WELCOME TO HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL MAITLAND 202-183 NPO

 

 

 Please click on this link to access the parent information update form

 


   



We welcome
everyone to the

2018 adacemic year.

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                 
                    

 

 

 

Who are our head prefects for 2018?   Scroll down to find out. 

Water Crisis response.

Dear members of our school community. I believe we are all aware of the dire situation that exists regardImage result for cape water crisising our water supply. In this regard Holy Cross High School will address the situation as follows:

  1. All learners and staff are requested to bring 1 litre of water from home for personal use (drinking) Should there be any water left in your bottle at the end of the day, we ask that it is emptied into a container set aside for this purpose.
  2. Learners and staff are asked to bring waterless hand sanitizer for personal use. The school will also make waterless hand sanitizer available in the bathrooms.
  3. We are consulting with a plumbing concern to install a limited grey water system. We will to present the final proposal to the Board of Governors before February and install early February. We ask that any parents who may be able to help with sponsorship or securing sponsorship in this regard to please contact the principal.
  4. We are investigating the possibility of acquiring chemical toilets for the severest part of the crisis. Once again, We ask that any parents who may be able to help with sponsorship or securing sponsorship in this regard to please contact the principal.
  5. An ongoing information campaign is taking place and the issue is addressed whenever the opportunity presents itself.
  6. We will fully maintain and operate only one of the toilet facilities (it has more than enough individual cubicles and other necessities) so that the other facilities can be fully locked down and the water supply to them be shut.
  7. On weekends we intend to shut down the water supply to the property as a whole to ensure that in the event of unseen leaks, we do not waste water.
  8. The swimming pool will not be filled with water at all and remaining pool water will be used for irrigation and other situations which call for grey water.

Any person who wishes to make any additional suggestions is welcome to contact the principal.

Kindest regards
Mr M Fouché

 

 

Head Student Leaders for 2018 Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing and suit

Anako Fihlani (Right) - Head Girl
Paula Joao (Left) - Deputy Head Girl

 

 

visit our Facebook page for more

 

 

 

Booklists for 2018
Good luck to all our grade 12 learrners for the matric exam !!

   Our school has been partnered with Cape Union Mart as of 2016 as participants in the “Partners for possibility” programme by Symphonia  South Africa. During this partnership period the school and business partner work very closely to find ways in which community inputs (such as the business community) can enhance the learning experience at the school. 

It is with great gratitude to Cape Union Mart and especially our partner, Francesca Marshal that we express our thanks for guidance and assistance in equipping us to more fully understand the management intricacies of working with the business community and then applying such principles at our school. Furthermore, Cape Union Mart went the extra mile and were the major contributor to the installation of ablution facilities in our school hall.

                                                                                    

Grade 12 September examination time table

DATE

SUBJECT

28 August

HISTORY PAPER 1 / LIFE SCIENCE PAPER 1

29 August

COMP. APP.TECH  PRACT / REL. STUD. PAPER 1 & C.TEST

4 September

AFRIKAANS/ XHOSA PAPER 1 / ACCOUNTING

6 September

AFRIKAANS / XHOSA : PAPER 2

7 September

ENGLISH PAPER 2

8 September

LIFE ORIENTATION

11 September

XHOSA ORALS / MATHEMATICS / MATH. LIT. : PAPER 1

12 September

TOURISM

13 September

BUSINESS STUD.  / PHYSICAL SCIENCE : PAPER 1   NB [Exam starts at 8.00am]

14 September

COMP. APP.TECH / REL. ST PAPER 2      NB [ Exam starts at 8.00am]

15 September

MATHEMATICS / MATH. LIT.: PAPER 2

18 September

PHYSICAL SCIENCE PAPER 2

19 September

LIFE SCIENCE / HISTORY: PAPER 2

20 September

ENGLISH PAPER 1

21 September

LIFE ORIENTATION

 

 

Catholic interschool competition winners 2017

Interhosue 2017 Winners:

BLUE GRYPHONS

 

 
See the events calendar for 2017 in the link "events" above or below. Take special note of our musical HAIRSPRAY coming up on 9 and 10 February 2017
A word of congratulations to all our matrics. You achieved wonderfully. A special word of congratulations to Micaela Arendse on your 6 distinctions and the remainder of our distinction candidates.  

Related imageSTATIONERY REQUIREMENTS GRADE 8-12 2017  (click on link)

 

FINAL EXAM TIME TABLE 2016 Grade 8-11
Click here for time table.

 
Year Of Mercy Art Competition Final Results:

Firts Place (Senior Phase): Margot Sheppard
'Humbled by His Mercy'



Second Place (Senior Phase): Micalea Arendse  'The Lion and The Lamb'

 

                   

                     Valedictory Service 2016
We congratulate Miss Bugan and the grade 11 girls on a very memorable Valedictory Service. It was a touching event and Fr Ricardo Smuts delivered a wonderful homily at mass.

 

 

 

 

 

 Prize giving 2016 – a wonderful event

The School would like to thank all the parents and family of our academic prize winners for attending a successful event. We also thank Father Hugh O’ Connor and our guest speaker Phumeza Mgxhalo for participating and making it a great evening. Congratulations to all our prize winners and we hope they continue in this way.

 

Holy Cross Feast Day - a wonderful celebration.
The recent  Holy Cross Feast Day celebrations were a joyous recognition of the work done by the Holy Cross Sisters. The school especially celebrates Sr Flora, Sr Gisella, Sr Juliana and Sr Bernadette who have been closely involved with the School. Our best wishes and gratitude also goes out to the Sisters as a whole for their work in our communities. Father Zane gave a very pertinent homily at the mass and the school thanks him for his continued support. A special thanks to our in-house organiser, The Ethos girls and Mr Francis, their mentor.

 

Dear parents in light of recent events in education and allegations in the media, we have created a link here to a press release from the school. A newsletter will be sent with learners tomorrow (8 September) inidcating a date and time for a meeting where parents can make their points of view known. Parents are also welcome to email us their responses.

 

Press release.
(click on release)
 
Congratulations to Margot Sheppard to. She won a first place in the "Year of Mercy" art competition.
Click on the image to see a larger view
We will be having a netball clinic at our school on Saturday 27 August. It is presented in conjunction with certified, exterrnal service providers. Girls from other schools are welcome to partcicipate. For costs and details please click on the picture on the right.
Introducing the new house names and avatars to the school. Interhouse competition is set to realy get interesting now. The houses are Blue Gryphons, Red Phoenix and Gold Dragons. Click for a larger image

 

 A big thank you to Gabi and Volker Sproede for a wonderful outing to Villiera Wine Estate. Our top performing girls had an amazing time and really appreciate the contribution to our school. .

Thanks to our athletes and spectators for a wonderful Interschools athletic event. The Girsl did us proud and their behaviour was impeccable. The Interschools athletics held at Vygieskraal stadium 10 March 2016. Click on the picture for a larger view or visit the gallery.

 

 

VISION STATEMENT

We are an independent Christian school with a distinct Catholic ethos, seeking to provide meaningful education in the African context by facilitating a holistic yet spiritual thrust in teaching and learning towards achieving a disciplined and nurturing environment for young ladies, not withstanding the prevailing challenges of contemporary society.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

As adherents to the preservation of life we promote Christian values in order to develop a balanced work ethic while encouraging independent, innovative and critical thinking in learners. In providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for a holistic education, we support the appointment of staff who embrace the professional standards of commitment and accountability not only to sustain lifelong learning, but to achieve optimal stability and self- reliance.

 
   

 

 

 

 Please click on this link to access the parent information update form

 


   



We welcome
everyone to the

2018 adacemic year.

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                 
                    

 

 

 

Who are our head prefects for 2018?   Scroll down to find out. 

Water Crisis response.

Dear members of our school community. I believe we are all aware of the dire situation that exists regardImage result for cape water crisising our water supply. In this regard Holy Cross High School will address the situation as follows:

  1. All learners and staff are requested to bring 1 litre of water from home for personal use (drinking) Should there be any water left in your bottle at the end of the day, we ask that it is emptied into a container set aside for this purpose.
  2. Learners and staff are asked to bring waterless hand sanitizer for personal use. The school will also make waterless hand sanitizer available in the bathrooms.
  3. We are consulting with a plumbing concern to install a limited grey water system. We will to present the final proposal to the Board of Governors before February and install early February. We ask that any parents who may be able to help with sponsorship or securing sponsorship in this regard to please contact the principal.
  4. We are investigating the possibility of acquiring chemical toilets for the severest part of the crisis. Once again, We ask that any parents who may be able to help with sponsorship or securing sponsorship in this regard to please contact the principal.
  5. An ongoing information campaign is taking place and the issue is addressed whenever the opportunity presents itself.
  6. We will fully maintain and operate only one of the toilet facilities (it has more than enough individual cubicles and other necessities) so that the other facilities can be fully locked down and the water supply to them be shut.
  7. On weekends we intend to shut down the water supply to the property as a whole to ensure that in the event of unseen leaks, we do not waste water.
  8. The swimming pool will not be filled with water at all and remaining pool water will be used for irrigation and other situations which call for grey water.

Any person who wishes to make any additional suggestions is welcome to contact the principal.

Kindest regards
Mr M Fouché

 

 

Head Student Leaders for 2018 Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing and suit

Anako Fihlani (Right) - Head Girl
Paula Joao (Left) - Deputy Head Girl

 

 

visit our Facebook page for more

 

 

 

Booklists for 2018

Good luck to all our grade 12 learrners for the matric exam !!

   Our school has been partnered with Cape Union Mart as of 2016 as participants in the “Partners for possibility” programme by Symphonia  South Africa. During this partnership period the school and business partner work very closely to find ways in which community inputs (such as the business community) can enhance the learning experience at the school. 

It is with great gratitude to Cape Union Mart and especially our partner, Francesca Marshal that we express our thanks for guidance and assistance in equipping us to more fully understand the management intricacies of working with the business community and then applying such principles at our school. Furthermore, Cape Union Mart went the extra mile and were the major contributor to the installation of ablution facilities in our school hall.

                                                                                    

Grade 12 September examination time table

DATE

SUBJECT

28 August

HISTORY PAPER 1 / LIFE SCIENCE PAPER 1

29 August

COMP. APP.TECH  PRACT / REL. STUD. PAPER 1 & C.TEST

4 September

AFRIKAANS/ XHOSA PAPER 1 / ACCOUNTING

6 September

AFRIKAANS / XHOSA : PAPER 2

7 September

ENGLISH PAPER 2

8 September

LIFE ORIENTATION

11 September

XHOSA ORALS / MATHEMATICS / MATH. LIT. : PAPER 1

12 September

TOURISM

13 September

BUSINESS STUD.  / PHYSICAL SCIENCE : PAPER 1   NB [Exam starts at 8.00am]

14 September

COMP. APP.TECH / REL. ST PAPER 2      NB [ Exam starts at 8.00am]

15 September

MATHEMATICS / MATH. LIT.: PAPER 2

18 September

PHYSICAL SCIENCE PAPER 2

19 September

LIFE SCIENCE / HISTORY: PAPER 2

20 September

ENGLISH PAPER 1

21 September

LIFE ORIENTATION

 

 

Catholic interschool competition winners 2017

Interhosue 2017 Winners:

BLUE GRYPHONS

 

 

See the events calendar for 2017 in the link "events" above or below. Take special note of our musical HAIRSPRAY coming up on 9 and 10 February 2017

A word of congratulations to all our matrics. You achieved wonderfully. A special word of congratulations to Micaela Arendse on your 6 distinctions and the remainder of our distinction candidates.  

Related imageSTATIONERY REQUIREMENTS GRADE 8-12 2017  (click on link)

 

FINAL EXAM TIME TABLE 2016 Grade 8-11
Click here for time table.

 

Year Of Mercy Art Competition Final Results:


Firts Place (Senior Phase): Margot Sheppard
'Humbled by His Mercy'



Second Place (Senior Phase): Micalea Arendse  'The Lion and The Lamb'

 

                   

                     Valedictory Service 2016
We congratulate Miss Bugan and the grade 11 girls on a very memorable Valedictory Service. It was a touching event and Fr Ricardo Smuts delivered a wonderful homily at mass.

 

 

 

 

 

 Prize giving 2016 – a wonderful event

The School would like to thank all the parents and family of our academic prize winners for attending a successful event. We also thank Father Hugh O’ Connor and our guest speaker Phumeza Mgxhalo for participating and making it a great evening. Congratulations to all our prize winners and we hope they continue in this way.

 

Holy Cross Feast Day - a wonderful celebration.
The recent  Holy Cross Feast Day celebrations were a joyous recognition of the work done by the Holy Cross Sisters. The school especially celebrates Sr Flora, Sr Gisella, Sr Juliana and Sr Bernadette who have been closely involved with the School. Our best wishes and gratitude also goes out to the Sisters as a whole for their work in our communities. Father Zane gave a very pertinent homily at the mass and the school thanks him for his continued support. A special thanks to our in-house organiser, The Ethos girls and Mr Francis, their mentor.

 

Dear parents in light of recent events in education and allegations in the media, we have created a link here to a press release from the school. A newsletter will be sent with learners tomorrow (8 September) inidcating a date and time for a meeting where parents can make their points of view known. Parents are also welcome to email us their responses.

 

Press release.
(click on release)
 

Congratulations to Margot Sheppard to. She won a first place in the "Year of Mercy" art competition.
Click on the image to see a larger view

We will be having a netball clinic at our school on Saturday 27 August. It is presented in conjunction with certified, exterrnal service providers. Girls from other schools are welcome to partcicipate. For costs and details please click on the picture on the right.

Introducing the new house names and avatars to the school. Interhouse competition is set to realy get interesting now. The houses are Blue Gryphons, Red Phoenix and Gold Dragons. Click for a larger image

 

 A big thank you to Gabi and Volker Sproede for a wonderful outing to Villiera Wine Estate. Our top performing girls had an amazing time and really appreciate the contribution to our school. .

Thanks to our athletes and spectators for a wonderful Interschools athletic event. The Girsl did us proud and their behaviour was impeccable. The Interschools athletics held at Vygieskraal stadium 10 March 2016. Click on the picture for a larger view or visit the gallery.

 

 

VISION STATEMENT

We are an independent Christian school with a distinct Catholic ethos, seeking to provide meaningful education in the African context by facilitating a holistic yet spiritual thrust in teaching and learning towards achieving a disciplined and nurturing environment for young ladies, not withstanding the prevailing challenges of contemporary society.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

As adherents to the preservation of life we promote Christian values in order to develop a balanced work ethic while encouraging independent, innovative and critical thinking in learners. In providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for a holistic education, we support the appointment of staff who embrace the professional standards of commitment and accountability not only to sustain lifelong learning, but to achieve optimal stability and self- reliance.