On Wednesday we gathered together as a College for our Opening Assembly, followed by House games and morning tea. We welcomed new students and staff and we also farewelled Fr Alexis who is moving to the Broome Diocese. I thank Fr Alexis for his support of Holy Cross College during his time in Ellenbrook and wish him well for the next stage of his journey. One of the highlights of our Opening Assembly each year is congratulating the high achievers from the previous year’s graduating class. This year we congratulated the following students:
- Logan Kain received an outstanding ATAR score of 99.55 and was also awarded a Certificate of Distinction by the Curriculum and Standards Authority. Logan has been offered a place in Engineering at the University of Western Australia.
- Caitlin McKenzie, Arjuna Leach and Bianca Sumich also received ATAR scores above 90. Caitlin, who was also awarded a Certificate of Distinction, will study a Bachelor of Education at Curtin University. Arjuna has enrolled to study Forensic Biology, Toxicology and Chemistry at Murdoch University. Bianca has been successful in receiving entry into Medicine at UWA, an outstanding achievement, as this is an extremely competitive course with very limited places for direct entry.
- Bianca Sumich, Rebecca Hughes, Sally Reyes and Keely Prasalowski were awarded Certificates of Merit for their WACE results.
Congratulations to these students and to all students who worked hard to achieve their goals.
This year our Patron focus will be Frederic Ozanam, founder of the St Vincent de Paul Society. The values for Ozanam House are compassion and connection. This sense of a connected community was very evidenton Wednesday evening as students, parents and staff gathered for our Welcome BBQ. Thanks to Friends of Holy Cross for organising this event and also thanks to members of our College Alumni who came along to assist. It is wonderful to have students who have graduated returning to help at College events.