Congratulations to James Evans, class of 2015, who has been awarded the Prize for the Best Honours Seminar for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Western Australia. This is an outstanding achievement for James who was a foundation student at Holy Cross College. James was 2015 Dux and was awarded a General Exhibition for being ranked 26th in Western Australia for his WACE Award Score.
JUNIOR SCHOOL ATHLETICS
Well done to the Junior School Athletics Squad on their great effort at the Catholic Primary School Inter-school Sports Carnival on Tuesday. It was wonderful to see the strong spirit of participation amongst the students. Thanks to parents who travelled to the WA Athletics Stadium to support the students. A huge thanks to Mrs Marnie Barrett and the coaches of the athletics team.
Please keep the Year 12 students in your thoughts and prayers as they complete their ATAR examinations, which commenced last week.
SENIOR SCHOOL ACADEMIC YEAR COMMENCES
Senior Schools Students have commenced their new academic year as Years 9, 10 and 11 have now entered Years 10, 11 and 12. Yesterday evening we held an information evening for parents and I thank the parents who attended. Parent involvement is important at every level of school education and it is important that parents continue to attend information sessions and other school events so that they are well-informed and can support the students in achieving their goals.
WOULD YOU SELECT YOU?
At the Senior School Information Evening I posed the question, ‘Would You Select You?’ to the Year 11 and 12 ATAR students. It is an important question for all students. Education at Holy Cross College involves all areas of LIFE – Learning, Inter-relationships, Faith and Enrichment. When students enter the College they, and their parents, agree to participate in all school events, including Retreats, Reflection Days, Caminos, Swimming and Athletics Carnivals and Feast Day. Attendance (or non-attendance) at key College events is recorded on reports as these events are an integral part of the development of the whole person. Employers, further education providers, those who award scholarship and leadership opportunities are interested in the whole person. If they want to know if a young person is reliable, resilient and committed they will look not only the academic results, but at their participation in all areas of school life. So, my question to the students is, ‘Would you select you?’
MS MANDY CONNOR