Unleashing Creativity

Term One of our Digital Creativity course has come to a close and students at Corpus Christi College have thrived. Over the past ten weeks, Year 7 and 8 students have ignited their creative spirits by freely expressing imaginative ideas in innovative ways.

Based on Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Create’ curriculum, the course has empowered students by teaching them core iPad skills which encourages learning through photography, drawing, audio and video.  

Each week, students have learned new techniques such as how to take and edit stunning photos making proper use of angles, lighting, contrast and composition.

With an Apple Pencil, students have used the ‘Mark-up tool’ to add drawings to photographs to tell stories. Sketch-noting has enabled students to draw concrete examples of abstract ideas and Apple Clips has allowed students to record videos that include words, effects and graphics.

“The Digital Creativity Classroom is one of fun, excitement and engagement where the class time is always too short and students don’t want to turn off their devices and end the lesson even after the bell has gone.”
Rhonda Armenti (Digital Creativity Teacher)

Digital Creativity supports the College’s Vision for Learning, ‘Ignite the Spirit’ which has connection, curiosity, challenge and creativity as its pedagogical foundation. By building a culture of creativity with an iPad, Year 7 and 8 students have discovered new talents and developed innovative ways to show their learning. We are beginning to see drawing, photography, video and audio being integrated into curriculum classes.

“I like learning these skills because they will help me use them in other subjects – for example, I used Clips in a Science project to make it more interesting.”
Xavier (Year 7 student)

If you’d like to see more Digital Creativity, check out the hashtag, #CorpusCreates on Twitter for snap-shots of the course in action. You can also download Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Create’ project guides free from Apple Books.

Jamie Clark
DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL INTEGRATION

                      

For Media Enquiries please contact: communications@corpus.wa.edu.au

2019 Extra-Curricular Dance

It’s been a busy Term with all things dance, as this year we have welcomed back the Boyz Dance Crew, and have enjoyed our newest addition, Dance Club. These groups run separately from our Dance Company and Collective, and no prior experience is required.

Dance Club is a brand new group created for 2019. This Club is specifically for those in Years 7 and 8 who would like to start dancing or just come along for a fun class. These classes are run by dance teacher, Miss Emma Wells on Wednesday afternoons. In Dance Club, the students learn a range of dance genres and are given the opportunity to perform at the Dance Open Evening in Term 2.

 With this positive learning environment and fun space to learn more about dance, the students have already started to make great friendships. When asked what they love most about Dance Club some of our students responded with:

 “It’s fun because you get to dance extra times in the week, and we get to do leaps!”- Alyssa

 “It’s a really fun activity to do with your friends”- Ella

 “Meeting new friends and having fun!”- Juliette

 “You can show your emotions through dance. You can also share your ideas with everyone.”- Shari

The Boyz Dance Crew is targeted for all those boys out there who enjoy getting together once a week, learning new moves and having fun dancing. This crew is run by Hip Hop specialist, Drew, who is currently working on a Military routine with the boys on Wednesday afternoons. In the Boyz Dance Crew, the focus is on developing skills in hip hop, break dancing and street dance.

Below is what some of the boys had to say about their crew:

 “I have been doing [dance] since 2015, the main aspect that I like is that it brings all the year groups together. It breaks the boundaries that guys have about getting out of their shell, where you can express yourself a lot more freely than what you can do in sport. In dance, you can be yourself without any consequences or boundaries stopping you.”- Samuel

 “Boyz dance gives each of the boys an outlet for their emotions and helps them with physical and mental growth.”- Andrew

 “It’s fun!”- Hamish

“You workout even though you don’t realise it, because it’s fun.”- Dieter

It’s not too late to get involved with extra-curricular dance in Term 2, 2019.

If you have questions and want to join, please see Arts Administrator, Michelle Hunt for more information.

Michelle Hunt: michelle.hunt@cewa.edu.au or 6332 2603.

 

Digital Creativity for all Learners

Our new Digital Creativity course for Year 7 and 8 has made a massive impact on our students with disabilities at Corpus Christi College. The course is based on Apple’s Everyone Can Create curriculum and is designed to provide students with core digital skills in photography, video, audio and drawing.

Corpus Christi College is one of only two coeducational high schools in Western Australia with the prestigious designation from Apple of being an Apple Distinguished School. Allowing students access to 1-1 devices, Corpus is a pioneering force in secondary education, with each student receiving a personalised learning experience.

Every week, students participate in two Digital Creativity lessons to help consolidate their learning. Students have loved showing off their newfound creative talents by teaching staff and older students with disabilities how to execute the perfect photo, draw a realistic self-portrait and map-out a detailed sketch-note of their favourite holiday destination.  

“As Digital Creativity has given the students the opportunity to showcase their learning in different formats, we have seen their confidence and self-esteem sky-rocket. Students are able to engage and communicate in different ways which simply weren’t possible before.”
Frances Whiting (Educational Support Teacher)

As well as developing their fine-motor skills, creativity with iPads has also empowered the students in showing their understanding of a topic. For example, in Science they use Mark-up to annotate and draw on a photo to show how electricity works. In Life Skills class, they draw on photos in Keynote and insert audio to explain how to tell the time.

If you’d like to see more Digital Creativity, check out the hashtag, #CorpusCreates on Twitter for snap-shots of the course in action.

Jamie Clark
DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL INTEGRATION

For Media Enquiries please contact: communications@corpus.wa.edu.au

2018 Award Winners

We have achieved some outstanding ATAR results with our graduating class of 2018 achieving a higher median result than the state median, and a third of our ATAR students achieving a score of 90 or above.

A special congratulations to our College Dux, Rohan Bay who achieved the highest rank of 99.7 and our Proxime Accessit Andrea Lee who achieved 99.00 followed closely by Owen Thamrin (98.8), Jessica De Freitas Basilio (98.4) and Beth Fimmell (98.2).

We are very proud of the hard work and dedication demonstrated by all our 2018 Year 12 cohort and wish them all well in their future endeavours as they go forward and share the Corpus Spirit in the community.

eNews December 2018

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents

The students are on holidays, they are now in your care, so as I write my last e-News article of the year, our staff are heavily involved in professional development in preparation for the 2019 academic year. Our graduating class of 2018 who are ATAR students are also pensive this week, awaiting their results expected early next week.


Senior School News

Student Leadership 2019

Congratulations to the following students who have been successful in being elected to a student leadership position in 2019…


Middle School News

The Year 9’s came to the end of their Middle School years on Thursday 6 December and spent some social time together. The students had the opportunity to take part in a number of activities where they socialised together while participating in either; Dance, Movies, Christmas cooking, Volleyball competition, Dodgeball competition, Bubble Soccer, Wall Climbing or Board Games.


Year 10 VET Success

Current Year 10’s have formally applied and attended selection interviews to enrol in VET courses. The competition was strong as the applicants come from all schools in the Perth Metropolitan Region.

The students have been successful in gaining places on TAFE courses, pre-apprenticeships and traineeships in a range of industry areas. The guest speaker who is an Apprentice Ambassador recognised by the Australian Government, Genaro Auriemma inspired the students as he outlined his career journey starting from the apprenticeship in construction to becoming a Registered Builder.

Our own Corpus champions are starting their career journey in 2019 and will gain nationally accredited qualifications. Congratulations to our students who have been successful in gaining these positions:

Molly Collard - awarded a School Based Traineeship with ANZ West Perth.
Madison Hardwick - South Metropolitan TAFE, Certificate III of Aviation (Cabin Crew).
Rylee Marwick - South Metropolitan TAFE, Certificate III of Aviation (Cabin Crew).
Kai Pickering - awarded a Scholarship with Master Plumbers’ Association.
Adam Quill - awarded the Scholarship to College of Electrical Training.

Middle School News

Final Days of Year Nine

 

Mrs Yvette Pearce

Head of Year 9

The Year 9’s came to the end of their Middle School years on Thursday 6 December and spent some social time together. The students had the opportunity to take part in a number of activities where they socialized together while participating in either; Dance, Movies, Christmas cooking, Volleyball competition, Dodgeball competition, Bubble Soccer, Wall Climbing or Board Games.

The Year 9’s have had a fast and furious year full of opportunities. Each has grown and developed many skills and built relationships. We wish them all the best for their entry into senior school.

 

Year 8 Zoo Sleepover

Mr Brian Hurn

Science Teacher

 

The Zoo Camp was very successful again this year.

With five staff, Brian Hurn, Claire Hall, Lorraine Carpenter, Deborah Santaromita and Kristen Nairn, twenty-four very well-behaved and motivated Year 8s who love animals attended with great excitement. This is a unique experience. Zoo staff constantly expressed admiration for how well and how quickly our students performed the various challenging activities.

Students were exposed to various educational experiences including

  • conservation activities involving the endangered status of zoo species.

  • different enrichment processes that are used to engage captive animals.

  • construction of an enrichment activity for the Lemurs and Capuchins.

  • hands-on reptile experience.

  • guided spotlight night-time tour of African savannah

  • exposure to the sounds and sights of night at the zoo.

 

Student Leadership 2019

Congratulations to the following students who have been successful in being elected to a student leadership position in 2019.

Years 8 Representatives – Student Leadership Team 2019

 

 

Year 8 Representatives

Chisholm House

Marcus Dalley

Ava Versaico

de Vialar House

Nicholas Cutri

Donnay Brown

MacKillop House

Jared Radojkovic

Charlotte Horniman

Merici House

Mia Anderson

Isaac Pavy

Pallotti House

Jacinta Thamrin

Jayden Fung

Romero Hosue

Taylor Kew

Adam Acquaola

Salvado House

Tessa Paton

Riley Lings

Xavier House

Troy Jones

Jenna Harvey

Arts Captains

Lee Bishop

Gisela Zumanpo

Communications

William Lewis

Lily Daniel

Sports

Natalia Guocci

Luca D’Amato

Student Ministry

Jezlyn Tribbeck

Bridget Dass

Years 9 Representatives – Student Leadership Team 2019

 

 

Year 9 Representatives

Chisholm House

Emma Garland

Jack Lilley

de Vialar House

Carys Vincent de Souza

Oliver George

MacKillop House

Isabella Rossi

Yang Chau

Merici House

Dayna Carrara

Dickson Phoon

Pallotti House

Natasha Arumugam

Declan Cooper

Romero Hosue

Erin Peters

Emmanuel Foo

Salvado House

Molly Dawkins

Jovin Ogwaro

Xavier House

Zoee Cokcetin

Harry Dunleavy

Arts Captains

Elizabeth Blair

Brendan Boudville

Communications

May Hopwood

Christopher Shanahan

Sports

Elke Ruane

Christopher Yao

Student Ministry

Erika Machado

Sydney Sudiarko

 

CHRISTMAS CARE BEARS - SPIRIT OF GIVING

In the lead up to Christmas, Corpus Christi College students gave the gift of their hand made and decorated teddy bears to unwell patients at St John of God Murdoch Hospital on Monday 3 December. In the past, the bears have been a welcome gift for many people who find being in hospital a daunting experience.

Corpus Christi’s Coordinator of Christian Service Katrina Thomas says the school endeavours to undertake Christian Community service with meaningful and helpful projects for the community. 

“The year seven students explored the idea of Christian Service and how through showing the love of charity, we could make a real difference in the life of others,” Ms Thomas said. 

The College Choir from Corpus Christi College also sang Christmas Carols in a number of different areas around the hospital.

  

SEMESTER TWO REPORTS

Mr Italiano

Deputy Principal Middle School

 

Parents will access their child’s report through SEQTA - Engage.  These will be available after 5:00pm Thursday 13 December.

To access Reports, please follow the following instructions:

·       Logon to SEQTA - Engage as you have previously done or access the link from the College Intranet - https://intranet.corpus.wa.edu.au/

·       Click on Reports – as highlighted below.

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·       When you access this section you will see all of your children. Select a child and then the Report titled 2018S2.

·       Under the Download section click on the pdf document that is there and access this as you normally would for a document of this type.  (If you do not have a pdf reader installed on your computer this can be downloaded by accessing http://get.adobe.com/reader/).

 ·       Once the Report is downloaded you can now save and print this document if you wish.

 

Biotechnology and Ethics – Year 9 Academic Excellence Program

 Filipa Carvalho

Head of Academic Excellence

On Tuesday 4 December and Wednesday 5 December, students from Corpus Christi College participated in a Biotechnology and Ethics workshop.  On the first day, students learnt about Henrietta Lacks, a black African woman, whose cervical cancer cells were taken without her knowledge and later named ‘HeLa cells’.  These cells have played a key role in the development of the polio and cervical cancer vaccines, cloning and much more, due to their unique characteristic of being immortal. In addition, students discussed the ethical principles of different case studies including the use of artificial intelligence and the importance of making decisions based on human morals. Students would like to thank Ms Hickey and Ms Lavelle for taking part in day one.

On the second day, the students spent the day at Murdoch University. They had the opportunity to learn some laboratory skills and work with Henrietta’s cells. Furthermore, they listened to scientists explaining their research and discussing the advances in science and the implications these have on all of us. Overall the two days were extremely challenging, thought provoking and enjoyable.

Some comments from students included:

‘The last two days have been engaging and challenging. It gave me the opportunity to extend my knowledge on topics we don’t usually get “exposed” to.’  -Leah Nigli

‘I found both days very informative and intriguing. I especially enjoyed working in the lab and learning about all the new concepts and the ethics behind it.’ - Sanjeeve Singh

‘I really enjoyed the excursion to learn more about biotechnology, specifically the use of HeLa cells. I found it amazing that the cells of just one woman could affect medicine and save the lives of so many.’ – Alira Milan

Senior School News

Student Leadership 2019

Congratulations to the following students who have been successful in being elected to a student leadership position in 2019.

Prefect Committee 2019

Head Girl : Ellyn McGlone    Head Boy: Brett Nigli

Year 12 Prefects

Chisholm House Shanice Periera & Abbey Rock

De Vialar House Vanya Santiago & Mia Chan

MacKillop House Sean Kelly & Mya Grieve

Merici House Jessika Brooker & Rahul Lasrado

Pallotti House Sam Knight & Jessica Pascoe

Romero House Jaye Kember & Colby Petterson

Salvado House Jay Paton & Meg Templeton

Xavier House Joseph Damiano & Tiana Inman

Arts Prefects Annabel Biscotto & Noah Gilmore

Communications Prefects Blake Derham & Amy Wand

Sports Prefects Taylor MacDonald & Ethan Tupuhi

Student Ministry Prefect Rachael Dellaca & Julyan Tan

 

Years 11 Representatives – Student Leadership Team 2019

 

Chisholm House Sophie Steele & Max Fox

De Vialar House Emma Petterson & Kade Gizzarone

MacKillop House Alisha Van Zon & Cameron Bedford

Merici House Alisha Connors & Dieter Cadzow

Pallotti House Abby Barraclough & Joshua D’Cruz

Romero House Ava Dadmehr & Samuel Radanovic

Salvado House Jacinta Robless & Thomas Roberts

Xavier House Claire Cantwell & Connor West

 

Arts Quylam Hua, Isabel Gelfi, Stephanie Ierino & Kalea Stanger

Communications Konrad Rucki, Amy Pinto, Grace Kingston & Shannon Omar

Sports Sophie Jones, Mary Alimayo & Alex Marchese

Student Ministry Madison Wilde, Phoenix Casey & Isabella Cuocci

Years 10 Representatives – Student Leadership Team 2019

 

Chisholm House Benny Mangoba &Madison Whitney

De Vialar House Ben Cutri & Leah Nigli

MacKillop House Aaron Clayton & Victoria-Ann Chong

Merici House Antoni La Rosa & Deanna Clancey-Martin

Pallotti House Max Coten & Sophia Connolly

Romero House Calum Milne & Jade Pymont

Salvado House Gianni Petta & Melissa Piotrowski

Xavier House Kim Gamueda & Liz Lee

 

Arts Sanjeev Singh & Megan Schutte

Communications Christopher Cakir & Ella Waddy

Sports Luke Phillips & Anna Thomson

Student Ministry James McInerney & Olivia Dellaca

 

SEMESTER TWO REPORTS

Parents will access their child’s report through SEQTA - Engage.  These will be available after 5:00pm Thursday 13 December.

To access Reports, please follow the following instructions:

·       Logon to SEQTA - Engage as you have previously done or access the link from the College Intranet - https://intranet.corpus.wa.edu.au/

 

·       Click on Academic reports – as highlighted below.

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·       When you access this section you will see all of your children. Select a child and then the Report titled 2018S2.

·       Under the Download section click on the pdf document that is there and access this as you normally would for a document of this type.  (If you do not have a pdf reader installed on your computer this can be downloaded by accessing http://get.adobe.com/reader/).

·       Once the Report is downloaded you can now save and print this document if you wish.

 

Principal's Message

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Dear Parents

The students are on holidays, they are now in your care, so as I write my last e-News article of the year, our staff are heavily involved in professional development in preparation for the 2019 academic year. Our graduating class of 2018 who are ATAR students are also pensive this week, awaiting their results expected early next week.

In the last week of term for our students, we acknowledged our high achievers at the Year 7 - 11 Awards Ceremony, Year 11 students finishing their 25 days of Year 12 curriculum on the same day. I take this opportunity to thank the many parents, extended family members and friends who were able to attend this major event on the College calendar. Students who achieved subject and major Awards are listed in this week’s e-News.

Events in the last week included our Year 10 River Cruise, and our choirs performing at St John of God Hospital to cheer up the patients including the Children’s Ward and Maternity Ward. Then our College choir combined with the Yidarra Catholic Primary school Choir and the St Thomas More Bateman Parish Men’s Choir, performed at our P&F sponsored Christmas Carols Community event. We then concluded with the Middle School Mass and Ceremony on Thursday before all students completed the academic year, earning a good rest over the Christmas holiday period.

I take this opportunity to thank our parents for supporting the college in many of these events and congratulate our students on the wonderful way they finished the year.

Gratitude and farewells to our staff

On behalf of our community, I give thanks to our staff many of whom have shown dedication and commitment above and beyond the call of duty, outstanding teachers who provided additional tutorials after school to extend those students who excel to achieve their very best and supported students who are struggling, who coordinated countless extra-curricular activities in order to provide students with a balanced education. Whether in Student Services, the front Reception Desk, our administrative, ICT, maintenance and gardening staff, I believe they all go that ‘extra mile’ to support students at the College.

On behalf of the College I am grateful for the service provided by the staff who are leaving us at the end of the year.

Staff Farewells

We formally farewelled our staff leaving the College at the end of my speech to the community at the Year 7-11 Awards Ceremony recently.

Vice Principal Mrs Karen Prendergast has been appointed as Principal of Lumen Christi College after serving more than 3 years at Corpus Christi. Karen has been an active Vice Principal, able to stand in for the Principal on many occasions in her absence, for which I have been grateful for.

Deputy Principal Mr Jim Elliott has been at Corpus Christi for five years, having served Catholic education for more than 40 years, 12 years as Principal at Aranmore Catholic College. Jim has epitomised all that is good about Catholic education in his career, in the way Pope Francis would like us to be as teachers and leaders. We wish him well as he retires from full-time work.

Languages teacher Mrs Sue Cooper is also retiring after a long and prestigious career in a broad range of schools, five of them at Corpus. Sue’s recent accomplishment in receiving the WA Modern Languages prestigious Hilde Dixon award means Mrs Cooper has also been recognised by her peers for her outstanding service to Language education.

After more than ten years of service at the College, Education Support Teacher Mr Peter Roberts is leaving us to start the next chapter in his life and career. Initially a science teacher, also holding an Acting Head of Science role during his time at the College, Peter then accepted a role teaching students with disabilities in the Science and Mathematics domains. Peter is always very patient with his students and very welcoming of visitors to his classroom, which has been appreciated.

Three other staff have been appointed to leadership positions in other schools and at the Catholic Education Office. Mr Daniel Budd has been appointed as the Coordinator Digital Learning with responsibilities now across 162 schools in WA. Mr Marc Caporn has been appointed as Head of English at Aquinas College after 7 years at Corpus Christi College, whilst ICT teacher Mr Johnny Ho has been appointed as Director of Learning Technologies at Mandurah Catholic College.

Great teachers and leaders join us, grow and develop, then some are promoted. As a centre of excellence for developing staff, this is our culture at Corpus Christi which we are proud of.

We also have a number of support staff who are leaving us.

After more than 20 years of service to the College, Cafeteria Assistant Mrs Yvonne Dodson retired late last term. We acknowledge Yvonne’s contribution, initially working in our ‘old canteen’, she has been a tireless servant to our student community over many years today.

After five years assisting the college as a Sound, lighting and ICT Technician, Mr Evan Georgopoulos will be leaving, along with Director of Community Relations Mr Marcus Passauer.

We give thanks to a number of staff covering teachers on leave or who have been with us in the past two years, including:

  • Psychology and Science teacher Mr James Pengelley

  • Science teacher Mrs Karen Rourke who returned earlier in the year to teach Year 11 and 12 Physics

  • Italian teacher, Ms Daniela Pruiti Ciarello

  • ICT support teacher, Ms Renee Ging

  • Humanities teacher Mr John Beattie

  • Music Assistant, Ms Abigail Radford

  • Sports Assistant, Ms Phoebe McGillivray

  • PE, Science and Technologies teacher Brad Nicolls has stepped into various roles at Corpus during the year.

We are grateful to Mrs Cheryl-Lynn Mothiram who covered the Head of Year Ten role this term, and Ms Kristen Nairn who is covering the DeVialar House Coordinator’s position.

We also wish staff who will be on leave next year all the best:

Mrs Quint, Mr Kingwell, Mr O’Callaghan, Mr Connery, Mrs Mothiram, Mrs Fodor and Mr Brechany.

On behalf of the College we thank the staff leaving us and wish them all the best for the future. In Pope Francis’ words, ‘their love has been shown by little things, by attention to small daily signs which make us feel at home. Faith grows when it is lived and shaped by love. That is why our families, our homes, our schools, can be true domestic churches.’ We are grateful for the love and support shown by our staff in their daily work.

Notices from our Administration team:

Office Hours

Although the College Office re-opens on Monday 7 January 2019, the majority of administration staff will commence on Monday 14 January.

Students Not Returning

As a reminder, please note, parents are required to provide the College with one term’s notice if their child will not be returning to the College, except for senior students who accept places at TAFE or apprenticeships, or families moving interstate or overseas. As we have finalised class lists and teachers for 2019, we need the consideration of all families in this matter.

School commences…

Please note Year 7 and Year 11 and 12 students will commence on Monday 4 February, whilst all other students will commence on Tuesday 5 February 2019. We will be recognising the 2018 WACE high achievers from our current Year 12 cohort of students at the Whole School Assembly at 9.00am on the Tuesday. Parents are very welcome to attend.

Save the Dates:

·       Annual Community Meeting, which comprises the Annual General Meetings of the Board and Parents and Friends Association will be held on Wednesday 13 February 2018 starting at 7.00 pm in the College Hall.

·       The first P&F meeting: Tuesday 19 March at 7.00pm in the College Staffroom.

·       College Musical Production: Beauty and the Beast Friday 2 and Saturday 3 August in our College Theatre.  

Applications for Enrolment Year 7 2021

We are welcoming applications for enrolments during January.

If your child will be in Year 5 next year, please ensure your Application for Admission Form is submitted in January. The selection and interview process will commence again in earnest in Term One. Tour Days will be held on Tuesday 12 and Thursday 21 March 2019 – parents and prospective students are welcome to attend. Please contact Admissions Registrar Alexandra Carcione if you have any queries regarding enrolments.

Christmas Blessings

As this is the final e-news of the year, I would like to wish our families all God’s blessings as we proceed through advent in preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Be happy at all times; pray constantly; and for all things give thanks to God, because this is what God expects you to do in Christ Jesus.

First Letter of St. Paul to the Thessalonians 5:16

As the school year for 2018 draws to a close, and as we approach the holy days of Christmas, let us put ourselves into the hands of the Lord, praying for God’s protection and blessing. May we, and all our families and friends, find relaxation, refreshment and enjoyment in the coming summer holidays.

Best wishes and God Bless.

Mrs Caroline Payne

Principal

Year 10 River Cruise

On Monday 3 December 2018, 188 Year 10 Students and 16 Staff boarded the James Stirling to cruise down the Swan River. This was the final celebration for 2018 for the students.

The perfect weather and beautiful city skyline backdrop, added to the already electric atmosphere on the boat.

The students dressed to impress and followed through with impressive behaviour. They danced and socialised for the duration of the cruise and by all accounts enjoyed the night immensely.

It was a perfect way to end the year !

I wish all the students and their families a happy and holy festive season, and all the best for 2019.  

Mrs Cheryl-Lynn Mothiram
Acting Head of Year 10

Notre Dame 2019 Early Offer Recipients

At the end of November, five Corpus Christi College Year 12 students were invited to a special evening at The University of Notre Dame Australia to celebrate their achievements and success at being offered a place in Notre Dame’s Early Offer Program 2019. 

Students selected for the program demonstrate exceptional personal or leadership qualities, a strong motivation to study, are active members of our school, church and community, and demonstrate a predicted benchmark ATAR above 90. The program carries personal and academic benefits for students looking to secure a place at the university. 

These five students, who received their offers in September, were given a personal nomination from the College. Our warm congratulations go to the following successful students:

Jessica De Freitas Basilio      
Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Rebecca LeGuier
Bachelor of Nursing

Evangeline Meldrum
Bachelor of Arts

Liam Rego
Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Commerce

Samantha Thomas
Bachelor of Nursing

Mrs Rachel Burke
Careers Coordinator

Final Days of Year Nine

The Year 9’s came to the end of their Middle School years on Thursday 6 December and spent some social time together. The students had the opportunity to take part in a number of activities where they socialised together while participating in either; Dance, Movies, Christmas cooking, Volleyball competition, Dodgeball competition, Bubble Soccer, Wall Climbing or Board Games.

The Year 9’s have had a fast and furious year full of opportunities. Each has grown and developed many skills and built relationships. We wish them all the best for their entry into senior school.

An Evening of Carols

On Wednesday 5 December the Corpus Christi College Choir was joined by the Yidarra Catholic Primary School Choir and The Thomas More Men Alive Choir in an evening of Carols. Many families turned out to enjoy this wonderful celebration of the Christmas season.

Year 7 Insect Play

Audiences where treated to a fabulous and entertaining year 7 Play last Thursday 29th Nov.

The Insect Play was first performed in Prague in 1922.

The Insect Play (or Ze života hmyzu in the Czech) is an unconventional and much-celebrated satire which tells the story of a myriad insects and the multi-layered and complex society which binds them; its comical allegory serves to illuminate the competing philosophies of life doing battle in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century.

This performance featured some of the key scenes from the play. Students have been working over this term in their own time to produce and explore this production. The audience where incredibly impressed with the quality of the performers and the opportunity offered to students to take courage in their creativity. 

Congratulations to 

Will Lewis 

Summer Morphew 

Grace Nuttall 

Tatiana Pymont 

Mia Rossi 

Aidan Foley 

Taneesha Barbarich 

Ashton Cridge 

Gisela Zumpano 

Taylor Kew 

Alexandra Chong 

Angelyne Varen 


Directed by James Dove 

Assisted by Michelle Hunt 


Particular thanks to Chris Carbone and the Maintenance team. 


Summer Youth Conference for Year 11 & 12

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We would like to invite your Year 11  & 12 students to join us at Embrace the Grace (ETG) - a powerful youth conference in the lovely town of New Norcia. 

For more than a decade, ETG has combined the joyfulness of youth, with an intellectual approach to the Catholic faith and relevant issues young people face in their everyday life.

At Embrace the Grace, year 11 and 12 students will:

  • Explore the Catholic faith

  • Ask the big questions in life

  • Enjoy music, dinner dance and games

  • Meet new friends and more!

What do young people say about their ETG Experience?

“ETG enabled me to have a greater sense of passion and commitment towards living my daily life as a devoted Catholic."
- AJ, ETG 2016 

“My biggest highlight from each of the past ETG's I've attended would have to be the friendships made." - Mario, ETG 2014-2016

"ETG is an experience that urged me to continue searching for the truth and love that is Jesus Christ." Fio, ETG 2016. Read the rest of the testimonials.

Download Promo Materials

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Click on the links below to access promo material

Event Details
Who: 16 - 25 year olds
When: 5-9 December 2018
Where: New Norcia Benedictine Community
            Great Northern Hwy New Norcia WA
Cost:  $330 (includes all meals, accommodation, t-shirt & conference pack)
Transport: Bus transportation is available for an extra $20.

For more information, please visit www.cym.com.au/embracethegrace
We hope to see your year 11 & 12 students at ETG!

God Bless,
Vincent Haber
Director Catholic Youth Ministry Perth
www.cym.com.au | 08 9422 7912 | CPC 40A Mary St, Highgate

eNews - Week 8, Term 4

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From The Principal

Dear Parents

We conclude the year with the Annual Awards Presentation Ceremony this Friday 30 November at 9.00am. All parents are welcome to join us to celebrate our students’ academic success.


Senior School News

YEAR 12 COLLEGE BALL 

The Corpus Christi College Ball will be held on Friday 1 February 2019, from 7.00pm to 11.00pm at the Hyatt Regency Perth.

We have chosen a date early in the year so as to minimise disruption to the students’ studies.


Junior School News

Earlier in the Year 8’s took part in a pastoral session based on “Respectful Relationships”. We engaged in some thought-provoking conversation about how poorly we can make someone feel through our actions and words and the impact on our relationships.