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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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Wed Feb 01 03:20pm

There is a new newsletter ready to read.

School begins Tuesday 7th February 8.45am

Wed Feb 01 03:09pm

Holy Cross will open for students on Tuesday 7th February at 8.45am.
We look forward to welcoming all our wonderful students and families on Tuesday for a great year of learning.

Opening of School Delayed

Mon Jan 30 08:49pm

Following the Secretary of Education’s instructions, school is closed and will open on Tuesday 7th February.  The decision was made because of the severe weather events in Auckland.

Uniform appointments may be available later this week.


Message from Board of Trustees

Sat Dec 17 06:59am

Please read this Christmas message from our Board of Trustees.

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Leavers Assembly, Scripture Cup and Junior Mercy Awards

Thu Dec 15 06:57am

Final leavers assembly and the Junior Mercy Awards and Scripture Cup presentations are at 9.15 this morning in the hall.

Assembly Today 1.50 pm

Tue Nov 22 10:03am

Assembly today will be at 1.50 pm in the school hall. Apologies for the postponement yesterday. 

Lolly sale tomorrow at 2.30pm

Wed Nov 16 07:49pm

Lolly sale tomorrow at 2.30pm

Lollies $1
Sherbet .50
Lemonade ice blocks $1
Chico ice creams 2.50
Mystery items 50 and $1

2.30 pm on the courts

Children will be able to purchase as they leave school. Your support to sell the final Fair stock would be greatly appreciated.