Holy Cross Primary School, Glendale, has much to celebrate every day. The school offers a community that strives to cater for the goals and aspirations of all students. Holy Cross welcomes the input of its students, parents and friends, and values the connections that are shared with the school’s parish and broader community.
Being a small school, there is a strong sense of belonging and working together towards a variety of goals. A wide range of programs are offered to students, including involvement in Creative Arts with a specialist teacher and activities such as choir and guitar groups, and greater opportunities for representative sport.
The school’s Mission Statement focuses on challenging students to strive for success, to have a strong sense of the love that God has for them, and the faith that must be shared in each other in order to reach set goals. Holy Cross believes that its students should have experiences, both at school and through extracurricular activities that build up their resilience in facing future challenges.
At Holy Cross, challenges of a changing world are embraced, particularly those changes which have the potential to give students new and relevant learning experiences. The school also recognises its role in developing students who will enter the world as adults who need to be independent thinkers and who have the capacity to work through the challenges that they will face.
Major building works have provided a completely new and refurbished school campus. Holy cross enjoys taking on challenges that enable students the opportunity to push themselves beyond their comfort zone and in doing so, set expectations that allow all students to achieve their personal best.
Holy Cross students are involved in learning activities that lie beyond school grounds including interschool sporting competitions, debating, the Premier's Reading Challenges and academic competitions, and will continue to do so.
The school’s Mission Statement commits the Holy Cross community to these goals: "The Holy Cross Catholic School Community at Glendale: Dares to strive for success for all. Shares our faith in God and one another. Grows together in resilience, respect and love."
Students of Holy Cross Primary School, Glendale, are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St Paul's High School, Booragul.
Interview with Students