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HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Holy Cross Catholic School Papatoetoe is a Sisters of Mercy Catholic integrated school. We cater for girls from Years 1 to 8, and boys from Years 1 to 6. Our school serves a widespread Catholic community in South Auckland with a school roll of around 600 ethnically diverse and wonderful students.
 
Our school’s vision is for children to learn and grow through Christ within a nurturing, safe, Catholic environment. Our school values of Human Dignity, Compassion, Reconciliation and  Service underpin this vision. These values are shared by parents, teachers and students.

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Parish Mass 10am Sunday 29th May 2022

Tue May 24 05:16pm

We look forward to seeing as many families as possible at the 10am Mass on Sunday 29th May 2022 when our school will be leading the Mass for the Feast of the Ascension.  This is a privilege that we only get a couple of times a year and with Covid we have not been able to lead the Mass for the past 2 years.  We look forward to a great celebration!

PTFA Meeting

Sun May 22 08:30pm

HCSP PTFA AGM – 2022
Monday 23 May @7pm
School Staffroom
We would love to meet some new families – please come along and find out about all the wonderful things the PTFA achieves and creates for our children.
ALL WELCOME

Whanau Maths Workshops

Fri May 20 12:37pm

Are you interested in what your child is doing in maths?
Do you want to support them?
Come along to informal, fun sessions with us and a mentor from Massey University.
Attend all five sessions for maximum benefit – and for the chance to go in the draw to win two terms worth of free attendance dues for your child. Alternatively, come along when you can.
Choose the workshop days and times that best suit you.
We look forward to seeing you.


Whanau Maths Workshops

Pink Dress up Dress Down No Uniform Day(

Thu May 19 05:27pm

To show we support anti bullying at our school, children are allowed to wear something pink tomorrow and do not have to wear their school uniform on Friday 20 May.

School Lunches this FRIDAY

Wed May 18 06:43pm

Lunch orders need to be given to the classroom teacher NO LATER THAN on Thursday 19/5/22 so that our PTFA volunteers can be ready for Friday.


Please ensure that your child’s lunch order is written on the front of an envelope and has the correct money inside. Below is the lunch order menu. Please note that we have discontinued the quiche option.


We thank you in advance for sending the orders in a day early.



Lunch options

School Lunches start this week

Wed May 04 05:45pm

If you wish to buy a school lunch for your child on Friday 6th May, please place the correct money in an envelope and write your child’s name and room number on the front of the envelope.


Lunch orders must be given to the classroom teacher NO LATER THAN Thursday 5th May in readiness for Friday.  Thank you.

This week’s newsletter is now available to read on the app.

Tue May 03 11:01am

Welcome to Term 2

Sun May 01 09:55am

Welcome to Term 2



Welcome to Term 2

Easter Raffle

Tue Apr 12 06:54pm

Just a quick reminder that the last ticket sales for the Easter Raffle will take place tomorrow morning.


Please see information below:


The intermediate girls in preparation for their Camp next term are holding an Easter Raffle. Tickets are $1 each. To purchase tickets, children can drop an envelope to the girls on the deck in front of the Intermediate classroom each morning before school. Please have the name of the child, the classroom number and how many tickets you would like written on the front of the envelope. Please have the correct change in the envelope. The raffle will be drawn on Wednesday 13th April. Thank you in advance for your support!

We are selling school uniforms by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please phone the school office on 09 278-8224 to make an appointment time.

Wed Apr 06 03:36pm

Easter Raffle $1 a ticket

Wed Apr 06 08:02am

The intermediate girls in preparation for their Camp next term are holding an Easter Raffle. Tickets are $1 each and a picture of the prize can be seen if you click on the button below.


To purchase tickets, children can drop an envelope to the girls on the deck in front of the Intermediate classroom each morning before school. Please have the name of the child, the classroom number and how many tickets you would like written on the front of the envelope. Please have the correct change in the envelope. The tickets brought will be sent to the child by the end of the day to take home. The raffle will be drawn on Wednesday 13th April.


Thank you in advance for your support!


Easter Raffle $1 a Ticket

Please find attached the school newsletter for this week.

Tue Mar 29 09:51am

 



Newsletters

Reminder Monday 21/3/22 Teacher Only Day

Wed Mar 16 05:20pm

Reminder that school will be closed on Monday 21st March due to a Teacher Only Day. 

St Patrick’s Fun Day- can collection

Wed Mar 16 04:18pm

St Patrick’s Day – Thursday 17th March 2022
We will celebrate St Patrick’s Day this Thursday (17th) as we have always done but in a modified way.


Each team will have a liturgy in their bubbles followed by some sporting activities.


It will not be a whole school event but there will be activities scheduled throughout the day.


We always acknowledge this day as part of our heritage being a school that was founded by the Mercy Sisters. The Mercy Sisters’ first convent was situated in Dublin, Ireland where Mother Catherine McAuley began her work caring for the marginalised people of the community.


We will celebrate this day by having a Green Dress Up Day on Thursday 17 March. Children can choose to wear green clothing or something green on their clothing.


To participate in Green Dress Up Day, the Rangimarie Syndicate have suggested that every child bring a can of food. The cans of food will contribute to our Food Bank Appeal to remind us of the work the Mercy Sisters do to help the poor and vulnerable people in our communities.


Please see the attached poster.


St Patrick’s Fun Day- Can Collection

Returning to School

Tue Mar 08 02:09pm

Parents we are delighted to have a large number of our students back at school and completing their PAT and STAR Tests this week. Remember all children who are well, have no Covid symptoms, are not positive or household contacts, or have completed 10 days isolation should return to school now. Face to Face Learning for all our  students is our ultimate aim and we look forward to seeing all our students as soon as possible.


If you have any questions or concerns please telephone the office. 

Newsletter 28 February 2022

Tue Mar 01 04:48pm

This week’s newsletter has been uploaded for you to read.

School Tomorrow

Sun Feb 27 07:18pm

All students can return to school tomorrow as long as they are NOT a household contact (live in a house where somebody has tested positive).


They must be well and have NO symptoms.