Holy Cross College, Strabane

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Coordinates: 54°48′54″N 7°28′19″W / 54.815°N 7.472°W / 54.815; -7.472

Holy Cross College, Strabane
Coláiste na Croise Naofa, An Srath Bán
Established 2003
Type Catholic
Headmaster Mrs Maria Doherty
Location Strabane
County Tyrone
Northern Ireland, UK
Students 1500
Gender Co-educational
Colours Gold, Red, Black, Grey
Main sports Football, Cricket, Hockey, Gaelic

Holy Cross College, Strabane (Irish: Coláiste na Croise Naofa, An Srath Bán) is a co-ed bilateral school in Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It contains over 1500 pupils and over 90 members of staff.

History[edit]

Holy Cross College was created in 2003 with the amalgamation of Strabane's three Catholic post-primary schools, the Convent Grammar School, St Colman's High School and Our Lady of Mercy High School.[1] Maria Doherty took the job of principal after Christmas 2008 when the college's first principal, Sean Bradley, retired.

Campus[edit]

The new campus for Holy Cross College opened on September 1, 2008. [2]

Facilities[edit]

Holy Cross College has an all-weather pitch, three grass pitches, five tennis courts, two gymnasia and a sports hall. The actual school itself has over 100 classrooms each able to hold 30 or more pupils. Every year it takes in more than 250 pupils. Its largest ever intake of pupils was in the year 2013 when the school took 365 pupils. The school car park can hold around 150 cars.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheeran, Robin (2005-09-30). "Northern Ireland: Empty desks". Politics Show Northern Ireland (BBC News). 
  2. ^ "Holy Cross College hailed as a beacon". De rry Journal. 2008-12-02. 

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