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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



Latest News

29th Mar 2017
Primary 5 were delighted to use some of the produce from our school garden to create...
29th Mar 2017
Primary 5 worked really hard today during our jumble sale. They set up their stalls,...
29th Mar 2017
Primary Three have been working hard in preparation for their First Confession next...

Upcoming Events...

Friday, 31st March 2017
P2 & P3 Pay and Play afternoon
Monday, 3rd April 2017
P7 Peaceplayers Programme
Tuesday, 4th April 2017
P6 & P7 Craft & Face Painting Fair
Wednesday, 5th April 2017
First Confession (11am)
Thursday, 6th April 2017
PSNI Road Safety Workshop for P2
Friday, 7th April 2017
P5 Easter Bonnet Making at Bradley Manor
Monday, 10th April 2017
P7 Peaceplayers Programme
Tuesday, 11th April 2017
Wednesday, 12th April 2017
Stations of the Cross (Presented by P7)
Thursday, 13th April 2017
Half Day - Easter holidays begin
Sunday, 16th April 2017
Easter Sunday
Monday, 24th April 2017
TREK fortnight begins
Thursday, 27th April 2017
M & M Productions present Charlotte's Web (P4 - P7)
Friday, 28th April 2017
Deaf Awareness Workshops (P4-P7)

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Digital Schools Award

Today Mr Victor McNair from Digital Schools Awards NI spent the morning in our school inspecting the ICT programme of work and the activities done by children and staff. He was impressed by the wide variety of programmes and initiatives that the school has implemented over the past few years.

Mr McNair was delighted with everything inspected and was happy to award the school their Digital Schools Award. This prestigious award will be presented to the school once the report has been published.

Congratulations to Miss Magill and Mrs O'Neill, our ICT Co-ordinators, the digital leaders and all the children and staff for their great work. We are extremely proud of our school.


Catholic Ethos in Holy Cross Girls'


St Patrick's Day Celebrations 2017


Meet the Lifeguards Roadshow

David and Adam from the RNLI visited us to present their Meet the Lifeguards Assembly. They talked to us about how we can stay safe at the beach, what colour flags to look out for, what to do when someone needs help and what their job is. It was very informative and the girls learned a lot.


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!


Holy Cross Girls' Choir

Our choir sang beautifully at the Concert for Refugees in Holy Cross Church on Friday 21st October. For those of you not able to attend we decided to video them so you could share in their wonderful performance.

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