Welcome to our school.

We hope our website gives you a better feel for our community and helps to keep you informed of news and achievements.  Schools are vibrant institutions and new things are always happening and great things being celebrated.

The first thing I would like prospective families to consider before submitting enrolment applications is the notion of “Catholic identity.”   We are not a private school.  We are a Catholic school.  This does not mean we are exclusively Catholic in our enrolment considerations, but it does mean we require all families to embrace our Catholic identity and understand the Catholic ethos.

Catholic identity is a term bandied about frequently in Catholic Education but it is a difficult concept to define.  Most parents inform me at interviews that Catholic identity is linked to things like: caring; discipline; values and a high standard of education.  Parents tell me they choose our school because they want the school to reflect the values and attitudes they have in their home and they want to belong to a community that has this collective understanding of Catholic identity.

Our School ethos should be obvious; it should be palpable as you walk around the school.  The things you see, the words you hear and the energy you feel should leave you in no doubt that this is a Catholic school.  I believe this ‘energy’ is strong in our school and I invite you to witness it. Observe what we value and how we celebrate.  Examine the evidence showing the success of our programs.  Talk to parents that are part of our community.

Of course offering this invitation doesn’t hide the fact we have waiting lists in some classes.  I’m happy to discuss our selection criteria with you during the interview.

I look forward to meeting you soon.


Sarah Hamilton

Principal


 

Intranet Services

Intranet Services - A school login is required to access these services.

Cricos Provider

Holy Cross School is registered as a Provider on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students

Provider Code:  02477B

Upcoming Events

ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS WELCOMED

2016 Term 3/4
2017 & Beyond

TERM 3 2016

18th July Peer Support starts
20th July SRC Money Line
20th July P & F Meeting 7:00pm - library
21st July Pupil Free Day
22nd July Public Holiday - Show Day
25th July Catholic Education Week Mass 9am
25-29th July Catholic Education Week
26th July Barron River Athletics
28th July Cathedral Mass Year 6
29th July CEW Parents' Day
29th July National Tree Planting Day
3rd-5th August Year 5 Camp - Mareeba
8th August Book Fair
17th-19th August Year 6 Camp - Tinaroo
23rd August Year 5 & 6 Calanna Speaking Comp
30th August Year 5 & 6 Calanna Speaking Comp
6th September Reconciliation 6pm
19th November Holy Cross Fair



2016 TERM DATES

Term 1
27th January - 24th March

Term 2
11th April - 24th June

Term 3
11th July -  16th September

Term 4
4th October - 2nd December