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.
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”.
The rain and cold conditions did not deter our Kindergarten to Year 6 students from enjoying our annual Mud Day - a day to celebrate nature, the outdoors and mess with friends!
This year our mud pit, with the new addition of a slide, was located a short walk down the road at the Secondary Campus.
Students, staff, and even some brave parents had the opportunity to roll, squish, slide, splash in the mud and enjoy a whole lot of fun!
The benefits of mud play is that it increases happiness, wellbeing, immunity, overall health, creativity, imagination and brings a connection with nature. We are looking forward to next years Mud Day already!
On Saturday, 18th June, the Carmel Adventist College Choir sang at Kennedy Baptist College for Hymnfest.
They were accompanied by the Perth Adventist Orchestra and sang ‘Oceans’, ‘Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)’ and ‘This Little Light of Mine’.
Over 900 people attended this annual event and $23,600 was raised for the Bible Society’s “Get the Word Out” for South Africa.
A HUGE thank-you to our parents and friends for getting child/ren to rehearsals and to the main event.
Wednesday, June 15, saw 15 Carmel students looking fantastic in the Carmel team uniforms as they headed to Ray Owen to participate in the annual Kalamunda Cup.
We were so proud of our boys and girls teams as they both represented our school well.
The players were kept busy all day playing 6 games in total! Everyone showed great teamwork and put in 100% effort.
A huge thank you to Mr Neale, Mrs Warchol and Mrs Taylor who assisted Mr Eaton on the day and the parents who came along to cheer!