Holy Cross College | Ellenbrook
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Ash Wednesday, Advisory Council, Camp and Swimming Carnival


Dear Holy Cross College Community

This week students participated in an Ash Wednesday Mass in our new gymnasium, Lima. The students were outstanding in their display of reverence and respect. The Pre-primary and Year One children were so patient and listened so well.  Ash Wednesday marks the commencement of Lent, a forty day period of fasting and prayer.  In preparation for Easter, the Lenten season is a time when many of us observe a period of repentance and set time aside to reflect on the suffering, sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As Father Bonaventure told us: ‘Leave Every Negative Thing.’

Welcome BBQ and Friends of Holy Cross

Thank you to our parents who attended the parent information sessions as well as the BBQ.it was really affirming to be so warmly welcomed and meet so many families. It was also rewarding to have parents visiting some of the classrooms for the first time. Thank you to the ‘Friends of Holy Cross’ (FHC) for organising and running the sausage sizzle. Our next FHC is this Monday 22 February at 6:30pm in the St James Centre.

College Advisory Council

Under CEWA LTD College Boards are now known as Advisory Councils. During our recent Council meeting, nominations were received, and elections held. I am pleased to announce the following Council positions:

Chairperson:                 Mrs Rebecca Bowen

Deputy Chairperson:   Mr Lee Pearson

Treasurer:                     Mr Matthew Fry

Secretary:                     Mr Peter Collins (Vice Principal)

Members:                     Mr Rodney Gardiner

                                    Sr Joanne Dickson

Fr Bonaventure (Parish Priest)

                                    ‘Friends of Holy Cross’ member – TBA

                                    Ms Julie Hornby (Principal)

Mrs Jean Topliss (Business Manager)

Attending for2021:   Mr Ben Bull (Assistant Deputy Principal – Faith)

Holy Cross College Production Camp

Students participating in the Production Camp arrived today at the Swan Valley Adventure Camp site and will return to on Sunday afternoon. I wish them all the very best with their rehearsals and activities. Thank you to Mr Chris McRae, The ARTS team and staff for all of the planning, and for supporting the students over the weekend. I hope it is a very productive and rewarding time.

Swimming Carnival

Thank you to Mr Liam Smith for the organisation of the Year 7-12 Inter-house Swimming Carnival this week.  The students were excellent in their conduct towards one another, and in their sportsmanship. Thank you to our amazing staff, who persevered through the very hot weather in their various roles. It was a very successful day.

I wish our Holy Cross College Community a wonderful weekend.

Ms Julie Hornby

PRINCIPAL