Friday 14 September is the Feast of the Holy Cross and the day we celebrate our College Feast Day. The Gospel for Feast Fay Mass included John 10:10. – ‘I came that you may have life and have it to the full. This year we were blessed to have Emeritus Archbishop Hickey as the Main Celebrant at Feast Day Mass, concelebrating with our Parish Priest Fr Bona. In 2010 Archbishop Hickey blessed and opened the first stage of Holy Cross College, at a time when we had just 69 students. Yesterday 1000 students, staff and parents gathered for our Feast Day celebration. During the Mass Archbishop Hickey blessed the pilgrims who will be travelling to Rome for the canonisation of Blessed Oscar Romero in October. The Feast Day stalls and activities raise money for House projects in Perth, New Norcia, Timor Leste, and Peru. Thanks to Mr Collins, Mr Shelton and the House Coordinators for their work in organising Feast Day and to all staff, students and parents who assisted.
Last week we celebrated Italian language and culture in the College. Activities included Italian cooking, quizzes and a showcase of work. Thanks to Signora Amatulli, Signora Morlotti and Signora Smiroldo for all their work in preparing these wonderful learning experiences for the students.
LAST DAY OF CLASSES
Friday 21 September last day of classes for Winter Term. This is also the final week of classes for Senior School before they commence exams. Spring Term commences on Monday 8 October.
CELEBRATING THE ARTS
On Monday John Paul Botha, Year 11, was presented with the Ron Dullard Award for Christian Drama at the Final Concert of the Catholic Performing Arts Concert at Perth Concert Hall. He accepted the award on behalf of the students who performed ‘The Way of the Cross’. Holy Cross College also won this award in 2017. Well done to all the students who were part of this performance group and to Mr McRae and Mr Shelton for their work with them.
I am looking forward to the Opening of the Arts Showcase on Monday 17 September, The Showcase commences at 6.00pm and will include exhibitions and performances in visual and performing arts.