From the very beginning Holy Cross College embraced the Aboriginal heritage of the land upon which the school is built. The College is situated in the local area of Coolamon, in the country of the Whadjuk Noongar people, the original custodians of the land. The Coolamon, or ‘Yandi’ in the Noongar language, is an Aboriginal word used to describe a vessel traditionally used by women to carry water, fruit and nuts, and to cradle babies. In recognition of this rich heritage the Holy Cross College logo features the Yandi in the cross-bar of the Cross, the central symbol of Christianity.
To further the College’s commitment to our Aboriginal heritage the College Board has made provision for the Yandi Bursary to support the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who seek a Catholic education where each student is challenged to achieve their personal best. The Bursary aims to recognise academic excellence, sound citizenship, strong leadership and a commitment to schooling. With a Catholic education at Holy Cross College, the College Board hopes to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with a springboard into a rewarding and successful career along with a solid foundation for making positive life choices.
Applications are invited from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who have a passion for learning and life, and who aspire to make a difference within their local community, as well as the wider Australian community.
Completed Application Forms must be submitted to the Principal, Holy Cross College,
18 Strathmore Parkway, ELLENBROOK WA 6069, by 4.00pm Friday, 31 August 2018.
Yandi Bursary Year 7 Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Students 2019
Mrs Carolyn Jess posted on behalf of Ms Mandy Connor, Principal