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


Last week I returned from leading a group of Principals and leaders from Catholic Education WA on a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in Spain.  We started in Leon and walked over 300 kilometres across snowy mountains and along paths lined with budding spring flowers to Santiago de Compostela.  We walked in snow, rain and sunshine to reach our destination.  It was a wonderful journey which enabled the participants to experience a personal journey of faith through pilgrimage and to join in local community celebrations of prayer and Mass.  It was very special to arrive in Santiago de Compostela on Good Friday and to be part of the Easter liturgical celebrations in this city where so many pilgrims finish their journey.  It was a privilege to be asked to lead this group and to be able to share the story of pilgrimage at Holy Cross College.

Next Friday Year 7 students will begin their pilgrimage on the Camino Salvado.  Their journey will commence at St Joseph’s Church in Subiaco and over the next 6 years they will participate in Caminos which will take them closer to the New Norcia each year.  The students  will walk into the monastic town of New Norcia as part of their Year 12 Retreat.  Year 8, 9 and 10 students will also complete sections of the Camino Salvado in the next two weeks.


We were blessed with beautiful weather for our K- 12 Interhouse Cross Country Carnival yesterday.  There was a great spirit of participation and perseverance as students ran the course in year levels.  Thanks to parents and other family members who joined us on the day and Friends of Holy Cross for the barbecue. A huge thank you to Mr James Parsons and the Health and Physical Education team for their work in organising this carnival.


Students in Senior School Year 10 to Year 12 commence their exams on Monday 13 May.  Exam results form an important component of students’ final results and it is important that students have a rigorous home study programme during the next few weeks.


Thanks to Mr Peter Collins for taking on the role of Acting Principal while I was leading the CEWA Camino and to Mrs Kylie Day for her work as Acting Vice Principal.

This week we welcomed the following new staff to the College :

  • Mrs Nicole Royer – Education Assistant, Special Needs
  • Miss Miriam Wallach –  Teacher – Middle and Senior School
  • Mr Peter Rule – Maintenance Assistant

Ms Mandy Connor