The design of the facilities at Holy Cross College is underpinned by the philosophies and principles of contemporary learning theories, which intentionally exploit the advantages of space, connectivity, landscape, lighting, furniture and technology to enhance the learning experience. Our flexible learning spaces organically integrate technology, helping teachers to better engage students and facilitate the mix of independent, small-group and whole-class learning that is now considered essential to student success.
Our facilities allow the for free flow of students between spaces with large open areas called Da Vinci spaces, operable glass walls and big sliding doors, cosy learning nooks and meeting rooms. Landscaping includes creative outdoor spaces, areas for contemplation and reflection, a rooftop garden and nature play spaces.
The impact of the learning environment on our students’ motivation, engagement and progression is an important factor in the way our teachers plan and deliver lessons. Gone are the industrial rows of factory-style education within the confines of four brick walls that promoted rote learning, teacher-directed instruction and passive learners. Our contemporary learning environments encourage student voice in the learning process, collaboration, active participation, critical thinking, and seamless integration of digital technologies.
The College boasts state-of-the-art facilities including:
2019 will see the construction of the College sports centre, which will incorporate two international-size courts, climbing wall and an abseiling facility.
The College is also fortunate to be collocated with the Parish of Saint Helena of the Holy Cross. The parish church enables strong links with the parish and provides a wonderful sacred space to enjoy Masses and liturgies.