At Holy Cross Primary we aim to provide students with positive attitudes and a love of learning, so that they will be flexible, adaptable lifelong learners.

Learning and teaching at Holy Cross recognises that children are individuals, each unique in regard to background, developmental level, and learning style. We aim to honour the development of the whole child with opportunities afforded for active inquiry learning and with freedom for students to represent their findings and knowledge in a variety of ways.

Our school is a place where curiosity, imagination and love of learning are treasured. We know schools should be places of wonder, exploration and endless possibilities. Our school is full of great teachers working together to meet your child’s needs in spaces that are designed for up-to-date learning. There are places for students to work together and to work independently.


The key elements of our educational philosophy are:

  • a foundation based on the teachings of Christ
  • a partnership with home, parish and school
  • teaching and learning experiences that are both challenging and supportive
  • providing opportunities for problem solving and investigative and critical thinking
    • providing our students with clarity of purpose and reason for all tasks
    • providing opportunities for students to self assess and discuss their own learning
    • continual feedback cycles for learners and teachers
    • enriching the whole child (mind, body and heart)



    Come and see learning in action at Holy Cross Glenwood!

    We’d love a chance to show you how learning works for young people in our school. Our dedicated teachers plan the learning in detail to help each child do his or her best.




    Educational Philosophy

    At Holy Cross Primary we aim to provide students with positive attitudes and a love of learning, so that they will be flexible, adaptable lifelong learners.


    Religious Education

    Religious Education at Holy Cross Primary is based on the Diocesan syllabus. It links into children’s experiences, allowing for reflection and celebration.



    At Holy Cross Primary Glenwood we emphasise learning experiences which help children make connections between existing and new knowledge, skills, processes, attitudes and values.


    Learning Hubs

    Within each learning stage area is a dedicated science space and music hub designed for students to immerse themselves in before school as well as during the school days.



    At Holy Cross Catholic Primary, students are given many opportunities to extend and challenge their learning. Learn more about the extra-curriciular activities available.


    Supporting Learning

    At Holy Cross Catholic Primary, we seek to accomodate a broad range of personalities, learning rates, stages and backgrounds.



    The library at Holy Cross is a centre of learning and a shared learning environment for students, staff and families to enjoy.


    Assessment and Reports

    At Holy Cross Primary, our staff share in an understanding about assessment that reflects a belief that all students can learn.


    EMU Learning

    The Extending Mathematical Understanding Program offered at Holy Cross Catholic Primary aims to enhance students mathematical understanding through rich mathematical experiences.



    PBS4L is a whole school framework used to create positive learning experiences for all students at Holy Cross Catholic Primary


    Creative Arts

    At Holy Cross Catholic Primary, we are passionate about fostering student creativity and imagination. One opportunity to do this is through our creative art program.