IMCC Newsletter 9 Thursday, 29th March 2018
I wish all members of the Irene McCormack Catholic College community a very Happy Easter. I
encourage you to take time to reflect on the message we learn from Jesus’ Death and
Resurrection. A message that for whatever our circumstance is in life, we can renew our focus and
outlook, and like Irene McCormack, assist others to seek a brighter future.
Thank you to our senior student representatives for leading the Easter liturgy, to Miss Cherie Milne
and all staff for the creative effort and preparation of our Stations of the Cross this morning.
St Andrew’s Clarkson Parish, Holy Week Ceremony Times
Holy Thursday - 29th March
7.00pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Washing of the feet.
8.30pm-12 midnight: Virgil and Adoration.
Good Friday - 30th March
10.00am: Stations of the Cross.
3.00pm: Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion.
Holy Saturday - 31st March
10.00am: Blessing of the Food.
7.00pm: Blessing of the New Fire and Easter Virgil
Easter Sunday - 1st April
Masses at 7.30am and 9.00am.
Over the last few weeks we have included messages about
slavery-free Easter eggs and would ask that you keep this in
mind when purchasing chocolate for Easter.
Parish Weekend Mass Times
St Andrew’s Catholic Church
Parish Priest: Fr. Robert Carrillo
Tel: 9407 7512
Saturday 8.00am, 6.00pm (Vigil).
Sunday 7.30am, 9.00am, 5.30pm.
Yanchep & Lancelin Pastoral Area
Parish Priest: Fr. Augustine Puthota.
Tel: 9561 2172
Saturday 6.00pm (Vigil) at Yanchep
Sunday 8.00am Guilderton Community Hall.
Sunday 9.45am, 33 Gingin Road, Lancelin.
Ocean Reef Parish
St Simon Peter Catholic Church
Parish Priest: Fr. Franciszek Kot
Tel: 9300 4885
Saturday 6.00pm (Vigil).
Sunday 8.00am, 10.00am, 5.00pm.
Pope Francis said that “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing
is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.”
What slavery-free Easter eggs will you enjoy this Easter weekend? Big
supermarkets will be ordering their 2019 Easter chocolate products soon,
so keep the issue going in your community.
And today, only eat chocolate featuring one of these symbols and tell
people why. Happy Easter. And spread the word.
https://acrath.org.au/slaveryfree-easter for information and resources.
Vietnam Tour 2018
On Thursday, 15th March students
and staff attending the Vietnam trip
had the opportunity to taste
Vietnamese cuisine at Saigon Palace
Restaurant. This gave students the
chance to interact with each other
and share in their excitement in the
lead up to our departure date.
Thank you to all who attended the
information evening on Wednesday,
28th March. Students received their
passport packs and with 15 more
sleeps until take off, students are
now busy packing for the trip.
Miss Danielle Maher
Vietnam Tour Coordinator
Teen Youth Connect Forum
On Friday, 23rd March, Kaleb Erikson, Ellie McLaughlin, Harrison Cook and Sophie Spencer
attended the Teen Youth Connect Forum at Sacred Heart College, Sorrento. A number of students
representing various high schools were in attendance to brainstorm problems and possible
solutions for current issues faced by teenagers.
All in attendance found the forum to be a very positive and useful experience in generating ideas
and suitable discussion points. It is hoped that we will be able to emulate the success of this
gathering by constructing our own forum in the future for our students to converse about relevant
Mrs Mery Jones
Social Sciences Teacher
Moran Photography Semi-Finalists
I am pleased to announce that five of our students, Rosie Connolly (Year 8), David Peters (Year 9),
Thomas Berard (Year 10), Kerys Knowles (Year 10)
and Tia Berard (Year 12), have been chosen as semi-
finalists in the Moran Contemporary Photography Prize.
The theme for the competition was ‘Contemporary Life
in Australia’, with thousands of entries being submitted
from schools across Australia.
This is a fantastic achievement for these students and
we congratulate them with their success. We wish them
good luck in the next stage of judging, with the finalists
announced on 4th April and the overall winners
announced on the 8th May.
Thomas Berard, Year 10
The ATOM Photo Competition
The ATOM photography competition has just opened nationwide for
students. For this competition, students submit a series of three
photos that address the theme ‘This Makes Me Happy’. The photos
can be black and white or colour, abstract or realistic.
This is the perfect opportunity for students to express themselves through photography and is open
to students from Years 7-12. I encourage our photography students and anyone else that wishes
to enter to get creative and submit their work. Entries are to be submitted online at
More information on the
competition and how to enter, can
be found on the above website.
The closing date is Friday, 7th
September 2018, with the winning
works rewarded with a prize of
$1,000 each. Good luck. Previous competition winner
Mrs Amy Richardson
Head of Visual Art
On Tuesday, 27th March, four of the Peter Pan cast members promoted our Production to the
community at Clarkson Library during Storytime. Eve Basson (Smee), Lachlan Dawson (Captain
Hook), Kya Moreno (Wendy) and Kyrah Victorien (Peter Pan), were dressed beautifully in their
costumes, remaining in character the whole time.
Our students were well received by all, with the younger library members eager to meet them.
Congratulations to Eve, Lachlan, Kya and Kyrah for doing a fantastic job on behalf of all actors,
dancers and musicians. You represented the Production cast perfectly.
Tickets for the College Production of Peter Pan are selling fast and are available through
www.trybooking.com Peter Pan will be on stage at the Allan Shaw Centre of Peter Moyes Anglican
Community School, Mindarie at the following times:
Wednesday, 11th April 12.00pm
Wednesday, 11th April 7.00pm
Thursday, 12th April 7.00pm
Friday, 13th April 7.00pm
We look forward to seeing you all there.
Miss Kylie Malam
Head of Performing Arts
Year 10 Outdoor Education Rottnest Expedition
Year 10 Outdoor Education students travelled to Rottnest Island in Week 8 for three fun-filled days
exploring the A-Class Reserve. Each day, students travelled around the island on bikes and
snorkelled at the most breathtaking bays, from the Basin to Mary Cove. They encountered some
beautiful wildlife in the both pristine blue waters and on land with the Quokas.
Many students challenged themselves swimming through the various swim-throughs at an array of
lengths and depths, and cycling around the island on different terrain. Students experienced a
completely different snorkelling environment compared to Mindarie Marina, where they had
practical sessions throughout the term in the lead up to the expedition. The change of scenery was
a new and exciting experience for students, who were amazed by the marine life and developed
their appreciation of the island.
Thank you to staff who attended the whole week, Miss Harvey, Mr Bright and Mr Ferguson, and
also to those who joined us during the expedition, Miss Billam and Mr Carbone.
Miss Amber Sunderland
Outdoor Education Teacher
On Monday evening, 26th March the AGM for the College Parent Group was held.
At the meeting, appreciation was given to members of the parent group for the support to the
College for hospitality at Parent Information Evenings, hosting the parent Cyber Safety Workshop,
Year 12 Graduation, and supporting improvements for students with projects such as the car park
shelter, Drama room improvements and the planter boxes in the undercroft.
Mrs Lee-Ann Alcock was elected as President, Mrs Tania Whiting re-elected as Vice President and
Ms Kylie Hatchett elected as Secretary. Appreciation was extended to retiring members Mrs
Hanneley Tredoux, President, Mrs Kim Bedworth, Treasurer and Mrs Kathy Gorham, Secretary.
The next Parent Group meeting will be held at the College on Wednesday, 2nd May. All parents
who would like to be part of the Group are most welcome to attend. Please contact Mr Andrew
Congratulations to the Year 7/8 and Year 9 Girls Basketball teams, and coaches Ms Anna Argese
and Ms Joanna Strydom, on their success in the finals and becoming 2018 CAS Premiers.
IMCC Year 7/8 Girls: 9 def St Mark’s: 4
IMCC Year 9 Girls: 31 def St Stephen’s, Duncraig: 18
We are very proud of how well our girls represented the
College throughout the regular season and look
forward to developing all our teams in the seasons to
come. Thank you also to the Year 11 and 12 Sport and
Recreation class for helping set up each week,
students who assisted each week, as well as parents
and staff who supported our teams.