Principal's Message

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Welcome to Holy Cross Primary School, Wooloowin. Established in 1890 by the Sisters of Mercy we are the oldest Catholic school on the northside​ of Brisbane and enjoy a long and proud heritage of quality Catholic education from Prep to Year Six in the inner north.

I warmly invite you to look through our website to discover the many opportunities our school can offer for your child and family. Our students are empowered to think critically and creatively to prepare them for learning and living in the 21st century. With access to modern technology including laptops and a 1:1 iPad program as well as a contemporary inquiry-based learning approach, our students are developing skills to be active contributors to their world and to achieve their full potential.

As a school with excellence in the Arts, our students enjoy the benefits of specialist teachers in the areas of music, instrumental music and visual arts. With specialist teachers also for the areas of Italian and Physical Education, Holy Cross attends to the whole child- academically, physically, creatively and spiritually.

Our school is part of the Lutwyche / Wooloowin Parish and through our strong connection with the Parish and our proud Mercy heritage we provide an inclusive education where all are welcomed. The Mercy spirit of Hospitality, Compassion, Outreach, Hope and Joy is found within the school community and is further strengthened by the parents, staff and children living the school motto of “With God for Others".

With great facilities such as:

  • large oval spaces
  • undercover play areas
  • nature play spaces
  • air-conditioned classrooms
  • access to outside hours school care (including vacation care)

Our students have access to fantastic facilities to support their academic, social, wellbeing and physical needs.

Being a boutique school in the inner north of Brisbane we are able to offer learning personalised to the needs of our students as well as a sense of connection and belonging where each child is known and valued. The wellbeing of our students is nurtured through our positive and caring relationships that are established between student, teacher and family. With targeted learning through the use of the Highway Heroes Program our students are equipped with positive strategies to maintain and promote a positive wellbeing.

With a great parent community, you are sure to feel welcome as we come together regularly to celebrate, learn and socialise.  Within 5km of the Brisbane CBD and close to Wooloowin Train station our school is conveniently located for families.

I invite you to come and visit Holy Cross Primary School and see how we can provide a quality, Catholic education for your child so that they can reach their full potential.

I look forward to meeting you soon. 

Simon Mahaffy


©Brisbane Catholic Education, Holy Cross School (2023)​