Over the past two days we have welcomed students in all year levels back for the 2018 school year. We have grown considerably with the addition of the double stream from Years 2 – 6 and additional enrolments in the Middle and Senior Schools. As a result we have a number of new staff. I welcome new students to Holy Cross College and also the following new staff:
Annette Barron – Junior School Teacher
Megan Brown – Junior School Teacher
Anthony Davis – Junior School Teacher
Kate Dunstan – Junior School Teacher
Amy Edwards – Junior School Teacher
Sharna Gregson – Junior School Teacher
Leanne Murphy – Middle and Senior School Teacher
Natalie Pecherczyk – Junior School Teacher
Georgina Pratt – Junior, Middle and Senior School Teacher
Rachel Rafferty – Middle and Senior School Teacher
Deanna Russo – Junior School Teacher
Richard Smiroldo – Junior and Middle School Teacher
Judith Sharper – Middle and Senior School Teacher
Jessica Vaini – Middle and Senior School Teacher
Rachel Whan – Middle and Senior School Teacher
Joanne Wright – Junior School Teacher
I also welcome back Miss Antonia Ravenscoft and Mr Gareth Elliot who have returned from leave.
Ms Anita O’Donohue is on Long Service Leave during Summer term. During this time the following people will take on new responsibilities :
Mr Paul Murphy : Deputy Principal – Learning
Ms Kelly Bond : Assistant Deputy Principal – Enrichment
Miss Emilie Reynolds : Learning Innovation Coordinator
Thanks to Middle and Senior School Student Leaders for their assistance yesterday. They did a great job assisting with parent sessions and helping new students settle into the College.
COLLEGE ASSEMBLY, GAMES AND MORNING TEA
On Wednesday 7 February we will hold our first College Assembly. At this Assembly we will congratulate high achievers from our Class of 2017. We will also farewell Fr Alexis who will be moving to take up a position in the Broome Diocese. The Assembly will be followed by House games. At the conclusion of the games students will be provided with a snack and a drink for morning tea.
PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS AND WELCOME BBQ
Parent information sessions for Junior and Middle School will be held on Wednesday 7 February. Friends of Holy Cross will also be hosting the Welcome BBQ commencing at 5:30pm on this day. A letter with full details has been emailed to all parents. If you have not received this, please contact the College Office. I look forward to seeing all parents of Junior and Middle School students next Wednesday.