For the New
Class of 2014
Expectations Of Choosing To Attend Holy Cross
The choice to come to Holy Cross is a conscious decision to enter into a community that is Christ-centred and devoted to providing students with a Catholic education. This is what distinguishes our school from the neighbouring public high schools. When you attend this school, you are entering into a covenant with the members of our school and greater Catholic community. A part of that covenant is to be open to the teachings of Christ, to participate as actively as possible in the faith life of our community and to dedicate oneself to the service of others. We accomplish our mission in a number of ways: religious education classes; our teachers incorporate Catholic teaching into the daily curriculum; we pray at school regularly; our students and staff actively participate in charity work; and our staff and studentsregul arly attend Mass and other liturgies. It is not possible to opt out of any of these activities and we will not give permission to students to be absent or to not participate. If you have made the choice to attend Holy Cross, then you must understandand be accepting of our mission and our expectations for you in this regard. No one is required to attend a Catholic school, therefore having made the decision to do so, you must be prepared to meet the obligations that accompany that decision.