Category Archives: News

The ‘Best’ Big Blitz for Lauren

The ‘Best’ Big Blitz took place recently in Páirc  Esler with over 30  football teams participating in the event.  The Ireland Rugby Captain – Rory Best – made a special guest appearance at the blitz and with the help of Lauren released red balloons at the end of a very successful day.  The day generated a staggering £13,743.31 […]

GCSE Business & Economics Trip

Recently a number of GCSE Business & Economics  students visited Queens University for an ‘Economics and Business Insight Day’. The aim of the day was to give students a flavour of studying degrees such as Economics, Business, Finance or Management at the prestigious Russell Group University. To start the morning there was an intriguing lecture […]

SHS Student Wins Prestigious Award

Congratulations to Year 13 student Emer O’Reilly  on winning the Young Volunteer of the Year Award at the Irish News School, Club & Volunteer Awards. THE IRISH NEWS unveiled the winners of their highly contested Irish News Club & Volunteer Awards at their Awards Ceremony which is  now in it’s 17th year. It recognises and rewards GAA […]

Netball News

Congratulations to  the following students who, after a number of very competitive trials,  have been selected for the NI National and Development Squads: Maeve McCartan Stephanie Hall Anna Mulholland Catherine Gorman Also massive congratulations to our past pupil, Caroline O’Hanlon. Caroline played for the Manchester Thunder super- league team who beat WASPS in the league […]

Newry Feis Success

Many congratulations to Class 10C & Mrs Hodgett their teacher – Winners of the Ethel Fitzpatrick Memorial Cup for Choral Speaking & the prestigious Newry Reporter Cup for highest mark in a group performance at Newry Feis. Also congratulations to Eabha Gribben, Madison Holohan and Naomi O’Neill- 8C. Madison won 1st place, Eabha 2nd and […]

Ulster University school conference inspires next generation of Sacred Heart Economists

Recently, 15 economists from Sacred Heart attended Ulster University’s Lower Sixth Economics Conference with Mr Shane McComb, teacher of Economics. The event, which gave students a unique insight into the world of economics, was organised by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Ulster University Business School. Economists from Ulster University presented five mini […]

Human Rights Commission visits SHS

Recently Mr McComb invited The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) to visit Sacred Heart Grammar School as part of their educational engagement pilot. The NIHRC spoke to GCSE Learning for Life and Work pupils looking at human rights as part of their Citizenship module. Students heard from the Commission on the work and role […]

Music Success

Congratulations to our School Choirs, School Orchestra and Traditional Group on their tremendous successes in the various categories of competition at Newry Feis last week. These were as follows: Orchestra Competition: 2nd Place; Secondary School Choir: 2nd Place: Under 16 Girls Choir: 1st Place; Under 18 Girls Choir: 2nd . Many thanks to Mrs Linda Turley […]

Netball Success

Congratulations to both the school’s Junior and Senior Netball Teams who won their respective matches and in doing so won the NI League finals. This is a tremendous achievement for the individual students and an outstanding achievement for the 2 teams. Commiserations to the school’s Intermediate Netball team who were runner-ups in the hotly contested League final. […]

Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrated at SHS

Annually the Irish Department at Sacred Heart, actively seek to promote and celebrate ár dteanga dhúchais, ár gcultúr agus ár n-oidhreacht, and this year certainly proved to be no different. Irish Raffle A fundraising raffle was organised to raise money for Gaeltacht Scholarships at Sacred Heart and the Irish department were overwhelmed by the generosity […]