The Vision of Religious Education
The identity and culture of Holy Cross School is derived from gospel values and Church tradition and expressed through the school’s values, culture, rituals and practices. Opportunities are offered for students, staff and parents to build community, to engage in spiritual formation, to pray, to celebrate and to practise social justice and stewardship for the earth.
The Religious Life of the School is complementary to the Religious Education Curriculum. It incorporates the liturgical and prayer life of the community. Holy Cross engages in regular Whole School and Year Level Masses, as well as weekend Family Masses, in all of which families are encouraged to participate. Our school’s Feast Day falls on September 14th, The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Triumph of the Cross). All students participate in daily meditation, which is predominantly Christian Meditation.
Holy Cross School forms part of the Northern Beaches Parish. Currently, the Sacramental Programme undertaken by students, is parish-based family preparation. Students from Year Three are eligible to enrol for First Reconciliation and from Year Four they are invited to participate in a combined Confirmation and First Holy Communion programme.