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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

15th Jun 2016
The girls in Primary 7 had a fun filled activity week to celebrate their time in...
14th Jun 2016
Our young engineers in Primary 6 have been working extremely hard to plan, design...
2nd Jun 2016
Primary 5 were learning all about the importance of staying safe in the sun today....


Sports Day at Holy Cross

A big thank you to everyone who helped to make our Sports Day such a success. A fabulous and enjoyable day was had by all. You can check out all the photographs on the Gallery page of the website.


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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

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.


Upcoming Events...

Thursday, 1st September 2016
School re-opens