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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

6th Feb 2017
We really enjoyed celebrating our grandparents in school last week. Some of us read...
3rd Feb 2017
Primary 5 met the fire fighters of Red Watch from Westland Fire Station this morning....
1st Feb 2017
As part of Catholic Schools Week we held our annual Grandparents Day on Wednesday...

Upcoming Events...

Tuesday, 21st February 2017
Book Fair
P7 Visit to Kingspan Stadium
Wednesday, 22nd February 2017
Book Fair
Thursday, 23rd February 2017
Book Fair
Friday, 24th February 2017
P5 visit W5
Monday, 27th February 2017
Fairtrade fortnight begins (Runs until 12th March)
Thursday, 2nd March 2017
World Book Day
P4 Visit to Castleward
Friday, 3rd March 2017
Keep Safe P7
Wednesday, 8th March 2017
Cancer Focus (P1-4, P6 & P7)
Thursday, 16th March 2017
Friday, 17th March 2017
St Patrick's Day - school closed
Monday, 20th March 2017
RNLI water safety assembly

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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!


Chinese New Year

As part of our whole school Global Learning Programme we took the time to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Pupils throughout the school were given the opportunity to experience different aspects of Chinese culture.
Mrs Cheung, our Chinese classroom assistant, took the time to show Primary 5 some Chinese cooking. They made egg fried rice with vegetables. The girls were very impressed with how quickly they could create a delicious and healthy meal. Some even tried to eat with chopsticks.
Miss Hanley, one of our P2 assistants and part of Success Lion and Dragon Dance Group from Queen's University, introduced us to Lion Dancing, a traditional dance performed on special occasions for good luck. She then showed us the Chinese Martial Art of Tai Chi which the girls and staff really enjoyed.
"xiè xie" (thank you) Mrs Cheung and Miss Hanley.


Read in Bed Recommendations

As part of our annual Read in Bed programme pupils from both Key Stage One and Two are given the opportunity to recommend the books they have read to other classes. We thought you would enjoy watching some of the recommendations made by our Key Stage Two girls.


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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.

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