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

Holy Week, The Way of the Cross, MyLIFE, Cross Country, Art Competition and more


Dear Holy Cross College Community

Holy Week

On Palm Sunday, we celebrated the first joy of the season, as we celebrate Our Lord’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by crowds worshiping him and laying down palm leaves before him. 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

It also marks the beginning of Holy Week, a week of great sorrow. Jesus returned to Jerusalem on Holy Thursday, to share the Last Supper with His apostles. He was subsequently arrested and tried. He was crucified at Calvary on Friday, outside the gates of Jerusalem. Jesus was buried the same day, and arose three days later, on Easter Sunday. All of this is done by our Lord for forgiveness of our sins, and for life everlasting with Him. God so loved us, that He sent His only begotten Son to die for us, so that our sins may be forgiven.

St Helena’s of the Holy Cross Holy Week Schedule can be found via this link https://www.holycross.wa.edu.au/st-helena-of-the-holy-cross-holy-week-schedule/

The Way of the Cross

The Passion of Christ was presented to students and staff via a liturgical feature film created by students and staff called, ‘The Way of the Cross’. Hundreds of hours went into the creation of Christ’s Stations of the Cross journey combined with our College Patron Saint Oscar Romero’s teachings. Liturgical choir, instrumental music, dance, performing arts, drama, and media where beautifully crafted into a 50 minute film. Special thanks go to the students from Year 2 to Year 12, Ben Bull, Kerri Sloper, Chris McRae, Georgina Pratt, Guy Jackson, the Grounds and Facilities Team and many others. ‘The Way of the Cross’, can be viewed via this link https://youtu.be/X1lMzNav43U

Interhouse Cross Country Middle and Senior School

Thank you to Marnie Barrett and the Physical Education team for the work in ensuring the Cross-Country event was such a great success, even with the COVID restrictions. The students enjoyed participating. Congratulations to all those who achieved their personal best. Thank you to our staff who supervised and set up. Thank you to Carolyn Jess for the Facebook Live stream.

Ellenbrook Radio Station – MyLIFE

On Tuesday afternoon, Holy Cross College, in collaboration with Community Radio VCA 88.5fm, had the pleasure of inducting eight of our Year 11 and 12 students into the VCA 88.5fm family. The students will be undergoing broadcast training prior to the launch of Holy Cross College’s own weekly radio show every Tuesday from 4 – 5pm. This exciting opportunity has been strongly supported by Jessica Shaw MLA, who was in attendance to present our students with a welcome pack and chat about their future goals. Thank you to our MyLIFE staff members, Orilee Ryan and Susan Wilson, for committing to this important initiative for our students.

Results of the Oscar Romero inspired Art Competition

First Place Sophie Merry

First Place:  Sophie Merry (Year 2)

Commendation:  Chloe Basell (Year 2)

Commendation:  Eldon Vella (Year 2)

Commendation: Summer Mitchell (Year 5)

Thank you to Colleen Azzopardi for judging the artworks and for all students who entered the art competition.

The College office will be open from Wednesday 20 April, however due to Administration renovations, access with be via the St James Centre. Students commence school, for Term Two, on Tuesday 26 April, in full Winter uniform. Please be prepared for College Photos Week Two on Tuesday 3 May and Wednesday 4 May. Students are to be well groomed and in formal Winter Academic Uniform: Junior School K to Yr 4 Tracksuit Jacket, Year 5 to Year 12 College Jumper, boys are to wear ties and girls are to wear the College tights.

As this is the final Newsletter of the term, I wish all of you a holy and joyous Easter, as well as a wonderful holiday break.

Julie Hornby

Principal