Welcome to the Holy Family School website. Our website is designed to give you an insight into our wonderful school and how we cater for the needs of the children entrusted to us.

Holy Family School has been providing an education for the children of Doveton and surrounding area for 60 years.

We are a Catholic primary school and the children here are at the centre of everything we do. We have children from many faith backgrounds attending the school. This gives the children an opportunity to learn about the experiences and backgrounds of their peers.

Wellbeing at Holy Family is the foundation on which academic performance is built. When you come into our school you see and feel the welcoming place of learning that it is. We know that for children to participate fully at school they need to feel safe and know that the teachers care about them. Our HEART values (HONESTY, EMPATHY, ACCEPTANCE, RESPECT AND TRUST) guide interactions between everyone in our school community. In the Well Being part of our website you can see how our HEART values flow through our well-being and guide how our children interact with each other and school staff.

For the children at Holy Family to reach their full potential there needs to be an authentic partnership between families and the school with the child at the centre. We all have a joint responsibility to ensure each child’s learning is optimal. We strive to provide a happy, supportive and secure learning environment, where each child feels safe to try new things, knows that making errors is part of the learning process and believes in the power of yet.

At Holy Family we have a large number of children whose first language is not English. It is very important for us to be able to give these children the support they need to experience growth and progress while making sure that the child and their family understand the importance of their first language. We have many bilingual children and that is something to be proud of.

All decisions are made with children at the centre. If we are considering doing something different or new the first question asked is how will this make the children’s experience here, better.

We are continually looking at how we can improve the educational experience of the children. Everything that we do is based upon rigorous educational research. We make change only after we are confident that it will lead to improvement for students.

I hope our website is informative and thought provoking. If you have any questions about our school please don't hesitate to call.

Steve Twomey (Principal)