Dear Parents and Staff, Confirmation: The year 6 students who are completing the Sacrament of Confirmation this year were involved in Commitment masses over the last month as a part of their preparation. I thank their families and the St Brigid’s Parish community along with Fr Vin for the support and encouragement of the candidates Due to the lockdown some of the events leading up to the Sacrament will be modified and this will be communicated to the students and their families. The Confirmation is planned to be on Friday 23rd July at 7:30 and Sunday 25th at 2:00 at St Anne’s church in Sunbury. Our prayers and support go out to the students and families. Term 3: I welcome back, the students and staff as we prepare for a period of change once again. The year 5 students were able to visit Sovereign Hill, Ballarat yesterday and from all accounts it was a valuable learning experience. This was the conclusion to the Term 2 Inquiry unit on the Gold rushes in Australia. The year 1 students had an incursion based on their focus in the area of Physical Science – Sound and Light. Even with COVID the staff will continue to provide valuable learning experiences for the students at Holy Cross. COVID Lockdown: I will send the application form for students to attend whose parents or guardians are essential workers who cannot work from home, today. Hopefully, we can resume onsite learning as soon as possible. Acting Principal: As you are aware, I’m going on Long Service Leave from the 2nd of August and then retiring later in the year. Therefore, Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools LTD, has decided to appoint Amanda Thomas as acting Principal with Kellie McDonald continuing as the acting Deputy Principal. Amanda will commence this role in week 3 and I thank her for the manner in which she has taught the students in year 5 along with Tracey McKenna. Moving forward Casey Gaunt will teach year 5 from Monday to Wednesday with Tracey in the grade on Thursday and Friday. Casey is an experienced teacher who knows and is a part of the Holy Cross school community. Take care Tony Falls.