LIFE Summer Term Week Three

Tue19 FebruaryKindergarten Speech Screening Commences
Year 11 Geography (ATAR) Excursion
Wed20 FebruaryWhole College Opening Mass9:00am
Thu21 FebruaryDa Vinci Programme Commences Summer Term
Year 7 and Year 8 Immunisations Round 1
Fri22 FebruaryYear 4 to Year 7 Inter-House Swimming Carnival9:00am
Year 11 and Year 12 Drama Excursion State Theatre of WA7:30pm
Sat23 FebruaryReconciliation Enrolment Mass6:00pm
Sun24 FebruaryReconciliation Enrolment Masses9:30am 5:45pm


Parents please use Parent Coneqt for SEQTA Engage via this link for current letters and excursion information
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 SEQTA Engage



Junior School Update

Pre-primary

The Pre-Primary students have had a very exciting start to the year in their new classrooms. They have been listening well and learning the new class routine.

This week the students started learning letter names and the sounds they represent through letter stomping, whiteboard writing, play-dough creating and object sorting. They have also learned new songs to help them with knowledge of these letters.

The classes have had fun with special treasure hunts to learn our numbers to ten. The students really are becoming counting superstars! On top of all this, it has been exciting getting to have specialist teachers this year for Physical Education, Italian and Art. The students cannot wait to see what they will learn next!

Miss Hannah Sibbald and Miss Abbey Rowlands

Pre-primary Teachers

   

VISN Camp

15 February 2019

VISN is a program for Year 11 and 12 students allowing them to study courses that are not offered on the College timetable and are studied online. Over 14 Catholic schools with both large and small cohorts are using VISN to enable their students to expand their curriculum offerings. Students have a video lesson once a week with their teacher (from another Catholic school) and have access to a suite of online learning tools for independent learning. They are able to keep in contact with their online teacher throughout each week.  Currently we have students studying Biology ATAR and Economics ATAR through the VISN program. Holy Cross College VISN students recently attended a VISN camp where they met students studying through VISN from other Catholic schools and had the opportunity to learn how to be a good online learner, develop independent study skills and had time to get to know their teacher and the other students taking their course.

Mr Paul Murphy
Deputy Principal

Holy Cross College Community Opening Mass 2019


Families and friends of Holy Cross College are invited to join with all students and staff of the College, 
to celebrate the beginning of 2019 with a Eucharistic Liturgy.  

9am, Wednesday 20th February 
Holy Cross College, Undercover Area, below San Salvador (LRC)




Ben Bull
Assistant Deputy Principal -Faith 




Camp Australia's Friendship Day Event

Our Before and After School Care providers, Camp Australia, are holding a special 'Friendship Day' event for all students involved in the programme on Wednesday, 20 February. 

Contact Camp Australia for more information.

Mrs Vanja Basell
Assistant Principal, Junior School

Junior and Year 7 Swimming Carnival

The 2019 Junior and Year 7 Swimming Carnival will take place on Friday 22 February at Chisholm College from 10am-2pm.

Students have received their information letters with permission slips to return. Could families please assist by returning these slips ASAP.

Spectators are most welcome and are encouraged to attend.

This will be a fantastic way to start our Inter House Carnivals for 2019. 

MATHS CLUB

Maths Club will run each Wednesday after school from 3.20pm to 4.20pm in Trayning 7.

It is open to all students from Year 7 to 12 and there will be a Maths teacher available each week to assist with classwork, homework, study or note writing. It will cater for all abilities.

The club will run from Week 2 to Week 9 each term and will commence on Wednesday, 20 February for Summer Term.

OLNA Numeracy students can also make use of the club as there will be an extra staff member available to teach strategies that particularly target the OLNA style questions.


Mrs Samantha Thompson

Learning Area Coordinator - Mathematics 


HOMEWORK CLUB

Homework Club is a 75 minute supervised study session held in San Salvador. Students attending Homework Club are expected to spend the time completing set homework or quietly studying. Staff are on hand to assist in a general manner, but specific questions will need to be addressed by the students’ teachers. 

The Club runs on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3.15pm to 4.30pm and will be commencing on Wednesday, 20 February.  Students are required to move directly to San Salvador and sign in promptly at 3.15pm. It is an expectation that these students remain in San Salvador for the duration of Homework Club. Parent contact will be made for any student who is in breech of these expectations and they will not be permitted to continue attending Homework Club. 

At the completion of Homework Club students will be required to be picked up from the main College car park on Strathmore Parkway prompty at 4.30pm. 

Mr Ryan Shelton.                             Mrs Vanja Basell
Deputy Principal - Learning            Assistant Principal - Junior School

Parish Sacramental Programme

The parish is once again running external Sacramental preparation classes (PREP) for those students interested in undertaking Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation outside of the allocated year level Religious Education programme. Classes are held in the Huasahuasi building at Holy Cross College from 3:30pm - 4:30pm each Wednesday. For further information, please refer to the document attached or email the Parish Sacramental Coordinator, Mrs Hannah Wager at sh.sacraments@hoycross.wa.edu.au.

PREP Programme

Mrs Kylie Day
Assistant Principal, Junior School

SEQTA Engage Setup instructions

This article will outline how to install the SEQTA Engage app on your mobile device. This app will work on iOS and Android devices.
  1. Login to SEQTA Engage through your web browser.
  2. Select Settings from the left hand menu pane.
  3. From this page, you are given the option of downloading the app; select Apple Store for iOS devices and Google Play Store for Android.
  4. Once the app is installed on your phone, go back to the Settings page and Connect Mobile App. This will send through a QR code to the email listed.

  5. You are able to scan this QR Code through the SEQTA Engage App, or alternatively simply tap on the QR code if reading the email on your phone.





    Alternative - Manual Setup

    1. Open the SEQTA Engage App and select Manual Setup.

    2. Next, enter the Holy Cross College SEQTA Engage URL: coneqt-p.holycross.wa.edu.au



    Enter your Username and Email Address in the boxes provided.

    Elite Sporting Achievements

    Holy Cross College is very pleased to acknowledge the following students for their achievements in their desired sports. 

    Hayden Kain has been selected as an all-rounder to represent WA in the U15’s National Championships on the Sunshine Coast. Over the first 2 games he has an average of 50 and has taken 2 wickets.



    Zoe Watts has been selected in the Southern Stars Touch Football Women’s Open representative team and competed at the Live Ligher Western Australian Touch Football Championships. It was a a great start for Zoe’s team over the weekend, beating last year’s Champions Fremantle in the first game.

    Mr Simon Falcone

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