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

Annual Celebration Evening


Solemnity of All Saints

Almighty ever-living God,

by whose gift we venerate in one celebration the merits of all the Saints,

bestow on us, we pray, through the prayers of so many intercessors,

an abundance of the reconciliation with you for which we earnestly long. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

 God, for ever and ever

Amen

Today is the Solemnity of All Saints. The Church celebrates all the saints: canonised or beatified, and the multitude of those who are in heaven enjoying the beatific vision that are only known to God. During the early centuries the Saints venerated by the Church were all martyrs. Later the pope set November 1 as the day for commemorating all the Saints. We all have this “universal call to holiness.” 

Annual Celebration Evening

We celebrated and shared how our students value their education and pray that they can continue along this pathway in the coming years.

Thank you to the Executive Director of CEWA, Dr Debra Sayce, Director of Teaching and Learning, Mandy Connor and our School Improvement Advisor, Mr Joe Bartucciotto for attending. We also thank special guests, Sister Kathleen Hitchcock (Sisters of St Joseph), Sister Marie Fitzgerald (Sisters of Mercy), Councillor Tanya Richardson, Councillor Aaron Bowman and College Advisory Council Chair, Rebecca Bowen.

Congratulations to all of our Award recipients and our prestigious awards:

Ampol Best All-rounder Medal:                      Jordan Bailey

Vocational Education Excellence Award:      Ebonie Hayden

The Proxime Accessit Award:                        Chloe Durham

The College Dux Award:                                Pearse Topliss

Oscar Romero Medal:                                    Makayla Pugliese-Thompson

Thank you to Principal’s PA, Melanie Whitton, and all of our support staff that worked tirelessly over the weeks to ensure the smooth running of the evening. There are many staff who perform extra duties leading up to the event such as Visual Art teacher, Jose Wise, who spent many hours out of school time to create the painting of St Oscar Romero, our College Patron Saint and focus for 2022. Thank you! Thanks also to Music Teacher Kerri Sloper who assisted.

Thank you to all of our teachers and education assistants for your contributions and attendance. Thank you to our parents for your support.

National Student Voice

Congratulations to Year Ten student, Jasmine Okello, who was selected to represent Catholic Education WA in a national meeting of students to inform the development of a National Student Voice for education. The development of a ‘National Student Voice’ for education is being led by the NSW’s student body – the Department of Student Voices in Education and Schools (DOVES).

Education Ministers agreed in-principle to establish a national student voice and noted that the call for a national student voice is student-led, and that NSW students are engaging in dialogue with other State and Territory student voice bodies. The student meeting will inform a paper for Education Ministers to consider regarding the operations, governance, and administrative arrangements of a national student voice. Well done, Jasmine!

Italian

This year some of our Junior School students participated in the Modern Language Teachers’ Association of WA Side By Side Competition for 2022, with great success.

Congratulations to Year 5 students Anita Garang and Audriana Del Rosario, who were awarded first place in the Italian Year 5 category and also to Year 3 students Anoon Deng and Olivia Fry, who were awarded first place in the Italian Year 3 category.

Recently Year 10 student, Bailey Pearson, received an Award for second place in the Italian Competition “Se l’Italia fosse…” at UWA. His entry was about designing and writing an Italian Monopoly. Congratulations, Bailey!

Thank you to our Italian Teachers – Fabiana Padova and Monica Giora, for your dedication and support for our students. 

Talented HCC Students

Fencing

Brothers, Caleb and Jonah Butler, competed in the State u13 and u11 Epee Fencing competitions recently.  

Caleb (Year Seven) was the number 1 seed for the State u13.  During the last State competition Caleb won gold. Recently, he was awarded another Gold medal!   Caleb also represented WA at the u15 National Fencing Championships in Sydney during the July school holidays. Caleb is an extremely talented fencer.

Jonah (Year Five) has worked very hard this year! After finishing third at the last u11 competition, he recently won a gold medal too.  It is reported that Jonah is progressing really well and it won’t be long before he joins his brother on the State Team at Nationals. Congratulations to both Caleb and Jonah.

Wrestling

Congratulations to Japleen Kaur (Year 9), who competed in the National School aged Freestyle Wrestling competition in Sydney recently. Japleen won Gold in her category (56kg under 14) winning all three of her bouts and was named female athlete of the competition. Amazing!

Golf

Emma Clouston (Year 10) was selected for the WA School State Golf team. It is a very competitive field. Congratulations, Emma!

Julie Hornby

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