By connecting to the real world of students’ lives, authentic learning enables students to become lifelong learners who contribute to society and the wider world as active and discerning citizens. Authentic learning is central to our work as Catholic educators because it promotes the continual growth and wellbeing of the whole person — spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.

Holy Cross College Ryde

Faith, learning and everything else.

Holy Cross College is a safe and inclusive community providing an education for all. Our students receive a well-rounded education that emphasizes academic achievement whilst providing a wide range of faith-based, cultural, creative and sporting opportunities.

The Holy Cross College learning framework underpins the school’s pedagogical approach.

The staff are committed to building the learning confidence of all students. When this is established, expectations are raised and appropriate challenges are given to continue to ensure that the students experience growth in their learning. Central to these pillars is the effective use of feedback to inform students of how to improve further, which shapes teachers’ practice.

For every learning experience, learning intentions are stated to have a sense of direction in their learning. Success criteria are also provided so that students can assess how well they have performed.

Every student receives a quality education. Holy Cross College is constantly changing to meet the learning needs of the students so that they can become young Patrician men who contribute to the further development of our communities.