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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

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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

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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Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 12.30.05 pmHusk and Beyond

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:



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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!


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3) ROASTING FORKS Fundraiser


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




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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 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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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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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.



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:


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!



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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.



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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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