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

Winter Term Assembly and Farewell to the Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 is in the final stages of their secondary schooling with only a few weeks of exam preparation left and the Graduation Mass and Dinner. This year, the Graduation Mass will be celebrated in the Parish Church of St Helena of the Holy Cross and then immediately followed by a dinner at the Belvoir Homestead Function Centre with students, parents and teachers. During the dinner students who have completed the entire 200km of the Camino Salvado will receive their Holy Cross College Compostela, which mirrors the traditional Compostela awarded by the Church for pilgrims who complete the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Students will also receive their Graduation Certificates.

Farewells to the Class of 2020 began with House assemblies on Monday 21 September 2020 where Year 12 students were reminded to take inspiration from the life of their House Patron as they navigate the challenges of a world beyond school. On Friday 25 September 2020 Year 12 students enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast at the Novotel Vines Resort with their teachers before returning to school for their final assembly in the afternoon. To farewell the Class of 2020 the Junior School recited a book called Maybe, written by New York Times best-selling author Kobi Yamada. The story truly captures our College Mission to ‘Live Life to the Full’. That is, to make the most of our God given gifts and opportunities, not just for our own benefit, but for the benefit of everyone. ‘Maybe’ is a story about all the possibilities that lie ahead of us. It is for who we are right now and it is for all the magical, unbounded potential we hold inside. Ashtyn Ford, Year 9, and Kyle Braganza, Year 10, delivered a farewell address on behalf of students in the Middle and Senior Schools before a video presentation of teachers wishing students a future filled with good health and happiness.

The day concluded with the traditional guard of honour as Year 12 students processed out of the College for the final time through the cheers of students lined up from Pre-primary to Year 11. After walking through the administration building covered in streamers, students were greeted by a paparazzi of proud parents and family members.

We wish all our Year 12 students God’s blessing as they begin a new stage along their life’s journey.

The farewell assembly also included the presentation of Winter Term Awards. Congratulations to all students for your hard work and participation throughout the term.