Dear Holy Cross College Community,
Eye of Justice and Service– Justice by definition is the genuine respect and concern for people. Sister Irene McCormack embodied this charism by standing up for the poor, feeding them and choosing to care for their wellbeing. She was an educator whose faith in the Lord found her in Lima Peru, an impoverished Andes mountain township who were terrorised by the Shining Path, a government supported militant group. Peace is the ultimate justice, so it is fitting to combine prayer and peace whilst walking the new Eye of Justice labyrinth. This week the Senior Leadership team took time out to be the first to walk in prayer, The Eye of Justice. Special thanks to Mr Peter Collins Vice Principal and Mr Ben Bull Assistant Deputy Principal for their planning and execution of this everlasting faith story and prayerful activity for our College.
House Games– The LIFE of the College is strengthened when social fun and competitive sports are held between the Houses. Inter-house games were played to the joy of all the students with an extended HTG. Thank you to Mrs Christina Davini Assistant Deputy Principal, House Co-ordinators Mr Jarrad Pisano, Mr Mark Potts, Mr Matt Smyth and Mr Simon Falcone and all the teaching and support staff on the day for their work in organising this Inter-relationships activity.
College Photos– On Monday 17 May all Student Leaders including Junior School and all of Year 7 to Year 12 will take their College Photos. Students are to be well groomed and dressed according to the College Policy.
Tuesday 18 March is the make-up day for students who were absent on the previous photo days. These photos must be taken before recess. Family group photos can be taken on both Monday or Tuesday at starting at 8:00am, before school.
NEW Scholarships and Yarndi Bursary– The College Mission is to ‘empower our students to have ‘Life to the Full’. Providing opportunities to families in our community and encouraging families to thrive in Catholic Education, the Holy Cross College Advisory Council wish to create and extend the following Scholarships and Bursaries.
I welcome families to read the information and to apply. The individual details of each scholarship and applications are as follows:
The LIFE Scholarships are offered to recognise students who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to our mission. There are four LIFE Scholarships available to students entering Year 7 at Holy Cross College, one for each LIFE Pillar: Learning, Inter-relationships, Faith and Enrichment. Details and the application can be found via this link https://www.holycross.wa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/LIFE-Scholarship-Application-Form-Holy-Cross-College-3.pdf
The Learning Enrichment Bursary is presented to a student who has achieved sound results in the face of challenges that are well beyond those experienced by many of their peers. Through their courage and determination and enthusiasm they have provided ongoing inspiration to their friends and school community. This Bursary aims to assist one family of a student under the auspices of the Learning Enrichment Team. Details and the application can be found via this link https://www.holycross.wa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Learning-Enrichment-Bursary-Holy-Cross-College-1.pdf
Yarndi Bursary– Two Yarndi Bursary’s are now available, Kindergarten entry and Year 7 entry. Holy Cross College embraces the Aboriginal heritage of the land upon which the College is built, the local area of Coolamon, in the country of the Whadjuk Noongar people, who are the custodians of the land. The Coolamon, or Yarndi in Noongar language is a vessel traditionally used by women to carry water, fruit, nuts and to cradle babies. Details and application can be found via theses links
School Climate Survey– Parents are encourage to complete the School Climate Survey that was sent our via letter this past week.
I wish all of our Holy Cross College community a peaceful, joyful weekend.
Ms Julie Hornby