Holy Cross College, Ryde NSW







Established: 1891

Principal: Mr. Phillip Stewart

Address: 517 Victoria Road, Ryde 2112


Key Information


53 Teaching

19 Non Teaching



HSC Subjects





VET Available

About our school

Our Mission

Quality Catholic education in the tradition of the Patrician Brothers. To develop young men for a life or learning and leadership.

We achieve this by ensuring that we:

• Work together to build a strong, faith-filled community committed to academic excellence.

• Commit to hard work in study and play.

• Are prepared to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve good outcomes for all.

• Care for each member of our local community and the wider world, particularly those at the margins.

• Foster a sense of a positive, hope-filled future.

• Remember that little things matter.

Holy Cross prides itself on not only being a school for everyone, but also offering an all round education encompassing real experiences and functional learning. We are proud of our co-curricular program with exceptional sports offerings and the only Catholic Systemic Army Cadet program developing tomorrow’s leaders.

Holy Cross College enjoys the benefits of magnificent school facilities and grounds – the product of over one hundred and thirty years of continuous improvements. In fact, Holy Cross is the largest Sydney Catholic School in the archdiocese of Sydney. This includes 3 Football fields a Cricket oval and synthetic Futsal courts and Cricket nets.

Quick Facts

  • Holy Cross College Ryde is a Catholic secondary school established in the tradition of the Patrician Brothers.
  • In 1808, Bishop Daniel Delany established in Ireland the Congregation of the Brothers of St Patrick and sought to have the youth of his native land instructed in the principles and lifestyle of the Gospels.
  • The Patrician Brothers arrived in New South Wales in 1883, opening a boarding college at Ryde in 1891. The college moved to its present site in 1896. The great sandstone edifice which is now a landmark of the district gradually rose on the heights above the Parramatta River.

More from the school

2021 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 542 527 551 532 563
Year 9 595 572 581 576 609

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2021. Data sourced from: https://www.myschool.edu.au

2022 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 547 539 552 537 558
Year 9 576 575 577 566 591

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2022. Data sourced from: https://www.myschool.edu.au

Campus Locations

Main Campus

517 Victoria Road, Ryde, 2112

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