Dear Holy Cross College Community
On Holy Thursday we recall the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, when he initiated the sacrament of Holy Communion prior to his arrest and the events leading up to the crucifixion. Holy Thursday is part of the Holy Week story. Jesus celebrated the dinner as a Passover feast. Christ would fulfill His role for all to be saved by His final sacrifice.
Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ’s last days. The 14 stations focus on the significant steps of His last day. Today we re-enacted a mini pilgrimage as individuals moved through each scenario. At each station, specific prayers and readings were recited, accompanied by singing and music. I congratulate those that participated in the organisation as well as taking on a role. It was so meaningful. The deep respect from all students was clearly visible and the whole event was moving and reflective. Thank you to Mr Ben Bull, our Deputy Principal – Faith, Mr Chris McRae – Learning Area Coordinator; The Arts, Mrs Kerry Sloper – Music Tutor, and all staff that helped to make the event so successful, including our Grounds & Maintenance staff, who are always there to ensure the set up and pack up is seamless.
Thank you to Liam Smith, Learning Area Coordinator – Physical Education, and the team, as well as other staff members, for the planning and organisation of the Cross-Country afternoon that occurred yesterday. Congratulations to OZANAM, who had plenty of competitors on the day, and were awarded with first place. We made history. That is the first Cross County event that OZANAM has won here at HCC. Thank you to all students for making the day such a success, and for displaying such great support for one another, no matter which House you were in.
My Life – A Journey of Transformation in the Senior Years
Last week a letter was sent home to secondary parents in relation to the ‘My Life’ program, for our senior students. Thank you for your positive responses, and support with this initiative, which includes the review of the senior secondary curriculum program, curriculum delivery timelines, support levels for students and VET and career planning. This initiative does not affect our current Year Twelve students.
Summer Term Assembly
Summer Term Assembly was a joyful celebration of LIFE here at Holy Cross College. Congratulations to all award recipients for their outstanding efforts. The ‘Oliver Twist’ Performing Arts Drama teaser was a treat. Save the date to attend the performance in week 9 next term. Thank you to all the student presenters and College Captains who spoke so well.
Mrs Orilee Ryan will take on the role of VET Coordinator for the remainder of 2021. Congratulations, Orilee!
New staff members joining us for 2021 are:
Kayla Bayfield – Administration Assistant
Tammy Walker – Education Assistant
Simone Rowell – Education Assistant (Term Two)
We welcome our new staff members to HCC, and hope they find their time here rewarding.
Friends of Holy Cross (FHC)
A reminder again: Please feel welcome to attend the next FHC meeting in the St James Centre/Staffroom. Save the date! – Monday 3 May @ 6:30pm.
Term Two commences on Monday 19 April for all students. The Administration Office will be closed for the first week of the school holidays. It will be open from Monday 12 April. Students will need to be in full Winter Uniform.
Thank you for such a warm welcome this term. I have truly enjoyed my time and I am excited about our future journey. I wish you a joyous and holy Easter, and a happy and safe holiday.
Ms Julie Hornby