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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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Senior Kindergarten Starting September 6, 2018(Posted:6/26/2018)

A note to all parents and guardians of Senior Kindergarten students. This year, all Senior Kindergarten students will begin school on Thursday, September 6, 2018. This is a change from our previous practice of Senior Kindergarten students beginning on the first Monday of the second week in September.

Transportation arrangements will continue to be available as per our past practice and will begin on the new start date of September 6, 2018.

Back to School Learning Technology Drop-In & Exhibition(Posted:6/7/2018)

Involving parents in their children’s progress in the classroom has long been shown to significantly increase student outcomes. With parent engagement top of mind, we invite parents and their children in grades 4-8 to participate in our Back To School Learning Technologies Drop-In Session, August 27, 2018. Experience the ‘hands on’ ways parents can help their child succeed in the classroom, by using technology at home to enhance and support student learning. Register today!