Corpus Christi College, Perth

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Corpus Christi’s moto is “sequere dominum” meaning follow the lord

Corpus Christi College
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50 Murdoch Drive

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Coordinates32°3′23″S 115°50′34″E / 32.05639°S 115.84278°E / -32.05639; 115.84278Coordinates: 32°3′23″S 115°50′34″E / 32.05639°S 115.84278°E / -32.05639; 115.84278
TypePrivate, co-educational, day school
MottoLatin: Sequere Dominium
(Follow The Lord[1])
PrincipalJeff Allen
Enrolment~1755 (K-12) (2022)[2]
Colour(s)Burgundy, blue & white

Corpus Christi College is a private, co-educational, Catholic, College, located in Bateman, a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia.

Established in 1983, the College has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 1,755 students from Kindergarten to Year 12. The majority of students attending the college are drawn from the local parishes of Bateman, Willetton, Applecross, Winthrop, Riverton and Canning Vale.[2]


Corpus Christi College was officially opened as a co-educational Catholic College for secondary students by the Archbishop of Perth, Sir Lancelot Goody, and the Commonwealth Minister for Finance, John Dawkins, on 17 April 1983. It was established as the first non-order owned co-educational Catholic Secondary College in the Archdiocese of Perth by the Catholic Education Commission. From its opening it had 128 Year 8 students and 7 teaching staff which has since grown into its present numbers of 1755 students from Kindergarten to Year 12, after amalgamating with Yidarra Catholic Primary School on 1 January 2022.[3]

The school has produced one Rhodes scholar: Travers McLeod (2007).[4]


Corpus Christi College is situated on a single, seven hectare campus, located in suburban Bateman.

The current facilities of the College include: a Theatre; Education Support Centre; chapel; library; science laboratories; an auditorium with associated music and drama facilities; computer laboratories; specialist rooms for art, craft, food technology, fabrics and textiles, materials technology, technical graphics and information communication technology; a gymnasium; oval; playing fields; year 7 block; multipurpose hall; hard courts.

Officially opened in August 2019, the Caroline Payne Theatre caters to the needs of drama, dance and music disciplines, while also being suitable for assemblies and presentations.

The College is currently in the process of building an Aquatic Centre. The centre will feature a covered and heated 25m, eight-lane indoor lap and water polo pool, a separate 12m learn-to-swim pool, and terrace seating for 180 people. Construction commenced in November 2019, with the project slated for completion at the end of 2020.[5]

House system[edit]

As with most Australian schools, Corpus utilises a house system. As of 2011, there are eight houses:

House Colour Named for
Chisholm House Royal Blue Caroline Chisholm
de Vialar House Gold Emily de Vialar
MacKillop House Light Blue Mary MacKillop
Merici House Red Angela Merici
Pallotti House Silver Vincent Pallotti
Romero House Purple Óscar Romero
Salvado House Emerald Green Rosendo Salvado
Xavier House Black Francis Xavier

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "College Crest". About Corpus. Corpus Christi College. Archived from the original on 25 February 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Corpus Christi College". About Corpus. Corpus Christi College. Archived from the original on 25 February 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2008.
  3. ^ "Celebrating 25 Years". History Corpus. Corpus Christi College. Archived from the original on 27 February 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2008.
  4. ^ "Western Australian Rhodes Scholars". Archived from the original on 7 April 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
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  6. ^ Quartermain, Glen (1 February 2015). "The rise and rise of WA teen golfer Minjee Lee, president of the club". PerthNow. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  7. ^ Rickard, Jayne (1 April 2011). "Teenage golfer is WA classic favourite". The West Australian. Archived from the original on 24 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.