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HOLY CROSS COLLEGE, RYDE


Holy Cross College was established in 1891 and offers quality
Catholic education based on a tradition of excellence in all fields. The
spacious, landscaped grounds include several sports fields and afford views
from the city to the mountains.

Facilities: Library collection of over 21,000 books, extensive
computer CD-ROM and audio-visual facilities; chapel seating 500; auditorium
seating 700; gymnasium with weight training equipment; seven science
laboratories; specialist rooms and equipment for most subject areas; computer
equipment includes class network sets of PCs and also laptop computers. Ten
hectares of landscaped grounds and gardens including tennis and basketball
courts; cricket net facilities; soccer and rugby grounds with change rooms,
shops, seating and floodlights; extensive off-road parking areas with security
lighting; and extensive play areas for each year group including seating, paved
and shaded areas.

Electives Years 7 to 10: Commerce, History, Geography, Music,
Photography and Digital Media, Visual Arts, Personal
Development/Health/Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sports Studies,
Italian, Japanese, Design and Technology, Food Technology, Graphics Technology,
Industrial Technology, Information and Software Technology.

Electives Years 11 and 12: English (Standard, Fundamentals,
Advanced, Extension), Mathematics (General, Mathematics, Extensions 1 and 2),
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Senior Science, Catholic Studies, Studies of
Religion 1, Studies of Religion 2, Business Studies, Economics, Geography,
Modern History, Ancient History, History Extension, Legal Studies, Work
Studies, Music, Photography, Video and Digital Imaging, Visual Arts, Italian
Beginners, Japanese Beginners, Personal Development/Health/Physical Education
(PDHPE), Sport, Lifestyle and Recreational Studies, Design and Technology,
Engineering Studies, Industrial Technology, Information Processes and
Technology, Software Design and Development. VET courses: Construction,
Information Technology, Hospitality.

Sport: Some opportunities offered by the College in the area of
sport include: participation in the Metropolitan Catholic Schools Competition
in a wide variety of sports including rugby league, soccer, cricket,
basketball, swimming, athletics, cross-country, tennis, squash and golf; a wide
variety of non-competitive sports on Thursday afternoons; affiliated sporting
clubs offering weekend competitions in rugby league, soccer, and cricket. Holy
Cross College Outdoor Education programs give students the opportunity to
participate in a huge array of activities including: abseiling, rock climbing,
canoeing, bushwalking, hiking, whitewater kayaking/rafting, diving/snorkeling,
camping, orienteering, mountain biking, sailing, caving, skiing/snow boarding,
surfing.

Extracurricular activities: Catholic Schools Debating Competition,
public speaking including Rotary and Lions Club competitions, Mock Trial,
opportunities to learn a musical instrument (individual performance is also
encouraged), stage bands and other musical groups, choir and singing groups,
film and video direction, production and editing.

Welfare and personal development: The College strives to build a
community that respects the rights of each individual. Clear expectations are
outlined to all students in relation to acceptable standards of behaviour and
dress. Time is provided to formally address pastoral issues within the
classroom.  Each year group has a
Pastoral Team to lead the program. A Special Education unit designed to support
students with specific learning difficulties is available at the College.
Counselling services are provided for students who are experiencing personal
difficulties or who require support due to family circumstances.

Famous ex-students: Jack Renshaw, Darren Clark, Dr Robert Cooper,
Dominic Choy.

Annual fees: As for Catholic systemic schools (Sydney Archdiocese).
There is also an annual building fund contribution.

Religion Catholic
Type Catholic
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Boy
Enrolment 575 students
Phone
02 9808******* 02 9808 1033
Fax
02 9809******* 02 9809 7207
Address Victoria Road, Ryde 2112
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