Monday 19th April 2010
RESULTS BY TEXT
Students at Holy Cross Sixth Form College in Bury received their AS and A2 exam results via text message recently. About 600 students opted to receive their results via their mobile phones as opposed to receiving their results on paper. This was very successful and allowed the college to greatly reduce the queues associated with collecting exam results. Students were very pleased to be given the opportunity to receive their results this way. Holy Cross College now uses text messages to student mobile phones regularly every day as an important means of communication. Almost all students carry mobile phones and therefore this is a very effective way of passing important information to them.
In January when the college had to close because of the snow the students and staff were sent texts each day to let them know whether the college was going to open or not in addition to messages on the website and local radio. The texting facilities are integrated into the sophisticated IT systems developed by the colleges Software Development Team and make use of the texting services provided by Txttools staff can type messages in to the systems for a single student or groups of students and opt for those messages to be sent via text email and/or displayed on wall-mounted terminals when the students swipe into the college.
Tuesday 23rd February 2010
AN OUTSTANDING COLLEGE AND FIRST CLASS EMPLOYER!
Holy Cross College is very proud to have achieved Best Companies One Star Accredited Status one of 72 organisations in the North West to be recognised as a first class employer by Best Companies in 2010. The accreditation scheme follows a Michelin star system which recognises organisations by awarding them one two or three star status. Principal David Frost commented One of the most important signs of a good organisation is its willingness to ask its staff their views. I am delighted our staff enjoy working at Holy Cross - they are a superb team and we are lucky to have them.
Monday 8th February 2010
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Holy Cross College is proud to present a production of Fiddler on the Roof. The show will be staged over three days: Tuesday 2nd Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th March and will include two matinees and three evening performances. The evening shows start at 7.30 p.m. and tickets available from the library at college are priced at £8.
Thursday 21st January 2010
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL VACANCY
Details of the Deputy Principal vacancy at the college are now available on the job vacancies page.
Tuesday 24th November 2009
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN PHYSICS
Those achieving the highest grade on the coursework a stand alone project. Both prizes were awarded to A level students at Holy Cross: Jenny Green for scoring 600 out of a possible 600 marks an exceptional performance and Emma Greenall for her project relating to the effect of cross winds on bridges. Both Jenny and Emma were invited to an awards ceremony with their parents in London to receive their prizes from the Salters and Horners Companies who sponsor and promote (among many other activities) the Physics course in conjunction Edexcel and York University.
Jenny is now studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and Emma is at Nottingham University studying Civil Engineering. We wish them every success in the future
(Pictured are Jenny and Emma with their proud parents at the awards ceremony.)