Our November / December Newsletter has been added to our newsletter section of our website. Please read to find out what’s been happening in Holy Cross and to find a list of important dates.
Online Booking System for Parent Consultations
We have organised a new online booking system for our Parents/Carers Consultations (Parents’ Evenings). Our next event is on Thursday 11th October 2018
3:15pm -5:15pm & 6:15pm-8:15pm for all classes.
PLEASE NOTE: You need to type this address into your website browser’s ‘address bar’. Do not try to ‘Google’ this website address or use a search engine as that will not work. This is a common mistake on phones and tablets especially.
Login to see which appointments are available and select one that is convenient for you.
You will need to enter:
- Your title (Mr/Mrs/Miss) and surname (these must match those we have on record for you)
- Your child’s first name, surname and date of birth
The system is live from Monday 17th September and will be open to take your bookings until Monday 8th October at 11:55pm
Once you have logged in, we suggest you use the ‘Automated Booking Wizard’ to make your appointments. You will be shown your child/children and their teachers. Tick the teacher you wish to book and enter your availability. The wizard will use this information to calculate the best order for your appointments, allowing you to navigate the teachers in the quickest and most efficient manner.
Troubleshooting Tips – please read before booking!
- To login you need to enter the details we have on record for you and your child. If you have recently changed your title or surname, for example, and not informed us, we will be expecting you to login with the details we have on record
- The email address you enter is only used to receive a confirmation of your appointment. If the system gives you an error when you login, it will not be the email address that is the problem
- If you have several children to make bookings for, and decide not to use the Booking Wizard, but instead make appointments individually, use the ‘Change Child’ button on the blue bar (above the school’s name) in the very top left corner of the Parent’s Booking Page to swap between your children
If you are unable to book at home, there will be a computer available in school between
3pm-4pm from 17th September until 7th October and we will assist you in logging in.
Parent Council Vacancies
The Parent Council is made up of parents, the head teacher, a teacher and a church representative. We support the work of the school and enhance the learning opportunities available for all pupils. We normally meet about four times a year. A separate Parent Teacher Group (PTG) coordinate the fund-raising activities although some parents attend both.
At present, there are three vacancies as office bearers on the Parent Council – Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. We also want to re-establish a core committee on the Parent Council. All parents/guardians of children at the school are entitled to put themselves forward for membership of the Parent Council.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Parent Council please complete this form no later than Friday 21 September 2018. Alternatively, complete the Reply Slip already sent out in the children’s schoolbags.
If the number of interested people exceeds the number of places available, a ballot will take place at the AGM.
In April 2010 we launched a Holy Cross Credit Union which is affiliated to the local Croy Credit Union.
We are now in the eighth year of our school Credit Union and many children have become regular savers, depositing small amounts of money on a Thursday.
If you wish your child to take part in this worthwhile financial experience and encourage your child to save-up, you can complete a permission slip and they will be given a membership card to be filled in. Forms will be given out Week beginning the 27th of August 2018. An information letter and copy of the form can be accessed on our credit union page.
Do not send money with the slip, they will receive a savings book when we have their details.
Below you will find important dates for the coming academic year. Please note, some dates may change but we will do our upmost to avoid last minute changes. We may add dates for different events over the year.
|Kilbowie information event||Wed 29thAugust||5.30pm|
|Open Evening||Thurs 6thSept||7-8pm|
|Parent Teacher Group & Parent Council meeting||Monday 10th Sept||6-6.45pm PTG
Both in church hall
|Photographer||Tues 11thSept||All day|
|P1 Parent/Carer workshop||Thurs 20thSept||1.30-2.30pm|
|School Feast Day||Fri 14thSept||Mass at 10am|
|Sept weekend holiday||Fri 21st & Mon 24th
|Parent Consultations||Thurs 11thOct||3.15-8.30pm|
|October week holiday||Mon 15th-19th||Re-open Mon 22ndOct|
|Flu immunisation||Mon 22ndOct||All day|
|Toy Sale||Fri 26th Oct||A.M|
|Halloween Parade P1-3||Wed 31stOct||1.30pm|
|Halloween disco||Thurs 1stNov||Times TBC|
|P7 Kilbowie week||Wkb 5thNov||All week|
|P3 Sacramental enrolment Masses||Sat 17th & Sun 18thNov||Any Mass|
|In-service||Mon 19thNov||Closed to pupils|
|Christmas Fayre||Sat 1st Dec||10-1pm|
|P1-4 Nativity||Monday 10th Dec||Afternoon Performance: 1.30pm
Evening Performance: 6.30pm
|Christmas Service||Friday 21stDec||1pm in Holy cross Church|
|Early closure||Friday 21stDec||2.30pm|
|Sacramental meeting for Parents ALL sacraments||Mon 21stJan||Holy Cross Church Hall. Times TBC|
|Enrolment for Confirmation (P7)||Sat 26thand Sun 27th Jan||All Masses|
|February break||Mon 11th, Tues 12thFeb||Closed|
|In-service day||Wed 13thFeb||Closed to pupils|
|Ash Wednesday||Wed 6thMar||10am|
|Confirmation (P7s)||Thurs 21stMar||6.30pm|
|Parent Consultations||Thurs 28thMar||3.15-8.30pm|
|Early closure||Fri 29thMar||2.30pm|
|Easter Holiday||Mon 1st-Fri 12th April||Closed|
|Easter Bonnet parade||Thursday 18th April||9.30am-10am|
|Spring Disco||Thurs 25thApril||P1-3 6.15-7.15pm
|Good Friday/Easter Monday||Friday 19th& Mon 22ndApril||Closed|
|May Holiday||Mon 6thMay||Closed|
|In-service||Tues 7thMay||Closed to pupils|
|Holy Communion (P4s)||Sat 11th & Sat 18thMay||10am|
|Sports Day||Fri 31stMay||Times TBC|
|P5-7 Show||Thurs 6thJune||Afternoon & Evening. Times TBC|
|P7 Leavers Mass||Tues 18thJune||6.30pm|
|Corpus Christi Procession through Croy||Sun 23rdJune||4pm|
|Last day service & celebration||Friday 28th June||Time TBC
School closes at 1pm