Holy Cross College celebrating 10th anniversary

Holy Cross College celebrating 10th anniversary

Holy Cross College welcomes you to join the school in celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Over the past decade, the Catholic co-educational college has grown to become a Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 college with more than 1100 students who have opportunities to engage in all areas of LIFE – Learning, Inter-relationships, Faith and Enrichment.

Holy Cross College has had some outstanding academic achievements over the last 10 years such as Class of 2015 student James Evans winning a General Exhibition for being placed 26th in the state.

James was recently awarded the prize for the Best Honours Seminar for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UWA.

Class of 2017 student Bianca Sumich and Class of 2019 student Daniel Docker travelled to Gallipoli and Europe respectively as winners of the Simpson Medal, a national award.

Learning at Holy Cross College takes place in outstanding facilities designed for contemporary learning.

With each stage of the college’s growth, new facilities have been added and the campus now incorporates specialist facilities for science, visual and performing arts, food science and media, as well as nature playgrounds and extensive sports grounds.

Next to be built is a gymnasium with construction commencing soon.

In the Early Learning Centre, spaces are set up in innovative ways to encourage curiosity, inquiry and exploration for the youngest students to begin their learning journey.

As students move through the college, learning is designed to cater for each stage of development, becoming more specialised as students reach the senior years where they can choose from pathways that will lead them to university or vocational opportunities.

Some of these students are engaged in the Curtin UniReady program which provides them with alternative access to university.

Others spend a day at TAFE or in the workplace developing their skills and obtaining qualifications.

Holy Cross College is a future focused school and often hosts national and international visitors keen to know more about its vision for learning.

As an Apple Distinguished School, the college has established itself as a leader in educational innovation and staff have been invited to present at national and international conferences.

Throughout the college, teachers and staff are developing students who can think critically, collaborate, create and communicate.

Through the Big Ideas program, students engage with the big questions and grapple with real-world problems that help them to develop character and become active citizens.

Learning takes place on and off campus as students participate in a range of excursions and camps.

For Year 9 students, the city becomes their classroom for a week as they engage with authentic learning in Perth or Melbourne and Canberra.

Junior school students hike on the Bibbulmun Track and middle and senior school students walk from Subiaco to New Norcia on the Camino Salvado pilgrimage trail.

As they walk through different landscapes, they encounter God, themselves, others and nature – they connect with each other and develop resilience as they learn to overcome challenges.

In 2020, a group of students and staff will walk a section of the Camino de Santiago in Spain, the third time a group from Holy Cross College has walked this trail.

If you are seeking a Catholic education that encompasses the whole LIFE of your child from Pre-kindergarten to Year 12, visit the website for the enrolment information with limited opportunities available for 2020.

For more information, call 9297 7600 or email admin@holycross.wa.edu.au.