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

Celebrating Mothers


On Wednesday we celebrated mothers, grandmothers and women who have played a ‘mothering’ role in our lives.  Our liturgy was a special celebration in which we reflected on and prayed for our mothers.  The liturgy was followed by breakfast in the College Café for the students, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and other family members who joined us. Thanks to Mrs Sharna Bateman for organising the liturgy and to other staff and students who assisted. Thanks also to Mrs Cathie Lewis, Café Coordinator, and Café staff for providing a delicious breakfast.  I hope all our mothers and grandmothers in the College community have a very special day on Sunday.


Our Junior School Swimming Squad put in a great effort at the Catholic Primary Schools’ Sports Association Interschool Swimming Carnival yesterday.  It was great to see the spirit of participation and the determination of the swimmers.  The team did very well taking out 4th place overall and 3rd place in the Girls’ Division.  Thanks to Mrs Marnie Barrett for organising the team for the carnival and to Miss Melissa Carrera, Mr Josh Bowen and Mrs Vanja Basell for their support.  Thanks also to all the parents who attended and cheered the students along. 


Year Seven students commenced their journey along the Camino Salvado today.  During the next six years they will journey on foot towards New Norcia.  Today’s journey commenced in Subiaco at St Joseph’s Church, where the trailhead of the Camino Salvado is located and at MercyCare, the site of one of the original Benedictine monasteries in WA.   Students learned about pilgrimage and about the Subiaco’s connection with the Benedictines and the Sisters of Mercy.  From Subiaco we walked to St Mary’s Cathedral in Victoria Square and then onward to Maylands.  During LIFE week the students will walk their next section of the Camino Salvado, beginning their journey where they finished today.


Holy Cross College will be undertaking a School Registration audit on 14 May 2019.  All schools are required to participate in the Audit process to satisfy the System Agreement between the Catholic Education Commission and the Minister for Education.  The Audit is the quality assurance process undertaken to assess school compliance with the Registration Standards and Other Requirements for Non-Government Schools in Western Australia. 

As part of the Audit Process the Auditors will meet with members of staff, as well as  some parents and a group of students from Year Four to Year Twelve.