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Co-Curricular Opportunities

There are a variety of co-curricular activities on offer for students at Holy Cross. All students are encouraged to participate in some of the co-curricular programs available. These programs develop students’ confidence, talents and sense of responsibility.

Some of the opportunities available at Holy Cross include:

  • Sport – including Sport Carnivals and Diocesan Sports Gala Days – read more here
  • Opportunities to represent at Diocesan, MacKillop and State levels in a range of sports, including swimming, athletics and cross country
  • Gardening Club – read more here
  • SPLICED Gifted Education Program
  • Library Lessons
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Initiatives
  • Sacramental Preparation Programs
  • Digital Citizenship
  • University of NSW Competitions
  • CAFE Club (Culture, Activity, Fun, Education)
  • Work with Helensburgh Parish St Vincent De Paul Society
  • Public Speaking
  • Art Competitions – including the Christmas Story Art Competition 
  • Opportunities to organise and participate in social justice initiatives, raising funds and awareness for a range of causes



Weekly Sport Experiences
Physical Education and Sports lessons are held on Wednesdays and Fridays. During these lessons the students are exposed to a variety of sports and have the opportunity to develop their Fundamental Movement Skills. At Holy Cross, every Friday we have a specialised PDHPE teacher for all students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

School Sports Carnivals
Our three main school sports carnivals are Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country. These days are designed primarily for student enjoyment of the sport, participation and for the promotion of exercise and a positive sporting experience. As a result of these carnivals, students may progress from school level, to Diocesan, to MacKillop, to NSWPSSA and ultimately national level in selected sports.

Diocesan Gala Days
The Diocese of Wollongong organise and manage a variety of Sporting Gala Days, with the main purpose being for students to interact with students from other schools in an enjoyable, structured sporting environment. The sports offered include soccer, cricket, netball, basketball and rugby league.

Student Representative Pathways
Outstanding sporting students in Years 5 and 6, playing in the highest division possible, are invited to attend trials for positions in Wollongong Diocese representative teams. Trials are conducted for a variety of sports including tennis, basketball, netball, soccer, rugby league, rugby union, touch football, hockey, softball and cricket.

The representative pathways are as follows: School-based Carnivals/Trials > Diocesan Carnivals/Trials > NSW MacKillop Carnivals/Trials > NSW PSSA State Carnivals > Australian Championships (School Sport Australia).