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Glendale's new look Catholic school
BY EMMA BLACKFORD
It's surprising that a primary school situated on the
main road of Glendale could be described as a
"hidden gem". But according to principal of Holy Cross
Primary, Pat Hamilton, behind the school's small street
frontage is a recently renovated 'new look' Catholic
school with a big heart and strong sense of belonging.
In 2013, the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle's
predicted enrolment figures for its 55 primary and high
schools are estimated to exceed 18,000 for the first
time. Partly as a result of recent BER and capital works
funding, some schools have experienced significant
growth thanks to additional classroom and other
facilities, so they can cater for increased numbers from
One of the schools now able to accommodate more
students is Glendale's Holy Cross Primary School.
Offering newly-renovated classrooms, new furniture
and a large playground, Holy Cross delivers high
quality education supported by excellent facilities and
21st century technologies, according to principal Pat
"While our new buildings reflect an image of pride
and progress, these structures have been built on
foundations that reflect the values our school has
embraced since it was founded more than 50 years
ago," Mr Hamilton said.
"Holy Cross is a hidden gem and being a small school
means there is a strong sense of belonging and working
together towards a variety of goals too," he said.
On Friday 22 March, Holy Cross is opening its doors
from 6.30pm and inviting the whole community to
celebrate its new look with a School Open Evening.
Parents can tour the school, enrol their children for 2014
and meet teachers and student leaders.
"I'd love nothing more than to share with our local
community what Holy Cross has to celebrate. We're
inviting the whole community."
Holy Cross still has limited vacancies for 2013 and
is open to all families, Catholic and non-Catholic,
seeking a Catholic education (Kindergarten-Year
6) for their children. Phone 4954 8471 or visit Holy
Cross on Lake Road Glendale (next to Glendale's
brand new medical centre).
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