LIFE this week. 2017 Autumn Term
27 April Thu Cross Country Carnival Whole College
28 April Fri Year 10 River Cruise
1 May Mon Friends of Holy Cross Meeting
2 May Tue Jr School Assembly
3 May Wed School Photos Kindergarten, Middle & Senior School
5 May Fri School Photos Pre-Kindergarten, Pre-Primary to Year 6
8 May Mon Pre-Kindergarten & Absent Make-Up Photos
Year 7 Up and Coming Events
1. Year 7 - Loving for Life. This is on Wednesday 3 May from 6pm. You and your child are strongly encouraged to attend together. The trained facilitators recommend that boys are accompanied by their dad or an uncle or grandfather and girls by their mum, or an aunt or grandmother, or in both cases, another trusted adult of the same gender.
The evening is designed to assist parents to share, instruct and talk with their child confidently around issues of human sexuality.
2. Year 7 Camino - Friday 5 May. Students will commence the first leg of the Camino Salvado pilgrimage walking from Subiaco to Maylands, a distance of approximately 8km. Students will be transported by bus departing from the College at 9.00am. Students will attend HTG in the morning. Students will return to the College by 3.10pm. Students need to wear their College winter sports uniform including the College hat. They should also bring a a packed lunch and sufficient water for the day.
Letters and reply slips have gone home already with further information. We are very much looking forward to both events.
Deputy Principal Learning
Learning Conversations - Middle and Senior School
All conversations in the Middle and Senior School will happen in Paris.
As these conversations are happening with your child's LAG tutor, which in Year 7-10 is their House Tutor, one room of Paris will be dedicated to each House. A house coloured flag will identify the room for you.
Year 11 and Year 12 will be in Paris also and these rooms will be clearly identified by signage on the door.
Interviews will last for 15 minutes. Your child will need to bring their device and will need to be in school uniform for the conversation.
If you are unable to attend, please make an alternative arrangement with your child's LAG as this is a very important part of our commitment to parent/school partnership.
Thanks in advance
Deputy Princpal - Learning
Year 9s Present Their Big Ideas Learning for Summer Term
We can even influence humanity when buying our Easter eggs.
Thinking of buying Easter eggs? Use your money justly – please.
What ethical Easter eggs will you enjoy this Easter? There is now a wide range of slavery-free chocolate and Easter eggs available, including a budget-priced range of UTZ certified products in ALDI and a wide selection at Haighs. There is a link at https://acrath.org.au/slaveryfree-easter which gives a guide to where slavery-free eggs are being sold.
ACTION: If there is slavery-free chocolate in your supermarket buy it and commend the shop manager. Remember it must have one of these three symbols on the wrapper:
Final week for Project Compassion HCC
“Humanity has the ability to work together in building our common home”
We start this week by bidding farewell to our group of Camino Santiago de Compostela pilgrims. We wish them a memorable experience of the pilgrimage following the footsteps of Rosendo Salvado during Holy Week. They will be able to experience Easter preparations in each of the towns they visit along the way and then experience Easter Sunday in the beautiful Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, dedicated to St Mark, the apostle.
On Friday I invite members of the Holy Cross community to join with staff and students in the Holy Cross College Annual Stations of the Cross. These will be held in the Parish Church of St Helena of the Cross at both 9.30am and 10.15 am.
May I wish you all a happy and holy Easter. I would encourage you to try and attend some of the important Liturgies that are held over the Easter weekend. They are filled with so much symbolism and rich pageantry in our remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus and how it influences our faith.