'Catholic schools are established by the Church for Catholic children and young people, who, through baptism, have a right to an education in the Catholic faith. Catholic schools in their various forms are built on the foundations laid by previous generations of parents and clergy. We have inhertited this rich tradition of Catholic schools from them and are committed to handing it on to future generations.'
Our Catholic Schools - Their Identity and Purpose
The Moran Trophy is awarded termly to a child in the school that has made outstanding progress.
The trophy is named after the Moran family.
Tommy Moran became an 'observer' on the Governing Body in 2012. He then went onto become a Foundation Governor. He was part of the first Governing Body. He worked tirelessly in those early days and helped to build the foundations of this wonderful school. In his time on the Governing Body, he was part of the panel that appointed Mrs Rutherford, our first ever Deputy Headteacher and Mr Doherty as Headteacher.
Abigail, his daughter, joined with the first intake of children in September 2012. One of our founder children, the reason for our being. Beth then joined in 2014 and Meghan followed in 2015 – a ‘Holy Family’ family!
Sarah helped set up the initial PSA in Oct 2012 as Vice Chair. Sadly, this ceased in 2013 but as fundraising still needed to be done it got done through Sarah’s determination and considerable hard work. She was then asked to restart the Friends of Holy Family Association again a year later and was Chair until Easter 2017.
This trophy is to be a termly reminder of the commitment made by the Moran family - a commitment to make Holy Family School an outstanding Catholic school, a jewel within the community.
They Moran family have moved on and they have handed the baton onto all of us - children, parents, staff and governors.
Summer Term 2017 - Archie Lee
Autumn Term 2017 - Ben McCarthy
Spring Term 2018 - Pinelope
Spring Term 2018
Pinelope - Year 5
Pinelope has had an incredible impact on Holy Family since her arrival and her cheery disposition is infectious. She approaches every aspect of school life with confidence, determination and focus, never settling for anything that is below her high expectations. Just a year and a half ago, was new to English, today her reading and writing ability astounds me, in particular the maturity of techniques displayed in her writing. At this young age, her creative flair is remarkable and she skilfully selects vocabulary to captivate the reader, which is driven from her love of reading. Alongside this academic progress, she cares greatly for everybody around her and lives out the gospel values fully in particular the compassion she shows her peers.
She is a joy to be around and a pleasure to teach and I anticipate such wonderful things in her future.