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Holy Cross Girls’ School, Ardoyne Road, Belfast


In Holy Cross Girls' we offer a child centred education. Every child is encouraged to attain her potential, academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our dedicated staff deliver a broad, balanced curriculum using a variety of teaching styles to suit the individual needs of the children.

We take our task very seriously and assure you that we encourage the same high standard from your child as you do yourself. With your help we want your daughter to succeed in her school work and grow up to become a happy, healthy, moral, responsible and confident young person.

Central to our ethos is our Catholic identity. We have strong links to our parish and have dedicated priests to help prepare the children for the sacraments.

We are an all inclusive school and welcome children from other faiths and cultures.

Holy Cross Girls' welcomes and expects the whole hearted support and involvement of parents. With their co-operation and with the professional commitment of the teachers our children are encouraged to reach the highest possible standard and be the very best that they can be.

We are proud of the "Outstanding" grade awarded to the school at our ETI inspection March 2015.

We would be delighted to have the opportunity to show prospective parents around our school, where the atmosphere and variety of activities can be experienced first hand.

Mrs Maura McNally


Catholic Ethos in Holy Cross Girls'



Latest News

19th Jan 2018
P2 have a new GAA couch who comes every Friday for 30 minutes. During this time we...
18th Jan 2018
P5 enjoyed welcoming their new PE coach today. Coach Amy will be delivering the University...
18th Jan 2018
Today the second half of P2 got up to the ICT suite. This was our first time using...

Upcoming Events...

Monday, 22nd January 2018
Read in Bed Week 2
Thursday, 25th January 2018
P7 Athletics
P5 Sport for Life Programme
Friday, 26th January 2018
Cook It Parent workshop (9.30-11.30)
Monday, 29th January 2018
Read in Bed Week 3
Thursday, 1st February 2018
P7 Athletics
P5 Sport for Life Programme
Friday, 2nd February 2018
Cook It Parent workshop (9.30-11.30)
P5 Gardening Workshop @ Colinglen (12.30 - 2.30pm)
Monday, 5th February 2018
Read in Bed Week 4
Tuesday, 6th February 2018
Safer Internet Day
P5 Fire Safety Talk (11.15am)
Do This in Memory Core Group Meetings (7pm Houben Centre)
Thursday, 8th February 2018
Cancer Focus Workshops
P7 Athletics
P5 Sport for Life Programme
Friday, 9th February 2018
Cook It Parent workshop (9.30-11.30)
Saturday, 10th February 2018
Do This in Memory Mass (7pm)
Monday, 12th February 2018
Mid-Term Break (School Closed)
Tuesday, 13th February 2018
Mid-Term Break (School Closed)
Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Mid-Term Break (School Closed)
Thursday, 15th February 2018
Mid-Term Break (School Closed)
Friday, 16th February 2018
Mid-Term Break (School Closed)
Monday, 19th February 2018
Read in Bed Art Competition

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Term 1 Highlights


Our Award Winning FISCA Choir

Our cross community choir (Holy Cross Girls and Wheatfield PS) did us proud  at the FISCA Interschools Choir Competition in the City Hall where they won, for the second time, the Tom Foley Award for the most promising Junior Choir. We are delighted. 


Sponsored Dance 2017


Our First Days in Primary One



Pupils from Mercy Primary and Mercy College visited our school today to take part in an Izak 9 Maths Quiz. Working together in teams they used their thinking skills to answer questions and solve problems with the help of the Izak 9 cubes. It was great to see the girls all working together. Everyone including the audience thoroughly enjoyed the fun afternoon.
Thanks to Mrs Owens and Mrs Millar for their super organisation and the prizes for the winning team (The Maths Chicks). Well done to all!


Life in Primary One 2017


As the school years comes closer to an end the Primary Ones have created a video to let you see what they have got up to this year. They hope you enjoy it as much as they have enjoyed this year!

ICT Good Practice

CCEA (Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) produced this short video with Holy Cross Girls' and it will be showcased on CCEA's website as a model of good practice for the excellent work done with the children by our teachers in the school. Well done to all our staff!


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