Category Archives: News

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 […]

Students Lead the Way Once Again With ReadOn

Year 8, 9 and 10 students participated in the school’s annual ReadOn, organised by Mrs Theresa Fleming, the school Librarian in association with the English Department. The project supports the work of NI Cancer Fund for Children at their Daisy Lodge Centre in Newcastle. The students’ valiant efforts raised a commendable total of £2721.06 and once […]

News Round-Up

Congratulations to both the Senior Netball Team (who beat Rathmore Grammar School, Belfast) and the Junior Netball Team (who won their match against St Paul’s HS, Bessbrook). Both Teams are now through to the NI League and Cup Shield Finals. This is the third year in a row that the Seniors have qualified for both Finals […]

SHS delight in All-Ireland Victory

SHS was delighted on Sunday when Paula O’Hagan lifted the Agnes O’Farrelly Cup at Croke Park after her Hilltown Club, Clonduff, beat Gailtir, Waterford in the All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Final.  Clonduff camogie captain Paula, a PE teacher in the school, guided her team to the historic All-Ireland victory and secured Player of the Match award – […]

Liz Weir, Storyteller and Author visits SHS Library

To mark National Storytelling Week and the upcoming World Book Day, the Storyteller in Residence for Libraries NI, visited the school library on the morning of Thursday 28th February 2019 for a storytelling workshop. Liz Weir, the NI children’s writer/storyteller, author of 27 books and inaugural winner of the International Story Bridge Award of the […]

All-Ireland Champion

Congratulations to Year 11 student, Aoife Trainor, Cumann Chluain Daimh (Clonduff), who represented Ulster and won the Amhráníocht Aonar (solo singing) title at the 2019 All Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals held in Castlebar, Co. Mayo on Saturday 16th February. Aoife’s magnificent performance of ‘Slán Abhaile’ (Safe Home) was well deserving of the prestigious All […]

SHS Mourns Passing of Anne McCone

Everyone in SHS was deeply saddened to learn of the passing Anne Murphy (nee McCone) a former pupil of the school. Anne was a tremendous camogie player with School, Club and County.  In 1970 she was centre-half back on the first school team to collect Corn Uan Uladh for the Ulster Senior Championship. The following […]

CCEA Top Candidates

Congratulations to our students who were amongst those who achieved the first, second and third highest marks in the CCEA 2018 GCSE & GCE Summer examinations. In Irish GCSE Fionnuala O’Hare was placed Joint First and in English Literature she was placed Joint Third. Keala Troy was placed First in A Level Business Studies. Kayla […]

Irish Students voice their opinions on ‘Brexit’

The team from ‘Meon Eile’ – an online Irish platform which discusses current affairs affecting the six counties and beyond, recently visited the Irish Department of Sacred Heart Grammar School. A number of our Year 14 Irish students participated in an interview for ‘Tuairimí ón Teorainn’ and shared their opinions on the topical issue of […]

Former Student Success

Congratulations to former student Miss Casey Webb on being awarded the Gary Boal Memorial Award. This award is given to the Actuarial Science Student (QUB) who, like Gary Boal, succeeds in every area of their life and makes the best of all opportunities given to them. We are very proud of you here in Sacred Heart Casey. […]