After winning a project pitched to the charity Peace First highlighting the importance of rewarding and recognising the work of cleaning staff at Kingston hospital, Year 11 student Cynthia Nakandi designed a striking, contemporary piece of art for NHS staff. Her work has been put on display in reception at Kingston Hospital. #supportNHS #@peacefirstorg #Kingston hospital cleaners
On the 7th February this year, leading publishing company Hearst UK came to Holy Cross to do a film shoot for ELLE magazine as part of a campaign they were running for the Department for Education. The campaign was aimed at encouraging young people to 'get into teaching', as well as helping to inspire and shape future generations. The chosen spokesperson for the campaign was Radio 1 presenter and ex-Holy Cross student, Clara Amfo. We also invited Clara's favourite teacher Mrs Cargill (her French teacher who taught at Holy Cross between 1993 and 2010) to take part in the film shoot (a very exciting, different and amazing experience for the whole school community!).
#ELLEUK #Clara Amfo #BBCRadio1 #DfE #HearstUK
We are thrilled to share the live digital article which ran in print in ELLE magazine's May issue.
A number of Holy Cross staff volunteering for a local community sewing group (Sewing for Kingston - Surbiton CCRG) have been making laundry/drawstring bags, face masks, hats, ear savers and gowns for key workers in the Kingston/Surbiton area. Some of our Year 8 students yesterday spent their time decorating the laundry bags (while practising social distancing!).
The bags are used by key workers to take home their contaminated uniform at the end of their shift. The bag can then go directly in the washing machine, reducing the chances of spreading the virus to their families. #supportNHS #NHSheroes #Sewing4Kingston #NHSworkers
The class have been studying Freytag’s Pyramid and the structure of stories. This story was written by Year 8 student Hannah Baumgarten during a one hour google classroom lesson. Impressive piece of writing, well-structured with a sophisticated use of vocabulary!
World Book Day 2020 - Drop everything and read - Our amazing staff, an inspiration as always to our students!
For the second year running, The Holy Cross School in New Malden leads the way as the top scoring non-selective state secondary school in the Kingston, Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Richmond and Croydon boroughs! Our Progress 8 score of +1.13 places us 20th out of 6489 secondary institutions throughout the UK and in the top 0.3% of schools nationally for the exceptional progress made between Key Stage 2 and 4.
Progress 8 is a secondary accountability measure which measures the progress across a suite of eight subjects from the end of primary school to the end of Year 11 in secondary schools. The average Progress 8 score of all secondary schools nationally is 0. A score of +1 means that pupils in that school achieve one grade higher (in each qualification) than other similar pupils nationally.
On 23rd September 1931, 88 years ago today, Sr Christina and two other Sisters opened the Holy Cross Convent School with the first 5 pupils pictured below. The original house front remains and is the school's main entrance. Today, in 2019, with circa 950 students on roll, the school has grown considerably yet the unique characteristic warmth and family community spirit which are at the heart of this exceptional and outstanding school community, live on.
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