Two Summer CPE Groups at Royal Perth Hospital

Two full-time summer Royal Perth Hospital CPE groups started their CPE adventure with a 3 day bush experience. It was a wonderful time of bonding and getting to know a new group of people ahead of the CPE learning which will certainly take place. The groups will be supervised by Michael Hertz and Ted Hodge (a visiting CPE Educator from USA) and hope to graduate at the end of January 2020.

Having Fun in CPE at Royal Perth Hospital

Five students will complete their first unit of CPE at Royal Perth Hospital on 22 November 2019. All took time to have fun, alongside the serious work of learning and growth. Helen Vester, their Educator, said that they have become a close-knit group, who have made good use of the learning opportunity.

A First for Perth Community CPE Centre

The first CPE Program for the Perth Community CPE Centre was celebrated with the graduation of five CPE participants on Monday September 16 2019.

Barbara, Karlee, Donna, Sharon and John  [ not pictured], Michelle, Centre Director.
Rev’d. Judith Peterkin spoke and gave the Certificates of Completion.
The graduates were joined by their pastoral placement managers and mentors, family and peers.

“Bush CPE”, an Australian first


In September, the RPH CPE group spent three days in an outdoor classroom, in what is an Australian first “bush CPE” experience. Not only did students complete their classroom tasks of mid-term evaluations, leading spiritual practice, theological reflection and storytelling sessions, they also shared in camp life – pitching tents, building a fire, preparing meals and washing up. All students reported this time as the highlight of their CPE experience.


Five ACPEWA Supervisors attend ANZACPE Conference


Five ACPEWA Supervisors attended the annual ANZACPE Conference in the Gold Coast 11-15 September. Wendy McKay was accredited as a Level II Supervisor, while Judith Peterkin was elected as President of ANZACPE. Also present were Michael Hertz, Helen Vester and Michelle Benjamin. Michael, who was recently granted Acting Level III Supervisor status and Helen (Acting Level I Supervisor) stayed on after the Conference for 1 1/2 days of education in supervision, an opportunity to discuss their CPE supervisory practice in detail with peers and to gain valuable insights from senior colleagues from the Eastern States.

The Conference proper closed with an invitation from ACPEWA to attend the next ANZACPE Conference in Perth in August 2017.

St John of God CPE Centre graduates 5 students

Congratulations to the five students that graduated from the St John of God CPE Centre on 24 June.

Michelle Benjamin, Mary Prentice, Claire Cox , Anne Groves, Wendy de la Nougerede, Lil O’Toole , Wendy McKay
Michelle Benjamin (Supervisor), Mary Prentice, Claire Cox , Anne Groves, Wendy de la Nougerede, Lil O’Toole , Wendy McKay (Centre Director)

More CPE graduates

Four students graduated from CPE at Royal Perth Hospital on 30 June. The group, who had met on Thursday evenings since February, were congratulated by their supervisors for their hard work and dedication to the learning process.

Charmaine Shack, Michael Hertz (Supervisor) Ian Blackburne, Trevor Thomas, Helen Vester (Supervisor) and Debbie Slack graduating at RPH on 30 June.
Charmaine Shack, Michael Hertz (Supervisor) Ian Blackburne, Trevor Thomas, Helen Vester (Supervisor) and Debbie Slack.

Website goes live

Mgt committee photo goes live! Come celebrate with the Management Committee, members and friends at 5:00pm Monday 20 June at Holy Family Church, Cnr Canning Highway and Thelma St, Como. Big thanks to Maxine Harrison, Robyn Marsh Warfield, Judith Peterkin, Helen Vester, Michael Hertz and all others who contributed content, photos and guidance through the development process. And of course, none of this would have been possible without the enthusiasm and expertise of our three Murdoch University students for whom this website was a class project – Shaun, Rutchie and Adrian, along with their lecturer Mark Cypher (Academic Chair for Graphic Design, Games Art and Design and Web Communication). THANK YOU!