Eabhá & Annie have been busy baking to raise funds for BBC Children in Need. They went to the BBC radio and were interviewed by Uncle Hugo about their fundraising. Well done girls!!
On Wednesday 27th September the NSPCC came to school to deliver a parents session that informed them of how to keep their children safe and how to communicate with their children about sensitive issues.
Clara Rose with the cup she won at a recent girls golf competition.....well done!
Friends of Holy Cross update
Just wee update from our Friends of Holy Cross who have been busy over the holidays working on the Sensory Garden for our children....well done!!!
Good morning everyone 🌞 it feels like ages since we had our fundraising. Hope you all doing great. Holidays are flying in!.. Just a heads up on some info. Patricia & I have gathered the P6's info on sensory garden & are putting together a proposal for discussion & approval from yourselves - will be organising a quick mtg some evening soon so we can get the project started.
Finally, the school pitch is getting a makeover - Brian Cunningham is organising the restoration of the pitch, however, we need "Rakers" to help rake the tiny stones away prior to seeding. Hence our involvement. So if you can accommodate some strong muscles in the next few weeks (rakes provided or bring your own) or know someone who would help us, I would be really grateful. Brian will let me know when it will happen - it's all subject to weather, ground preparation & machinery. So spread the word if you can - many rakes make light work & I think we should be able to make a party of it....another plus for the FHC team 🍰☕🍵🍻thanks a million Sonia xx
Primary 7 had a joint retreat today with the children from Grange PS. Paula, Dominic and Ashling spent the day helping the children getting to know each other through prayer, music and games.
End of year fun for our Primary 7 children at Funtasia
It is lovely to see the children enjoying the magnificent weather, playing and having fun with their friends in school. The Mournes certainly provide a spectacular backdrop !
Well done to the boys and girls from Primary’s 5,6 and 7 for competing so fantastically well in the races held in Rostevor.
The primary 7 girls' netball team took part in the Annual St Louis' Netball Tournament. The girls, like the boys, improved with each game and have gained a lot of confidence as a result of today's matches. Certainly, they are performing very well and worked great as a team which resulted them winning the shield!
Congrtatulations Girls !
Primary 6 & 7 boys took part in the Annual St Louis' Kilkeel Gaelic Football Blitz on Thursday 18th May.
Well done to all as the performances improved the more football they played and they went on to win the competition! Congratulations boys!
Irish Aid Regional Finals in Dublin
On Tuesday Primary 6 children, Clara Rose and JJ along with their teacher Mrs Morrow and Denise, travelled to Dublin by train to attend the Irish Aid Regional Finals where the top 15 schools in Dublin Region attended. Irish Aid recognised the hard work of pupils all over Ireland who take part in the Awards. Regional Finals are held in Sligo, Dublin, Limerick and Cork. Our pupils had great day out where they were able to:
• Meet other children who took part in the awards
• Learn about other children’s projects
• Meet and listen to speakers from some of Irish Aid’s partner countries
• Represent the school and receive a plaque for all of their hard work
At the end of the ceremony, the top three schools were announced for the National Finals!
RNLI Hit the Surf at Cranfield Beach 12 May 17
The Primary 6 & 7 pupils headed to Cranfield Beach to participate in RNLI's 'Hit The Surf' Lifesaving and Beach Safety Awareness programme. A big thank you to the RNLI Lifeguards as it was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative afternoon had by pupils and staff!
Concern Worldwide receives £2040 from Holy Cross Sponsored walk to Silent Valley
Holy Cross Primary School Pupils and Staff members
Cheque for £2040.70 to Mr Eoin Duffy Concern
Primary 4, 5, 6 and 7 children in Holy Cross Primary School, Atticall, took part in a sponsored walk in Silent Valley last week to raise money for the Concern Worldwide Emergency Appeal. The children raised £2040.70, which was presented to Mr Eoin Duffy, a concern representative last Friday. Mr Duffy said he was very impressed with the children’s efforts and gave the children a presentation on how these much needed funds would be put to use. Holy Cross would like to express their sincere thanks to all the families and friends who supported this cause and helped to make the event such a success.
P6 & P7 went to St Malachy's HS, for Drama Production "Dare to be Different" followed by a visit to Castlewellan Forest Park!
Congratulations to Daniel on winning the Newsletter prize this term. We hope you enjoy your trip to the cinema!
Winners of the Premier Cabs Kilkeel, Easter Competition. Well done!
Silent Valley Sponsor Walk for 'Concern Worldwide'....a great event organised by Sharon.
We would like to thank Mrs Cathy Trainor who presented the school with a new Camogie kit, also in the picture is Mrs Kate Cunningham.
Sentinus Primary Construction Challenge
Shane, Caitlin, Keelin and Lilly from Primary 7 travelled to St Mary's High school, Newry to take part in the Sentinus Primary Construction Challenge. They had to design and build a problem-solving activity using K’Nex construction kits. The models were judged by Sentinus Ambassadors. This years challenge was to design a bridge. There were 18 teams from other primary schools in attendance. The pupils said it had been a 'fun and interesting experience'. Well done.
Congratulations to all the girls and boys in Mrs Woods's Primary 7 class who received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Anthony Farquhar in Massforth Church.
As the Bishop said, they behaved wonderfully and maintained an atmosphere of reverence throughout.
World Book Day 2017
NMDDC Environmental Youth Speak 2017
Fr Dillon presented the P7 pupils with special Rosary Beads for their Confirmation
Congratulations to our Primary 7 class who made their Confirmation 23 February 2017
The Road Safety Quiz Team @NIFRS HQ Final 2-20-2017
Reminder *** The School will CLOSE @ 2pm for ALL PUPILS on Thursday 23rd February in preperation for Confirmation in Massforth Church, with the ceremony commencing at 4pm.
Road Safety NI Quiz
Primary 7 children, Beth, Anna, Erin and Lilly travelled to the Canal Court Hotel Newry, with Denise for the first of 11 regional heats of the 2017 Primary School Road Safety Quiz. The girls competed against 28 teams from all over the Newry & Mourne area and came second place. This was an excellent achievement for the girls and now they will travel to Belfast on 20 February for the next heat. Well done girls!
P5, 6 & 7 to visit Newry Panto Thursday 19 January 2017- depart school @8:45 sharp
The School Council organised a non uniform day on Friday 16th December when children and members of staff were encouraged to wear their Christmas jumpers to raise funds for the Save the Children.
Through the generosity of parents and pupils the grand sum of £82 was raised. A fabulous amount ! Thank you to everyone for their generosity.
Congratulations to Michael and Clare who participated in a Science and Technology Challenge at St. Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel. They competed against children from 15 different primary schools in the local area. As part of the task, they had to plan and design a bridge which would hold at least 5kg. Marks were awarded for plan and design, aesthetic quality and practicality.
Primary 7 were invitied to Brooklands Nursing Home on the 9th December to sing Christmas Carols to the residents.
Northern Ireland Primary Schools Road Safety Quiz will take place in the Canal Court Hotel on Tuesday 17 January 2017 from 10 - 11:30am. Two winners will advance to the Finals in the NIFRS Training Ctr. Belfast on 20 February.
sponsored by Crash Services - Road Safe NI -
Peace Proms - Cross Border Orchestra Of Ireland
Tickets On Sale From Thu 01 Dec 2016 at 10.00am
Established as a peace initiative in 1995, the Cross Border Orchestra for Ireland (CBOI) is a highly acclaimed and celebrated youth orchestra with over 120 members from North & South of Ireland. The CBOI’s “Peace Proms” is musical education programme in which children from hundreds of schools throughout the North and South of Ireland participate annually.
The Peace Proms is a musical and cultural celebration and provides a unique platform for young people to showcase their talent while promoting peace, unity and tolerance through music.
Sun 26 Feb 2017 at 3.00pm
Single Ticket £15.50 - £55.00 (Family of four)
Tickets On Sale From Thu 01 Dec 2016 at 10.00am
Ulster Orchestra ‘Making Music’
On Monday 21st November, Primary 7 went to Newry Sports Hall to see the Ulster Orchestra.
Ever made a cake? Ever made a curry?When you understand what each ingredient brings to a dish, you can make anything good to eat!
‘Making Music’ with the Ulster Orchestra showed the Primary 7 class that music works in just the same way as baking a cake – if you mix a dollop of rhythm, a spoonful of bass, pinches of melody and harmony, the end result is a fantastic tune!
Presenter Catherine explored six key musical ingredients with the Ulster Orchestra and showed the class how they can be combined to create a musical treat for everyone to enjoy.
Ulster Orchestra 21 November 2016
A big thank you to everybody that contributed to the Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal. Collection has been deferred to 23rd November, so if anyone still wishes to donate a box there is still time.
There were 67 Shoeboxes collected - Thanks again to all the parents who supported this good cause.
The Primary 7 class dressed up from characters from Roald Dahl books to celebrate his 100 birthday.
Whole School Photograph is now available for purchase from Tempest a Photography. It is on display in school. Prices are 1) Zen Framed Print £35, 2) Print in a tube £16.50 & 3) Desktop Acrylic £30.
On Friday 24 June 2016, a retirement celebration was held for Vice Principal, Mrs Cathy Trainor who has dedicated 28 years to Holy Cross Primary School. On behalf of the whole school community we want to wish her a happy retirement and all the best in the future. We would also like to thank all the parents & friends who help out to make it such a special day for Mrs Trainor.
Well done to our pupils who won awards at Kilkeel swimming club recently!
Primary 6 went to Shimna Intergrated College's P6 Activity Day on Friday 3 June. They enjoyed Science, Technology, German, Art and Media studies. It was a great taster for what secondary school life is like and was such an enjoyable day! Thank you Shimna for having us.
Summer has arrived in Atticall, don't the girls look lovely in their summer dresses!
'Making Mourne 10% better' past pupils from St. Louis along with their teacher, Mr Gallagher, held a workshop with P7 on percentages.
Primary 7 completed their Cycling Proficiency Test. Congraulations! Picture includes Cycling Proficiency trainers Mrs Denise Sloan and Mrs Sharon Grant.
Holy Communion 14 May 2016
Confirmation Monday 9 May 2016
School visit to 1916 Easter Rising Display
Camogie Tournament in Kilcoo
Pamela from Sustrans came to school today to talk about the Big Pedal challenge that is taking place in school from 18-29 April 2016. On each day schools throughout UK compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. A school's best five days will determine their final position.
Feis an Dúin competition took place on Saturday 9th April 2016 in Newcastle. Here are our medal winners. Well done!
Members of the RNLI Lifeguard team visited our school today to teach all of the children about water safety. The children learned the purposes of the different coloured flags which lifeguards display, learned how to signal for help and about the different currents in the water. They also learned about safety in the sun. Ask the children about 'Slip. Slap. Slop'! It was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative presentation
Easter Raffle prize winners. This raffle was organised by our school council.
1st prize winner Nicola P1
2nd prize winner Brona P5
3rd Prize winner Jamie P7
4th prize winner Josh P3 collected by Fianna
World Book Day Competition Winners. Each class had to design their own book cover. Congrulations to the winners!
Cailum P1 winner
Kayla P2 winner
Kora & Connor P3 winners
Erin P4 winner & Ronan P5 winner
Amy P5 winner
Caoimhe P7 winner
Green screen presentations from P.7
Newry Mourne & Down Youth Speak 2016
Irish Dancing Championship
Warrenpoint Speech and Drama section.
Spanish teacher Visits Holy Cross 8th -12th February 2016
To view the video go to P.7 Spanish page
In staff room discussing Spanish Education system
Credit Union Quiz
We took part in the annual Credit Union Quiz competition for P7/Year 8 pupils. Well done to all four teams that took part. A special well done for our P6 pupil Lilly, who filled in at the last minute!
Open night at St Columbans
Órlaith with her prize
Our day at Shimna Intergrated College
On Friday 29 November we visited Shimna College for the annual primary 7 day. We enjoyed many of the lessons such as ICT, German, Spanish, Science, Histroy and Art.
St. Louis Technology Challenge
Congratulations to Caoimhe & Stephen who took part in the Science and Technology Challenge run by St. Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel.
They had a very enjoyable day designing, constructing and racing their very own marble game.
Caoimhe and Stephen at the Technology Challenge