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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

26th May 2017
Do you know what URL stands for? P5 do. All part of our Hive Hackers programme working...
26th May 2017
Today we learnt all about conditionals. Conditional expressions are one of the...
25th May 2017
A group of our P7 girls went to Mary Peter's track as part of Belfast Parks Primary...

Upcoming Events...

Wednesday, 31st May 2017
Peaceplayers @ Girdwood
Thursday, 1st June 2017
P6 St Dominic's Activity Morning
Friday, 2nd June 2017
Hive Hackers Workshops P5, P6, P7
Tuesday, 6th June 2017
P5 Parklife
Wednesday, 7th June 2017
Steve the Street Cleaner visit (9.30am P2,3,4)
Friday, 9th June 2017
Sports Day
Monday, 12th June 2017
Science Starz Week
Monday, 19th June 2017
P7 Celebration Week
Tuesday, 20th June 2017
P1 Music Morning
Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Champions for Peace Activity Day
Friday, 23rd June 2017
Leaver's Mass
P5 Chester's Challenge (1pm)

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P1 Induction Day

Our new P1 girls had a wonderful time visiting their new P1 classroom and teacher. They met new friends to play with in the classroom and enjoyed the sunshine in our outdoor learning area where they climbed, investigated buglife, cycled, built bridges, created music, made mud pies in the mud kitchen and had a go on the slide. What a fantastic bunch of girls they were. We look forward to their first day in September. Have a lovely summer girls!


Life in Primary One 2017


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!

Easter Celebrations 2017

Class Attendance Winners
Class Attendance Winners
100% Attendance for Term 2
100% Attendance for Term 2
Fairtrade Easter Eggs
Fairtrade Easter Eggs
Ballot prize winners
Ballot prize winners
P7 Maths Puzzlers
P7 Maths Puzzlers
P6 Maths Puzzlers
P6 Maths Puzzlers
P5 Maths Puzzlers
P5 Maths Puzzlers
P4 Trocaire
P4 Trocaire "Guess the number of Eggs" prize winner
P1 Maths Puzzlers
P1 Maths Puzzlers
P3 Maths Puzzlers
P3 Maths Puzzlers
P4 Maths Puzzlers
P4 Maths Puzzlers
Canteen Fun
Canteen Fun
Canteen Fun
Canteen Fun
Canteen Fun
Canteen Fun
P2 Maths Puzzlers
P2 Maths Puzzlers

Reading Partnership

Some of our P6 girls enjoyed a day out to celebrate completing their Reading Partnership Programme. They had a great time choosing books in Easons and having lunch in McDonalds before spending some time in Ardoyne Library.
Congratulations to our classroom assistants who were accredited with their Reading Partnership qualification and our thanks to them for the fabulous work done supporting the girls through the programme.


Digital Schools Award

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'


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.

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