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e-News 14 - 2017

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From the Principal

Dear Parents

Education at Corpus is a multi-faceted experience for our students. Never has this been more evident than in the past few weeks.

Many of our Year 12 students will be exercising their democratic right as voting citizens for the very first time. As Catholics, we are challenged to inform our conscience, to pray and discern prior to making decisions such as this one...


Senior School News

On Monday the 18th September, the Year 10-12 students had the pleasure of attending a talk on drug and alcohol education conducted by Paul Dillon.

Paul Dillon has been working in the area of drug education for the past 25 years. Through his own business, Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia...


Middle School News

Reporting

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

Awards

Term 3 Awards (Middle School and Senior School)

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


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Year 8 Character Retreat

Corpus Character 8

The Year 8 Retreat experience in 2017 was titled Corpus Character. It was chosen around the theme of building one’s character as a child of God, created in His image and likeness with the call and responsibility to grow in and live with by God like qualities.

The presenters at 24/7 Ministry focussed on the concept of ‘who are you as a person?’ The call was to be stewards of the gifts given to us, to nurture and use them to not only enrich our own lives but in sharing these gifts to then enrich the lives of others. The gifts that were discussed were focussed on character traits like the gift of friendship, generosity, compassion, loyalty etc.

The students are currently studying about the teaching of Stewardship as part of their Religious Education program and the Character Retreat linked in well with their learning.

Below is a brief report from Year 8 student- Olivia Dellaca on her experiences of the day.

On the 26th of July, Wednesday Week 2 the Year 8 cohort attended the excursion of "Corpus Character", run by the Catholic Youth Ministry Team of 24:7, accompanied by Mrs Coelho, Mr Italiano, Ms Overend and the Year 8 Homeroom Teachers.

The 24:7 Ministry Team are a group of young, friendly Christians who help out all schools who come to learn more about God, to serve within the community.

The Retreat was held in Osborne Park, the headquarters of the Ministry Team and went from 9.30am - 2.30pm. Throughout the day, all Year 8 students participated in various activities, games and sessions, where we learnt more about the creation of God. The retreat started with a game and introduction, working with each other in groups and then progressed through morning tea, videos, worksheets about how God created the earth and how precious we all are. After lunch, we finished with a quiet reflection activity.

As we were leaving, all Year 8’s were given a pot of soil and seeds to plant, to look after and care for, following the same story outline of the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:3-23).

All the staff at 24:7 made the day fun and exciting. All activities were different and fun, whether it was watching, listening, writing or doing.

The entertainment, games, activities and all the effort that was put into the retreat by 24:7 and the teachers that made it possible, was highly appreciated as the excursion was a great and fun day out!

Mrs Judy Coelho
Coordinator of Liturgies and Retreats

Year 8 Pastoral Program - Alpha Motivation (Motivation and our communication)

Ms Jen Overend

Head of Year 8

Marius Rodari – Theatrical Response Group – Isolation

I found that the presentation was really good and interesting. Parts that I found interesting were the way that they presented, their form of theatre was very good and I found that a visual "show" of sorts helps us understand a lot better than a speech. The discussion section at the end was very interesting and I found that when they asked two students to work with them I found it very involving and funny. The thing I found hard to deal with personally was how straight forward they were in showing a real-life example, it was really sad and showed that bullying hurts a lot. They showed very well.

Benjamin Cutri – Alpha Motivation – Teamwork

Throughout the past two weeks, Year 8 have been given the opportunity to hear from the speakers Alpha Motivation. They presented a new topic regarding motivation and our communication abilities, some things that we can all be lacking or at times may struggle with. During the presentation, we learnt about approximately how many people we can talk to when we need help or advice and how our communication with these people can greatly benefit us in and out of school. These were some great, relevant topics as everyone needs to be motivated in whatever we do and in our modern age of technology some people’s communication can be poor. It was also a very fun presentation as the presenters had thought of a few games that could help us test our communication abilities among our cohort. Overall this was a really fun and enjoyable presentation and I'm positive that future Year 8s could benefit from the same talk.

 

Year 7 Pastoral Program - Mental Well Being

Mark Barron

Head of Year 7

The recent pastoral session began a new unit with a focus on Mental Well Being.  Over the coming Term Year 7s will be covering topics including:

Resilience

Self esteem

Confidence and achievement

Mental health

Social anxiety

Stress

As our students become more embedded into life at Corpus Christi College and friendship groups change and develop it is hugely important that students learn to be resilient. The key focus of sessions includes:

 “Psychological resilience – a person’s ability to adapt to stressful situations and tough times. A resilient person will keep trying until they get the result they desire and have developed coping techniques to help them along the way.”

The Learning Outcomes

·       All Students must correctly identify coping strategies that could aid our resilience in stressful situations.

·       Most Students should describe what each of the different coping strategies for resilience means.

·       Some Students could explain how we can apply the different coping strategies throughout life to enable us to be resilient.

 Year 7’s are to be congratulated on their engagement during the session.  After the session this is what they had to say….

“It was very useful learning how to cope with change and hearing about strategies to become resilient.”

“By becoming self-aware I can adjust to change and be less stressed”

 “It’s very important to always bounce back.  I understand the importance of changing my attitude in different scenarios.”

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CAMBODIA IMMERSION PROGRAMME 2018

 Still interested in joining the Cambodia Immersion Programme in 2018? Open to all students currently in Years 8 & 9.

We have a great itinerary which includes:

·      Understanding the history of Cambodia and why they need help

·      House-building, teaching and community projects

·      NGO organisations and their role in Cambodia, especially the Catholic groups assisting in the country

·      Understanding the culture by experiencing their lifestyle by visiting the temples and local communities, including a floating village.

The programme asks for a commitment from both a parent and the student to work through the experience together, along with a number of staff.

We believe that this is a unique opportunity to develop an understanding of and assist those who are less fortunate than ourselves in a small way as well as enhancing relationships between yourselves, your children and teachers.

Please do not hesitate to contact either Ms Wendy Quint or Mrs Rae Cook if you would like further information or even better, talk to the parents and students of those who attended in 2016.

Year 9 Pastoral Programme

During Period 2 on Monday August 7, the second Year 9 Pastoral Period was run by a number of Year 9 teachers. The emphasis of this session was Social Development and focused 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 focused on cyberbullying, as this one of the four most common types of bullying encountered by our youth. 

Within this week’s 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; wealth, assessments and grades, belonging to groups, belonging by having a relationship with the opposite sex, and technology and the ability to record images at any time. Students are particularly concerned about the ability of images and recordings to be taken and uploaded to the internet.  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 organizations 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 youth to prevent and stop bullying.

Yvette Pearce

Head of Year 9

 


AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS SCIENCE COMPETITION 2017

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms Sally Farrington

Head of Science

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

e-News 10 - 2017

From the Principal

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...


Middle School News

Our Year 7 Art students have picked up an award from Atwell Gallery for their collaborative, artistic endeavours. Title of the work ‘Homage to Oldenburg’ Collaborative Pop Art Public Art installation...


Senior School News

On Tuesday 20 June two enthusiastic teams of Year 12 Chemistry students ventured off to compete in 2017RACI TITRATION STAKES in Resources and Chemistry Precinct at Curtin University of Technology between 5.00 - 8.00 pm...



Senior School News - e-News 10 - 2017

Titration Stakes

On Tuesday 20 June two enthusiastic teams of Year 12 Chemistry students ventured off to compete in 2017RACI 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. One team compromising Olivia Mocerino and Hayley Zeller achieved 11th place and will go on to complete in the National competition in August.

Congratulations to:

Elish Lau, Alea Go, Olivia Mocerino and Hayley Zeller

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Magis Carnival

A Carnival Of Thought

“Thinking is impossible without any language” and “The law needs to recognise human rights and the fundamental interdependence of all biological (and some abiological) entities and their essential diversity” were just two of the topics tackled by Year Twelve students; Lila Rodari, Brittany Wassel, Emma Zanoli and Olivia Fudera in the annual philosophy event the Magis Carnival. The Magis Carnival is an event run by Dr Annette Pedersen of John XXIII College, where students from different schools gather together for in-depth, challenging and mature philosophical discussion. It is not a competition, it is a chance for young minds to have meaningful dialogue in an environment surrounded by intellect, thought and critical thinking.

Our students were split up into groups where they engaged in the philosophical talks with like peers from other schools. This event was not only a chance for them to practice their critical thinking, but meet students from other schools who, like them, are expressive, intelligent, and articulate. The sense of developing comradery was unmistakable.

Brittany, Lila, Olivia and Emma conducted themselves with respect, enthusiasm and passion and by the end of the night were humming with positive energy. They found the other students fascinating and engaging and in the break, were proselytising about the merits of their groups. At the end of the night it was obvious that they had enjoyed their time and that the experience was engaging and revelatory.

Mrs Filipa Carvalho our Head of Academic Excellence organised for our students to go and will be looking to find interested student to participate in the carnival next year. Congratulations to the girls for their outstanding efforts, and taking a break from their busy study schedules to participate in this amazing academic event.

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Badminton WA Open School’s Tournament

16 June marked the end of an era for Badminton in Corpus Christi College. It was the final Badminton tournament that our Year 12 students would participate in, and so it was with bittersweet feelings that we journeyed to Kingsway to play other schools in a round-robin tournament. Many of the Year 12 students who played in this tournament have participated in Badminton since they were in Year 7 and, lead by assistant coach Matthew Teo have helped to build Badminton into a feasible and popular sport in the College. Their graduation at the end of this year will be noticeable and will leave a real and tangible dent in the soul of the sport in the school.

In a difficult-to-miss prophetic coincidence, this tournament also saw the inclusion of one sole Year 7 student: Timothy Sentosa, who the Year 12 students have already dubbed: The Future Coach of Corpus Badminton. Together, he and Matthew made it all the way to the Semi-Finals of the tournament but were knocked out by two state players from All Saints' College. They played to a crowd of their peers who were especially enthusiastic in supporting their plays and while they did not progress to the finals, their efforts and the skills they displayed in the game – a palpable murmur of discussion was noted when Matthew almost went into the splits to make a shot - were a highlight of the day.

As always, our students behaved impeccably and you would have to search long and far for another group of students who could display the same about of respect, comradery, enthusiasm and sincerity for each other and the sport. The students are to be congratulated for their outstanding efforts and their conduct during the day.

Ms Elaine Liew
Badminton Coach


Year 10 Retreat

This year the Year 10 students at Corpus Christi College will be participating in a unique reflective and personal growth experience. This experience is titled “Corpus Compass 10” or “CC10”. 

‘Compass’ represents how, we at Corpus, embracing the Gospel values are called to set our compass in the right direction; directed towards God, and in doing so we grow as whole human persons who contribute positively to our community.

CC10 will run over two days during school hours (Thursday 22 June and Friday 23 June) from 8.30am to 3.15pm.

The cohort will be divided into two large groups and participate in two separate activities on each of the two days swapping over each day. Both days will be run by external providers ASPIRE (challenging leadership program) and ICEA (indigenous reconciliation).

The goal the two days is for students to reflect on self, their relationship with God and how they can implement learning from these two days to Senior School application. 


Level playing field – if jobs count, then VET has the numbers

TUE 13 JUNE | VDC NEWS Edition 8, 13 June 2017

But there’s a mismatch between public perceptions of VET and the facts about what VET delivers

Australia is lucky to have an innovative, active organisation like Skilling Australia Foundation, firmly focused as it is on the benefits VET brings to young Australians and the national economy. The Foundation is a determined advocate for VET, as is amply demonstrated by its recent report which tackles head on a series of widely held opinions that VET is junior league when it comes to tertiary education.

Perceptions are not reality: Myths, realities & the critical role of vocational education & training in Australia (30 pages) zeroes in on three myths about VET:

  1. VET graduates earn low wages.
  2. VET graduates struggle to find work.
  3. VET is a thing of the past.

None of these is true, and with admirable ease the report debunks each of them.

 VET graduates earn high wages in occupations with high demand

Take Myth #1 – VET graduates earn low wages. Here are the Foundation’s countering facts:

‘The median full-time income for a VET graduate is $56,000. The median graduate salary for students completing a Bachelor’s degree is $54,000. VET graduates also have the capacity to earn higher salaries than many Bachelor degree graduates: the highest average starting salary for a VET qualification (Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical at $85,4006) is higher than the highest starting salary with a Bachelor-level degree (Dentistry at $80,0007).’

The Foundation’s report bowls up plentiful evidence of buoyant demand for VET graduates. Based on national survey data the Foundation’s report tells us 59 per cent of Australians believe that ‘in a globally competitive world we need university education more than VET.’ In knocking down Myth #3 the report makes a simple case for VET:

‘According to the Commonwealth Government Department of Employment, the VET sector currently provides training courses for 9 out of 10 occupations predicted to have the greatest growth of new jobs over the next five years.’

VET is riding a wave of international and industry esteem

If you are looking for sound arguments about the individual, social and economic benefits of VET, Skilling Australia Foundation has assembled them all in one place in just 30 pages. The report takes an international perspective too, showcasing the role VET plays in nations like Germany, the UK and the US. Apart from government enthusiasm for VET as a valuable social and economic policy player, industry is onside as well. Globally, the report notes:

‘… there is a trend towards skills-based hiring, rather than recruitment weighted strongly towards academic qualifications. Ernst and Young (EY) in the UK have now removed degrees from their hiring criterion, like Nestlé and Barclays who are also moving to contemporary skills and strengths-based recruitment.’

This level of regard for VET is something we need to work harder to bring into public consciousness. The Foundation’s CEO, Nicholas Wyman, introduces the report by saying:

‘… among the Australian public, perceptions surrounding vocational education continue to be widely out of step with the reality of the sector and its achievements… public awareness and recognition of the crucial role that VET can play and is playing – in training the Australian workforce with the skills required to grasp future industry opportunities – is poor.’

It’s not just in Australia we need to market the facts. Skillset and match, a magazine published by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, reports that 87 per cent of VET students are happy with the work-related skills they developed, yet 1 in 3 European Union citizens do not think VET leads to well-paid or highly regarded jobs. Perhaps it’s time for an international campaign to reposition VET in the public sphere as a tertiary education pathway that holds great promise for all of us.


Reconsidering career advice to students.


Middle School News - e-News 10 -2017

2017 Atwell Youth Art Award Winners

Our Year 7 Art students have picked up an award from Atwell Gallery for their collaborative, artistic endeavours. Title of the work ‘Homage to Oldenburg’ Collaborative Pop Art Public Art installation. The students involved:

Zoee Cokcetin
Hudson Craig-Power
Molly Dawkins
Erin Doherty
Harry Dunleavy
Zak Grbelja
May Hopwood
Abriam Kalaiarasan
Hugh Livingston
Lucas Maghiar
Maisy Metcalfe-Gibson
Tia Monument
Erin Peters
Sinead Rego
Claudia Werch

Mark Parker has been nominated for a separate award, Title of the artwork ‘Preador’ Comic Painting.


National Programming Competition

Congratulations to the following Middle School students were competed in the University of New South Wales National programming competition on Friday 16 June.

Year 8

  • Thomas Erkes
  • Blake Chiera
  • Jacob D’Aurizio
  • Marius Rodari
  • Elijah White-U
  • Sanjeev Singh
  • Adriana Romeo
  • Annalise Fernandez
  • Leah Nigli
  • Jacinta Symons

Year 9

  • Edison (Mao Zhe) Foo
  • Thomas Nicholls
  • Adam Neri

Homework

Home study is seen as an integral part of the academic program of the College. It is recommended that all students should be engaged in consistent home learning. Regular, planned study timeslots organised around family, leisure and sport commitments are a guideline for success.

The guidelines below are average times recommended for 5 days/times per week (including weekends).

  • Year 7 - 30-60 minutes per day
  • Year 8 - 45-75 minutes per day
  • Year 9 - 60-90 minutes per day

What is expected of Teachers?

  • Homework should be issued with the intention to assist students consolidate their learning
  • Outcome of homework should be communicated to students
  • Provide suggested time to spend on set activities, e.g. (15 minutes)
  • Differentiate homework to appropriately challenge each level of learner
  • Homework should be entered on SEQTA.

What is expected of the student at home?

  • Ensure that all possible homework is completed
  • Work for short, concentrated bursts. Twenty to forty minutes of fully-focused effort interspersed with short breaks is recommended

Parents can help by?

  • Regularly checking SEQTA for communications from teachers
  • Providing a suitable environment for home study
  • Insisting on a high standard of neatness for all work in all subject areas
  • Providing firm support to follow a set study plan (thus helping the student to avoid overloading on any one night)
  • Providing resources (e.g. providing internet access, obtaining books, encouraging the use of the library)
  • Monitoring the effective use of the Internet
  • Being actively involved in the learning with students
  • If a student is unable to complete an ‘overnight’ learning task due to family reasons, please either email the teacher concerned or write a note in the Student Diary.

Uniform and Grooming

Parents are urged to ensure that their children’s uniform and grooming is perfect for the start of the Term Three.  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.


Home-School Communication

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.


Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews - Tuesday 25 July

Interviews for Years 7 to 12 will be conducted on Tuesday 25 July from 12.30pm to 7.30pm. There will be a thirty minute break from 5pm to 5.30pm. 

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 teachers directly to arrange a meeting on another date.

If your child’s teacher has indicated ‘Interview requested’ in his/her Semester One 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).

PTO will be made available to parents for bookings on Wednesday 19 July at 8.00am and will close on Monday 24 July 8.00am (one day before the interviews).

Please contact Sara Tuson at Student Services on 6332 2505 or stuson@corpus.wa.edu.au

if you need further assistance.


Year 9 Pastoral Session - Amy Coombe

Yvette Pearce
Head of Year 9


Having worked with over 20,000 Teens, Teachers and Parents across Australia in relation to all things mental health, wellbeing and body image, Amy knows that there has never been a time when caring about mental health and wellbeing has been so important. Amy shares her professional and personal tools, strategies and stories, to help teens cope in a world where they are switched on 27/7 both mentally and physically.

Amy presented to the Year 9s in Monday’s Pastoral Period and gave them some valuable advice, real life experience and contacts to help them manoeuvre through the complicated world they live in today. For students who are needing further support Amy and the College recommend, ReachOut.com and headspace.org.au as well as the opportunity to meet with one of our College Counsellors; Mrs Goodchild or Mrs Rossi. 


Digital Citizenship and Digital Footprint

Digital Citizenship and Digital Footprint

Mr Daniel Budd
Director of Learning Technologies

On Wednesday 21 June, Mr Budd revised what it means for students to have a respectful digital footprint and the responsibility of digital citizenship. He discussed that we all should all be aiming for a digital footprint that is representative of how each individual would like to be perceived by their peers, family and community today and in the future.

Mr Budd reminded Year 9’s of the expectations, College policies and benefits of their internet accessibility. Digital communication was also a focus of the presentation, as students are interacting with the wider community to complete their Personal Projects and need to remember appropriate communication at all times. If students or parents have any questions regarding the College ICT policy or ICT questions in general they are encouraged to contact Mr Budd.


Careers Week - Week 10

Rachel Burke
Careers Coordinator

As a part of 'Careers Week' at the College in Week 10, teachers of Years 7-12 will generate a whole school conversation about different career pathways. Each teacher will briefly speak to their classes about: 

  • Occupations their subject area can lead to
  • Transferable skills learnt in their subject area
  • Subject area industry trends
  • Their own career journey
  • How career paths can change with time and experience
  • Starting out in their career- part-time jobs, internships, networking, interviewing etc.

A range of non-teaching professionals at the College including an Accountant, School Psychologist, Chef, Nutritionist, Carpenter, Horticulturalist, IT Technician and Business Administrator will briefly visit a range of classes to talk about their own job, career pathways and experiences. 

Conversations beginning in Years 7-9 relating to possible future careers, pathways and individual experiences, form a part of the foundation on which senior students deepen their knowledge of Career Development and make decisions about future subject selections, course pre-requisites, university and TAFE pathways. 

Students in Years 7-9 have the opportunity to establish their own career exploration profile through https://www.myfuture.edu.au using their school email address. This subscribed website allows students to; complete quizzes based on their interests and strengths, match strengths with possible occupations, view videos of a range of occupations, and future job prospects. 


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

e-News 9 - 2017

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From the Principal

Dear parents, Although the actual feast is not celebrated until Sunday 18 June, we celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi last Friday after the examination period for Senior School students concluded.  In addressing the College community, I shared a story from our most recent Associated and Catholic Colleges of WA (ACC) Carnival...


Middle School News

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 31st July...


Senior School News

On Tuesday 30th May , the Year 12s took part in some sessions based around Financial Literacy, a topic that will prove very important in 2018 and beyond...


Senior School News - e-News 9 - 2017

Term 2 and 3 Dates

As always, please refer to the College Calendar for the most up to date details of College events.

Please note:

Term 2 concludes on Friday 30 June
Term 3 commences (for students) Tuesday 18 July


Year 12 Pastoral Session - Financial Literacy

On Tuesday 30th May , the Year 12s took part in some sessions based around Financial Literacy, a topic that will prove very important in 2018 and beyond.

Paralegals from Consumer Credit Legal Services took the students through bite-sized buzz sessions on:

 Credit and Debt

  • Students were taken through a brief narrative of how young people can get into debt.
  • The topic explored the concept of interest, and what happens when a debt is not repaid. 
  • Credit reports were also briefly discussed. 

 Shopping

  • Students were introduced to consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law.
  • Students took part in a short role play demonstrating how these guarantees affect them
  • A short quiz then highlighted some common consumer law issues faced by young people.

 Buying a car

  • Students were taken through some of the financial elements of purchasing a car. 
  • The topic included the dangers of purchasing a car privately.
  • A role play taught students how to protect themselves when buying a car from a dealer. 

Middle School News - e-News 9 - 2017

Year 8 Vaccinations

The second round of vaccinations for Year 8 students will be occur on Tuesday 13 June in the Foundation Block classrooms.


Term 2 and 3 Dates

As always, please refer to the College Calendar for the most up to date details of College events.

Please note:

Term 2 concludes on Friday 30 June
Term 3 commences (for students) Tuesday 18 July


The Bishop's Religious Literacy Assessment 2017

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 31st July. For Year 9 students at Corpus Christi, the BRLA will be held on the morning of Wednesday 2nd August. 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 2017.


Academic Excellence Extension Program (AEEP)

Each year, members of the Academic Excellence Program (AEP) are given the opportunity to take part in the Academic Excellence Extension Program (AEEP). This year we already have 50 students who have registered to take part in the program.

The purpose of the program is to:

  • Empower students to strive for excellence and achieve at their true potential.
  • Maximise the potential of all students, converting gifts into talents.
  • Provide students with a positive environment as a result of being involved in unique opportunities whereby they can pursue their interests.
  • Offer students the opportunity to work with like-minded students.
  • Train gifted and talented students to ensure correct attitudes and approaches to learning.
  • Maintain academically able students, motivated.
  • Cater for academically able students who are often self-directed learners.
  • Ensure selected students excel at the attributes identified in the Corpus Christi College Learner Profile.
  • Provide students with the opportunity to apply 21st Century skills including working collaboratively and communicating with others, nurturing student creativity and problem solving skills.

Students can select from a wide range of projects. Click below to access the website with information relating to the program and past projects and the available projects.

https://sites.google.com/a/corpus.wa.edu.au/academic-excellence-extension-program-2015/

Additional Details:

When: Every Tuesday
Start Date: 23rd May 2017
Time: 7.30am- 8.30am
Venue: TCC

Exhibition evening: 31st August 2017 (Celebrating Excellence Evening). Student projects will be exhibited and showcased to parents and friends later in the year.

Murdoch mentors: Year 9 and 10 students have been given the option to have a Murdoch University Student Ambassador mentor them.


Year 7 - Pastoral session - e-safety

Mr Mark Barron
Head of Year 7

As the Year 7s work towards the end of another busy term they are working hard to complete assessments leading up to the reporting period.

Students have been actively engaged with their SMART goals throughout this term, they should see improvements in their academic results because of this. I have been working closely with a group of students to ensure that these goals are met and I have already seen positive outcomes. I encourage parents to monitor and discuss the iSMART goals with their children, it's a clear motivator for students when parents become involved.

In pastoral periods, we have been looking at the importance of e-safety with a focus on the use of social media.  Students are beginning to understand the implications of their online behaviours and the impact that it can have on others.

I am very much looking forward to next week’s Year Assembly as our student leaders deliver for the first time. Their leadership skills are already developing as they oversee the organisation of Corpus Christi Day.  From discussions with the students I am confident that the day will be very successful.


Year 8 - Pastoral session on bullying

Mrs Jen Overend
Head of Year 8

Last week the Year 8’s experienced a pastoral session led by well-being coach, Amy Coombe. The students were made aware of the definition of bullying behaviour. Incidents of bullying include all 3 of these characteristics: 

  1. INTENTION TO HARM: the behaviour was aggressive and a deliberate attempt to hurt another person
  2. REPEATED AGRESSION: these aggressive actions occur repeatedly over time to the same person or group of people
  3. IMBALANCE OF POWER (REAL OR PERCEIVED): the person bullying has more physical or social power than the child or children being bullied

Four types of bullying were identified that can occur separately or together. They are:

PHYSICAL BULLYING - such as kicking, punching or pushing
VERBAL BULLYING - such as name-calling or yelling
RELATIONAL BULLYING - such as excluding or rumour-spreading
CYBER BULLING - such as text messages, e-mail, and material posted on social media sites.

Given the way that technology is used these days it is not surprising that we are seeing an increase in the occurrence of Cyber Bullying. Students were educated on the bullying cycle, as well as how to break this cycle. They were taught the ‘bystander’ has the most important role when bullying behaviour occurs and they were given some tips as to what to do when they see or hear of bullying behaviour:

  1. Plan what you’re going to say. Rehearse it with someone you trust.
  2. Practice how you’re going to stand. Strong. Confident. Powerful. Show them through your body that you mean what you’re saying.
  3. Try and have the conversation 1 on 1. If they have their ‘team’ with them, they have more power.
  4. If you don’t feel comfortable/ safe doing it by yourself, use an Adult as they automatically have more power over the Bully.
  5. No matter what your body does in reaction to your nerves/ fear/ anxiety – SPEAK UP ANYWAY

Please take this opportunity to speak with your son or daughter about bullying behaviour and the role that they can play if they do see or hear or such behaviours. Corpus Christi has a zero tolerance towards bullying. The Year 8 students were made aware that their homeroom teachers, class room teachers, and all other staff are here to support them and want to make their school experience as safe and enjoyable for them as possible.


Year 9 Pastoral session and Personal Projects

Mr Yvette Pearce
Head of Year 9

 Pastoral session - ALPHA MOTIVATION

Week 6 saw the second presentation of Alpha Motivation to the Year 9 group.

Alpha Motivation presented ‘The Motivation Hour’ to empower students to start taking action towards their longer term goals. It is heavily focused on the concepts of self-awareness, passion and building confidence. This innovative workshop is made up of, Motivational Games, Interactive Activities and Powerful Presentations. This presentation contributes to the Year 9 Pastoral Programme, working to assist the students to Strive for Excellence and also helps them to continue to work on their Personal Project,that should now be in the process of production.


Personal Projects

Some amazing projects are taking place and being produced. Students are encouraged to keep working on achieving their goals and to remember that they should be aiming to have their project complete by the end of the Term 2 holidays. In Term 3 students will work on fine tuning their project, writing their report and designing their display.

From the Principal - e-News 9 - 2017

Dear parents

Although the actual feast is not celebrated until Sunday 18 June, we celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi last Friday after the examination period for Senior School students concluded.

In addressing the College community, I shared a story from our most recent Associated and Catholic Colleges of WA (ACC) Carnival. As the students are aware, I will often ask them after they have run for the College, whether they have been able to achieve a personal best, a credible goal for each member of the team. However, it was at the end of the Senior Girls race that we witnessed a true act of heroism. A few metres from the finish line, one of our girls who was coming second in the race was completely exhausted. Having started the race feeling unwell and experiencing un-seasonally warm conditions, Brooke McCoy fell to the ground completely spent, but dragged herself up and moved slowly towards the finish line, obviously in pain, finishing the race an amazing 6th place and named by the commentator as ‘hero of the day’. This courageous finish led to our girls winning the aggregate shield, and an overall 3rd place on the day, a feat we will recognise at our next assembly.

Why tell this story on Corpus Christi Day?

I paraphrased from the second reading on Pentecost Sunday from St Paul to the Corinthians 12:3-7.12-13. Just as a human body, though it is made up of many parts, is a single unit, because all these parts though many, make one body, so it is with Christ. We are one body, made of many parts, every single person before me is gifted by God, but we are together, always one spirit.  ‘…there are all sorts of service to be done, but always to the same Lord; working in all sorts of different ways in different people, it is the same God who is working in all of you.

We have many analogies to the concept of us all working together towards one common purpose. The individual runners who formed the ACC Cross Country team….the students who have helped each other to prepare for tests and examinations in the past few weeks…the staff who have served the College since 1983, including our former Principals, each working towards ensuring our students received the best education we can provide…..the Board members, Project manager, EIW Architects and Metrocon Pty Ltd (builders) who have worked together to provide the best facilities for our students. There are many examples of courage made by individual members in the community – the sacrifices parents have made to enrol students at Corpus Christi College, the sacrifices we make to take part in immersion programs to Mulan in the Easter Kimberley region or to Cambodia; maybe standing up for our friends against those who bully, or the students who perform in bands and choirs to lift our spirits and those of our community. We all have parts to play to make our world a better place.

On behalf of the students, I acknowledged Board Chair Mr Greg LeGuier who represented our parents who provided the funds to be able to undertake our ongoing capital works. Funded by the Building Levy, the $1.5 million redevelopment has transformed our former College gymnasium into a cutting edge facility that will complement our successful programs in music, dance and drama. The James Nestor Performing Arts Centre features two drama suites, two dance studios, an arts gallery space and reception area, and will double as a green room when an adjoining 400-seat theatre is built later this year. In line with the College’s status as an Apple Distinguished School, the facility is compatible with the latest digital technology. It has also been fitted with LED lighting, full surround sound, acoustic paneling and sprung floors. The James Nestor Centre is also a flexible learning space, used as an examination centre for the first time this term. Later in the year, the Centre will house our Visual Arts and Technology Exhibition, and is also able to accommodate a range of assemblies and gatherings, including hosting our Tour Days.

Along with Project Manager Ms Patricia Rodrigues, Mr Peter Quake representing EIW Architects, Mr Ross Leighton representing Metrocon Pty Ltd, a facility that is the envy of other schools has been built – many parts working together.

I concluded my speech with an invitation to our senior students. The Church has identified the liturgical year of 2018, beginning on 31 December 2017, as a National Year of Youth. Pope Francis wishes to hear from the youth of Australia (16–29 years) about their views on life, faith and experiences of the Church.

‘Every young person has something to say to others…all of us need to listen to you! Even young people who consider themselves agnostics, even young people whose faith is lukewarm; even young people who no longer go to Church; even young people who consider themselves atheists’. – Pope Francis

 The thoughts of young people will contribute to the international conversation led by Pope Francis as part of the General Synod on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment to be held in Rome in October 2018. The link for the survey is provided within this copy of the e-News.

We concluded the formal proceedings with recognising our former and current staff who had served the College for more than 20 years, followed by a morning tea for special guests, whilst all students continued with various competitions, Homeroom stalls and the Annual talent quest.

Yours sincerely

Caroline Payne
Principal


LETTER FROM POPE FRANCIS

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Dear Young People,

This is your chance! Be a part of an international conversation and have your voice heard!

Pope Francis wishes to hear from YOU, the youth of Australia (16 – 29 y.o) about your views on life, faith and experiences of the Church. The Australian Bishops published this online survey to provide them with feedback. Your thoughts will contribute to the international conversation led by Pope Francis as part of the General Synod on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment to be held in Rome in October 2018.

Click HERE to start the survey and be on your way to WIN one of three ‘Dr Dre Solo 2.0 On-Ear Headphones’! Details at the end of the survey.

More details

What's a Synod? 

A Synod is a special meeting of bishops from around the world who assist the Pope by providing counsel on important questions facing the Church. But it’s more than a meeting – it’s a way for the Pope to hear from the whole church on an issue. After the Synod the Pope usually writes a special document for the whole of the church.

Who is this survey for?

This survey is for Australians aged between 16 to 29 years. This survey isn’t just for practicing committed Catholics, Pope Francis wants to hear from all young people! So please pass this survey on to all your friends and family, the more the merrier!  Note: if you are under 18, you may wish to discuss the survey with your parents.

How do we do this?

This survey should only take about 10-20 minutes. There are no right or wrong answers, just answer each question as honestly as you can. If you do not want to answer a question, just move on to the next one. In each question, simply click on the number or item which best represents your response, and then move on to the next question.

For more information please click HERE

 ‘Every young person has something to say to others…all of us need to listen to you! Even young people who consider themselves agnostics, even young people whose faith is lukewarm; even young people who no longer go to Church; even young people who consider themselves atheists’. – Pope Francis

Please feel free to forward to any young people, or others who can share this message with young people.

God bless,

Anita Parker
Director of Catholic Youth Ministry
Archdiocese of Perth

 PLEASE NOTE: my new direct email address is anita.parker@perthcatholic.org.au

e-News 8 - 2017

From the Principal

Parents and friends are welcome to join all staff and students in celebrating our feast day, commencing with Mass at 8.45am, in the David Heath Gymnasium. As noted in the last e-News, we are also acknowledging long serving staff and the blessing of the James Nestor Performing Arts Centre...


Middle School News

On Saturday 20th May, Gianni Petta (Year 8), Mosaia McDonald (Year 9), competed in the Rostrum Voice of Youth public speaking semi -final delivering a prepared and an impromptu speech... 


Senior School News

Corpus Christi College has provided a Homework Club for current students to attend on Tuesdays and Thursday form 3:30-5:00pm. This club has been staff by our teachers on a voluntary basis aiming to assist the students who attend with any academic questions they have...


Senior School News - e-News 8 - 2017

2019 University Entry Pre-Requisites

Please find attached at this link http://www.tisc.edu.au/static/guide/prerequisites-index.tisc the 2019 University Entry Pre-requisites. This document is relevant for the current Year 10 cohort and will be essential for those students considering an ATAR pathway in Year 11 and 12 during the upcoming subject selection process.



Homework Club

Corpus Christi College has provided a Homework Club for current students to attend on Tuesdays and Thursday form 3:30-5:00pm. This club has been staff by our teachers on a voluntary basis aiming to assist the students who attend with any academic questions they have.

As of the 9th May, we will be employing some of our ex-students to assist at the Homework Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays providing free academic assistance to those students who take advantage of the service. Two ex-students will be available every Tuesday and Thursday assisting with a wide range of academic subjects across the week. Staff are still encouraged to attend when they have a chance as to provide further help to the students at Homework Club. It gives me great pleasure to welcome Shannon Kelly, Eamonn Kelly, Hayden Richards, Julianne de Souza and Clara Lingoh as our initial tutors at the Homework Club.


Fare Evasion

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Recently, Swan Transit undertook an audit to determine the extent of the number of passengers deliberately avoiding pay fares on their services.  The data collected identified afternoon school services from the College, as a higher than normal incident rate of fare evasion.

They have requested that we remind all students of the requirement to have a valid ticket for travel at all times or be tagged onto a service if using a SmartRider Card.  Anyone found not to have a valid ticket is subject to being issued a $100 infringement.


Middle School News - e-News 8 - 2017

Year 9 - Do you need some help with your studying?

Mrs Yvette Pearce
Head of Year 9

1. Have a look at ELES Study Skills Handbook for some ideas and help!

Website: http://www.studyskillshandbook.com.au/

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2. Go to Homework club on Tuesday or Thursday in the Library. We have ex-students there to help you out.

3. Youtube the topic you don't understand or need help with for videos that may be helpful.

Stay tuned for more ideas!


Student Success – Rostrum Voice of Youth public speaking

Mrs Noreen Stevenson

On Saturday 20th May, Gianni Petta (Year 8), Mosaia McDonald (Year 9), competed in the Rostrum Voice of Youth public speaking semi -final delivering a prepared and an impromptu speech. I am delighted to announce that Gianni, Mosaia have progressed through to the State final which will take place on 24th June.

I would also like to acknowledge Olivia Fuderer (Year 12) for her dedication to public speaking. After her exams she will return to coach her Year 7 students after school. She is a true role model and a dedicated student.


Teen Boys & Gaming: The 10 Agreements for Healthy Balance

The link below is a good guide for parents on managing their son’s gaming.

https://www.maggiedent.com/blog/teen-boys-gaming-10-agreements-healthy-balance/


Academic Excellence Extension Program (AEEP)

Mrs Filipa Carvalho
Head of Academic Excellence

Each year, members of the Academic Excellence Program (AEP) are given the opportunity to take part in the Academic Excellence Extension Program (AEEP). This year we already have 50 students who have registered to take part in the program.

The purpose of the program is to:

  • Empower students to strive for excellence and achieve at their true potential.
  • Maximise the potential of all students, converting gifts into talents.
  • Provide students with a positive environment as a result of being involved in unique opportunities whereby they can pursue their interests.
  • Offer students the opportunity to work with like-minded students.
  • Train gifted and talented students to ensure correct attitudes and approaches to learning.
  • Maintain academically able students, motivated.
  • Cater for academically able students who are often self-directed learners.
  • Ensure selected students excel at the attributes identified in the Corpus Christi College Learner Profile.
  • Provide students with the opportunity to apply 21st Century skills including working collaboratively and communicating with others, nurturing student creativity and problem solving skills.

Students can select from a wide range of projects. Click below to access the website with information relating to the program and past projects and the available projects.

https://sites.google.com/a/corpus.wa.edu.au/academic-excellence-extension-program-2015/

Additional Details:

When: Every Tuesday
Start Date: 23rd May 2017
Time: 7.30am- 8.30am
Venue: Sadler Centre

Exhibition evening: 31st August 2017 (Celebrating Excellence Evening). Student projects will be exhibited and showcased to parents and friends later in the year.

Murdoch mentors: Year 9 and 10 students have been given the option to have a Murdoch University Student Ambassador mentor them.

Thank you to the following staff who have offered to supervise and/ or support our students. Without their help our students would not be able to achieve the great work they achieve.

Staff from Left to Right: Daniel Budd, Claudia Laboudeuse, Karen Rourke, Johnny Ho


Australian History Competition

Jim Greaves
Humanities Teacher

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On the 24th May (during Humanities Lessons,) 24 Year 8 and 48 Year 10 students participated in the Australian History Competition.

The Competition is prepared by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia and run in conjunction with The Giant Classroom.
The primary goal of the competition is to provide an interesting and challenging experience for students. Students knowledge, skills and understandings of history are assessed by the competition.


Fare Evasion

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Recently, Swan Transit undertook an audit to determine the extent of the number of passengers deliberately avoiding pay fares on their services.  The data collected identified afternoon school services from the College, as a higher than normal incident rate of fare evasion.

They have requested that we remind all students of the requirement to have a valid ticket for travel at all times or be tagged onto a service if using a SmartRider Card.  Anyone found not to have a valid ticket is subject to being issued a $100 infringement.



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 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

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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

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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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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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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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GIRLS

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.

http://www.accsport.asn.au/node/4191

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.

Mike Penhaligon

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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