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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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Reconciliation Service Tonight 7pm

Wed Mar 29 04:31pm

For children receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation tonight, they can come to the church at 6.30 pm, they do not need to wear school uniform. 

Term 1 Week 9 Newsletter

Tue Mar 28 09:38am



Easter Raffle

Mon Mar 27 07:23am

Easter Raffle- thank you for the great response so far!

$5 for 3 entries. More tickets available at the school office! Get in quick!

1st – $150 New World Voucher and $50 petrol voucher

2nd – $100 New World Voucher and $50 petrol voucher

3rd – $50 New World Voucher and $50 petrol voucher


Easter Raffle

Newsletter for Week Commencing 20/3/23

Mon Mar 20 04:55pm

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Letter re Teachers’ Strike 16 March 2023

Wed Mar 15 02:57pm


Letter Re Teachers’ Strike

Newsletter Week 7 – 13 March 2023

Mon Mar 13 04:31pm

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School Closed- Thursday 16th March

Sat Mar 11 09:15am

School will be closed on Thursday 16 March as the teachers will be on strike.

Census Day

Tue Mar 07 04:22pm

Just a quick reminder to please complete your census papers this evening! All of the data collected is important for funding decisions in our area!

This week’s newsletter is ready to read.

Tue Mar 07 05:47am

Non uniform day- Crazy Hair Day MONDAY 6th March

Sun Mar 05 08:39pm

Non-Uniform Day
On Monday 6 March we will be having a non uniform – Crazy Hair Day to raise funds to support the Flood and Gabrielle Cyclone Support Fund. Children can wear non uniform and do their hair in any wind blown style they can create.

A gold coin or any donation will be greatly appreciated as we support those affected by these natural disasters.

Looking forward to seeing the creations! 

Sacramental Meeting Tonight

Wed Mar 01 02:01pm

Reminder that there is a Sacramental Meeting tonight in the Church at 6.30pm for all the Year 4 children and their parents.

If there are any Years 5 – 8 students, who wish to make the Sacraments this year, please attend the meeting also.

Information and dates for the Sacraments will be provided at this meeting.  Thank you.

This week’s newsletter is ready to read. On the school app and school website.

Mon Feb 27 09:24pm

Reminder! Meet the Teacher- MONDAY 27th FEBRUARY 6PM in the school hall.

Sun Feb 26 06:28pm

Reminder! Meet the Teacher- MONDAY 27th FEBRUARY
6PM in the school hall.
Parents will have an opportunity to meet the whole staff and then visit their child’s classroom and meet the teacher and other parents who belong to the class. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

This week’s newsletter is available to read on our School App

Tue Feb 21 09:08am


Tue Feb 14 03:06pm

We are pleased to confirm that Holy Cross will be OPEN tomorrow (Wednesday 15th Feb).

We hope all families have been able to keep safe during the cyclone.

We look forward to seeing all the children at school tomorrow.

Thank you for your support during this period.

School Closed today

Tue Feb 14 07:13am

A reminder that school is closed today.

Take care, and keep safe.

School Closed Tuesday

Mon Feb 13 02:42pm

Following the reports from the Met Service and the Emergency Management Services we will remain closed tomorrow.

School Closed Monday

Sun Feb 12 04:12pm

Due to the approaching Cyclone and the emergency warnings our school will be closed tomorrow Monday 13 February. We will make a decision about school for Tuesday at 1 pm tomorrow.

Take care, and keep safe.


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.