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

Start of Term, QCE Awards and Mentor Me Reconnect Graduation

The month of October is dedicated as the Month of the Holy Rosary

Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God

Welcome back! Term Four is well and truly underway with staff and students hitting the ground running in Week One.

Staff Professional Development Day – Monday October 10

On Monday staff spent the day exploring the SCSA (Schools Curriculum and Standards Authority) Judging Standards. It was a day of rich discussion as we worked collaboratively to build our collective knowledge of the resources and professional learning experiences offered by SCSA.

Dr Jane Genovese from Learning Fundamentals presented her highly effective study strategies from cognitive psychology. Dr Genovese is an outstanding presenter with a passion for improving students study habits. Many of her strategies will be adopted with how we teach study strategies to our students.

Quality Catholic Education (QCE) Awards 2022

We won! We are thrilled to announced that HCC was the winner of the 2022 QCE Award for Community. The Community Radio Initiative led by Mrs Orilee Ryan, Mr Chris Gooch and Mrs Susan Wilson received the prestigious award on Friday at the awards ceremony. This is deserved recognition of the outstanding work that our staff and students do in the wider community.

We were also one of only two schools to receive a Merit in the Education category. Our Big Ideas initiative at the My Life Expo was recognised for its holistic approach to inquiry-based learning. Well-done to all the Junior School Staff who were involved in the preparation and presentation of the exhibit.

Mentor Me Reconnect Graduation

On Friday we were honour to host of second Mentor Me Reconnect Graduation. The program is a culturally appropriate mentor program that is designed to build the emotional intelligence of our students and address a range of social issues in our society. Mrs Christina Davini was joined by MLA’s Ms Jessica Shaw and Ms Meredith Jammat, the City of Swan Mayor Cr. David Lucas and the Hon. Lorna Harper MLC. It was a wonderful ceremony that recognised the growth of our African community and the important role that mentors play in the lives of our youth.

All the very best for our Year 12 students as they finish their Mock Exams and start preparing for our Graduation evening on Thursday next week.

Have a great weekend.

Kind regards

Albert Borrello
Vice Principal