Welcome to the Harold’s Cross National School Website

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS!!  Please see dates and times below for your child’s concert.  Tickets on sale from December 5th from Ms Kehoe’s office or the HSCL office in the mornings and just before home time.

DECEMBER 12th  AT 12.30 pm (Doors open at 12) :  both 4th classes,5th 1, 6th, 2nd 1 and choir. BLUE TICKETS

DECEMBER 13 th  AT 12.30 pm (Doors open at 12): 5th 2, 1st 1,2nd 2, both 3rds and choir. RED TICKETS

DECEMBER  19 th AT 12.10 pm (Doors open at 11.40):  both junior infants, both senior infants ,1st 2 and choir. GREEN TICKETS

PARENTS OF CHILDREN MAKING THEIR  FIRST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION PLEASE NOTE: There will be a meeting on Thursday ,November 28th at 7pm in the Church Of Our Lady Of The Rosary. Enrollment forms for all sacraments  will be given out and the dates of the sacraments will be made known. On Sunday, December 8th at 10.30am, Enrollment mass for Confirmation children will take place on Sunday , Dec 8th . Enrollment mass for First Communion will take place on Sunday , December 15th at 10.30am.

Please direct any questions for the office.

Many thanks,

Ms Kehoe


December 1st,12.30-4pm:  Put the date in your diary and enjoy the Bouncy Castle,face painting , food and much much more!

If you are available to help out , contact Anne at 0877688775. We are looking for people to help with the set up the day before,work on the stalls and help with the food. We are also looking for donations (from Nov 25) of good condition toys, clothes, books,bric a brac or bake some buns or cakes and bring them on the day.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Another week of sporting achievements in HCNS!

Our Gaelic team won another shield at the Blitz on Friday!

The 5th and 6th class students completed their marathon kids programme with a final mile run in Santry Stadium on Wednesday!

Well done to all our senior athletes!

Click on link below to download the Agreed Report from the Board:

Nov. 2019 Agreed Report for Parents

November 2019 Newsletter –

Parents of children from Fourth upwards: Dont forget the Templeogue College open day Nov 21 at 1.40pm. 


Parent Volunteers  needed for  Paired Reading Program in Second class staring First week of January. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1.30-2pm.  Call into Ms Kehoe or Elizabeth for more details,


5th and 6th class are getting to the end of their Marathon Kids programme. We were delighted to welcome  David Gillick, the European medalist, to complete a training session with us today! Look at us all in action below:

Gaelic team wins big in Croke Park!!

Congratulations to our wonderful Gaelic team and their coach Ms O’Meara, who sailed through their final in Croke Park yesterday. We are very proud of them!

Our Video Diary of the day:

Check out the photos taken by different teachers and parents on our GAA Team page here

“Every School Day Counts” nationwide initiative takes place Nov 4-29. Pupils with full attendance (on time) for those 20 days will be entered into a raffle to win book vouchers. A poster competition will also take place in the Junior and Senior schools. The winning posters will be displayed around the school and in the local community.

CONGRATULATIONS to Ollie Ryan from Junior Infants and James McDermott from Second class, who both won the poster competition for “Every School Day Counts”. Look out for their posters displayed around the school and in the  Crumlin/Harold’s Cross community. The fabulous entries of all the other children will be displayed in the lobby. Thank you to all who entered.


   Top five tips from parents to get  your child to school on time :

  • Remind your child of the fun things that they do in school and the happy stories that they tell you about school.
  • Ensure that your child goes to bed on time, use blackout blinds in the summer.
  • Stick to a morning routine. Give your children morning jobs (feeding the dog, taking out the lunches) to avoid distraction
  • Kids hate being rushed- give yourself and your child enough time in the morning to avoid this.
  • Walking or scootering to school means that you are not stuck in traffic. It also wakes up your child and gets them ready for their busy day.


In the mornings and at collection time, PLEASE  walk your bike/ scooter in the yard. For safety reasons, bikes should not be cycled in the yard.

Don’t forget to wear your hi-viz jacket to and from school during the autumn/ winter months!


Watch the pupils of Harold’s Cross marching for our planet on September 20th:

Healthy lunches!! Parents, please remember that we have a healthy lunch policy in this school. Please see the HSCL page for some healthy lunchbox ideas.

Helping Kids to Have a Balance when it comes to Technology

There is a very good article from Zeeko Supporting children’s online wellbeing regarding the use of technology and ensuring a balanced use of our children’s time. The article gives ideas on how to help your child have a better balance for their plugged and unplugged time. Click here to access the article.


Parents can find the updated Internet Acceptable Use Policy and the new Restraint Policy on the School Policies Page here.

Our monthly assembly award photographs are on display here

Finding the Right Secondary School

The school email address is office@haroldscrossns.ie

Upcoming Events

  1. Protected: Christmas Holidays

    December 20, 2019 @ 11:40 pm - January 6, 2020 @ 8:30 am
  2. Midterm Break

    February 19, 2020 @ 2:10 pm - February 24, 2020 @ 8:30 am
  3. St Patrick’s Weekend

    March 12, 2020 @ 2:10 pm - March 18, 2020 @ 8:30 am
  4. Easter Break

    April 3, 2020 @ 11:40 am - April 20, 2020 @ 8:30 am
  5. May Weekend

    May 1, 2020 @ 2:10 pm - May 7, 2020 @ 8:30 am