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

ANZAC Remembrance & Carers Collective


Lord God

Help us to remember the sacrifice of the first ANZACs, Australian and New Zealander, and the generations of men, women and children who have died in the cause of liberty and peace.

Help us to remember those who still bear the physical and mental scars and disabilities of their service.

They shall not grow old,

as we that are left grow old.

Age shall not be weary,

nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun

and in the morning,

we shall remember them.

Lest We Forget

Welcome to Term Two!

Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC)

The first ANZACs formed part of the Allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula during World War I on April 25, 1915. It is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and we acknowledge the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”.

We commenced the term with our annual ANZAC Liturgy. Thank you to our students and staff who attended the College ANZAC liturgy on Wednesday. It is truly special to be a part of so many members of our community coming together to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. Your respectful demeanour was greatly appreciated. A special thank you to our students who sang, read and participated in the actual liturgy. Thank you also to Deputy – Ben Bull, Kerri Sloper, Colleen Azzopardi and our grounds staff for the organisation and production of the event.

Thank you to Kerri Sloper, Chloe Sirolli, Louie Lambert and Luke Chappell for attending the ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Ellenbrook. Thanks to Year 11 student, Luke Chappell for singing both the Australian and Māori National Anthems at both services. Thank you to our families who also attended.

‘Carers Collective’ Gathering – Next Wednesday 3 May!

Calling all Carers!

The Carers Collective group has been formed by parents to enable support for all carers such as those who care for people with disability, learning difficulties, carers of grandchildren, and those involved in aged care. The very first gathering of the group will take place in our College Café next Wednesday from 1:30pm until 2:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Please sign in at reception.

Staff Professional Development

The staff commenced the term with professional development focusing on our ‘Learning’ pillar. We are developing a model of best practice to complement our Vision for Learning. The model is being developed around our three elements – engaged, challenged and progressing (ECP) and will support teachers with pedagogical practices in relation to teaching and learning. We also explored the further use of our DaVinci spaces as well as common expectations in our classrooms. The day ended with the discovery of the use of Chat GPT in an educational setting. Thank you to Deputy – Greg Quinn, Assistant Principal – Linley Waters and to the staff members that presented on the day. We are truly blessed to have such a dedicated team at HCC. It was a very productive day.

Thank you for your continued support and I wish you all a good weekend.

Ms Julie Hornby