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Year 9 ‘Rite Journey’ Camp

21st September 2016

Last week the Year 9 Aspire students participated in The Rite Journey Challenge. The two-night camp on farms near Merredin, provided students with a number of challenges and problem solving tasks designed to build resilience, maturity, teamwork and to give each student a sense of achievement and pride after completing the camp.
Although students were challenged over the two days, some have said it was the best camp they have been on yet!
Mr Brad Flynn
Year 9 Teaching Team


Celebrations were in order for a win at the WASecondary Schools Mountain–biking Competition. Carmel Adventist College put together a strong team and knew that there would be plenty of solid competition to beat, if we wanted the number 1 spot. The team won the day with some individual wins, as well as team wins, all combining for the overall rights to first place.
College principal, Mr Nicholas Thomson, said whether students “win” in the private sense of achieving good academic results, or in the public domain, such as bridge building or mountain bike competitions, he was proud of all his students.
Mr Devin Stafford
Head of Technology


Carmel Adventist College is continuing to give its students a competitive education. Recently, students competed in the Aurecon Bridge Building Challenge. We are very proud to say that the students won this STEM challenge, building the strongest bridge in WA!
Our students are always challenged to think of new creative ways to outsmart the opposition with this event and it was always going to be hard to live up to a previous win and a second place last year. However, we did it! We took out the win with a bridge that held 223kg. The win was made even sweeter when another of our teams won second place for their bridge, which held 192 kg. It was a brilliant effort by everyone involved.
The celebrations of this win were doubled by
another win in the same week at the WA
Secondary Schools Mountain–biking Competition.
Carmel Adventist
College put together
a strong team and
knew that there
would be plenty of
solid competition to
beat, if we wanted
the number 1 spot.
The team won the
day with some
individual wins, as
well as team wins,
all combining for
the overall rights to
first place.
College principal,
Mr Nicholas
Thomson, said
whether students “win” in the private sense of
achieving good academic results, or in the public
domain, such as bridge building or mountain bike
competitions, he was proud of all his students.
Mr Devin Stafford
Head of Technology


Carmel Primary were privileged to have our school parents Andrew Beck and Dana Webster co-ordinate an amazing week of celebration at Carmel Primary. Andrew and Dana organised a number of special events over the week and coordinated a wide range of learning activities based around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Marissa and Connie from Bindi Bindi Dreaming also came to talk with the students about Aboriginal seasons, bush tucker and a whole lot of interesting information too. Students and teachers learned a great deal and felt very blessed to have them share with us.


Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

1st September 2016

On Friday, August 12 our Carmel College Captains - Dorcas Fui and David Perrella along with our principal, Mr Nicholas Thomson, and Chaplain Miranda Leijser, had the amazing opportunity to attend the annual Governor’s Prayer Breakfast. Our College Captain, David, noted “the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast was an inspiring experience. It has encouraged me to further honour my leadership role here at Carmel Adventist College”
The Governor’s Prayer Breakfast is an opportunity for all people across our state to join together over a delicious meal, and pray for Western Australia, displaying unity across the denominations. At this event we had the privilege to meet Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson, governor of Western Australia! We were inspired by keynote speaker and Australia’s most well known economist, Mr Ian Harper. David shared what he took away from Mr Harper’s message, “that there are many jobs out there that may not appear to be working for the Lord. However, your work can be for the Lord if you approach your job with a good attitude and an open mind. No matter your job, your relationship with Christ will shine through. Your good work will set a good example of what Christianity is about”.