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  • Congratulations Ms. Classen
    Well done to Ms. Classen who is now officially our deputy principal. We wish her well and will support her in this new role. Ms. Classen has been with us since 2016 and has shown countless times that she is a capable leader. Ms. Classen brings many talents to the school and her pre Covid school plays were very well received. Her involvement with the learners in a wide range of extra mural activities has earned her the respect of our girls and fellow staff.
  • News Letter
    This notice has been mailed and posted via WhatsApp to parents. If a parent has not received the notice please consult at Newsletter                                                                               23/4/2021 Dear parents, can you believe we have reached the end of term 1. Reports have been issued to all learners and we encourage you to make enquiries should your daughter not present her report to you. We will also gladly email any reports on request to Below follows a brief recap of the term. General All our seniors were welcomed back on a permanent basis with our junior students alternating as per 2020. It
  • Entry and Egress
    Due to learners bunching at the front gate when they leave, the School Management Team has decided on a new strategy. This is to ensure safe social distancing and maintain COVID 19 protocols when learners leave school.So, starting 3 March learners will enter the school at the regular gates that they use when arriving at school. However, in the afternoons all learners will leave via the back gate. Educators will be on duty and learners who are still waiting after 15 minutes will be taken a waiting room. From here learners can see the back gate through the windows and
  • Well done Class of 2020 – 100% pass
    We congratulate our grade 12 learners and all our educators for the fantastic performance in what will go down in history as one of the most difficult years in education. It took blood, sweat, tears and quite some innovative changes to teaching. However, we overcame the odds and as the countries’ pass rate fell ours rose. Even during collection of results COVID protocols are still part of the class of 2020 routine. In one instance the result was so overwhelming that we could neither predict nor stop the hug with grandma. Well done ladies – you did extremely well.
  • Grade 12 Results of 2020 – Collection
    Click on picture to enlarge Grade 12 learners may collect their final results from the school on Tuesday 23 November from 12:00 onwards. The certificates will only be available till 14:30 so that we can accommodate the COVID 19 regulations as it pertains to learner movements and dismissals.Please note that grade 12 learners must not congregate at the gate once they have received their results as we need to ensure all social distancing norms. Please see the diagram that is accompanying this message. It shows details on the collection procedure.
  • Welcome aboard
    Mr Kawadza joins the Holy Cross Crew at Holy Cross High School Maitland. Mr Kawadza comes with impressive credentials and a teaching philosophy akin to that of his predecessor (Mr Mutandwa) We look forward to the continued Maths improvement at our school and feel confident that Mr Kawadza is equal to the task. May his journey with us be long and we wish Mr Kawadza all the best and offer our support as colleagues whenever needed.
  • A fond Farewell and Godspeed
    We wish Mr Mutandwa a all the best as he leaves us to take on new challenges and develop further as a truly remarkable Mathematics teacher. With his arrival at our school we were able to steepen the incline of our Maths improvement significantly. A true gentleman and teacher Mr Mutandwa was certainly a role model and on the SMT he leaves a space that will be difficult to fill. We are also grateful that during the transition period he was more than willing to assist online with our Maths classes and has spent significant time preparing and inducting his
  • Arrangements for Monday 15 February
    Dear Parents As you are all aware, we start with school on Monday. Some of our grades have been working closely with their teachers online and via WhatsApp. Now, however they can interact face to face. We are carrying on academically on Monday and won’t allow late registrations to interrupt the process. In this regard when learners enter the school, they will go straight to one of the following venues to have their temperature scanned and be placed at a desk that will be theirs for the term. We will deal with registration issues on an individual basis as the
  • Amended 2021 Calendar.
  • Rolling with the (COVID) punches
    Dear Parents and Learners This circular comes hard on the heels of the one sent out on 8 February.  We are needing to alert you to the fact that one of our teachers has tested positive for Covid. In line with the protocols the school will be closed for 2 days/48 hours for sanitisation.  Let us spell out clearly what this school closure means:  For grades 9,10,11,12 in fact little changes.  Online classes and the weekly planning rosters continue as usual and if there is no notice to the contrary, we expect these grades to report to school in person on Monday 15 February for a normal school day as per their timetable.  For grade 8
  • Preparing for learners return.
    Dear Parents and Learners  As we approach 15 February, the delayed 2021 date for the opening of schools, it is a good time for us to communicate and check out where we are at.  We all acknowledge that these are difficult and uncertain times.  Plans are changed to best accommodate our changing realities on the ground.  At Holy Cross we have made a start and have been able to walk a calm and steady path so far in 2021, staff and learners together. We returned on 18 January for staff meetings and started academic work straight away with our matrics, who have been online since then. The next week, 25 January, it was the turn of the grade 11s to come online.  A week later, the grade 9s and 10s came aboard online.  This week (8 February), which
  • 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
  • Where do YOU stay ?
    Hi to all our learners. We would like to know where you stay and how far you travel to school each day. How much does it cost ?? Please fill in this form:
  • Learning in the Lockdown
    Hi everyone I thoughty some stats of this lockdown period would be interesting. Well done to all of you who are learning and teaching.

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