We have formed strong partnerships with local organisations and communities, to ensure our students receive a fulfilling educational experience.
Holy Cross recognises and acknowledges a continued connection with the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our College stands. To forge a lasting bond between the College and the local Indigenous community, we have seamlessly integrated local culture and narratives into our students’ learning experiences throughout the College.
We have cultivated strong relationships with local organisations and individuals who deeply value Aboriginal heritage and history. These meaningful connections contribute to our authentic understanding of the local culture and guide us in the exploration of our surroundings.
Aligned with our local Aboriginal community, Holy Cross College is committed to enhancing educational achievements for our Aboriginal students and honouring their histories and culture.
These goals are realised through our four LIFE pillars, as demonstrated by the following initiatives and activities:
- Aboriginal Education Assistants support students’ learning and maintain communication with families.
- Personalised Learning Plans are established for all Aboriginal students.
- College embraces cultural celebrations including NAIDOC Week, Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week.
- Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country are part of assemblies and presentations.
- NATSI Mass during NAIDOC Week.
- Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories integrated into the curriculum.
- Aboriginal Immersion Experiences via Art Club, guest speakers and excursions.
College Advisory Council
The College Advisory Council consists of representatives from the Catholic College community dedicated to actively supporting the school’s Catholic ethos.
These council members receive support and training from Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) and access relevant information courses.
The Council’s responsibilities extend to the local College community and the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA), overseeing financial administration and collaborative planning. This planning, facilitated by the Principal and the CECWA, addresses present and future student needs.
Joining the College Advisory Council allows parents to contribute to shaping their child’s school experience. Apart from executive roles, sub-committees may be established, enabling parents to apply their expertise in various areas.
Catholic Education Western Australia comprises a comprehensive state-wide network of 163 schools, colleges and early years learning and care facilities. These educational institutions and offices are distributed throughout the Dioceses of Broome, Bunbury, Geraldton, and the Archdiocese of Perth.
CEWA’s organisational structure, including the Executive Team and office-based Directorates, is meticulously crafted to uphold the strategic vision and mission of Catholic education. This framework aids schools in providing a genuine Catholic education, enhancing learning achievements, and creating better life prospects for children, families, and communities throughout Western Australia.
For more information on the CEWA, visit their website.
St Helena’s Catholic Primary School and Emmaus Catholic Primary School
Holy Cross College shares a strong connection with both St. Helena’s Catholic Primary School and Emmaus Catholic Primary School. Our three schools are intertwined, forming a community connected by the Parish and driven by a shared mission to serve the diverse Catholic community in the Swan Valley region.
Child and Parent Centre Arbor Grove
Run by Anglicare WA, the Child and Parent Centre Arbor Grove offers a variety of programs and services for families and children in the Ellenbrook area. The centre is open to all families in the community, including surrounding areas.
Learn more here.