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

Awards, Celebrations and LIFE Week


This week has been another big week for The Arts, with the continuation of the Catholic Performing Arts Festival and the Opening of the Angelico Exhibition.  Congratulations to Zane Garbutt, Year Six, who was awarded the Forrest Centre Tenant’s Choice Award in the Angelico Exhibition  for his beautiful water colour painting.  Well done to all students who had art work displayed in the exhibition as ‘Highly Commended’, Leah Frisina Year Nine and Samara Edwards Year Nine.

Last night Junior, Middle and Senior School students performed at the Convention Centre in the Contemporary Dance Section of the Performed Arts Festival.  The Junior School students reminisced on some Disney Classics, culminating with a wonderful rendition of ‘The Lion King’.  The Middle and Senior School women celebrated the lives of women during World War Two in a stirring performance. Thanks to the many parents and grandparents who travelled into the city to watch the performances.  


On  12 and 13 September there will be a number of significant events to celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of Holy Cross College. The College Feast Day Mass on 13 September will be a very special celebration of our journey as a Catholic College.  Mass will commence at 9.00 am with Bishop Don Sproxton as the main celebrant.  From 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm there will be a family festival at the College.  I hope parents and family members will join us for the Mass and evening celebrations.  German da Silva, will be one of our special guests at the celebrations. When  German was a young man in San Salvador, he worked as a catechist with St Oscar Romero.  The pilgrimage group who travelled to Rome for Oscar Romero’s canonisation were privileged to have lunch with German and to hear some of his story.  Germans will speak to students from Year Three to Year Twelve on Thursday 12 September.  Parents are welcome to join us for one of these sessions.  The schedule will be published closer to the event.


On Monday LIFE Week commences at Holy Cross.  I am looking forward to a week in which students have an opportunity to participate in all activities in pillars of the College.  These will include pilgrimages on the Camino Salvado, Retreats, Christian Service, camps and excursions.  The Year Five students will journey in the footsteps of Mother Ursula Frayne and spend a night in Fremantle and the Year Six students are heading across the seas to Rottnest Island.   Year Twelve students will walk the final stages of the Camino Salvado and will walk into New Norcia to the ringing of the Abbey Bells.  LIFE Week is always a very special week at Holy Cross.

Ms Mandy Connor