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

LIFE WEEK, QCE Awards & Farewell

LIFE Week Gratitude Prayer

Most High Glorious God,

we are grateful to You for the many blessings You have bestowed up on us all at Holy Cross College.

You have created each of us for a purpose and for Your glory we ask that You continue to bless us with Your wisdom, strength, courage, insight, and the Grace to do all things with love and thanksgiving.

In all that we have done through LIFE Week, help us to bring Your healing peace upon us and to all those we meet and serve.

We pray also for our families, friends, and benefactors, that You, Lord will grant them peace, joy, blessings, and all that they need. We are blessed to have families that support us through this week.

With Your help, Lord, we know that all things will be well because we will do all things in Your Name.

We ask these things through Christ, our Lord.



What wonderful staff members we have! I thank our staff for the time they have given, sometimes away from their families too. Our students are very fortunate. I am truly impressed with their dedication and service as well as the range of learning experiences provided. HCC was certainly out there for all to see. I thank our parents for your support and help throughout the week. LIFE Week is encompassed in our ‘Vision for Learning’, where students take their formation skills into the wider community – making connections, being visionary, and embracing our changing world. There were some very special moments indeed.


Carolyn Jess, our ‘Marketing and Events Officer’, will be leaving us as she is considering, and pursuing, other options. Carolyn’s daughter is studying in America, so travel is the aim, as  well as further study and other projects. Carolyn has been at the College for 9 years and she has contributed so much to the College, keeping our light shining beyond the school grounds, and at all of our events.  We wish Carolyn the very best with her future endeavours.


We have nominated three initiatives for Awards:

  • Justice Immersion – The Giving LIFE Social Justice Immersion is a three-day, two-night programme developed by Holy Cross College for students to engage in a deeper experience of Christian Service Learning and servant leadership. The College works closely with an extensive list of charities and social services to provide participants with a 360-degree perspective of homelessness, and the complex issues that often lead to it. As an extension of the College Giving LIFE, Christian Service-Learning Programme, the Social Justice Immersion is an opportunity for students to engage in remedial community action and develop empathy, understanding and discipleship, so as to grow future Christian leaders.
  • MyLIFE BIG Ideas – Big Ideas is about the ‘unGoogle-able’! This year has seen the reinvigoration of Big Ideas at the College. An interdisciplinary program involving Kindergarten to Year 9, it gives an opportunity for students to come to a greater understanding of themselves, their community and the world in which they live. A clear inquiry framework, renewed focus on 6Cs growth and a common question of “What will my LIFE look like in the future?” saw over 900 students participate in the ‘myLIFE Big Ideas’ initiative.
  • HCC Community Radio Initiative – Radio has the power to stimulate, engage, challenge and enrich the listener and broadcaster. Holy Cross College’s ‘Back to School’ Community Radio Programme provides opportunities for students and the wider Ellenbrook community to collaborate, communicate and strengthen personal and school ties within the community of Ellenbrook. In partnership with Ellenbrook Community Radio VCA88.5fm, they share experiences, celebrate the future of public broadcasting and develop strong bilateral ties within the wider community, fostering in our students a sense of belonging, purpose and achievement. The programme is supported by the Local Member of Parliament Ms Jessica Shaw MLA.

Public voting is now open via this link: https://awards.cewa.edu.au/vote/

Please vote for us!

Please note that our ‘Friends of Holy Cross’ have also been nominated through Catholic School’s Parent’s Association for an award for their commitment and contribution across the whole year.

This Monday 29 August, the College will be closed, as it is a pupil free day.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

Kind regards

Julie Hornby