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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


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19th Oct 2016
Primary three had a visit from Maiden Voyage Dance company who taught us some...
12th Oct 2016
The primary one girls had great fun on Tuesday morning when Gail, from Tesco's Antrim...
3rd Oct 2016
Primary 5 had an enjoyable and interesting morning at Tesco today. Gail talked to...


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Community Partnerships

Alzheimer's Society Demetia Friendly Awards 2016
Congratulations to our friends at Bradley Manor Care Home who were finalists in the Demetia Partnership of the Year category for their work with Holy Cross Girls' P.S., Tudor Nursery and Ardoyne/Hammer Youth Club. Mrs McNally was delighted to attend the award ceremony with Diane, Thomas, Rosalind, Mandy, Sarah and Karen to pick up the award for our partnership in the local community. At the award ceremony at the Europa Hotel Bradley Manor Care Home were also finalists in the Dementia Friendly Organistation of the Year Category. We look forward to our continued work with them this year. Well done!


Farewell to Fr Gareth

Today the children and staff said their farewell to our chaplain Fr Gareth who had visited them every week bringing the message of God in a child centred and fun filled way.

Mrs McNally presented Fr Gareth with a Celtic Cross to remind him of Holy Cross Girls’  and an Irish teddy bear to remind him of his time with us in Ireland.

May God bless him as he begins a new ministry in Scotland.


Centenary Celebrations

Congratulations to our friends in Uganda at St Theresa’s Primary School who celebrated their centenary at the weekend. They hosted an event for 6000 people. We continue to keep them in our prayers.


The Real Advent Calendar

With the countdown to Christmas fast approaching we are inviting you to place an order with us for the "Real Advent Calendar" 2016. The Advent Calendars will be provided by "The Meaningful Chocolate Company", which remains the only Fairtrade organisation to share the Christmas story and raise money for charity. This initiative greatly supports our Global Schools and Eco Schools programmes and enables the children to recognise the importance of Fairtrade and charity in their daily lives.
The Calendar can be purchased for £3.99. It is beautifully illustrated and provides a meaningful and fun way for parents and grandparents to share the Christmas story. Behind each of the calendar's 24 windows there is a Fairtrade chocolate and each calendar also comes with a Christmas story/ Advent activity book.
Remember to return your order form to your child's class teacher along with the money. Order forms should be returned by Thursday 27th October.
Thank you for your continued support.


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Beat the Street


Girls from P2 to P7 received their packs today to take part in Beat the Street. The pack includes a fob, a map and a parents information pack.
Beat the Street is a free, real llife walking and cycling game set to get Northern Ireland moving. Earn points by tapping the fobs or parent cards onto special sensors known as Beat Boxes as you travel around. Tapping 2 Beat Boxes within an hour records your journey.
Join in and find full details by visiting or follow them on facebook.


Upcoming Events...

Friday, 21st October 2016
Gala Concert (Holy Cross Church @ 7.30pm)
Wednesday, 26th October 2016
Nursery Concert
Thursday, 27th October 2016
P1 Ulster Folk and Transport Museum Trip (Parents and children visit Berkley Bear )
Friday, 28th October 2016
Hallowe'en Hooley (School finishes 12noon)
Monday, 7th November 2016
School reopens
Tuesday, 15th November 2016
University of Ulster Yes I Can Programme (P6 & P7)
Saturday, 19th November 2016
Transfer Test