Why Catholic education?
Catholic schools are centred on the person of Jesus Christ and are called to live and proclaim the message of the Gospel. Supported by, and in collaboration with, the Catholic community of which they are a vital part, Catholic schools encourage staff, students and their families into a personal relationship with Jesus, challenging them to find, through Him, meaning and value in their lives.
Does my child need to be Catholic to attend Holy Cross?
No. Holy Cross is open to all who want to share its educational goal, inspired by Christian principles. In accordance with each school’s enrolment vacancies, preference is given to students who are baptised Catholic and who live in the local parish, and then to children of Catholic families from other parishes who wish to enrol. However, schools are open to all who wish to be guided in their education by the principles and teachings of Christ.
All families and their children, Catholic or non-Catholic, are invited to have a Catholic education but must be willing to participate in the religious life of the school.
Enrolment Process and Policy
In recent years the Catholic Diocese has received unprecedented demand for school entry across our Diocesan Schools. This Demand, combined with the desire to offer families a pathway for their children from kindergarten through to Year 12, has led to the Diocese revising and adjusting the Enrolment Policy.
The Policy sets out the prioritisation for enrolment in schools and applies to all students seeking enrolment at a Catholic School in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle (CDMN).
For further information on the enrolment prioritisation criteria please visit the CSO website using the link below: