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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

28th Apr 2016
This year has been a very busy one for Holy Cross Girls' Netball Club. ...
27th Apr 2016
Primary 5 had a really interesting morning working with Gail at Tesco Antrim Road....
26th Apr 2016
Primary 5 and 6 took part in a workshop with the Dairy Council to learn all about...



As part of our cross-community and Personal Development and Mutual Understanding programme we will be focusing this term on "Doing the TREK".
The children will be encouraged to demonstrate the qualities of Truth, Respect, Empathy and Kindness. Each class will have a Celebrating Difference Together jigsaw to complete and children who show these values in their actions will be given the opportunity to add a piece to their class jigsaw. Let's see which class completes their jigsaw first.
At the end of the 3 weeks our senior girls will have an opportunity to participate with children from many other North Belfast schools in a cross-community activity day.
Come on girls let's do the TREK!

Primary 1 introducing TREK at assembly
Primary 1 introducing TREK at assembly

Sainsbury's Active Kids 2016

Holy Cross Girls' are now collecting Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers. You will get one voucher for every £10 spent in Sainbury's stores. This will be running until 3rd May. There will be a collection box in the front hall. Any vouchers we collect will be used to purchase new equipment. Thank you for your continued support.


St Patrick's Day Ceili

Our annual St Patrick's Day Ceili was a great success. As well as our singing and dancing, and our own traditional musicians we were joined by the Irish Traditional Group from Belfast Royal Academy. Have a look at our video to see the children from the Play and Learn Playgroup and the school enjoying the day.



Thank you to all our parents for the great effort in creating costumes for World Book Day. The children looked fabulous!

World Book Day was a suitable conclusion to our Literacy project which included: Read in Bed, Design a Book Cover Competition and Book Fair.

Today the older children were wonderful reading to the younger girls and the day ended with a viewing of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

Watch out for a bigger selection of photographs on our class pages!




During Fair Trade fortnight and as part of our Global Learning programme the children took part in Traidcraft's Let It Grow appeal.  By buying the Real Easter Egg the children in the school helped to improve the lives of families in countries such as Myanmar, Kenya, Bangladesh and Tanzania.  Each egg is made from Fairtrade chocolate and included in the cost is a donation to Traidcraft Exchange to help families grow better lives by growing their skills, knowledge, confidence and incomes.

Miss McCann, who is responsible for the school's Global Learning programme which encourages the children to become responsible citizens, was overwhelmed and delighted with the response to the appeal.  It is wonderful to see children trying to make a difference in the world.


Latest Gallery

Play and Learn Playgroup Easter Bonnet Parade
Play and Learn Playgroup Easter Bonnet Parade
Winner of the Playgroup Ballot
Winner of the Playgroup Ballot
Winner of the Playgroup Ballot
Winner of the Playgroup Ballot
Winner of the Playgroup Ballot
Winner of the Playgroup Ballot
Winners of the school ballot
Winners of the school ballot
AR targets achieved
AR targets achieved
Manga High winners
Manga High winners
100% Attendance - Christmas to Easter
100% Attendance - Christmas to Easter
Easter Egg winners
Easter Egg winners
P5 -  best class attendance
P5 - best class attendance

Upcoming Events...

Monday, 2nd May 2016
School Closed
Tuesday, 3rd May 2016
School closed
Saturday, 14th May 2016
First Holy Communion