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Holy Cross Grade 8 Orientation Day

Grade 8 Day
HC welcomed over 240 Grade 8 students for Holy Cross Orientation Day on May 6th, 2015

On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, the Holy Cross community was pleased to host approximately 240 Grade 8 students for a Holy Cross Orientation Day. Students from our 12 feeder schools and 25 non-feeder schools participated in this event. Our day began celebrating current Holy Cross talent. Musicians, Phyllis Scully and Alex Daicar, energized the crowd and our dance troupe entertained future Crusaders. Students were introduced and welcomed by key individuals such as our Administrative team of Principal, Ian Stuart, VP's Wendy Gallant and Paul Melim, Pastoral Coordinator Chris Forster, Guidance Counselors and our existing and future Student Council representatives.

After these introductions, the halls were buzzing with excitement as students were led by junior and senior Holy Cross representatives for an interactive tour of the school. During these tours, the grade 8 students learned interesting facts about daily life at Holy Cross. Students were able to walk through classrooms and see some activities offered in our Music, Visual Art, Drama, Physical Education, Science, History, Math and Technology programs. They also had the opportunity to open a lock, and take a picture with our Crusader mascot. The event ended with a draw for some Holy Cross spirit wear.

This day will be one of many events that will be offered to transition students to Holy Cross. We are looking forward to hosting them this summer for another orientation event in August. We are very excited to welcome these new students to Holy Cross and hope they had a positive experience of life at our school.