On the 25th of April lots of students from Holy Cross attended different ANZAC commemorations. There was a Gisborne service, a Kyneton dawn service, a Woodend service, a Riddells Creek service and the Mount Macedon dawn service. These were all attended by at least one student from Holy Cross and were very respectful and special in each and every way.
Our school captains and principal; Mr Tony Falls attended a Salesian College mass which had their own Scouts leading a professional march into and out of the prayer space. All of these services were great and respectful and had a terrific outcome of peace and kindness.
At the Gisborne service, as all services have, we listened to the Last Post and The Ode. We were sure we saw tears from many of the participants eyes as well as our own.
At the many places visited, the theme was the Waler pony. They were a strong friend and companion to many soldiers and could go for 24 hours with hardly any water or food. They saw many deaths and died serving the soldiers at war. At the end of the war, they could not return home with their friends for quarantine reasons. These unique animals are still remembered today for their service and care.
Lest we forget.
Charlotte, Mitchell, Dempsey and Eadie.
This year, Holy Cross has a new Principal - Mr Tony Falls. He has made many changes and has a brand new vision for the school. He enjoys chatting with the kids and we enjoy chatting with him. We appreciate his guitar playing talents. Mr Falls embraces the Aboriginal land we are situated on at each assembly. We can’t wait to see what his guidance leads to in the coming years.
A few weeks ago on a Saturday night, our school parish gathered together to have a celebration that replaced our fete. Even though the movie, didn’t work because of some technical issues, everybody loved the night and the market. Here are some perspectives from our 3 / 4’s about the Drive In:
Our school bullying day was held on Thursday the 16th of March, due to the absence of the 5/6 teachers on the real National Bullying day the next day. We had the whole day to reflect on what we know about bullying and thinking about the ways we can change bullying for the future.
I interviewed some 3/4 students and this is what they learned:
Below is a video created by one of our fellow students Lachlan called Techno Bully
In 2017 because Mr Coughlan is teaching at the 3/4 level, the grade 3 / 4’s have more responsibility in the vineyard this year. Here are what some 3/4 students thought of the outdoor education this year:
It has been an exciting term to kick off the year for so many people. Especially for those who are new to our school. Excitingly, it has also been their very first time at school for our brand new preppies. They have had their grade 6 buddies to lead them into the primary school journey.
Preppy Chloe W - “I love to learn new things and I really like my two buddies. It was awesome first because I got to meet a lot of people. ”