, and community work in countries such as Kenya, Nepal, Vietnam and Peru. The evening will feature presentations from staff and past volunteers, along with lots of opportunity to chat and ask questions.

    Reserving free places can be done here: http://www.projects-abroad.com.au/more-info/information-events/

    Defence Force Gap Year The ADF Gap Year programme is an excellent way for your students to experience military life and to gain a greater understanding of what's involved. On completion they can continue serving in the Navy, Army or Air Force, or offer the skills and experience they have acquired to an alternative career path.

    In 2017 there are 11 roles to choose from ranging from admin to artillery, and flight crew to logistics. Places are strictly limited and will only be open for a limited time so make sure your students are informed of this opportunity.

    Details of all the Gap Year roles are available at defencejobs.gov.au/gapyear

    Employment commences early 2017. Applicants must have completed Year 12 and be aged between 18 and 24 as of 1 April 2017 (Navy), 31 May 2017 (Army), or 7 April 2017 (Air Force).

    EA Ski and Snowboard Training

    EA are looking for school leavers who:

  • Have a passion for skiing or snowboarding (Low level intermediate to advanced ability welcome)
  • Have a willingness to learn through training and working
  • Have an interest in travel and adventure
  • Are available between December and April
  • Will be 18 years of age by November
  • Are looking for a life-changing experience
  • Have the financial support to participate in an internship abroad
  • Locations:

    We work with partner ski resorts in Canada, USA, Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland. Programmes start in late November each year.

    * Limited places available: Due to limited instructor employment positions at each Ski School it is very important that students get in touch early to avoid disappointment.

    Grab an info pack or to find out if you qualify for an Instructor Internship click here!

    For general information about EA internship programmes around the world, go to www.easkiandsnowboard.com.

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    Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 1.24.27 pmCongratulations to Luke Dobson (Year 9 de Vialar) has been accepted to represent W.A in the state school boys 15s AFL competition in Queensland.

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    Kirsty Mouttet (CLASS OF 2014)

    Kirsty_001Kirsty graduated in 2014 and went on to study Engineering at Curtin University. She was an exceptionally talented and academic young lady. She has continued to pursue her artistic talent showcasing her art work in a number of local exhibitions. In 2014 she achieved 100% for her production piece at WACE and won a swag of awards representing the College in external Art Exhibitions. Kirsty has continued her passion for art. Aside from her commitment to her university studies she continues to win Art awards. To name one, The 2016 Vasse Art Award for Under 25s and the Peoples Choice Award.

    Please see link below and attachment for more information.

    http://sketchedart.com.au

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    Parent Presentation- Cyber Safety

    Paul Litherland from Surf Online Safe

    Tuesday 31st May 2016 at 7pm

    During Term Two, students from Years 7, 9 and 11, will be participating in a workshop with Paul during their pastoral periods. Parents are invited to listen to attend a much more advanced and knowledgeable presentation.

    The information presented is very easy to follow and Paul s presentation style ensures you will leave having learnt a massive amount in only a short time, without the fear of having to know much about computers.

    Paul s main goal is to help parents better understand the networks and systems our teens are using and to help them grow online with their kids.

    Communication is ultimately the key, however Paul also offers some great tips and hints to help you maintain your sanity and peace of mind that your kids are doing what is expected of them.

    Each presentation lasts for approximately 90 minutes, after which a comprehensive question and answer session is held for those who would like more information.

    The sessions are very interactive and at times can be fun and enlightening.

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    Upcoming Exams

    For some top tips on how to tackle worries around exams, please click HERE.

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    World Environment Day

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    The Corpus Christi College e-News is a fortnightly newsletter showcasing all of the latest activities, events and achievements at the College. The e-News is distributed to the Corpus Christi College community and made available on the public website. For more information, please contact communications@corpus.wa.edu.au Tags:eNews, news

    e-News 20 - Term 2


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    Students are to be congratulated on their achievements so far this year.  Overall, the Middle School students have performed well both academically and in the way they apply and conduct themselves in class. It is pleasing to see the students achieving outstanding results for important attributes such as communication and work ethic.  I commend the students on their efforts and hope they continue to apply themselves in class throughout Term Two.

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    The Year 7 and 9 Retreats were held at the College on Thursday 28 April and Friday 29 April.

    On Thursday the 28th and Friday 29th of April the Year 7 students experienced The Hero Within Retreat program. This program is designed to assist middle school students to recognise the hero within them, and identify how they can make a contribution to the world. The program is being run by Ark Ministry Team to develop the concept of each person being special, focussing on: A look at heros, The Armour of a hero and Jesus the hero.

    I am Special

    You are who you are for a reason.
    You’re part of an intricate plan.
    You’re a precious and perfect unique design,
    Called God’s special woman or man.

    You look like you look for a reason.
    Our God made no mistake.
    He knit you together within the womb,
    You’re just what he wanted to make.

    The parents you had were the one’s he chose,
    And no matter how you may feel,
    They were custom-designed with
    God’s plan in mind,
    And they bear the Master’s seal.

    No, that trauma you faced was not easy.
    And God wept that it hurt you so;
    But it was allowed to shape your heart
    So that into his likeness you’d grow.

    You are who you are for a reason,
    You’ve been formed by the Master’s rod.
    You are who you are, beloved,
    Because there is a God.

    The students were be split into two groups over the two days. Chisholm, DeVialar, MacKillop and Merici completed the Ark Ministry program on Thursday 28 April, with the remaining four Houses taking part in normal classes on this day. On April 29 Pallotti, Romero, Salvado and Xavier took part in the Ark Ministry program and the remaining four Houses continued normal classes.

    In Year 9, students participated in activities run by the Youth Mission Team and Loving for Life with a focus on healthy and positive relationships.

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    The space camp trip to America was a very rewarding experience and a trip of a life time. I am privileged that I was one of 23 students who was given this opportunity, (there were 13 students from Corpus Christi College and 10 students from John 23rd College). This experience was very beneficial as it broadened our knowledge as well as having lots of fun and meeting new people along the way. We spent the first 5 days at NASA camp, where we experienced many different activities and learnt many new things, in our big group we were split up into two groups called team Marinaris and team Isidis (with about 14 students in each group). In these teams we completed a variety of activities including scuba diving (where we had to launch rockets under water and shoot balls into hoops), rock climbing, the pamperpole (where we had to climb up a massive pole and jump off it, then being pulled up so we don’t fall straight onto the ground), various team working activities at area 51 (such as getting everybody from one plank to another) and many other presentations we listen to about various things (such as the future for NASA and types of telescopes).

    In our teams we were also split into smaller groups of 3 and 4 where we completed many engineering activities, (such as building a space suit for an apple, building miniature rockets and constructing mars rovers out of lego). Other interesting activities also included having a Russian language and history class.

    The other highlight of NASA camp was that in our team we had to complete 3 missions and the training for that mission, (the first 2 missions and training consisted of 1 hour, the last mission went for 3 hours). In these missions we were assigned different roles either in mission control, the ISS- space station or in the space shuttle, (such as commander, pilot, PAYCOM, CAPCOM, flight engineer, mission specialist and ISS commander). The roles helped us to improve our leadership, listening and organization skills, as well as improving our ability to deal with stress. 

    After NASA space camp we visited the civil rights museum before flying out to Orlando. In Orlando we visited the Kennedy Space Centre (where we had lunch with astronaut), we did the iFly experience (which is basically sky diving indoors), had a boat ride on the everglades (where we saw many alligators) and we went to Universal Studios for a day.

    We spent the last couple of days in San Francisco where we did the hop on hop off bus ride (where we walked the Golden Gate Bridge), visited the Exploratorium, caught a boat ride to Alcatraz, visited google, Intel, the computer history museum and the NIF (National Ignition Facility).

    However it was just not all work, we did also have many opportunities to shop in both Orlando and San Francisco. Altogether this trip was very rewarding in that we learnt so many new things most other kids have not yet seen or experienced with having lots of fun along the way, if I could I would definitely go again.

      Rebecca LeGuier

    To see the activities and adventures of the trip, go to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Corpus-and-John-XXIII-Space-Camp-250606411941314/

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    The Year 7 to 12 Parent/Teacher/Student (P/T/S) Interviews will be held on Thursday 5 May from 12.30pm to 7.30pm in the Sadler Centre (normal classes will conclude at the end of Period 3 – 11.56am on this day).

    Each interview time is only seven minutes in duration. Please note that there may be a limited number of timeslots available.  To help with this, please ensure you only book ONE timeslot with your child’s teacher, even if they teach your child in multiple subjects. If you are unable to secure a timeslot during this round of P/T/S interviews, you may contact the relevant teacher(s) directly to arrange a conversation on another date.

    If your child’s teacher has indicated ‘Interview requested’ on his/her Term One Progress Report, it is highly recommended that you book an interview with the relevant teacher(s), even if the PTO booking system does not specify that an interview is requested. If your child does not have any interview requests, then your discretion should be used as to whether or not you book an interview with their teacher(s).

    Your username and PIN, which will enable you to use the PTO booking system to book your interviews, are as follows:

    Username: Allen
    PIN: 24534

    Please ensure that you type in your username exactly as shown above.

    You will be able to book interviews for your student(s) from 8am on Wednesday 27 April until 8am on Thursday 5 May.  The PTO website can be accessed from the College website (instructions can be found on the respective year group portals), or by clicking on the following link:

    https://bookings.parentteacheronline.com.au?school=41977

    For further information relating to P/T/S Interviews, please check the respective year group portals.  The portal will have the following information available to parents:

  • Instructions for accessing the PTO website and general information relating to the interviews - Document titled:  PTO information for parents
  • Map of the College - Document titled: Location of PTS Interviews – May 2016
  • Seating plan for teaching staff on Thursday 5 May - Document titled: Teacher Seating Plan – Thursday 5 May
  • List of unavailable teachers - Document titled: Unavailable teachers – Thursday 5 May

  • If you have any queries or are having problems using the PTO website, please do not hesitate to contact Sara-Ann Low slow@corpus.wa.edu.au

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    We invite mothers and your children to a Mothers Day Breakfast on Friday 6 May, 7.00am to 8.00am.

    Click on the link below to RSVP your interest (Including how many of your children will be in attendance).  Please provide accurate numbers to we can cater accordingly.

    RSVP no later than 5.00pm Wednesday 4 May

    Tea, coffee, juice and fruit will be provided and bacon and egg rolls can be pre-ordered. (Follow the booking link below for information)

    We look forward to seeing as many Mothers and their children as possible.

    https://www.corpus.wa.edu.au/events/mothers-day-breakfast-2016/

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    On Friday the Year 12’s returned from their three day Retreat. Staff and students spent time away from the usual day-to-day stresses of school life and immersed themselves in a new and challenging environment. The retreat experience is an integral part of the Religious Education curriculum and an essential part of the life of the students at the College. It provides possibilities for enhancing the spirituality of students in ways different from, but complementary to, those of the classroom and school environment. Most importantly, the retreat is an opportunity for students to remove themselves from the stresses of a busy school term and focus inwards for a brief few days. I have already had a few students comment to me that they wish the retreat was longer!

    Retreat sessions involved group interaction and reflection with the sharing of values and life experiences. Students learned to trust, to build on their own self-esteem and review their own personal Christian position.

    I wish to congratulate Mr Simon Messer and Mr Simon Keane for organising a superb retreat experience for the Year 12 students as well as out attending staff, who’s dedication makes these opportunities possible.

    • Team Airbridge; Ms Katrina Thomas (Retreat Leader), Mr Russell Scanlon (Site Leader), Mr Trevor Galbraith, Ms Anj Duncan, Ms Joelle L’Aiguille and Mr Jim Elliot.
    • Team Baldivis; Mrs Silvana Vicoli (Retreat Leader), Mrs Elaine Liew, Mr Steve Kingwell, Ms Emma Van Woerden, Mr Michael Rathmann and Mrs Jenny Basley.
    • Team New Norcia; Mr Phillip Price (Retreat Leader), Mrs Donna Chong (Site Leader), Mrs Jo Stevens, Mrs Kelly Wearing, Mr Jim Greaves and Ms Marion Lavelle.

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    It is again that time of the year where students are making final preparations for examinations. This week students have received personalised examination timetables which indicate their exam times and venues. Students must check these examination timetables carefully and read through the examination guidelines on the back of the timetable. For the first time, Year 12 students enrolled in General Unit 3 and 4 courses will be sitting Externally Set Tasks (EST’s). These are 1 hour common assessment tasks given to all students in the state for a particular subject. All EST’s will occur during the exam period and are listed on your child’s personalised exam timetable. More information on EST’s can be found here http://wace1516.scsa.wa.edu.au/further-resources/faq

    Please note the Year 12 examination period begins on Monday 16 May and concludes on Friday 27 May. The Year 11 examination period begins on Monday 23 May and concludes on Friday 3 June. During the examination period regular classes will not run. Students are only expected to be at school for examinations (students in the Education Support Centre will receive information from their teachers regarding their attendance during the examination period).

    The full examination timetable is available on the Years 10, 11 and 12 student portals available on SEQTA.

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    On Sunday morning 1 May, nine students represented Corpus Christi College at the heats of the Rostrum Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition in City Beach with the outstanding result of seven moving forward into the semi-finals. The topics they spoke about were varied, ranging from Blurring the Boundaries and The Time has Come, to The Big Picture and A Catalyst for Change.

    The following students have progressed through to the semi-finals which will be held on Saturday 28th May:

    Year 8
    Jenna Riordan
    Mosaia McDonald

    Year 9
    Rachael Dellaca
    Erin Martin
    Ikeoluwapo (Ike) Adesanya

    Year 11
    Olivia Fuderer

    Year 12
    Desiree Louis

    Unfortunately, Lauren Murphy (Year 8) and Emma Shine (Year 10) narrowly missed out on progressing to the next stage.

    Along with the scheduled Tuesday afternoon sessions, these students have also met with me at various times before school, at recess and lunchtime in the run up to the competition. They are dedicated and courageous young people and I am very proud of them all.

    In addition, 2015 graduates, Rebekah-Anne Craggs and Sam Coten have taken up roles as Rostrum adjudicators. It was wonderful to see the strong Corpus presence at this competition; students and past students, engaging in this significant inter- school competition.

    Thank you to all who supported the students along the way, particularly parents. Without your support, these achievements would not be possible.

    Mrs Noreen Stevenson
    Coordinator


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    [accordion_item title="Careers Office: UMAT Information Session" accordion="accordion"]

    On the first day of Term 2, students in years 10, 11 and 12 interested in studying Medicine, Dentistry or Optometry attended an information session run by NIE to speak about the UMAT (Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test).

    Around 40 students listened to Zobair Bary, Lecturer and Medical Interview Coordinator, present general information about the UMAT, applying for a course in Medicine, and Medical Course interviews.

    UMAT is held once a year (27th July 2016) and measures constructs involving critical thinking, problem solving, understanding people, and abstract non-verbal reasoning. Indirectly, the UMAT also measures a prospective student’s ability to: perform under pressure; switch tasks between alternating constructs; manage their exam time; judge which questions require superficial or deeper cognition; communicate choices via analogy; recognize when to avoid or apply intuition/ empathy/ bias; and much more. Although most students never reach the end of UMAT in the time allowed, a student who correctly enacts exam performance strategies has a higher chance of completing more answers.

    The next Medical Sciences guest speaker to visit the school is Jessica Knight, currently enrolled in an Assured Pathway to Medicine at the University of Western Australia. Jessica is representing MedEntry and will talk about how she achieved the 99th Percentile, she will be speaking to Excelsis and senior students on Thursday 23rd June at 3:30pm.

    Rachel Burke
    Careers Coordinator

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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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    Click the link below to make your booking:

    https://www.corpus.wa.edu.au/events/2016-cambodia-immersion-high-tea/

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    Click the link below to make your booking:

    https://www.corpus.wa.edu.au/events/corpus-christi-college-pf-annual-quiz-night/

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    Dear Parents,

    You form an important part of the College s community. As a member of this community parents can contribute richly towards the growth of our students lives and to their futures. In following the vision for Catholic education, the College faithfully works to develop our students spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional faculties. A vital way in which parents support these values is through community prayers offered for our students, college-leadership and staff.

    We are glad to inform you that beginning from Friday 20th May a weekly prayer hour will be held in the College Chapel. We invite parents (and grandparents) of our students and staff to gather in prayer. The prayer hour will be held from 9am - 10am during school terms.

    For more information contact Kenneth Phua at kenaphua@gmail.com or 0413 643 233.

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    The Corpus Christi College e-News is a fortnightly newsletter showcasing all of the latest activities, events and achievements at the College. The e-News is distributed to the Corpus Christi College community and made available on the public website. For more information, please contact communications@corpus.wa.edu.au Tags:eNews, news

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    Dear Parents

    Our Students Perform On the Stage and in the Pool

    Two very different events were held recently, the College production Guys and Dolls at the Octagon Theatre and the ACC A Division Swimming Carnival held at Challenge Stadium.

    DSC_0878The cast, crew, musicians, staff, former students and parents involved in the production received many accolades following the high quality performances. This event was invaluable for the nearly 100 students involved in the production, memorable experiences they will carry with them into adulthood - very difficult to measure. I am proud of all involved and know that Head of Arts Mr James Dove, Mrs Kelsi Davis (Assistant Director), Musical Director Mr David Harries, assisted by Miss Shanice Palfrey and Miss Selena Meegan, and Choreographer Mrs Chanelle Spark, Costume Designer Mrs Katie-Anne Kennedy, Lighting and Sound Technician Mr Evan Georgopoulos, and Production Assistant Mrs Michelle Hunt are now gearing up for the next production in 2017, the last to be held in another venue off site. I am currently working on the final plans for the new Performing Arts Centre!

    The ACC Swimming Carnival was also another wonderful opportunity, this time for our talented swimmers. According to Sports Coordinator Mr James Howard, our students were professional, courageous and impressive in their performance against elite opposition. Corpus was 4th in the overall aggregate shield, finishing ahead of St Mark s Anglican Community School and Kolbe Catholic College, just 26 points behind All Saints College.

    On behalf of the College, I take this opportunity to congratulate the students involved in these events.

    Official Opening of the Community Centre – Wednesday 11 May at 9.00am

    All parents and friends are invited to the Official Opening of the Community Centre, which will be held as part of a whole school assembly in the David Heath Gymnasium commencing at 9.00am. Please save the date! (Please note: the David Heath Gymnasium is now a part of the new Community Centre).

    Progress Report

    All students will be issued with a Progress Report at the end of this term, providing parents with a summary of their child s progress to date. Parent/Teacher/Student interviews will follow on Thursday 5 May from 12.30pm until 7.30pm for all Year groups.

    Uniform and Grooming Matters

    With the commencement of Term Two, I know the majority of parents will have checked winter uniforms for sizing and will purchase items students have outgrown from the Uniform Shop. I would expect boys uniform items will be correctly sized and properly fitted. Students should also ensure their grooming standards (hair styles and colours) comply with the College Uniform Policy from the first day of term. We would prefer to start classes without having to spend time dealing with inappropriate skirt lengths, hair styles that are untidy, or boys who need to have their hair cut or styles changed.

    We have already experienced a great deal of unseasonal warm weather in 2016. This year, the College is trialling a change to policy which will see the inclusion of a lead-in time in the wearing of the winter uniform. For the first two weeks of next term, students will be able to choose to wear either their full summer or full winter uniform (no mixing and matching). By Monday 9 May, all students will be in their full winter uniform.

    Farewell to our Touring Groups – Space Tour to NASA USA; Humanities Tour to Canberra

    There are two Educational Tours that will be undertaken during the holiday period.

    The Space Camp to NASA in the USA is a wonderful opportunity for teachers Mrs Chanel Fenwick and Mrs Yvette Pearce, and the 13 students from Corpus Christi College who will be joined by a male teacher and 10 students from John XXIII College, from Friday 8 April until Sunday 24 April.

    SpaceCamp_Logo_FinalDuring the five-night program, the students are immersed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, while focusing on college and career preparation. They undergo hands-on drills, as well as learn about the mental and physical demands for astronauts, engineers and technologists. Training on astronaut simulators, the buoyancy of water provides the environment for microgravity exercises, while the Multi-Axis Trainer and Gravity Trainer further challenge balance and movement. Students also experience the thrill of simulated space missions.

    After attending the Advance Space Academy in Hunstville Alabama for five days, students will have the opportunity to tour the United Launch Alliance Rocket Factory in Decatur, visit the Kennedy Space Centre, Space Shuttle Atlantis, experience a Shuttle Launch Experience and have lunch with an Astronaut. A once in a lifetime experience, the students who attend will have a challenging and stimulating tour.

    The second tour involves 31 Year 10 students who will be accompanied by teachers Mr Michael Rathmann, Mrs Lidia Di Giuseppe, Mr Adrian Richmond and Miss Victoria Carway on the Humanities Canberra Tour, from Tuesday 19 April until Monday 25 April.

    During the tour, students will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australian history, culture, heritage and democracy. They will start in Sydney, attending the Taronga Park Zoo and the Powerhouse Museum, then onto Canberra where they will experience the Australian War Memorial, The Australian Institute of Sport, Questacon, CSIRO Discovery, Parliament House, the National Museum, High Court of Australia, National Archives, National Capital Exhibition, National Dinosaur Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. As part of the experience, our tourists will also experience a Dawn Service as part of ANZAC Day in the nation s capital, in total, an exceptional educational tour for our students.

    The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Humanities education. To assist Corpus Christi College students and their families in meeting the cost of the tour, the Australian Government is contributing funding of $260 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards these costs. This rebate is paid directly to the school upon the completion of the tour.

    On behalf of the College, I am grateful to the staff who so willingly volunteer to accompany students on these tours during their holidays.

    Farewells at the End of Term One

    This week, we farewell long serving English teacher Mr Isaac Ramshaw, who commenced at Corpus Christi College in 2007 and leaves us after accepting a teaching position at Perth College. Mr Ramshaw has embraced a range of innovative teaching and learning initiatives in order to enhance student learning, and we are grateful for the work he has done as a former Coordinator of Christian Service, de Vialar House Coordinator and as an engaging English and Religious Education teacher. We also farewell and express our appreciation to Humanities teacher Mr Stuart Mackay and Mathematics teacher Mrs Diane Cakir who have replaced teachers on leave this term.

    We wish those staff who are on leave from early next term all the best: Teaching Assistant Mrs Stephanie Marini, Mathematics teacher Mrs Jean Hein, Coordinator of Student Ministry Mr Simon Keane (from Week Two), and Payroll Officer Mrs Sue Palmer from Week Three.

    To all parents, students and staff, please have a wonderful April holiday break and return after Anzac Day refreshed and ready for the challenges and opportunities that will form part of Term Two.

    Best wishes and God bless

    Mrs Caroline Payne
    Principal


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    Yvette Pearce
    Head of Year 7


    The end of term has quickly come upon us. The Year 7 s have had an extremely busy Term with many new adjustments to be made, new friendships entered into and new routines to develop. One of the amazing steps many have taken is the step into leadership. Wednesday 16 March saw the presentation of Student Leadership speeches and then the peer voting for House Representative positions. Wednesday 6 April will see the announcement of the Year 7 Student Leaders for 2016.

    I congratulate the successful Student Leaders and commend all of the nominees for their willingness to serve others and for taking the step to stand up and be counted. The Year 7 s have successfully begun their transition into High School and I encourage them to keep questioning and challenging themselves to strive for their best. I wish all a Blessed and Happy holiday.

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    On Tuesday March 22 the Year 7 s gave of themselves in service to the College, spending two periods of their time to produce Corpus Care Bears for the community.

    The Corpus Christi Care Bear program was created to put a smile on the faces of students and staff members who are going through a tough time. The students of Year 7 were asked to design a cute little costume for a bear to give to people who are in trouble and in need of sympathy. The Year 7 s decorated their bears in various ways and took a lot of time and effort into making the bear look cheerful, cute and special. Annalise Fernandez

    The purpose of the Care Bear is to make someone feel better and to support them by giving them someone to talk to. Care Bears are supposed to be like a gift from God. The Care Bear is also a gift from the Corpus Christi College community. Dylan Siu

    Anyone who would like to give a Corpus Care Bear to a community member is asked to contact either Mrs Bernadette Canny, Mrs Donna Chong or Mrs Yvette Pearce.

    The Year 7 students, and assisting staff; Mrs Santaromita, Mrs Vicoli and Mrs Triscari are to be commended for all of their efforts to ensure that the College has a successful Care Bear program.

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    The Year 7 Super Shivoo is one of the most anticipated and memorable highlights of the year and took place on Friday 1 April , in the Sadler Centre. The purpose of this event is to assist students in their transition to Middle School as they interact with their peers in a social atmosphere and establish new friendships.

    Students were provided with dinner before commencing a variety of games which encouraged students to interact with others and develop new friendships. These activates were facilitated by the senior members of the Student Leadership Team.

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    As indicated in the College diary, Home study is seen as an integral part of the academic program of the College and has many benefits and purposes (Pages 24-25).

    Home study is work given by the teacher to be completed by students in out of class time.

    It may be given for a variety of reasons including:

    • to consolidate concepts presented in class
    • to work on and complete assignments
    • to revise for tests and exams
    • to undertake work such as reading and note taking in preparation for future lessons
    • to extend class work through further written, reading and practical work
    • to complete work commenced in class
    • to review and reflect on assessment tasks
    • to develop independent learning skills in students

    Home study should:

    • reinforce knowledge and skills covered in class
    • develop skills which encourage students to work independently
    • be balanced across learning areas in order to avoid overload
    • be set in most subjects, on a regular basis
    • provide training for students in planning and organising time
    • establish habits of study, concentration and self-discipline and time-management
    • strengthen home-school links

    The Role of Students

    Students should:

    • Ensure that home study tasks are completed on time and to the best of their ability
    • Be proactive and self-directed regarding home study
    • Establish an effective working environment that is conducive to study
    • Seek support at the College, from teachers or homework club as necessary
    • Organise home study and other personal commitments, so deadlines are met
    • Develop effective home study habits such as working for short, concentrated periods of time (20-40 minutes in length), interspersed with short (5-10 minute) breaks

    The Role of Parents/Carers

    Parents and carers are encouraged to support their child by:

    • taking an active interest in their son/daughter’s home study tasks
    • ensuring that there is time set aside for home study
    • encouraging and supporting students to complete home study tasks
    • providing, where possible, a dedicated place for home study to be completed
    • assisting teachers to monitor home study by signing completed work if requested and being aware of the home study set
    • communicating to teachers any questions/concerns about the nature of their son/daughter’s home study

    Weekly time allocations by Learning Area:

    YEAR 7 - 5 hours: 60 minutes 5 times per week

    YEAR 8 - 6 hours 20 minutes: 75 minutes 5 times per week

    YEAR 9 - 7 hours 30 minutes: 90 minutes 5 times per week

    Students need to be able to organise and plan their time and therefore need to have sufficient notice of what is due and when it is due.

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    At the end of the Term a Progress Report will be provided for all students. These reports will be accessed by parents via SEQTA Engage and therefore will not be posted out. A letter will be emailed to all parents outlining how to access these reports once they have been uploaded. If you have changed your contact details, please let Student Services know immediately by contacting Miss Sara-Ann Low at slow@corpus.wa.edu.au

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    The Year 12 Retreat experience will take part from Wednesday 27 April to Friday 29 April.

    Many thanks to Mr Messer, Mr Keane and all staff involved, who are working towards making the retreat experience rich and rewarding for our students. If parents have queries regarding retreat please email Mr Messer smesser@corpus.wa.edu.au.

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    This week Progress Reports will be provided for all students. These reports will be accessed by parents via SEQTA-Engage and therefore will not be posted out. A letter will be emailed to all parents outlining how to access these reports once they have been uploaded. If you do not receive this letter, please contact Miss Sara-Ann Low at slow@corpus.wa.edu.au

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    Year 7 to 12: Thursday 5 May 12:30pm to 7:30pm (early closing day)

    This is just reminder that information regarding these interviews will be emailed out to parents. The email will contain your username and pin and an attachment to the email will explain how to book appointments using the PTO system.

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    At the College Assembly on Wednesday 6 April students across all year groups will be presented with Certificates of Outstanding Achievement and Certificates of Improved Achievement for Term One. A list of award winners will be published after the awards have been presented.

    Wishing every family in the Corpus Christi College community a very safe and restful holiday break.

    God Bless

    Mr Ian Hagen
    Deputy Principal Senior School

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    UMAT information session for Years 10, 11 and 12 students and parents.

    We invite parents and students in Years 10, 11 and 12 who are considering a career in Medicine, Dentistry or Health Sciences to attend an information session to find out more about the UMAT Test and undergraduate pathways to medicine and health programs. The UMAT is a prerequisite test to be completed before a student can apply to Medicine, Dentistry or Health Sciences undergraduate university course. The UMAT is held once a year.

    Information session at the school, in Mayne Block Room M03, on Tuesday 26th April at 3:30pm.

    NIE will present information on; undergraduate selection criteria, what is UMAT, when and who can sit the UMAT, what happens after I sit the UMAT and undergraduate medical interview process.

    Rachel Burke
    Careers Coordinator

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    SATURDAY 14 MAY 2016

    ARRIVE 7.00PM for a 7.30PM START

    OLD DAVID HEATH CENTRE GYMNASIUM

    TICKETS: $15 FOR INDIVIDUALS, $165 FOR TABLES OF 10

    The theme of the evening will be BOOKS as the focus of the fundraising of the evening will be going towards refurbishments of the Library Resource Centre. Competition for best book-themed table and individual (author)

    FULLY LICENSED BAR (NO BYO)

    BRING YOUR OWN NIBBLES!

    CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO MAKE YOUR BOOKING!

    BOOK HERE

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    CARLA DRENNAN - State Basketball Selection

    Carla DrennanCarla Drennan (Year 10 de Vialar) has been selected to represent Western Australia as a member of the Under 18 Metro Womens State Basketball Team. The team will compete at the 2016 Under 18 Australian Junior Championships, to be held in Adelaide SA from 16 – 23 April 2016.

    The opportunity to compete at an Australian Junior Championships level will provides athletes with an invaluable experience. On behalf of the College, we would like to congratulate Carla on her selection and achievements to date.

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    OLIVIA NERI - State Track and Field Success

    NeriCongratulations to Olivia Neri (Year 10 Merici) who recently achieved a Bronze Medal in the Long Jump at the State Track and Field Championships in March.

    Based on her performance she has been selected to participate in the WA State Team for the International Little Athletics Competition to be held in Singapore in July 2016. Congratulations Olivia!

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    Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 2.58.27 pmOn Wednesday the 30th of April eight Year 10 students travelled to Wesley College to compete in the annual Da Vinci Decathlon. There were three different sessions during the day and in these sessions there were different challenges such as: Math, Science, Art and Poetry, Engineering, Creative Producers, Philosophy, English, Cartography, Code Breaking and General Knowledge.

    We found these challenges fun, enticing and challenging. In our first session, we had the Science, Art and Poetry, Engineering and Creative Producers. We ended up achieving first in Creative Producers. In the second session we had Math, English and Philosophy. We were surprised at how challenging some of the questions in the booklets were, but we put our heads together and tackled the challenge the best we could. In the final and third sessions we had General Knowledge, Code breaking and Cartography. Throughout the day we faced difficulties but in the end we did well by tying in 7th with Wesley College.

    Year 10 Da Vinci Decathlon Squad

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    WINTER UNIFORM

    For the first two weeks of Term Two there will be a transition period for Winter Uniform.

    That is:

    Week One and Week Two
    Students may wear full Summer Uniform or full Winter Uniform (including blazer). Definitely NO mix and match.

    Week Three
    All students must wear full Winter Uniform (which includes the Blazer)

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    Monday 9 May is the Individual Photo Day at the College.

    ALL students received their order form/envelopes in homeroom this week.

    If you have more than one child at the College and would like a Family Portrait, these forms/envelopes are available for collection at the Front Reception by yourselves or your children.

    PS: If your child does not receive an envelope tomorrow, spare envelopes can be collected at the front reception.

    Corpus Communications

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    You are cordially invited to a Mothers Day High Tea

    Saturday 7 May 2016
    2.00pm - 4.00pm (College Staffroom)

    COST: $25.00 per head (6 per table)

    (Includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, followed by a selection of beautiful nibbles and a variety of fresh tea)

    Tickets are available online: https://www.trybooking.com/LCHF

    All proceeds go to the: Year 10 Cambodia Immersion 2016

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    Please note that during the April school holidays, the College Uniform Shop will have the following special opening hours:

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    *Once an appointment has been booked, it cannot be cancelled via the booking website. If you have booked an appointment and can no longer attend, please contact me by email slow@corpus.wa.edu.au or by phone (6332 2505).

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    arch_001On Tuesday eight students from the Student Ministry Team from Years 8 to 11 attended the launch of the Archbishop s LifeLink appeal for Catholic Colleges. Some 250 students from Catholic Colleges were in attendance at Aranmore Catholic College to hear the Archbishop Timothy Costelloe speak about the reason we need to be aware of the needs of people in the city of Perth and beyond. Some of the agencies assisted through the funds raised through LifeLink are the Shopfront – a place were homeless and troubled people can drop in and receive a warm welcome and perhaps some food to keep them going. Another agency was the Emmaus Community which provides housing for people who are unable to live in a normal household because of mental health issues or illness resulting form an accident. Some of the individual stories from these people challenge us to be large-hearted people & people of compassion and mercy.

    Following this, the Archbishop answered many personal questions such as how did you become a priest and what gives you the greatest enjoyment in your role as Archbishop?

    Our students were inspired to take up some of his challenges next term.

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    Leeming Dental Therapy Centre

    The centre will be closed for the April School Holidays.
    In a DENTAL EMERGENCY please phone the following clinics:

    Monday 11th April to Friday 15th April, 8am to 4pm, please phone Caralee DTC on : 9337 6818

    Monday 18th April to Friday 22nd April, 8am to 4pm, please phone Beaconsfield DTC on : 9335 8758

    For afterhours Emergencies please phone : 9325 3452

    We will re-open Tuesday 26th April at 8:15am.

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    April School holiday Sailing Courses

    At the South of Perth Yacht Club Sailing Academy, staff are keen to promote healthy outdoor recreational activities to keep children to be active over the April school holiday period. The Academy offers a range of educational sailing courses to suit children between the ages of 7 to 16 years.

    The Academy is running two Trackers 1 courses during the April School Holidays for children interested in learning to sail.

    This after school programme runs at a significantly reduced rate and has already been successful in encouraging children to get active and enjoy the outdoor environment.

    Please click HERE for more information.

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    THE RECORD

    All the best news from around the Archdiocese of Perth Edition #76 available at the link below:

    THE RECORD Edition 76

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    Phoenix Knights Junior Soccer Club

    An exciting opportunity exists for you to join the Phoenix Knights Junior Soccer Club, Under 15s team. We currently have a few spots available and looking for players to add to our squad. No soccer experience is necessary but if you have played for a club or for your school before that would certainly help Boys in Year 8,9 or 10 with birth dates between 1/1/2001 to 1/1/2003 are eligible as are girls in Years 9,10 or 11 with birth dates between 1/1/2000 to 1/1/2002. We have a great team and play in South Division 1. Training occurs every Tuesday and Thursday nights at Len Packham Reserve in Coolbellup from 4:45 to 6pm. Fees are low compared to other clubs and the Cockburn Council offers fee reductions for eligible players. To register your interest or for more information, please call Joel Woods, U/15s coach on 0407107684

    Regards – Joel Woods
    Phoenix Knights Junior Soccer Club
    U/15s coach

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    Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 1.59.58 pmSacred Fig Yoga and Retreats are doing a promotion and are offering fundraising organisations the possibility of raising funds with an exciting difference – Bumper Bar Stickers with an excellent twist! Your organisation has the opportunity to make a 37.5% profit on your outlay for your efforts plus the chance to win amazing Wellness Retreats with us both for the people who buy the stickers plus the organizations selling them. There will also be a cash prize for the organisation who sells the most stickers. Please find detailed information attached. We will also offer Tips on successful fundraising should this be required.

    If you would like to be involved - and you should - this is an incredible healthy, relaxing and fun way to raise funds for your organization. Please contact me either by email or phone. I look forward to working with you and your organisation.

    Rhonda Kauiers
    0428516335
    36 Bayview Street
    Mount Tarcoola
    Western Australia 6530
    www.sacredfigyoga.com.au

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    e-News 18


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    Dear Parents

    Careers Support at Corpus Christi College

    Mrs Rachel Burke has recently commenced her role as our Careers Coordinator. With an English and Humanities teaching background, starting her career in 2009 at Moranbah State High School in Queensland, Rachel completed a Master of Education specialising in Guidance, Counselling and Career Development in 2012, before venturing to WA in 2013.

    Mrs Burke has experienced working with young people in both education and social work settings in regional and metropolitan areas of Queensland and WA, most recently working for Uniting Care with a Women s Refuge. Rachel will be located in Mayne Block with Head of VET and Transition Services Mrs Kathleen Davey, and Workplace Learning Coordinator Mrs Terri Seers.

    Students and parents, particularly those in the Senior School, are encouraged to make an appointment with Mrs Burke to discuss their career and study goals.

    Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA)

    The importance of the WACE Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment which is being conducted at the College this week for many of our Year 10 students, as well as some Year 11 students who have not yet achieved the literacy and/or numeracy standard for the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), cannot be underestimated. A small group of students from the College who achieved the standard in their NAPLAN tests last year will not be required to sit the OLNA this week.

    The OLNA declaration form the Principal signs, ensures schools are aware of their responsibility in the delivery and management of the OLNA, which will enable many students to meet the literacy and/or numeracy requirement of the WACE. The OLNA results will be matched to Year 12 results this year, forming one part of the new League Tables that will be produced. Any student who does not achieve the necessary standard before they graduate from Corpus Christi College will not achieve their WACE.

    Students who struggle to achieve this standard are provided with small group assistance by teachers to support them individually, even up to Year 12, if necessary. The College is well known for the intensive literacy and numeracy support we provide our students across all Years. I acknowledge the Learning Centre, Mathematics and English teachers who have been part of the Learning Support Program at the College.

    ACC A Division Swim Team

    The annual Swim Camp held last weekend, was based at Fairbridge Farm following the Inter-House Swimming Carnival which was held late in February. Mrs Kelly Wearing s Merici House just pipped Pallotti House to win this event. Age level presentations were made last week at the first Whole School Assembly in the David Heath Gymnasium, which is now located in the Corpus Christi College Community Centre. Names of Swimming Champions and Runners Up are listed at the end of my e-News article.

    The Swim Camp is a terrific opportunity for Sports Coordinator Mr James Howard to work with the senior students in mentoring the junior competitors, another induction into the College.

    On behalf of the College I would like to wish Swim Captains Katie McFarlane and Trent Weir, and the ACC Swim team all the very best, as they perform for their College at Challenge Stadium on Wednesday 23 March 2016.

    College Musical Production

    The Performing Arts department with a cast, crew and musicians involving more than 70 students, 19 crew members and nine band members under the direction of Mr James Dove, will be performing the musical Guys and Dolls. Performances will be held this weekend on Friday and Saturday nights, along with a matinee on Saturday afternoon, at the Octagon Theatre at the University of Western Australia. All those involved have spent many hours rehearsing, namely musicians, singers, dancers, as well as actors and students back stage or front of stage. I would like to particularly thank the staff who have been part of the majority of the rehearsals: Mrs Kelsi Davis (Assistant Director), Musical Director Mr David Harries, assisted by Miss Shanice Palfrey and Miss Selena Meegan, Choreographer Mrs Chanelle Spark, Costume Designer Mrs Katie-Anne Kennedy, Lighting and Sound Technician Mr Evan Georgopoulos, and Production Assistant Mrs Michelle Hunt.

    Please click HERE for further details on the students who are involved, as well as reminders on how to purchase tickets.

    On behalf of Corpus Christi College, I would like to wish all those involved in the production all the best.

    Best wishes and God bless

    Mrs Caroline Payne
    Principal


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    Mr Frank Italiano
    Deputy Principal Middle School


    Term one is well and truly underway with the College Academic program in full swing. From Year 7 to Year 9, the necessary curriculum structures have been put in place and are now being implemented. There are a number of very simple, but important messages that need to be highlighted for the start of Term One.

    Application

    It is really important that students take every opportunity to perform to the best of their ability in every aspect of College life. Be it in the classroom or on the playing field, it is always important to be consistently giving your best. Being well prepared and trying to always perform to capacity is the only way to ensure a really solid foundation to support future activities. Organisation for class, participation in-class and completion of assigned tasks should never be an afterthought, but the main focus of a school day.


    Attitude
 Being positive in everything we do and say is an expectation. The way we interact with other students and teachers should always be in a way that we ourselves would like to be treated. As students in a secondary school environment, there is a responsibility to contribute to the well-being of others through personal actions and words. The focus should be on cooperation with others and not focusing too much on personal gain. 


    Action
 I am amazed at the unbelievable number of opportunities available to our students during the school day and after school. To mention a few these opportunities such as the Inter-House Swimming Carnival, the current House netball competition, the Youth Group on Friday afternoons, the Public Speaking Group and the Homework Club in the Library, gives you an idea of what is available. Students need to take some action to attend, join and participate, so that the Corpus Christi experience can be very worthwhile.

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    Parents are asked to ensure that their son’s/daughter’s uniform and grooming standards meet the College guidelines. Hair styles, make-up, care of shoes and jewellery, make-up should be the areas of focus. The school rules on these issues are available in the College Diary.

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    Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 10.38.22 amWe are an eSmart school.

    Since we first registered with the program, we have introduced many new policies and activities to improve the way our school manages cybersafety, bullying and cyberbullying.

    We feel confident our students, staff and the wider school community are well supported to be smart, safe and responsible users of digital technology.

    We encourage everyone in the school community to uphold and promote eSmart behaviours, at school and at home. If you are aware of any incidents of bullying, cyberbullying or risky online behaviour, please report them on Corpus Concerns. Further details are found HERE

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    THE RITE Journey Calling and Departure Ceremony was held on Thursday 10 March, starting at 5.00pm at Piney Lakes Reserve, Murdoch Drive.

    During this symbolic ceremony, students were ‘called on their journey’ and received the Blessing of their parents as they departed into beginning adulthood. The evening involved students, parents and The Rite Journey teachers.

    At the start, parents and students met at Piney Lakes Reserve. Everyone then proceeded to the Ceremony site.

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    For the “Calling Ceremony”, the students and their parents took in the surrounding environment while reflecting on their childhood. The students were then asked to acknowledge their childhood and accept the challenge of the journey ahead.

    The Liturgy involved the blessing of the program, students, parents and teachers.

    For the concluding Departure Ceremony, students moved into class groups. Parents gave their blessing and support for their child to depart on their journey and the students joined their Rite Journey teachers.

    A big thank you to Ms Larsen and teachers for their planning of the ceremony.

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    Julyan Tan

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    Julyan Tan in Year 9 has received scholarship funds from The Young Australia League (YAL), Australia s oldest youth organisation. YAL has recently launched scholarship opportunities which are broad in their focus and intended to break down financial or situational barriers which could otherwise stop young people from reaching their full potential.

    On March 22, Julyan will formally acknowledged as a scholarship recipientsin the presence of The Chief Justice of Western Australia and the Education Minister.

    The scholarship website address is www.yalscholarships.org.au and the next round of scholarships open August 1 if you are interested in finding out more.

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    Ethan Hill

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    As a part of Tennis Excellence and representing Blue Gum Tennis Club, Ethan Hill from Year 9 has done very well. He participated in the Esperance Open Tennis Tournament and in his age group of Under 14’s, he made the final of the singles after taking out the tournaments number 1 seed in the semi-final.

    He lost to the number 2 seed in a very close final so was runner up. In the Under 14 s doubles, Ethan and his doubles partner won the title. He continues to also represent the College throughout the year.

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    Luke Waller

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    Voyage Update

    We are calling all high school students who are interested in joining the adventure during the April school holidays, from 9 to 16 April. We still have a few spots available for this voyage. Call us today if you’re interested and ask us about our scholarship opportunities!

    Here’s a quick snapshot of the voyages that still have places available:

  • 9-16 April, Fremantle to Fremantle (1607, in the school holidays)
  • 21-28 April, Fremantle to Monkey Mia (1608)
  • 6-14 June, Monkey Mia to Fremantle (1609)
  • 18-24 June, Fremantle to Fremantle (1610)

  • For the voyages to and from Monkey Mia we are offering a courtesy bus service, at a small fee, for participants. You will find more information about upcoming voyages here.

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    Mr Ian Hagen
    Deputy Principal Senior School


    At the College Assembly on Wednesday March 9 the members of the Excelsis Club for 2016 were presented with their badges. Congratulations go to the following students;

    Year 11
    Cameron Cantwell
    Annika Clarke
    Dimitrie Damos
    Alexander Di Rosso
    Mitchell Garland
    Phoebe Holmes
    Lila Rodari
    Stephen Thornett

    Year 12
    Matthew Bailey
    Lachlan Clark
    Alison Cook
    Elana Di Giuseppe
    Thomasina Foo
    Thomas Glyde
    Victoria Hebbs
    Madison Holling
    Jessica Ly
    Anita Lynch
    Joseph McKenna
    Cassie Rauh
    Samuel Wong

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    At the end of the term a Progress Report will be provided for all students. These reports will be accessed by parents via SEQTA Engage and therefore will not be posted out. A letter will be emailed to all parents outlining how to access these reports once they have been uploaded. If you have changed your contact details, please let Student Services know immediately by contacting Miss Sara-Ann Low at slow@corpus.wa.edu.au

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    Students in Years 10-12 are able to use a variety of endorsed programs to gain credit towards achieving their WACE (West Australian Certificate of Education). A number of students complete endorsed programs through certain courses or pathways at Corpus Christi. Naturally we register these students so they gain the extra credit they are entitled to.

    Each year, a number of students undertake endorsed programs through their own extra curricular activities, such as Leeuwin, Cadets and many others. A full list of endorsed programs is available on the School Curriculum & Standards Authority (SCSA) website http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/internet/Senior_Secondary/Endorsed_Programs or in the brochure at the link below. If any student has completed an endorsed program already in 2016, they are invited to bring their documentation indicating their completion of the program to Student Services so the College can register their achievement with SCSA.

    Please note that credit can only be gained for Endorsed Programs completed in the current calendar year.

    BROCHURE DOWNLOAD

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    Please click on this link to investigate a wonderful opportunity available in January 2017,

    https://www.nysf.edu.au

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    Jennifer Delpup

    DelpupJennifer Delpup (12 SALVADO) has been selected to compete at the Australian Junior Athletic Championships to be held in Perth this month. She is very excited and so proud to represent her State again. Congratulations Jennifer!

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    Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent WA in the 2016 State Triathlon Team, competing in Hervey Bay from 18 to 21 April, 2016.

  • Matthew Wesley
  • Aleisha Wesley
  • Brooke McCoy
  • Taylor Kroyer
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    Hannah Harrison

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    Congratulations to Hannah Harrison who recently competed in the Hollywood Bound National Dance Championships in Melbourne and earned FIRST PLACE for her HipHop Duo and 3rd place for her HipHop Solo in a most competitive section.

    Congratulations Hannah!

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    CORPUS ONLINE is a marketing initiative of the College where we showcase the diversity the College and what it has to offer in monthly feature videos. The College website has been designed as an interactive space so that the online community can get a real sense of what the school is about.

    Keep checking this page each month and share it with family and friends.Link below.

    https://www.corpus.wa.edu.au/corpus-online/

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    Connecting learners to the world…

    The College library is a dynamic centre of inquiry, discovery, imagination and creativity supporting and enriching all aspects of College life. We welcome students and staff in all years to make use of all the wonderful resources available through the library - books, online reference databases, Overdrive eBooks and more!

    The cultivation of information literacy skills and critical thinking processes enable students to negotiate the challenges and embrace the opportunities of an increasingly complex and interconnected world.

    https://www.corpus.wa.edu.au/library/

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    e-News #17 Week 3


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    Dear Parents

    The Heart of a Catholic School

    Last Monday, all WA Catholic Principals gathered for the Semester One Leaders Forum at the Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) Doubleview campus, coordinated by Executive Director Dr Tim McDonald. The first address of the day was delivered by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe who spoke to the topic The Heart of a Catholic School, which certainly entwined the writings of Pope Francis with the flavour of the Year of Mercy.

    This week, I ask our parents to reflect on some of the key messages below.

    The Catholic school is built on the conviction that unless the child is educated in an institution which is based on and expressive of a belief in God, made known in Jesus, and encouraged within the context of the believing community (the Church), the childs education will only ever be incomplete.

    Catholic schools prepare hearts. To prepare hearts that the Lord might manifest Himself within each person, is the true mission of the teacher and the goal of all education worthy of the name.

    As leaders in Catholic schools, we were reminded of Pope Francis six foundational commitments of the new leader in the twenty first century, to:

  • Know yourself deeply, but live to serve others
  • Immerse yourself in the world, but remove yourself from the world daily
  • Live in the present and revere tradition, but create the future.

  • This message is a clear one, not only for our teachers and leaders, but it sharpens the goals for our students who will become leaders in communities in future years, and which is also evident in our College Learner Profile. These six foundational commitments will be infused into our culture through the implementation of our Evangelisation Plan. As parents, how might you be informed by these guiding principles for your own lives, too?

    Our Pope selected St Francis as his patron for good reason and in one of his prayers – Lord, you are the one who calls to me (us) to become a living image of your presence in the world. In this, the Year of Mercy, we know that Jesus Christ is the face of the Father s mercy. So, during Lent, what is the Year of Mercy inviting us to do, to be. How are we the face of the Father s mercy in our daily lives?

    Another word for mercy is large-heartedness, which might be easier for us to understand. So, what will large-heartedness look like for me?

    As Principal of Corpus Christi College, I must also ask, what will large-heartedness look like in our school context?

    As our Teaching and Learning Council, including Heads of Learning Area and Heads of Year meet next week, we will commence with this question, and the six foundational commitments of the new leader in the twenty first century will form the guiding principles for our discussion.

    Large Heartedness at the Annual Community Meeting

    I am ever grateful to the work of our parents who volunteer their time to join the College Board, Parents and Friends Executive and various committees (Corpus Cares, Friends of Academia, Friends of the Arts, and Friends of Sport), and other sub-committees of the Board (Finance, Building, Marketing, Risk Management). I believe these parents give witness to the face of Christ in our community in the way they serve others. All our students benefit from their commitment to the College.

    As you would be aware, the College Annual Community Meeting was held recently, with Manager of Finance and Operations Mr Alan Luks presiding. After prayer, the presentation of the 2016 Budget was made by Chair of Finance Mr Russell Hardwick, Annual Reports delivered by Mr Greg LeGuier, Board Chair and Mrs Shelley Hill outgoing Parents and Friends (P and F) President, and finally, the endorsement of four additional Board Members and the P&F Executive for 2016.

    With a 2016 operating budget of $23.64m, which excludes capital expenditure, the College needs to manage resources prudently, whilst maintaining ongoing, high level learning programs and associated facilities. The College is dependent on Commonwealth grants (increased by 3%) and State Government grants (increased only by 1%), with staff salaries forming the main area of expenditure (65%) and administration expenses (including such items as photocopying, utilities and departmental expenses) forming nearly ¼ of our expenditure.

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    The newly elected Board members for 2016 are Messrs Darren Cutri, Domenic Santini, Marcus Passauer and Keith Moylan. They will be joining Messrs Greg LeGuier and Russell Hardwick, as well as Dr Tonia Girardi and Mrs Deborah Talbot. The community will be notified of office bearers following the elections at the next P and F meeting. The deep sense of commitment to the College, bringing extraordinary skills to the Board and the 2016 membership, will stand us in good stead into the future.

    The Parents and Friends Executive for 2016 is Mrs Cazz Gould (President), Mrs Andrea Byrne (Vice President) and Mrs Cathryn Cavaney (Treasurer). The next P and F meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 1 March in the Staffroom. I take this opportunity to thank the many parents who have already volunteered to assist on one of the sub-committees of the P and F or at an event during the year.

    Small in number, but high in passion and commitment, the meeting concluded with a cuppa and tour of the Corpus Christi College Community Centre.

    Best wishes and God bless.

    Mrs Caroline Payne
    Principal


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    During weeks two to four, all Year 7 to 9 students will be undertaking a range of tests that include the Progressive Achievement Test in Mathematics (PAT-M), Progressive Achievement Test in Reading (PAT-R) and the Middle Years Ability Test (MYAT).

    Data is being collected and will be processed in the coming weeks. This data together with additional information from Primary School reports, parent nominations and teacher nominations will lead to the identification of students that will take part in the Academic Excellence Programme of the College. Parents will be notified if their son or daughter has met the criteria. If you have any questions or would like to nominate your child please contact Mrs Carvalho on fcarvalho@corpus.wa.edu.au.

    During week one, the Year 7 to 9 students completed a learning profile survey which provides information to teachers regarding student interests and hobbies and preferred learning styles and learning environments. This information will provide valuable information for staff in order to be able to personalise the learning for students.

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    Preparation for the Da Vinci Decathalon 2016 will be starting very soon. This has been offered to Years 7, 8 and 9 students who will attend various sessions outside of school hours during Term One to prepare for the 10 categories of the Da Vinci Decathlon.

    The categories include Science, Creative Producers, Art and Poetry, Engineering Challenge, General Knowledge, Cartography, Code Breaking, Mathematics, Philosophy and English. Towards the end of the term, one Year 7 and 8 and one Year 9 and 10 Da Vinci Decathlon Squads will be selected to represent the College on competition day. Each Squad comprises 8 students. The competition dates are as follows:

    Year 9 and 10: 31st March
    Year 7 and 8: 1st April


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    Corpus Christi College encourages students to develop an awareness of the needs of others and to share not only their material wealth but also their time and talents.

    Luke Waller in Year 8 has been involved with fundraising for Cerebral Palsy for a few years now and wants to help others as much as possible. He is currently doing the Ice bucket Challenge every day in February. On the website, Luke - FEBRUDAREY Luke states;

    Doing my dare may not seem like much for you but with only one good hand, it is tricky. Plus the cold water makes my muscles freeze up from the cerebral palsy so it is a big challenge for me.

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    All Year 8 students are offered free vaccines through the National Immunisation Program to protect against:

  • Diptheria
  • Tetanus
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)
  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Vaccines are administered by nurses from the Department of Health at the College to students who wish to participate. On the first day of Term One, all Year 8 students were given an envelope containing:

  • A consent form inviting them to take part in the school immunisation program
  • A leaflet containing important information on the immunisation program
  • Further information about the vaccinations can be found at the following websites:

    Department of Health http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/immunisation Immunise Australia Program http://immunise.health.gov.au

    Alternatively, parents/carers can ring the Immunisation Information Hotline on 1800 671 811.

    Immunisation Dates

    The vaccines will be administered in three doses. In 2016, these dates are:

    Round 1
    Thursday 3 March (Day 1), Thursday 10 March (Day 2)

    Round 2
    Tuesday 31 May (Day 1), Tuesday 7 June (Day 2)

    Round 3
    Thursday 13 October (Day 1), Tuesday 18 October (Day 2)

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    The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national assessment of students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. All students in these years are expected to participate in the testing. They will be assessed in language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation), writing, reading and numeracy.

    The tests are scheduled for Tuesday 10 May, Wednesday 11 May and Thursday 12 May 2016. All schools across Australia will complete the tests on the same days.

    YEAR 7
    Tuesday 10 May, Wednesday 11 May, Thursday 12 May
    Language Conventions (45 minutes)
    Writing (40 minutes)
    Reading (65 minutes)

    Numeracy:
    Calculator allowed (40 minutes)
    Non-calculator (40 minutes)

    YEAR 9
    Language Conventions (45 minutes)
    Writing (40 minutes)
    Reading (65 minutes)

    Numeracy:
    Calculator allowed (40 minutes)
    Non-calculator (40 minutes)

    Please be advised that a brochure providing information on the NAPLAN will be distributed to Year 7 and 9 students in Homeroom to be given to parents/guardians.

    Further information is also available at the following websites:

    http://nap.edu.au
    http://myschool.edu.au
    http://scsa.wa.edu.au/internet/Years_K10/NAPLAN

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    The Personal Project

    At the Year 9 Assembly in Week 3, students were given details on creating an eFolio for the Personal Project. The students have been provided with an eFolio template as well as an instructional video on how to create an eFolio (this can be found on the Year 9 Portal). All students spent time at the session completing this task and were asked to ensure it is done by Friday of Week 3. Students also spent time in Week 3 working on their Personal Project Plans and will continue to do so leading up to the due date (Term 1 Week 5). Parents are encouraged to discuss this with their child and refer to the Year 9 Portal for further information.

    Parent Information Night

    The Parent Information Night will be held on Monday 22 February at 7.00pm. Information on the Personal Project, The Rite Journey, the Pastoral Program and NAPLAN will be provided at this event, and parents are encouraged to attend.

    The Rite Journey

    The Rite Journey is a program developed to support the transition from childhood to adulthood, encouraging students to become responsible, respectful and resilient young adults. Important information outlining the program and our first ceremony, to be held on Thursday 10 March at 5.00pm has been placed on the Year 9 Portal.

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    [accordion_item title="Right Track – Public transport safety advice for students" accordion="accordion"]

    Passenger safety is our number one priority, and this includes students travelling to and from school. With your support we want to make sure that all students are equipped with the information they need to have a safe and enjoyable journey using public transport.

    The Right Track education program has a number of resources safety tips and activities available for students who would benefit from further education around rail safety or anti-social behaviours on public transport. To find out more, please visit http://righttrack.wa.gov.au

    Sophie Richardson
    Communications Officer I Public Transport Authority

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    The Corpus Christi College Parents Association have put together a 2016 calendar for all Corpus families. The calendar highlights all of the P and F events through the year and it features a section of student artwork from last year s Art Exhibition.

    Calendars will be distributed to the oldest sibling in each family to take home this week, so don't forget to remind your children to pass it on!

    Corpus Communications

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    [accordion_item title="Year 12 Dance Day 2016" accordion="accordion"]

    On Friday the 12th of February, the Year 12 Curriculum Dance class participated in the annual Dance Day event. We were lucky to have professional dancer Yilin Kong come in to teach us throughout the day. We participated in a contemporary technique class that helped us on our way to refining the technical dance skills necessary to complete the final Year 12 exams. We also participated in improvisation and choreographic workshops which helped us explore our creativity and express ourselves through dance. It was amazing being taught by such an accomplished professional dancer and we learnt many useful things from her, as well as being inspired by her.

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    In the afternoon we bonded as a class over a shared afternoon tea, as we planned the theme for our class dance work which will be performed in Term Three at the Senior School Dance Performance Night. Then it was off to Northbridge for dinner and a show! After a tasty meal at Nandos and dessert at San Churros, we viewed a live performance as part of the Perth International Arts Festival. The performance was titled Within and was choreographed and performed by acclaimed Indian choreographer Aditi Mangaldas. It was a fusion of contemporary dance and traditional Indian Kathak dancing, which was breathtaking to see performed live. We will be analysing this dance for an assessment over the coming weeks.

    Dance Day was not only a lot of fun, but was also hugely beneficial in introducing us to the rigours of the ATAR Dance Curriculum. We feel very lucky that we got to have this amazing experience.

    Emily Joy
    Dance Captain

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    [accordion_item title="IGCSE Cambridge Exam Results 2015" accordion="accordion"]

    We have now received the results of the Cambridge Combined Science Examination that some Year 10 students sat last November 2015.

    The results obtained were very pleasing. Of the 20 students who sat for the IGCSE Combined Science Examinations, 2 students obtained an A+ grade which is a scaled score of above 90%, 5 students obtained an A grade which is a scaled score of above 80%, 8 students obtained an B grade which is a scaled score of above 70% and 4 students obtained an C grade which is a scaled score of above 60%.

    Congratulations to ALEXANDER DI ROSSO and PHOEBE HOLMES for obtaining an A+ grade.

    Congratulations to BRENDAN ALVARO, JACK MAGUIRE, OLIVIA MOCERINO, LEIA OLIVER, and LILA RODARI for obtaining an A grade.

    Congratulations to DIMITRIE DAMOS, KIERAN FLYNN, SAMUEL FORSTER, OLIVIA FUDERER, MITCHELL GARLAND, LEMAR HADDAD, ELISH LAU and JOSEPH (Nathan) SOEDHARDJI for obtaining a B grade.

    Due to the difficulty of this international exam, a grade of A to G is a passing grade and hence the grades obtained by all of the students that sat the examination are very pleasing. It is also worth considering that for many students throughout the world, a good result in these examinations is compulsory in order to progress to further studies and hence the standard is very high.

    All of the students who sat the examinations should be very proud of their efforts and we hope that the students will benefit in their Year 11 and 12 studies from the extra work, commitment and the experience of sitting for an external exam.

    Ms Sally Farrington
    Head of Science

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    Make sure you grab your tickets as they will sell out quickly!

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    The cast of Guys & Dolls attended the live performance of the Little Mermaid at the Koorliny Arts Centre on Saturday 13th February 2016.

    What made this event even more entertaining was that our wonderfully talented music assistant Shanice Palfrey played the lead role as Ariel.

    Shanice stole the show not only with her wonderful acting but by her amazing voice.

    Students and staff that attended the event were treated to a fantastic performance.

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    Tri-eCongratulations to Aleisha Wesley and Taylor Kroyer who recently raced in the Triathlon Australian National Junior Championships.

    Taylor finished 5th in the Youth (13-15) & Aleisha 17th in the Junior (15-19).

    This is Great racing from both of these young ladies and competing against the best in the nation is an amazing achievement!

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