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Educating for the future
The learning journey at Holy Cross honours the developmental stages in a student’s life. Based on leading educational research and the best of today’s technologies, we prepare students for the future by teaching them how to think critically and creatively, how to communicate effectively and how to lead and work both independently and collaboratively.
The key learning areas
We follow the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) approved curriculum in the key learning areas of:
As a Catholic school we also have a strong religious dimension that runs through all the KLAs and is also formally recognised as the KLA of Religious Education.
Holy Cross students take part in formal Religious Education every day, based on the new Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese curriculum that is relevant to our students and to the world they live in.
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.
As the building blocks for all learning, we have a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy throughout our learning and teaching programs.
Literacy learning at Holy Cross is an exciting and stimulating time. It is incorporated into the school timetable for a dedicated two hour block each day. Daily literacy sessions include opportunities for the students to engage in talking, listening, reading and writing activities in a series of whole class, small group, pair and individual experiences.
Students are exposed to a variety of literature through the forms of spoken, print, visual, multimedia, and digital texts.
Our mathematical communities are dynamic places of learning where Numeracy is seen as being specific to life. Students are given the opportunity to investigate, explore and manipulate both concrete materials and abstract ideas through open-ended tasks.
During the first two weeks of the year every student participates in a one-on-one interview (approx. 30 minutes) with their classroom teacher. They determine the mathematical strengths and areas for development, and they set goals. These are continually reviewed throughout the year.
We offer a varied curriculum that is engaging and relevant!
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