School Calendar

School reopens for our pupils on Thursday, 1st of September 2016.

The calendar for our new school year can be viewed by clicking here .

Alternatively, the school calendar can be accessed at any time by clicking on the tab titled “School Calendar” at the top of the page.


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6th Class Graduation

We held our annual 6th class graduation ceremony in the school hall tonight. It was a night of mixed emotions as we said goodbye to these very special pupils.We wish them every success as they  move on to secondary school. Go n-éirí go geal libh go léir.

Please see link at bottom of this post to access the 6th class powerpoint shown on graduation night.

Link to 6th class Powerpoint

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Summer Reading, Tramore Library

Tracy, from Waterford Library Services visited our school recently to tell us about the “Summer Stars” reading programme.

This programme is designed to get children reading during the summer hoildays, and will be launched in Tramore library on the 1st July.  Children are encouraged to come along on the day and sign up for this very worthwhile activity.

To quote Dr. Seuss, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

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Final School Assembly

It’s hard to believe that we’re at the end of another school year in Holy Cross School. This morning we held our final school assembly. Lots and lots of medals were handed out for our pupils’ fantastic sporting achievements.

Mr. Kindlon  gave a special mention to our wonderful debating team, as well as presenting certificates to pupils who had full attendance for the year. Our 9th “Discover Primary Science & Maths” award was presented to the pupils by Mr. Beglin.

We wish all of our pupils and staff a very happy and safe summer holiday. See you on the 1st of September! 

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Mrs. O’Connor’s Retirement Mass

Today we said a fond farewell to  Mrs. Nora O’Connor who,  after many years of hard work and dedication is retiring from Holy Cross National School. To mark the occasion Monsignor Shine celebrated mass in our school hall.

The mass was attended by our pupils, current and past staff members, and of course Mrs. O’Connor’s family and friends. We also welcomed current and  past representatives from our Board of Management.

The choir which sang beautifully, consisted of children from second class. Some of our talented staff also sang and played during the mass.

The mass was a wonderful celebration of Mrs. O’Connor’s time in Holy Cross National School. We wish her good health and happiness as she sets out on the next stage of her life.

Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann. 

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Debating News

Congratulations to our FANTASTIC Debating team who are the Region 3 winners of the Concern Primary School Debating Competition. They proposed the motion “That the Leaders of 1916 would be happy with the children of today.” They faced very strong opposition from Burnchurch Co. Kilkenny but their commitment and hard work paid off and they proved very worthy winners. Congratulations and well done to all the team. 

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Senior Sports

Today it was the turn of our pupils from 3rd to 6th class to participate in our annual school sports. As you can see from the photos, a great day was had by all. Once again we’d like to thank everyone involved in making our sports day such a great success. 

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1st Class Visit RNLI Station

Have a look at these pictures to see what a great time 1st class had when they visited Tramore’s RNLI station. 

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Green Schools Walk to School Day

This morning we held our very first “Walk to School Day”. This initiative is part of our Green Schools Travel Programme.

There were four meeting points; the Ring Road near Moonvoy Roundabout, the Golf Club entrance, the entrance to Elm Park,  and Tramore Heights (bollards at entrance to Roselawn).

School staff  met the children and parents at the above pickup points and set off en masse to school. Many other children joined in with us along the way. It was a very enjoyable walk for everyone, made even more pleasant by the lovely weather.

Many thanks to Mrs. Brennan and her great committee for organising the event. Thanks also to the many parents who walked the route to school with us. We hope to repeat this initiative again  in the new school year. 

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Junior School Sports

Despite some very ominous looking clouds, we managed to hold our annual school sports for junior classes today.

It was lovely to see so many supporters cheering on the children as they participated in the various events.

Many thanks to all involved in running this great event. 

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