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Academics

Holy Cross Catholic School offers both a Regular English program and a French Immersion program from JK to Grade 8.

For French Immersion, the majority of the student's instruction is in French. In JK/SK 50% of the program is in French and 50% of the program is in English; in grades 1/2 the program is 90/10; in grade 3-6 70/30. In grade 3 English Language Arts are introduced. In grades 7/8 the program is 50%/50% with Math and Science taught in English.

The school provides Special Education services to meet the needs of students with a variety of strengths and needs, supported through Classroom Resource Teachers and Educational Assistants.

Assessing Student Progress

  • The school reports to parents three times per year with an interim report in early November, report #1 in January and report #2 in June.
  • E.Q.A.O. results are published in September for grade 3 and grade 6 students.
  • All staff are using a wide range of strategies to evaluate progress such as tests, daily work, observations, portfolios, self- evaluation, peer evaluation, and summative tests.
  • Our resource teacher also provides objective, norm-based testing for those students who require this service.

Student/School Achievements

  • Students are very competitive in inter-school junior, intermediate sports.
  • Participation and fundraising in local, national and international initiatives.
  • Junior and Intermediate French Immersion students have participated in the board finals of the Concours d'Art Oratoire.
  • Several of our intermediate students have participated in international student exchanges.

Co-Curricular Programs

Athletics

  • Cross-Country running for grades 3-8
  • Junior & Intermediate Volleyball
  • Intermediate Basketball
  • Track & Field for grades 3-8

Clubs & Activities

  • Choir
  • Recycling Group
  • Winter/Spring Play Days
  • Participants in international student exchange
  • Running Club
  • Knitting Club

Plans for the Future

Holy Cross Catholic School will continue to strive for excellence in the areas of faith, academics and citizenship. Our motto is catholicity, literacy, numeracy. This is achieved through continuously improving partnership between the school, home, church and community. We want our students to be positive ambassadors for our school community and to be well prepared for their secondary school studies.

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NPSC Welcomes Dr. Ungar April 26(Posted:2/15/2018)

Our Parent Involvement Committee is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Ungar to NPSC. Dr. Ungar is the founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre and is Canada's Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. Join us April 26, 2018, for an engaging presentation to learn practical strategies for parents and caregivers to help young people of all ages heal. 

Free childcare is available, with RSVP.

Register today at www.npsc.ca/nurturing-resilience/ 

Register Now for the 18th Annual Carousel Evening(Posted:4/25/2018)

The 18th Annual Carousel Evening is happening at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall on May 16, 2018. Join us for an evening of workshops, a keynote address and much more!

The theme this year will be "Opening Doors" with a keynote address by Leslie Andrews, entitled "Beating the Odds".

For more information and to register visit: www.npsc.ca/carousel-evening