We are grateful that you have chosen Holy Family School for your child’s education. We hope that the experience has been positive for your child and for you and other family members.
Holy Family School is a Catholic school. We believe that the education of our young people has three components:
The family—all that you do at home with your child, from birth onwards shapes who your child becomes. It’s not just formal work/homework, but all the interactions you have: the way you speak, the days out you enjoy as families, the example you set as parents.
The parish—each one of us is part of a wider community. The involvement of the church and parish is vital if our young people are to develop as fully rounded adults.
The school—the school provides the education set out in statute and national guidance, but more importantly works in partnership with parents and the parish to help young people reach their full potential as human beings made in the image of God.
It is important that the three components are balanced. If one aspect is diminished or missing from the child’s education, then it will be more difficult to provide a broad, meaningful educational experience.
When your child joins our school community, you also become part of our wider school and parish community. Please feel free to play as full a part as possible in the life of the school and the parish—helping with the Holy Family Development Fund is a particularly good way to get involved. Regular Mass attendance with your children is another good way of cementing the bonds between families, the school and the parish.
Each child is unique—they all have different talents, skills and characteristics. They also come from a wide variety of backgrounds which have helped to shape and form them before they ever arrived at Holy Family School.
Parents too are different, and have a spread of opinions on a diverse range of issues from bedtime routines to inappropriate behaviour; discipline to dinners.
As a Catholic community we know that the world we live in is imperfect and from time to time we may have to deal with situations that arise in this imperfect world. There may be conflicts between children; there may be conflicts between parents. Please allow us to resolve conflicts for the good of all concerned in accordance with our policies and values.