Pastoral Care

​​​​Holy Cross has always had a strong emphasis on Pastoral Care of students and staff and families.  The following is a sample of what is available through our Pastoral Care support.

  • Seasons for Growth – a grief and loss programme that helps children to develop skills for coping with all sorts of grief and loss, from the death of a pet to a family breakdown, to the death of a family member this is also offered at the adult level.
  • Highway Heroes – this programme helps children to develop skills that help them to make and keep friends as well as develop resilience and problems solving skills for life. It also helps to address and develop skills of emotional regulation. 
  • Social Skills – work with individual children and small groups to help them better communicate in everyday classroom/playground situations.
  • Mini Vinnies – a group of volunteers committed to the ideals of caring and service to others, in the spirit of St Vincent de Paul.
  • Lunchtime Clubs – a variety of activities are available, according to the interests of childen and availability of expertise/equipment.  Examples include Gardening, Sewing, Prayer, Knitting.  These are voluntary clubs, open to students. 
  • Celebration of community – such days as Teacher Aides' Day, Office Professionals' Day, Parents' Day and Teachers' Day are celebrated.
Pastoral Care is also exercised in a wide variety of ways by all staff and members of the school community, including class contact people.