The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 8 September
Impart to your servants, we pray,
O Lord, the gift of heavenly grace,
that the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin
may bring deeper peace to those
for whom the birth of her Son was the dawning of salvation.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever,
The positive tradition of the ‘Nativity of the Blessed virgin Mary, continues in modern times. We celebrate the birth of the Virgin Mary because she was the last great persona of the B.C. era, whose birth itself gave birth to a new world. Without Mary there would have been no Christ, as we know it. Her birth was the start of the future we all now inhabit.
HCC Carpark – Disability Bays
I have received complaints about the incorrect usage of our Disability Bays. The majority of our families are very respectful in ensuring the bays are left for our students and parents who have a disability and need to access the College; however, we do have some people using the bays for dropping students off, or for parking, when they are not eligible. This is an unacceptable practice and I ask that other accessible areas of parking in the College are used. Thank you for your cooperation.
Friends of Holy Cross (FHC) Quiz Night
Thank you to Michelle Francis and the whole FHC Executive, for organising the Quiz Night. From all reports it was a very successful night with lots of competition and laughter. Thank you to our parents and families who were able to attend. I hope you had an enjoyable evening.
R U OK Day!
Yesterday was ‘R U OK Day’ – a day where we raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing. We are encouraged to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with those who may be experiencing challenges using four steps:
- Ask R U OK?
- Encourage action
- Check in
Thank you to our Deputy of Inter-Relationships – Christina Davini, our pro-active Wellbeing Team, the Inter-relationships Leaders, and our students for the organisation of the activities for the day and the interactions that took place. ‘R U OK’ conversations don’t happen on one day, they are continual. We all endeavour to ensure a student’s pastoral needs are met as best as we can, thus ensuring better engagement with learning. The wellness of our students cannot happen without the strong partnerships we develop with our parents.
Yesterday evening was the College’s very first Dance Showcase at Swan Park Theatre in Midvale. Congratulations to our Dance teacher, Miss Georgina Pratt, supporting staff and, of course, to our amazing students. It was a spectacular evening with so much variety in the performances and costumes. The students were very excited indeed and I thank our parents for your attendance at the event and support with the initiative. Well done to all!
Well done to all of our students who participated in the ACC-Division E Athletics Carnival. I hope you strived for your personal best as well as enjoyed the day. Thank you to our Sports Coordinator, Mrs Marnie Barrett, and our supporting staff, who ensured the event was well organised and that the students were very well prepared, after all those early morning practise sessions. A great effort by our staff and students.
Year 10 Student – Silver Medal – Taekwondo Championships – Malaysia
Year 10 student, Grace Shetty has competed twice previously in the international Taekwondo Championships, in 2017 and 2018. She was awarded a bronze medal in 2018. Grace is extremely dedicated and committed to her training each week.
This year (2022) there were 12 countries represented and competing over three days. The Australian team won overall champion. Grace was awarded a Silver medal for second place. Her competitors were from India, Malaysia and Thailand, and the conditions were hot and humid. The days were also long as the competitors had to watch every competition. Congratulations, Grace!
Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
We pray for the repose of the soul of our late Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. May she rest eternally with the Lord. We pay tribute to her life of unstinting service to the good of the Nation and the Commonwealth, her example of devotion to duty, her steadfast witness of faith in Jesus Christ and her firm hope in his promise.
Have a lovely weekend!
Ms Julie Hornby