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Our Catholic Identity and Parish

At Holy Cross Catholic Parish Primary School, we strive to be a school community that promotes excellence in a learning environment based on Gospel values.

Our mission is to provide a quality Catholic school enabling each person to reach full potential in the light of our school motto, 'The Peace of Christ Be With You'.

The Catholic culture at Holy Cross has been built on the strong foundations of the Sisters of St Joseph.

The staff, students and parents, together with the parish and wider community, enjoy numerous occasions to share, work and celebrate.

The spiritual and prayer life of the Holy Cross school family is sustained through frequent liturgical celebrations as a grade or whole school community.

The school supports the parish sacramental programs of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation, which culminate in their respective parish-based celebrations. These sacramental celebrations are a highlight in the liturgical life of the school and parish. A retreat day for students in Year 6 is also held prior to them receiving their sacrament of Confirmation. The school-based Religious Education curriculum supports and enriches these program of preparation. 


The school is a place of prayer and worship, and liturgy has a central place in the life of the school.

Each day, students assemble in the morning to begin the day with the school prayer. This brings the school community into the awareness of the presence of God and the action of the Holy Spirit in learning and play. Each week a school assembly is held and begins with prayer.

Throughout the year, students participate in a number of celebrations. These include liturgical celebrations during the seasons of Lent, Easter, Advent and Christmas, as well as the Feasts of Mary MacKillop and the Holy Cross. Catholic Schools Week, Anzac Day and Remembrance Day are also celebrated.

Year 6 students gather annually with Bishop Brian Mascord and with a number of other diocesan Catholic primary school Year 6 students, teachers and clergy to celebrate a special Mass following the Sacrament of Confirmation.


Our school is part of the Holy Cross Catholic Parish community. We enjoy a close relationship with our parish.

Our school celebrates Mass and other liturgies on a regular basis, and a children’s liturgy is celebrated once a month on a Sunday.

There are many aspects of parish life in which students, staff and families may become involved.

All members of our parish school community are actively encouraged to be part of parish and Church life.

Participation in weekend Mass is also actively encouraged. View the Parish Mass Times here.

For more information, visit the Holy Cross Catholic Parish website