Dear Holy Cross College Community,
Lent is the 40 day period of fasting, penitence, and sorrow, leading up to the feast of Easter, recalling Jesus’ 40-day fast in the wilderness. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday.
Lent offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life, rooted in our baptism. In our busy world, Lent provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply, experience sorrow for what we’ve done and failed to do, and to be generous to those in need.
Harmony Week – Everyone belongs!
Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. The students engaged in many collaborative experiences this week, demonstrating awareness and respect of the traditions of others. Thank you to all of the staff for supervising and supporting the activities, our Inter-relationships and Wellbeing teams, and our Canteen staff for all the extra work that took place this week. It was wonderful!
Parents and caregivers can inform the school of their child’s positive or negative COVID result and /or close contact information via this LINK. The information will go directly to the Principal, prompting our COVID response. There is no need to email the College, unless you cannot access the link to the form. Thank you to our Parent community. We have appreciated your promptness in informing the College about your COVID situations as they arise.
MyLIFE – Careers
The development of the new Careers Hub has provided opportunities for students to listen to guest speakers, from different industries, during ‘Chats and Snacks’ sessions on Wednesdays at lunchtime. This week members from the ‘Australian Defence Force’ spoke to a group of students. From all reports the session was a great success. Thank you to our staff members Susan Wilson and Orilee Ryan, who give up so much of their time to help students form goals for life post school.
Saint Oscar Romero Liturgy
Students and staff participated in a moving liturgy about our College Patron Saint Oscar Romero today. In celebration of his life and homeland of El Salvador, students and staff dressed in colourful shirts or House shirts, such is the lively culture and fashion of the nation. The deeper meaning is to do good, work hard today knowing you are adding to something bigger and greater than yourself, the fruits of which you may never personally see.