WALKING IN THE RAIN
I really enjoyed walking with the Year Eight students on the Camino Salvado yesterday. Our pilgrimage took us from St Charles Seminary in Guildford to Bells Rapids, with a much appreciated stop at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory. Spirits remained high, as we walked the 20 kilometres, despite the rain. It never ceases to amaze me how many students arrive to walk Caminos or to attend excursions without a rain jacket, when the information given to parents and students clearly states this as a requirement. Year Five and Year Six students will participate in Bibbulmun Track Walks in the next couple of months and all students will be participating in LIFE Week in August. Students will need rain jackets for these activities. Umbrellas are not appropriate for students walking in large groups and/or walking through the bush. The Uniform Shop is now stocking a Holy Cross College rain jacket which can be purchased for $28. This is an outdoor jacket which students may wear over their College sports uniform on Caminos, hikes and excursions. They may also wear it to and from school and outside at school at recess and lunchtime. Students may not wear the rain jacket inside at school.
The Year Nine students would not have needed the rain jackets to keep them dry this morning on the Camino. They have had beautiful, if rather chilly, weather for their walk in Lower Chittering.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Please keep Year Three students in your prayers this week. They are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Penance on Wednesday. The Sacrament of Penance includes the Rite of Reconciliation and is a celebration of God’s love and mercy. It celebrates the call to repentance after a process of conversion of heart.
Senior School students are currently sitting their mid-year examinations. This is an important time for them and they need to be engaged in a rigorous revision programme. Exam results contribute to students’ final results. Results for Year Ten students will be considered as part of the subject selection process.
On Tuesday, Holy Cross College undertook a School Registration audit, which is conducted every five years. Thanks to the parents and students who assisted with this by meeting with the auditor. At the end of the day the auditor was very positive about the College’s policies and processes and affirmed the strong sense of community at Holy Cross. He enjoyed meeting with the students, parents and staff and commended the College on its thorough preparation for the audit.
Ms Mandy Connor