Nurturing Talent Fulfilling Potential
'Holy Cross Boys’ strives to promote high self-esteem, a love of life-long learning and responsible citizenship within our school community where everyone is valued.’
Fáilte chuig láithreán gréasáin Bunscoil Gasúr na Croise Naofa.
Our website has been creatively revamped so that you can interactively enjoy the technical advances of third millennium education through the innovative brilliance of our ICT Co-ordinator Emma Mohan.
We have high aspirations and expectations for all our pupils. Hence, they play a positive role in contributing to the school community through the promotion of active participation in the Student Council, Philosophy, the Latin-Greek derivatives program, Music, Sport, peer mentoring, extra-curricular opportunities and Extended Schools programmes. We expect excellent attendance and punctuality and all pupils do their best in their school work.
Importance is placed on school uniform, mutual respect, trust and that the pupils endeavour to nurture talent and fulfil potential to ensure a real sense of community within a positive learning environment inclusive of four languages- Irish, Spanish, French and Latin.
We are an award winning school and have gained accolades including N. Ireland E.T. Excellence Award, the TES/Ramesys Learning Environment Award (First in the UK), runners up in the BECTA Digital Video Awards, NAACE Award and the Third Millennium Award.
The school has two state of the art computer suites, almost 400 iPads, Apple TVs and Smartboards in every classroom to enhance iPad use as well as Successmaker technology, video conferencing and classroom performance system technologies. We have fully functional nurturance and sensory rooms which are utilised to cater for ASD children, social groups and children affected by issues including bereavement and bullying. Bullying of any type will simply NOT be tolerated within school.
The school is a community school, not just a school in the community. It is a beacon of light to the entire community whereby facilities and expertise are shared, leading to the raising of standards and achievements of all our pupils. Parent courses and workshops are run throughout the year and are always well supported as we endeavour to empower our parents to help their children with homework or aid parents on their life journey to gain accredited courses. Allied to this, values are the key means through which our school vision becomes a part of everyday life of the school - self esteem, lifelong learning, responsible citizenship and that everyone is cherished so that no child is left behind.
The entrepreneurial spirit in the school provides unique opportunities to fulfil our pupils' potential. Every child benefits from our full time music specialist (and Classic FM Teacher of the Year winner) who gives tuition on cello, guitar, violin, African drums, Zamba drums and tin whistle.
Our newly developed Nature garden will involve hours of planting seeds, pruning, cutting, raking and digging. We have developed a conversation area which includes a 'bug hotel', wooded area and green house. Consequently, we look forward to the children studying the many visitors including creepy crawlies, butterflies and birds as a part of our interactive wildlife lessons.
We appreciate that you have taken the time to visit our website and hope to welcome you back again. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter @holycrossboys.
Go raibh maith agat agus ádh mór a thabhairt daoibh go léir.
Holy Cross Boys' Primary School
P7 Handball tournament
Halloween Hooley 2015
Welcome from the Chair of Governors
Our goal is to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential, both academically and socially, and are part of a successful learning community that prepares them for the future.
Holy Cross Boys' Primary School is developing in many ways, whilst maintaining a strong ethos of care and supporting children’s overall development. Results in the key tests for pupils are great. The Education and Training Inspectorate(ETI) rates us very highly: praising the teaching, learning, behaviour of the students, standards within the school and engagement with parents at Holy Cross Boys' Primary School, and noting outstanding leadership and management in a recent inspection of our school in which they rated our school as 'Outstanding' in every criteria that was assessed.
As we grow, we are providing more of the specialist support required to enable each child to thrive, whether in quickly mastering literacy and numeracy or developing more widely through our excellent sports, music and ICT facilities. When your child excels, they will be supported and encouraged to perform even better. If they find anything difficult, they will be assisted by the helpful staff in order to help them catch up quickly to their peers.
Our role as Governors is to work with the leadership team to ensure that Holy Cross Boys' Primary School provides an excellent education for your child. We bring together parents, representatives of the local community and people with national expertise in education and running organisations, and use this knowledge to help set the direction for Holy Cross Boys' Primary School, provide practical support and hold the school to account. You will see our key aims for your child's education at Holy Cross Boys' Primary School detailed in our Governors' Pledge in the space below.
As a parent of past pupils from Holy Cross Boys' Primary School, and having been invited to observe teaching in classrooms, I have seen how the teachers and other staff are committed to this ethos of helping every child reach their full potential and know they are benefiting from it.
I hope that you will visit us and please do contact me if you have questions.
Chair of Governors
We promise that by the time you leave our school, you will have:
Extended Schools Timetable 16/17
New school times
The new term will begin for pupils on Thursday 1st September and Breakfast Club will open that morning from 7:45am.
From the beginning of this term the times regarding the start and end of the school day are changing. Starting time for everyone is now 8:55am. Finish time-
Monday - Thursday:
Urban Village Cycling
Our boys are so proud to be a part of the new Urban Village Cycling promotional movie.
1916, 2016, 2116 Art Competition
The pupils were asked to imagine an Ireland of the future, 100 years from now.
Crash award winners
2015 P7 Leaving Ceremony
School Show 2015 -