Access Keys:

Holy Cross Boys PS, Belfast

Extended Schools


What is the Extended Schools Programme?

Our Extended Schools programme is embedded within the core of our school motto “Nurturing Talent Fulfilling Potential”. The purpose is to improve educational attainment for our children in Holy Cross Boys’. We have many activities catering for all ages & abilities. These activities help to support learning, raise standards and promote healthy lifestyles. We have an excellent platform of community links which enable our children to avail of many local services and local people. Our activities are broken down into four curricular areas; Academic, Sports, Creative and Parents and Community. So we really do have something on offer for every child!

When does the Extended Schools Programme run?

Our wide range of activities run daily from Monday- Thursday with experienced staff. Parents will receive a timetable each term to inform them of dates/times for each activity. It will also appear in our Weekly Newsletter. Our Key Stage One and Key Stage Two timetables run at different times to accommodate finish times.

What activities are available through the Extended Schools Programme? An example of the timetable is attached below. 

Aside from our usual After School Clubs, we also run a Breakfast Club for P1-P7 children Monday to Friday 8am – 8.45am. Children can enjoy a range of cereals, yoghurts, toast to ensure they are set up for the day ahead.


Opportunities for parents

As a community school we realise the important role our parents have to play. Building a connected school community enhances learning outcomes and support, collaboration and wellbeing for the entire school. Therefore, we incorporate many activities into our Extended Schools plans that our parents can avail of. These include parents GCSE English/Maths classes, Philosophy, Parent Mental Health, Level 3 Classroom Assistant courses & First Aid.

We would love to see you all involved!

7th Dec 2023
Check these lovely boys out- they are growing their very own rainbow! A big thank...
20th Nov 2023
Under the expertise of Mr Mullan, we are planning, recording and editing our very...
19th Oct 2023
Check these scary skeletons out! These boys go to Art Club every Tuesday afternoon...