Welcome to Term 4, 2016.
Mini- Vinnies Visit to Mum’s Cottage
The students in Mini-Vinnies have had the opportunity to visit Mum’s Cottage in Holmesville on Thursday the 10th November. Mum’s Cottage is a community service started by Sr Helen-Anne. The service provides a welcoming and warm environment for families to seek support, help and companionship when they need it. The Mini-Vinnies team got to meet Sr Helen-Anne and find out about the kind of work the volunteers do at Mum’s Cottage. The students will also get to help the volunteers on the day. I am looking forward to what will be a great experience for the team.
Year 5/6 Camp
In the last week of term 3, Yr 5/6 went on a 3-day camp to Morisset. We had a great deal a fun and were very well behaved. Jo our instructor said that we were the best group he had ever had and that we were the dream group. Everyone had a shot at an activity, no matter how difficult it was. We would like to thank Mrs Wells and Mr Morris for organising and taking us to Morisset. We would also like to thank our parents for allowing us to go. Everyone had a fantastic time, including teachers.
By Kayla Feenan and Shelby Kincaid Yr 6.
End of Year Thanksgiving Mass & Year 6 Farewell
This year the end of year thanksgiving mass and farewell to Year 6 will be celebrated as part of the Sugarloaf Parish Mass on Thursday morning, 15th December. The whole school will be attending to celebrate the 2016 school year and support our school leaders in their final liturgical celebration as Holy Cross’ students. The invitation is extended to all Holy Cross Catholic School families and Sugarloaf Parish members.
Volunteers at Holy Cross
At Holy Cross Glendale, of utmost importance is the well-being & safety of students. Due to changes in legislation, all volunteers must obtain a Working With Children’s Check Clearance (WWCC). For volunteers working with children i.e. parents/grandparents, close relative assisting in schools, a WWCC clearance number is free. The responsibility to obtain a WWCC clearance number is up to individuals. Parents/guardians and helpers who are yet to do so, are asked to obtain a WWCC clearance number and file this number with Holy Cross.
Enrolment Period for our 2017 Kindergarten Class
Enrolment for 2017 is now open. If you have a child you wish to enrol in our 2017 kindergarten class please contact our school office on 49548471 for an Enrolment Package and Prospectus. If you would like to have a look around the school please contact our Principal, Mr James Morris who is deputising for Mr Hamilton, by phoning 02 49548471. Kinder orientation days begin October.
Our Melanoma Awareness Day
Thank you to Jay Allen, Community Coordinator for the Melanoma Institute Australia who yesterday presented to students at Holy Cross about the importance of protecting ourselves from the sun’s harmful rays. Due to the generosity of the Holy Cross Community, an incredible $197.00 has been raised to assist Mr Hamilton’s daughter Olivia reach the target of $5 000 for the Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA). Families wishing to contribute are asked to place donations in an envelope marked, Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) donation.
We would like to be able to reach out to each other to reach through the barriers with which we surround ourselves, of being vulnerable, or rejected.
We would like to have the courage to break through to others and to each other, when we need it.
Lord, we are asking you to be among us, to show us the way, to help us recognize our direction, to have us wait on your will and not upon our own or others’ expectations, to help us remain sensitive to each other’s’ needs, so that when we are strong we may dare to give and that when we are weak we may be able to share our need and not to fear to receive . . . . .
Lord, may we become an open, welcoming community, may others find us genuine and loving, and others share our job; and may they feel safe to share with us their riches.
We use the Skoolbag App to keep in touch with our families. Newsletters, notes and class information is regularly sent out on this convenient app.