Category Archives: News


Congratulations to our year 11 GCSE PE students involved in the Orienteering competition at the Palace Stables Festival. Out of 88 participants 5 SHS students were in the top 4 places – Chloe Mc Conville, Orlaith Reel,   Fionnuala O’Carroll, Julianna Markey and  Riona Mc Conville. Chloe not only won the Year 11 girls section she also came […]

QUB Chemistry Talk

The SHS Chemistry Dept. was delighted to welcome back to school former student – Emily Byrne – who has recently completed her degree in Chemistry at QUB and has now begun her post-graduate studies in the subject. Emily spoke with  the current Year 13 pupils about studying Chemistry at QUB and the career opportunities available for graduates. This […]

Fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Society

Congratulations to our girls for raising over £1300 for the Newry Alzheimer’s Society. This year the school bank – “Pulse Bank” – decided that their community outreach project would be focused on those who suffer from Dementia. They visited the Care Home in Warrenpoint where they baked cakes for the residents and played a selection of music pieces. […]

Feis Success

The Drama Department is pleased to announce the recent successes at Newry Feis. In the Verse Speaking Classes Ciara Gorman & Rebecca Goan (Y8)  and Maeve and Aoife Downey (Y9) won their classes. Ellie Mae Mc Cann came second and Eabha Fallon came third (Y8). In the Junior section… 9B won the Kevin Neary Cup for […]


Congratulations to all of our students for raising a massive £25, 237.69 for various charities.  This is a tremendous amount of money and it is marvellous to see the generosity of our students and the wider community in these times of financial restraints.  Our Year 13 students deserve a special mention as they were awarded […]

The Weekly Catch -Up

Congratulations to our Year 14 students from the School Bank who recently took part in the All Ireland First Trust Banking Final in the RDS Dublin.  They were worthy finalists and great ambassadors for SHS. Also congratulations to Year 11 student Caoimh Lundy who took part in the 2017 Final of The Young Cook of the Year […]

Netball Success

Our students pulled off an amazing NI League and Cup double on Wednesday when both the Under 16 and Senior Netball Teams became NI champions. This was a remarkable achievement for the U16 team as they were massive underdogs going into this final against a highly fancied team from Methody. Having gone 5 goals ahead in […]

Gaeltacht Trip to Ranafast.

Sacred Heart GCSE & AS Irish students accompanied by staff enjoyed another successful trip to Ranafast in the Donegal Gaeltacht to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge. Over the 4-day residential programme the students attended Irish classes and enjoyed a range of team building exercises ranging from paint balling to participating in a mud run, while also […]

Didn’t We Do Well?

Sr. Julie and the Board of Governors would like to congratulate their staff and students in their recent performance in the PISA 2015 programme – Sacred Heart Grammar School was named top performing school. SHS was one of 95 schools in N.I. to participate in the programme.  The school joined over half a million 15-year-olds […]


Congratulations and thank-you to our Year 8, 9 and 10 students who participated in the school’s annual ReadOn, organised by Mrs Theresa Fleming, the school Librarian in association with the English Department. The ReadOn project supports the work of NI Cancer Fund for Children at their Daisy Lodge Centre in Newcastle and we are proud […]