Holy Cross College, Ellenbrook
'I came that they may have life, and have it to the full' John 10:10

Cross Country & Enrolments

Palm Sunday Offering Prayer

The crowds offered you their coats to walk on,
they waved palm branches, honouring your presence.
Today we honour you, Lord,
with our faithful tithes and offerings.
We lay these gifts before you,
humble tokens of our love,
a public display of affection for our King of kings.

Palm Sunday marks the final Sunday of Lent, and the beginning of Holy Week, where we recognise the arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before he was crucified.

Palm branches are widely recognised symbol of peace and victory, hence their preferred use on Palm Sunday.  It is called Palm Sunday because people took branches from the Palm and Olive Trees that lined the road. They and put some of them on the road for the donkey to walk on. This was a way of signifying the arrival of an important person.


Enrolment places for Year 7 in 2024, are now limited. Current Year Six students at HCC have automatic enrolment to Year 7. If you have a current Year Six student at another school, please complete your enrolment form ASAP please.

Kindergarten places for 2024 are also being finalised.

Interviews are now being conducted for Year 7 and Kindergarten for 2025.

Please contact reception for an Enrolment Pack, download documents from our website or contact Enrolments Officer – Alyse Birch, for further information.

Telethon Beneficiary Function

Recently some of our students created some beautiful flowers to be used on the tables at a function where the 107 beneficiary charities of last year’s Telethon were announced.  Year Three student, Leo Beazley, was involved, being one of the 2022 Telethon children.

Each vase had a tag thanking our school. The guests included the Premier and many other notable guests, and was a great opportunity to showcase your school’s contribution. The vases and flowers will be kept and then used again in October when there is a function to brief Channel 7 talent for the Telethon Weekend. Many thanks to our staff and students that contributed.

Mock Law Trial

A group of our senior students participated in a Mock Law Trial held at the Supreme courts in Perth. They had to argue on the side of the prosecution in a graffiti case. Students had about a month to prepare a case, and had the help of a local lawyer who coached the students after school. Congratulations for the Round One win! The students now progress to Round Two in May. Thank you to teachers Cassandra Bull and Jamie Gotti, as well as Deputy, Ben Bull for attending the evening and preparing and supporting the students.

Eucharistic Enrolment

Some of our Year Four students will receive their first Holy Communion (Eucharist) soon, as part of their initiation into the Catholic Church. Jesus comes to us in our Eucharist He is in our body and soul. This is a joyous time to celebrate the journey of faith and witness. We are in union with Christ. The gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ in Holy Communion is the greatest of all. Thank you to Fr Bona, our St Helena’s of the Holy Cross Parish, our parents and staff for supporting the students in their preparation with the Enrolment Masses.

Inter-House Cross Country Carnival

Thank you to all of the students who participated in the cross Country Carnival. It was so good to see students being inclusive of others and looking after one another along the way. All participants received House points. Well done!

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Julie Hornby