S1 STEM (Science, Technologies, Engineering & Mathematics) Evening

Holy Cross extends an invitation to S1 students and their families to attend a STEM event on Tuesday 7th November, 6.30pm-8.30pm.

During the evening you will be working together, as a family, in teams to compete in our Mars Lander Challenge – no prior STEM knowledge required.

Teams can be formed from one or more families up to a maximum of 8.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to this fun, evening event.

St Andrew’s Hospice Fun Run

A number of our 6th year cohort have signed up to participate in this years St Andrews Hospice 6K Road Race or Fun Run.

The event takes place on Sunday 17th September in Strathclyde Country Park. The start time for the event is 10.30a.m.

This is a sponsored event and we hope to raise as much money as possible for this good cause.

Apprenticeship Event Royal Concert Hall

An Apprenticeship Event is being held in The Royal Concert Hall next Tuesday, September 5.

The school has been given 30 spaces. with a time slot of 9 30 until 11am.  A bus will be provided by the event organisers which means that there is no cost to the school.  Pupils will return to the school in time for period 5.

 This is a great opportunity for pupils to speak with apprenticeship providers and see alternative routes in career progression.

 Any interested students must speak with Mrs O’Hagan asap.


S2 Prestwick Airport Trip – Scottish Airshow STEM Week

On Tuesday 29th August, we will be visiting Prestwick Airport to take part in a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Science) based activities.

Young people will attend workshops including Astro-school, Building Lego Land Yachts and Crime Scene Investigation as well as visiting exhibitions and interacting with people who work in STEM industries.

Places are limited. If you are in S2 and would be interested in taking part in the trip, please see Mrs Caldwell for a permission slip ASAP. Cost is £8.

New York Trip

A reminder concerning Monday’s Parent Meeting for students going on this tour.

The meeting will be held in The Street and should begin at 5 pm. Students are reminded to bring with them their:

  • Passport,
  • ESTA details,
  • Completed permission slip – if you have not already done so.

See you then.

SmartSTEM Event

This event is being held on Wednesday the 31st of May and a group of young ladies from the current S2 will be attending. The event is being hosted by the University of the West of Scotland

New York Trip Meeting

Due to unforeseen circumstances the time of the meeting for those students going on the New York trip in June has had to be re-scheduled from starting at 4.15 p.m. to starting at 5 p.m.

The meeting will still be held in the street area, and just to remind students to bring their ESTA and passport along.

All students going on the trip must return their permission slips as soon as possible to either Mrs Russell or Mrs McGroarty.