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A Message From Mr. Ian Stuart

Welcome parents, guardians and students to the 2014-2015 school year at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School. I know I speak for the entire staff when I say we are happy to have you with us and we are very excited to get started. I’d like to welcome Amey Cancian, Youth Worker, Matt Richardson, in Science and Phys. Ed., and Nadia Bernebei, in Chemistry and Mathematics, to the staff at Holy Cross. As you may have heard, our Chaplain, Chris Forster, suffered a heart attack just last Friday and he will be recuperating over the next few weeks. He is doing well, wants no one to worry, and is very thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers.

HC CrestIf you cast your eye about the school you’ll see sports teams gearing up, notices for Shrek the Musical auditions, staff busily organizing classrooms, and new 2014-2015 HC T-Shirts in boxes awaiting distribution. I’ve been leafing through the yearbook and I see how many, many clubs and activities we offer here. My advice to you is to get involved – it doesn’t matter what it is, but get involved in something that will inspire you. For parents, that could mean the School Council. Our first meeting is on Wednesday, September 10th at 6:30 in the school library. Our chairperson is Michelle Iliescu ( I hope to see you there. For students, that could mean one of the many sports teams or service groups connected to the school, like LifeTeen (contact Nadia Gundert at 613-549-7044 or ). Research shows that students who are involved in at least one extra-curricular activity connected to their school perform better in the classroom. So parents/guardians, encourage your kids to take the plunge and join in.

Ian Stuart, Principal