The Governors and staff of Holy Cross believe in creating an atmosphere that enables us all to live what we believe, as God wants us to. We value all friendships, actively seeking to follow in Jesus' footsteps. This must be evident in our welcome, the way we pray and worship, and in our care for and service to one another.
We are proud to belong to the special family of Holy Cross. It calls us all to love and serve the Lord, working together, recognising Him in one another. As God loves us all, this provides the confidence and the courage to play our valued part in this whole community responsibility.
This includes the fundamental role of the family in building true partnerships through mutual support, reinforcing beliefs and open communication. It shares with the parish important events, celebrations and decisions.
A sense of belonging us to contribute fully, taking ownership of what we do at Holy Cross. As we value and respect one another, we must appreciate the good, reaffirm the 'best' of society's values and meet the challenges as well. This also requires us to forgive and accept forgiveness, showing tolerance in a generous way, as reflected in the Lord's Prayer.
We are all blessed with unique talents, which we develop in the service and praise of God. Our key role is to celebrate the 'whole' person - spiritually, intellectually, morally, socially and physically.
Our school must be a happy place where we try to encourage and support all our 'special' needs. We strive to make the most of all opportunities, where the complementary experiences measure education not merely in terms of quantifiable learning but also by such virtues as generosity, sympathy, tolerance and respect.
We all share a commitment to maintain high standards of education, fostering a desire to learn, where pupils are motivated to succeed. Our curriculum should endeavour to be purposeful, interesting and challenging, where every child aspires to reach his or her potential.
We proclaim and celebrate the presence of Christ by what we teach and by who we are. As the 'Cross' is a symbol of what it means to serve, may we begin to appreciate what it means to be a child of God.
..To give and not to count the cost...