Yesterday we gathered for our final assembly for the term. We congratulations award winners and presented badges to Year 7 LIFE Leaders. We also presented medals to champions and runners-up in the Middle and Senior School cross-country competition. Last week all students in the College participated in cross-country events. Thanks to Mr Parsons and the Physical Education staff for their work in organising out College Cross-country Carnival and to all staff who assisted. At the end of the assembly we had a preview of this year’s College production, ‘Villain School’, with the performance of one of the dances from the show. The production cast and crew are working hard to prepare for the College production and on the weekend they participated in a drama camp which provided them with an intense period of presentation. Thanks to Mr Chris McRae. Miss Sophie Lester, Mr Guy Jackson and Miss Georgina Pratt for their work with the students in preparing for this significant event. I am looking forward to seeing the performance in June.
Congratulations to Ms Kelly Bond who has been selected to take part in a China Study Program through the Asia Education Foundation and University of Melbourne. Ms Bond will travel to China later this week for what should be a wonderful educational and cultural learning experience.
One of our staff members, Mrs Karen Dennett, will be leaving at the end of this term to pursue new opportunities. Mrs Dennett has played a significant role in establishing Business Education at Holy Cross. She has been a keen supporter of extra-curricular activities at Holy Cross College and an enthusiastic member of Ozanam House. I thank her for her contribution to Holy Cross and wish her all the best for the journey ahead.
The following staff members will commence work at Holy Cross College at the beginning of next term :
Mr Mark Potts – Middle and Senior School Teacher
Mrs Charisse Hay – School Psychologist
With the addition of Mrs Hay to the staff we will expand our student support services.
This term Ms O’Donohue has been on leave and during this time Ms Bond has taken on the role of Assistant Deputy Principal, Miss Reynolds as Innovation Coordinator and Miss O’Neil as Ozanam House Coordinator. I thank them for the wonderful work they have done during this time. Thanks also to Mr Murphy who did a role swap and took on the position of Deputy Principal-Learning for the term. Ms O’Donahue will return at the beginning of next term, but as I will be on leave for the first two weeks and Mr Collins will be Acting Principal Ms Bond and Mis O’Neill will continue in their roles for the first two weeks of term.
Learning Conversations will take place this week. They are an excellent opportunity for students to reflect on their learning with their parents and teachers. We are coming to the end of a busy term. Classes finish this Friday, 13 April, and commence on Monday 30 April.