Monday 1st June - Queens Birthday School is closed
After School Groups Begin
2nd June - Computer After-School Club
3rd June - Tongan After-School Group
4th June - Samoan After-School Group
Week 9 -
Week 10 - Scholastic Book Week
for Registered Students only
Computer After- School Club
Tuesdays from 3.15 - 5pm
Tongan After-School Group
Wednesdays from 3.15 - 5pm
Samoan After-School Group
Thursdays from 3.15 - 5pm
Message from Principal - 12th May 2020
Dear Parents and Whānau,
Yesterday the Government announced that we are moving to Level 2 on Thursday, and that schools can start back on Monday 18th May for all students. It seems like such a long time ago that we were all together and I pray that you have all kept well.
We are all pleased to be coming back to school and welcome seeing your children again. We have an exciting programme planned for Term 2 and 3, with a huge focus on Well Being - both physical and mental. I want to reassure you that we will continue to follow the guidelines from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education, to ensure that our school is the safest possible place for your children to be outside of your family bubbles.
One of the key messages is that if students and staff are unwell, and showing any cold or flu like symptoms, they must stay home until the symptoms are gone. We will continue to model good hygiene practices (coughing into your elbow, hand-washing and drying) and regular cleaning of commonly touched surfaces.
One of the biggest changes at school while we are in Level 2 is that no parents can come into the school grounds. We have to use contact tracing for any visitors into the school, and we need to keep this to a minimum. So if you have to come into the school office, or to buy any uniform, you will be required to fill in your contact details and use hand sanitiser. There can only be one person at a time allowed into the school office or uniform shop.
Dropping off or picking up students will be at the designated gates that are mentioned in the attached Safety Plan. Drop off is strictly from 8.30am, as this has to be supervised by staff.
SKIDS will be up and running from Monday for before and after school care. It will once again be in the Library in the morning, and in the Hall in the afternoon. These are the only parents allowed into the school grounds to drop off or pick up their children. Parents cannot enter the Library or the Hall.
More information in the Safety Plan includes: Classroom cleaning and sanitising, Pick up and Drop Off, Physical Distancing, In the Playground, Managing Attendance, Movement In and Out of School, Reporting to Parents and Cleaning and Hygiene.
Please continue to contact us through emails if you have anything further you wish to ask or discuss.
Holy Cross Catholic School Terms 2020
Term One Begins: Monday 3rd February 2020 Term One Ends: Wednesday 8th April 2020
Term Two Begins: Tuesday 28th April 2020 Term Two Ends: Friday 3rd July 2020
Term Three Begins: Monday 20th July 2020 Term Three Ends: Friday 25th September 2020
Term Four Begins: Monday 12th October 2020 Term Four Ends: Tuesday 15th December 2020
Holy Cross School Home Learning
Please click on the links below to access the Holy Cross School home learning document that has been created to help you provide activities and links for home and online learning.
These activities cover Religious Activities, Reading, writing, Mathematics, The Arts, Science, Physical Education, Health and Social Science.
Switch on Safety - Ministry of Education
When children learn from home, it’s important to make sure they stay safe online.
Here’s a simple, FREE way to block the worst of the web. To Switch on Safety, you need to change the ‘DNS’ setting on your child’s device. Simple instructions on how to do this are outlined below. Just click on the type of device your child uses below.
Click here to access Switch on Safety
Safety can’t be provided by technology alone – it requires a holistic approach.
For tips and advice to support online safety conversations with your whānau check out Netsafe.
2021 Enrolments for Liston College and Marist Colleges
Due to the Covid-19 virus situation and that the country is in lockdown, the closing date for the 2021 enrolments for Liston College and Marist College have been extended to the 31st May 2020.
Even though the schools are currently closed, they are still accepting online enrolments. The schools understand that it is difficult to get the Preference Certificate signed by the Parish Priest during these unusual days and as a result are happy to accept enrolments online without the certificate for now.
These enrolment applications will be followed up with parents when school returns.