Latest commentary from school

  • False Start !
    Dear parents and learners as you know by now the Minister has moved the opening of schools to 15 February. We will respect this in view of the pandemic we are facing and the need to safeguard ourselves and each other from the virus. We will however start online. Grade 12 learners are encouraged to join their WhatsApp groups from 2020 this weekend already. Staff members are already engaging with the start up of their subjects. Grade 12 will start following their syllabus on the 18th (Online and at home – not at school) Visit the grade 12 planning and
  • On your marks, get set,….
    Dear parents and learners. Welcome to a rocky start of 2021. We intend to start school on the 18th of January with our grade 12 learners. Also we still intend have the new intake of grade 8 learners present as of 19 January for Orientation. Grade 12 learners please note that your timetable and weekly preparation has been updated and you are encouraged to engage with this information.I see many of the WhatsApp groups are starting up again and am encouraged by the initiative of both staff and learners. I wish to assure you that we are taking all precautions
  • Requirements for 2021
    Follow this post to access the textbook requirements for 2020. Also find here the stationary list and the store that sells our uniform.
  • End of year 2020
    Reports will be available for collection from the School as of tomorrow (8 December). Learners may come in civvies collect their reports and go directly home. We cannot gather in groups so please, once you have your report you need to depart immediately. Where parents request it we will gladly email reports. Note that report collection time is limited to between 9 am and 12 pm. Admin staff is available until 15 December for any balance settlements and registrations. Note learners who are not registered will not be placed in classes and face the real risk of losing their place
  • Week 4 of Term 4
    Dear parents and learners. Due to external factors we have to submit our results to the WCED officials between 30 November and 3 December. This has resulted in our school treating the upcoming week as a test week. Official school hours will be between 08:00 and 12:00 daily. Learners who need to stay later may do so since we can’t have learners congregating outside the gate until later times. We just ask that parents notify the school in advance so we can allocate staff for supervised study.We hope to close the school year by 6 December for all learners from
  • Term 4 start
    A warm welcome to everyone for term 4. We will still be implementing the alternating school attendance system at school. Please note that we have started now with week 1 term 4. We also encourage all learners to attend school physically. In extreme cases we will consider learners staying home and being assessed. This has to be with special permission though.
  • Dismissal time for Monday 19 October
    Please note that Grade 9 and Grade 11 will be dismissed at 12pm on Monday 19 October 2020 due to exam preparations for the NSC examinations.
  • Grade 12 Final Exam
    All matrics and parents of grade 12 learners you can find the final grade 12 NSC exam timetable here. It will also be available on the grade 12 online school page in the timetables section. NSC timetable Kind regards Mr FouchéPrincipal
  • Viva Fibre
    Finally we have joined the Fibre Internet Community. Thanks to Octotel and Cool ideas we have a blistering fast line at school now. This will benefit all the learners without the naging buffering we have been experiencing of late. Our ISP is Cool Ideas and they are also the sponsor of our Fibre Internet Connectivity.
  • TUCK SHOP is Back !!!
    The school will be operating a Tuck Shop on a limited basis. To ensure we conform to the requirements of the COVID-19 Pandemic all items will have to be ordered in advance. Any orders will have to be placed before 10:00 am. Payment can be made via the school fee payment window to Ms. Aufray. Please try to bring the correct change so that as little handling of cash takes place. The menu is as follows: Sandwiches (White or Brown bread)   Cheese and salad                                                                                                          R23.00 Pastrami with mayo and salad                                                                                   R30.00 Smoked chicken and salad                                                                                          R30.00 Egg and mayo                                                                                                               
  • September 2020 – Curriculum Changes grade 10 and 11
    Dear parents and learners. As you may have heard in the media there have been some changes to the curriculum due to the COVID – 19 pandemic. In this regard please note the following:The weighting for the exams been reduced from 75% to 40%, while the weighting for the school-based assessment (SBA) has been increased from 25% to 60%.The implication of this is that learners who have not handed in assignments need to do so urgently since they carry so much more weight (part of the SBA) See the official Circular here: Circular-S7-of-2020-Revised-Promotion-Requirements-for-Grade-10-11.pdf
  • Holy Cross Feast Day 14 September 2020
    We wish all friends of Holy Cross and especially the Sisters of the Holy Cross a blessed Feast day.
  • Early Closing on Monday 14 September and Tuesday 15 September.
    Please note that the school will close earlier on Monday and Tuesday. This is to accommodate our annual feast day where we acknowledge the contribution of the Holy Cross Sisters of Southern Africa. Learners please note there will be school despite the programme of celebration. Grade 12s writing exams will not be in any way inhibited. Furthermore, please be aware that strict adherence to COVID 19 regulations will be in place.
  • Back to school for term 3
    Welcome back to term 3. I trust the learners took  a bit of a break. The teachers really needed one since they work at school and then again at home to contain our academic integrity for 2020. As you may have heard there have been changes announced by the Department of Basic Education. Chief among these is the assessment for this year. We have received the latest assessment requirements and as of Monday they will be part of the weekly planning we send to learners. In this way each subject will be able to prepare learners accordingly and learners will
  • School Closed 17 July
    Please note a staff member has tested positive for COVID 19. The member of staff has been off school since 09 July. None the less we will take tomorrow for a deep cleaning of the school. The educator had no direct tactile interaction with the learners and all safety protocols were observed during lessons.  We intend to start again on Monday. Thus 2 full days of cleaning and an interim day will have been allowed for.
  • GRADE 10 & 11 Return week of 6 July
    GRADE 10 & 11 To return as of week of 6 July Dear learners and parents, please follow the link to the time tables starting 6 July. 10 & 11 timetable Note that Grade 11 and 10 learners attend school on alternating days. In the first week (week starting 6 July) the grade 11 learners will attend school on Friday. The next week the grade 10 learners attend school on the Friday. This pattern will continue until further notice.
  • COVID-19 Adherence and Planning Strategy

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