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ANZAC Day, College Uniform, Mother’s Day, COVID Update and Photo Day


Dear Holy Cross College Community

Welcome to Term Two!

I hope the holiday break provided some opportunities for families to come together and enjoy the time.

ANZAC Day

We commenced the term with our ANZAC liturgy and service. ANZAC Day is observed on Friday 25 April, and is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand. It is a time when we remember and acknowledge those that served, died and suffered in all wars and conflicts.  Thank you to Deputy Principal, Ben Bull for the organisation, Tracey Trist for sharing her knowledge and experiences, as well as to Kerry Sloper for the musicianship. Thank you to our wonderful students who participated in the service.

College Uniform

The students returned with the majority wearing the correct school uniform. Thank you for the continued support for the standards we expect. Unfortunately, we still have a number of students who are not conforming with our policy. We are seeing the wrong earrings, incorrect jewellery, makeup, and the wrong socks. Also, some students are wearing the College sports jacket with their Winter uniform. In keeping with our high standards, individual students will be questioned when they are not in the correct uniform. Thank you to our parents who write a note explaining certain situations in relation to uniform when an exemption is required for the day. Please see the Standards for Grooming and Uniform here.

COVID19

Welcome back! Everything is back to normal in relation to parents being on school site, volunteering and attending events.

Mask wearing is not compulsory; however, masks must be worn whenever on a bus. Students who are asymptomatic household close contacts can attend school, but will need to wear a mask for 7 days, as well as have a RAT test with a negative result each day.

Please continue to use the Portal to report your COVID test results.

Information was sent home today.

Mother’s Day

The second Sunday in May is set aside to celebrate Mothers’ Day. A special liturgy will be held next week on Wednesday, 4 May 2022 for students and their mothers, grandmothers or significant women in their lives. Siblings are also welcome to attend.

The Liturgy will commence promptly at 7:45am in the Parish Church.

For those attending the Liturgy, a light breakfast will follow in the College Café.

To RSVP, please complete the online form using the link below no later than today Saturday, 30  April 2022.

 Mothers Day Liturgy RSVP

Also our ‘Friends of Holy Cross’ are holding a ‘Mother’s Day Stall’ every morning next week from 8am until 8:45am outside the Administration area and Tui – in the boulevard. Gifts prices range from $2 to $10. 

Photo Days Tuesday 3 May and Wednesday 4 May

The College Photo Days are this upcoming week. Students are to present to school well-groomed and wearing their clean and tidy Winter College Academic Uniform and Sports Uniform for Year 4 and under. Please be mindful of your haircut and colour. Here is the College Standards for Grooming and Uniform. Please send in the Photo Envelope. Students can collect a spare Photo Envelope from the Wellness Centre during recess or lunch.

7:30am – 8:30am BOTH days Sibling Photos

Tuesday 3 May: Junior School Kindergarten to Year 6 (Pre-kindergarten in October)

Wednesday 4 May: Middle and Senior School & Student Leadership including Junior School Leaders

Junior School Kindergarten to Year 4 – Winter Sports Uniform with zip jumper

Year 5 to Year 12 – ALL students need their winter jumper in good condition without holes and not faded.

Year 5 to Year 12 GIRLS – Need their College tights

Year 5 to Year 12 BOYS – Need their College Tie

Have a joyful weekend.

Julie Hornby

Principal