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  • IMCC Newsletter 9 Thursday, 29th March 2018

    Happy Easter

    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. 11.00am-12.00pm: Confession. 7.00pm: Blessing of the New Fire and Easter Virgil Ceremonies. 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 Clarkson Parish St Andrew’s Catholic Church Parish Priest: Fr. Robert Carrillo Tel: 9407 7512 Email: standrewsclarkson@gmail.com 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 Community Centre. 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 Email: stsimon@westnet.com.au Saturday 6.00pm (Vigil). Sunday 8.00am, 10.00am, 5.00pm.

    mailto:standrewsclarkson@gmail.com mailto:stsimon@westnet.com.au

  • 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 issues. 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 http://atomphotocomp.org 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

    Peter Pan

    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

    Parent Group 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 Billingsley Andrew.Billingsley@cewa.edu.au

    CAS Premiers

    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. Wednesday’s results: 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.