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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

10th Feb 2018
Well done to all the girls and parents who entered the Maths Puzzler. We know many...
9th Feb 2018
So our final week of read in bed :(  The girls have really enjoyed Hearing about...
9th Feb 2018
Congratulations to all the winners of this half term's maths puzzler competition!...

Upcoming Events...

Wednesday, 21st February 2018
P5 Parklife Programe (Ballysillan Park)
P6 & P7 Badminton
Thursday, 22nd February 2018
P5 Sport for Life Programme
Friday, 23rd February 2018
Cook It Parent workshop (9.30-11.30)
Monday, 26th February 2018
Book Fair
Tuesday, 27th February 2018
Book Fair
Make the Move Transition Programme P7
Wednesday, 28th February 2018
Book Fair
Make the Move Transition Programme P7
P6 & P7 Badminton
Do This in Memory Core Group Meetings (7pm Houben Centre)
Thursday, 1st March 2018
Book Fair
World Book Day (Dress up as your favourite book character)
P5 Sport for Life Programme
Friday, 2nd March 2018
Book Fair
Cook It Parent workshop (9.30-11.30)
Sunday, 4th March 2018
Do This in Memory Mass (12 noon)
Wednesday, 7th March 2018
P6 & P7 Badminton
Thursday, 8th March 2018
P5 Sport for Life Programme
Wednesday, 14th March 2018
P6 & P7 Badminton
Thursday, 15th March 2018
P5 Sport for Life Programme
Friday, 16th March 2018
St Patrick's Day Ceili (Half Day - buses available/no dinners)
Wednesday, 21st March 2018
First Confession
P6 & P7 Badminton
Do This in Memory Core Group Meetings (7pm Houben Centre)
Thursday, 22nd March 2018
P5 Sport for Life Programme

Latest Gallery


Grandparents' Day 2018

It was wonderful to see so many grandparents and family members attend our Grandparents' Day Service. They joined with us to pray and sing before visiting the children in their classrooms and have a cup of tea to catch up with friends. Thank you all for making the day so special.


Read in Bed Star Readers

Our girls are really enjoying taking part in Read in Bed. Look at some of the reviews they have given on their books. Well done girls!


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


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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