Holy Cross College, Ellenbrook
'I came that they may have life, and have it to the full' John 10:10


The pictures below  portray the spirit of the many events which have taken place in the last couple of weeks.  Year 6 students marked their transition from Junior to Middle Schools by gathering   together with their families and teachers to celebrate Mass.  Pre-Kindergarten students won the hearts of the audience with their singing and accompanying actions at their Christmas concert.  Middle and Senior School students dived into the pool to compete for their Houses In a carnival which ended with McCormack House winning the shield.  Year 7 students held a Big Ideas exhibition for their parents and other visitors during which they displayed their learning  and spoke eloquently about their Passion Project.  Past students gathered for our first Alumni event – a very special  evening during  which many stories were shared.  It was wonderfull to catch up with students from the classes of 2014 – 2018 and to hear about their journeys in the time since they left school.


Students in the Da Vinci programme celebrated their learning for the year with a presentation for their parents.  The DaVinci programme gives students with high academic potential an opportunity to engage in specialist  activities in Science, Maths and Technology.  Each Thursday morning Year 5 and 6 students from St Helena’s Catholic Primary School, Good Shepherd Catholic School, Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School, St Anthony’s School and St Brigid’s School participate in the Da Vinci programme at HCC.   At the Da Vinci Learning journey parents and school principals had an opportunity to view the robots the students had built and programmed.  It was great to see their enjoyment at the opportunity to create, to solve problems and to work as teams.     Thanks to Mrs Joanne Dipino for  her work in providing the students with challenging and stimulating learning experiences. 


I am looking forward to our annual  Christmas Carols gathering on Monday evening.  It always a wonderful festive event to celebrate the Christmas season end the  end of the academic year as a community.  Details can be found at https://www.holycross.wa.edu.au/news/lifeblog.php


Classes finish on Friday 7 December at the usual time.