You will be aware, from the correspondence sent out on Wednesday, that I have been appointed as the Director Teaching and Learning for Catholic Education Western Australia. I will commence this position in January 2020. While I am very excited about this wonderful opportunity, I am also sad to be leaving this wonderful community at the end of this year. Holy Cross College was still in the planning stages when I was appointed and now it is a vibrant faith and learning community with over 1100 students. It has been a privilege to work with staff, students, Board members and parents to develop this wonderful Catholic College over the past eleven years.
In the coming weeks Catholic Education Western Australia will undertake a process to appoint a new Principal.
TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
Next week we have some special events to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of the College. On Friday 13 September we will gather as a community for Mass, commencing at 9.00am. Bishop Don Sproxton will be the main celebrant and Bishop Justin Bianchini will also be joining us. The morning celebrations will include an opening sequence depicting our faith story and a musical, performance of Dom Rosendo Salvado’s music by Fr Robert Nixon from the Benedictine Community of New Norcia. The morning events will conclude at 11.30am.
In the evening we will celebrate with a family festival commencing at 5.30pm. There will be music and lots of entertainment for children. You can bring a picnic or purchase dinner from the food vans. An exciting part of the evening will be the projection of images of our first 10 years onto the buildings. I hope many of our families will join us for the Mass and for the evening celebrations.
Note that the College Café will be closed on Friday 13 September 2019. Students will need to bring their own food for recess and lunch.
We are looking forward to welcoming special guest, German Silva to the College next week. German worked as a catechist with Archbishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador. He will speak to students on Thursday. There will be a number of sessions during the day and parents are welcome to join any of Mr Silva’s presentations or the Oscar Romero Pilgrimages. A schedule of the presentations is included below.