It’s been a great year! Together we have learned much and shared experiences that will long remain with us in the years to come. As we come to the end of this academic year, it is with great pride that I can look back at the many achievements of our children. They have worked so hard and with every changing demands made on us by a new and challenging curriculum and situational demands. The many values that have been on display throughout the year (Learning Today, Leading tomorrow) have particularly come to the fore as we end the academic year – resilience when tackling a particularly tricky problem whether it is in class or a problem between friends; courage in coping with changes; love and honesty towards all members of the school community; appreciation and happiness for each other and all the opportunities they are given within the school – which all strengthen their character and their ability to make the most of every aspect of school life.
I would like to thank our hard working and caring staff members who have made a huge difference to our students . Their commitment is outstanding and our kids are the beneficiaries. Thank you for providing rich and engaging, well-rounded experiences for our kids and knowing that education is about joy, wonder and fostering curiosity, along with the development of social skills so needed to succeed.
The strength of our Staff and wholehearted passion to make our school a wonderful place of learning for our children primarily but for all makes Holy Cross truly a special place.
I would also like to thank all parents and carers for their support this year.Thanks for getting your kids to school on time each day and helping your kids in the learning process; the partnership between home and school is important.
A great deal of what we do in school cannot be achieved without you and your co-operation and backing. Many thanks and we look forward to working more closely with you from January -2020. We hope that through your participation and interest you will also come to feel very much a part of our school and its warm and generous community.
We want each of our students to leave school with the values of respect, cooperation, persistence and striving for excellence underpinning all that they do. Our students develop responsibility for their own behaviour and the choices they make, and also a communal responsibility to assist their peers to do the same. Our students become strong in self-esteem and personal expectation and develop a healthy and respectful tolerance for others.
Finally, I would like to wish all children who are leaving us at the end of this academic year all the very best on their journey. I know that they have all had a great start here at Holy Cross and know that they will go on to achieve great things in the future. I wish all the students of ICSE and ISC - 2020 all the best for their forthcoming model and Board exams.
I would like to wish you all the very best for the Winter vacation and look forward to welcoming you all back, refreshed, for what will be an exciting, new academic year. At Christmas the world celebrates the Birth of Jesus Christ. The overriding message of Christmas is one of Peace, Joy and Good will to everyone. Hopefully, the Joy of Christmas will further remind you of its importance and inspire you to live out the meaning of Christmas throughout 2020.