LIFE this Week! Autumn Term  

Mon 21 May Technologies Week

                    Year 10 Immunisations

Tue 22 May Junior School Assembly

Wed 23 May Friends of Holy Cross Camino Section 1A

McCormack House Mass & Celebrations

Fri 25 May College Photo Day Pre-K, Yr 7 to Yr 12

Family Photos before start of school

Mon 28 May College Photo Day Pre-K, PP to Yr 6, Student Leaders, 

College Sports Teams and Performing Arts Groups.

Family Photos before start of school

Tue 29 May College Photo Day Kindergarten & Catch up day

Family Photos before start of school

ECU ATAR revision sessions

ATAR Revision Sessions
ECU is again offering revision sessions for current Year 12s in September. The list of the sessions and times is below but please ensure your students register online. These sessions typically book out early and are free to attend. Below are the sessions that are being run at Joondalup campus. Bunbury will also be running sessions as well which you can view here. 

Human Biology               Monday 24th September 2pm-6pm
Maths Applications         Tuesday 25th September 8:30am-12:30pm
Maths Methods              Tuesday 25th September 2pm-6pm
Physics                              Wednesday 26th September 8:30am-12:30pm
Biology                              Wednesday 26th September 2pm-6pm
Maths Specialist              Thursday 27th September 8:30am-12:30pm
Chemistry                         Thursday 27th September 2pm-6pm
English                               Friday 28th September 8:30am-12:30pm

Junior School Update


Last week, Evelyn came to Kindergarten with a chrysalis inside a mesh box. Within the first hour, the chrysalis started to wiggle and shake and we watched on in wonder and awe as a butterfly began to emerge. We set up one of the iPads to record the process and we airplayed it onto the TV, so we could watch closely. We even took a time-lapse video, which shows the butterfly beginning to stretch and flap his wings and move around the box. Evelyn took the butterfly home that night and released him in her backyard. We had the most amazing day! 

Mother's Day Celebrations

Last Wednesday, the Kindergarten children were lucky enough to share the morning with their mums, aunties, grandmothers, great-grandmothers and other special women. We treated our amazing ladies to a concert and lots of activities such as a photo booth, biscuit decorating, tea party, jewellery making, portrait painting, leg shaving, hand printing and nail pampering. We had the most amazing time and it was wonderful to see how much love could be present in two classrooms. Happy Mother’s Day! 

Mrs. Jo Borg and Mrs. Natalie Pecherczyk
Kindergarten Teachers

Year 6 Pilgrimage

The Year 6 students went on a pilgrimage on the May 4 to follow in the footsteps of our class patron, Sr Irene McCormack. To start the day, Year 6H and 6C caught a bus to Elizabeth Quay. It was a beautiful morning and luckily we had the best weather for walking. From there, we had recess and took the ferry to South Perth. We then walked to the Mary MacKillop Centre where we met Sr Maree who had prepared activities for the day. She showed us the Diorama Room which was filled with statues depicting the five main stages of Mary MacKillop’s life. It was incredible to learn about her selfless work and how she dedicated her life to helping those in need. It was truly an eye-opening experience and we learned that Mary MacKillop managed to set up schools and orphanages with extremely limited resources.

Sr Maree took us to a beautiful, colourful room where she told us all about Sr Irene McCormack’s life and her amazing missionary work. Irene McCormack was a teacher in Perth for 30 years before she decided to devote her life to helping the poor. She travelled to Peru where she dedicated her life to helping those in need, providing Caritas food parcels and setting up libraries. Did you know that the name Irene means peace?

To finish off our day at the Mary MacKillop Centre, a liturgy was held in the chapel. We lit candles and placed them on the Altar and reflected on the inspiring lives of Mary MacKillop and Irene McCormack. Before boarding the bus, we visited a beautiful rose garden where Irene McCormack’s clothes’ ashes were scattered under the rocks. We had such an amazing time and we are so thankful to have had the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of our class patron.

Kate and Sienna
Year 6 Students


CPSSA Swimming Carnival

Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 represented the College on Thursday at the Catholic Primary School Sporting Association’s Division B Swimming Carnival at HBF Stadium.

This was the first time that Holy Cross participated in the event with seven other schools. Team captains, Jamie Perry and Katelyn Smink carried the Holy Cross banner proudly as the students took in the amazing facilities at the stadium. The entire team were abuzz with excitement right from the moment they walked into the stadium and their enthusiasm did not wane all day. All of the students gave it their all and should be very proud of their efforts across all events with many students winning ribbons for placing in the top four for their divisional races. 

It was sensational to witness such a wonderful team spirit with our students, cheering each other on and stepping in for others when needed. A special mention goes to Oscar Forbes of Year 4 who managed to come second in the 50m Butterfly Open division, racing against students in Year 6. 

A special thank you goes to Mrs Orilee Ryan for all of her hard work with the early morning training sessions twice a week in the lead up to the carnival and to all of the parents for ensuring their children attended the sessions. Thank you to Miss Armenti, Miss Hickey, Mr Elliott and Mrs Basell as well as the wonderful parent volunteers who came along on the day.

-Mr Brendan Buckley 
Sports Coordinator


Tickets for the College Production of Villain School are on sale now and selling fast! Our opening day saw over 200 seats filled so make sure you get in fast to avoid disappointment. There are a maximum of 240 seats available for each show so there are plenty of chances to see VILE in action in 2018!

Adults $15
Students/Concessions $12
Children $10
Family of Four $40

Tickets available up until show dates from

Year 11 Student Breannah Rigoli as VILE's Queen Bee Heidi Jekyll

Villain School Tickets On Sale Monday

Tickets for the 2018 College Production of VILLAIN SCHOOL will go on sale at 9:00am on Monday next week.

Tickets will be $15 for Adults, $12 for Students/Concession and $10 for Children and can be purchased from or by scanning the QR code on the posters displayed around the College.

There will be three public performances of Villain School on Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 June commencing at 6:30pm. Doors will open at 6:15pm. There will be refreshments available at interval for a small fee and programs will be sold on the nights for $2.

We are looking forward to what is set to be a colourful and wild production!

Mr Chris McRae
Learning Area Coordinator (The Arts) and Production Director

May - Careers Newsletter

In this newsletter you will find information on up and coming events and opportunities for Year 10, 11 and 12 students.
If you require any more information come and see me Mrs Susan Wilson in the Careers Office.

May - Careers Newsletter

Certificate III in Police Studies


The Certificate III in Police Studies is aimed at assisting applicants to the WA Police academy by developing skills and knowledge in law and justice as well as developing skills to make them more competitive in the Police pre entry examinations. The course will also provide useful preparation for those exploring career opportunities in other compliance and investigation roles (e.g. Border force,  parks and wildlife, military police etc). Completion of this course does not guarantee entry into the WA Police.

We will be commencing our Certificate III in Police studies in Semester 2, 2018. This is a fulltime Certificate III course delivered over 6 months.

The link below provides further information on the Certificate III in Police studies course, including methods of enrolment and cost.

Click on the apply now button, this will take you to an apply and enrol page, click the apply now button again. This will take you to the TAFE admissions online page, from here you need to complete the pages and nominate the course Certificate III in Police studies. This process registers your preference for this course, you will still need to come in and enrol in person.

Please contact me directly if you have any questions using or call 9233 1036 for more information.

ECU ATAR Revision sessions

ATAR Revision Sessions
ECU is again offering revision sessions for current Year 12s in September. The list of the sessions and times is below but please ensure you register online. These sessions typically book out early and are free to attend. Below are the sessions that are being run at Joondalup campus.

Human Biology             Monday 24th September 2pm-6pm
Maths Applications       Tuesday 25th September 8:30am-12:30pm
Maths Methods             Tuesday 25th September 2pm-6pm
Physics                             Wednesday 26th September 8:30am-12:30pm
Biology                             Wednesday 26th September 2pm-6pm
Maths Specialist             Thursday 27th September 8:30am-12:30pm
Chemistry                        Thursday 27th September 2pm-6pm
English                             Friday 28th September 8:30am-12:30pm

ECU Up and Coming Events

Current Upcoming ECU Events
You can look at the whole list here and we require guests to register. There are a lot below but the specific study area information evenings are a great opportunity to meet the academics as well as touring of the facilities.

WAAPA Production Tour (ML) Tuesday 15th May 6pm-7:30pm
Teacher Education Information Evening (ML) Wednesday 23rd May 6pm-7:30pm
Year 10 Pizza Night (ML) Thursday 24th May 6pm-7:30pm
Media, Communications, Arts and Design Twilight Tour (ML) Wednesday 30th May 6pm-7:30pm
Year 10 Pizza Night (JO) Tuesday 5th June 6pm-7:30pm
Engineering and Technology Showcase (JO) Thursday 7th June 6pm-7:30pm
Business and Law Information Evening (JO) Monday 11th June 6pm-7:30pm
WAAPA Arts Management and Live Production Info Evening (ML) Thursday 21st June 6pm-7:30pm
Teacher Education Information Evening (JO) Tuesday 26th June 6pm-7:30pm
Campus Tour (ML) Tuesday 10th July 11am-12pm
Campus Tour (JO) Wednesday 11th July 11am-12pm

Joondalup Open Day Sunday 22nd July 10am-3pm
Mount Lawley Open Day Sunday 12th August 10am-3pm

Psychology, Counselling, Criminology, Social Work, Social Science and Youth Work Information Evening (JO) Tuesday 21stAugust 6pm-7:30pm
Medical and Health Sciences Showcase Evening (JO) Wednesday 22nd August 6pm-7:30pm
Science Showcase Evening (JO) Thursday 23 August 6pm-7:30pm
Nursing and Midwifery Careers Evening (JO) Friday 24th August 6pm-8pm

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