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Holy Cross Girls’ School, Ardoyne Road, Belfast

The World Around Us

Geography will be taught in a practical and experiential way. Pupils will have opportunities to carry out work in the classroom, inside the school, in the school grounds, in the immediate locality and further afield

Through the study of history our pupils should become aware of ways in which the past affects the present. They get to know their own life story and that of their families.

Through a variety of methods and practical experiences we aim to develop each child's investigative skills and encourage the children to make decisions concerning their health, well being and care of their environment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eco-Schools

The school takes seriously its duty to the environment and our Eco Council help to ensure that the pupils and teachers act responsibly. We are very proud to have been awarded Green Flag Status.

Our themes this year are:

Water

School Grounds

Global Perspectives

We have recently worked with the Europa Hotel to establish a new garden for our school. We have new planters with a variety of vegetables, new seating for our outdoor learning environment, lovely fruit trees and even a scarecrow.

The Eco Council have worked to make the school more water efficient by placing water Hippos in the toilets and we have set up a water butt to help with managing watering the garden.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Global Perspectives

In Holy Cross Girls' Primary School our children learn to respect diversity and different traditions and cultures.  The school has a strong link with St Theresa's School in Uganda which has resulted in the school achieving the 'Primary School International Development Award'.  Teachers from both schools visit annually to exchange topic work done be the children and to share teaching experiences. 

We are part of the Global Learning Programme which helps schools across Northern Ireland bring global learning into the classroom, teaching them about a fair and sustainable world and giving them the tools to be active citizens in our ever changing world. We have assemblies and workshops run by organisations which highlight the importance of taking action. Pupils have the opportunity to take part in initiatives and campaigns to make a change in the world, such as supporting our Fair Trade Campaigns and the Send My Friend to School Campaign. You are never too young to make a difference!

Our Fair Trade Advent Campaign
Our Fair Trade Advent Campaign
 
 
Welcoming our visitors from Uganda
Welcoming our visitors from Uganda
 
Our Ugandan Visitors - Jude and Susan
Our Ugandan Visitors - Jude and Susan
 
Our Fair Trade Easter Egg Campaign
Our Fair Trade Easter Egg Campaign
 
The assembly hall in Uganda which we have helped to build
The assembly hall in Uganda which we have helped to build
 
 

Cultural Heritage

Pupils are encouraged to explore cultural heritage through study of games, music, dance, stories, customs and festivals of people in their own area, in the rest of Ireland and in other selected areas. They are taught to realise the interdependence of people in the community, and in the world.

Irish is taught in Primary 4, 5, 6 and 7. Each year the girls participate in The Belfast Inter Schools Feis and have held the shield for best overall school in poetry for the last 2 years. This year we are proud to have retained the poetry shield and have won the shield for conversation for the first time.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

St Patrick's Day Celebrations 2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eco Code

 
 
FairAware Award
digital schools award
Global Learning
Eco Schools NI
Belfast Healthy Cities