'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 - Winner
During Archie’s time in 2L, he has always really impressed me with the major effort that he puts into everything that he does. Reading has been quite challenging at times for Archie this year. However, he has not let this stop him from doing his best. For example, Archie has attended daily phonics practise, where he has worked extremely hard on recognising his sounds and blending them. Miss Aherne and Miss Glynn have always been very pleased with the effort that he has put in during these phonics sessions. Archie has also worked very hard with Mrs. Burgess and just like the other teachers, Mrs. Burgess has always commented on how well behaved and hardworking Archie is. All of this hard work on his reading has really paid off for Archie, as he did very well in his phonics test this June. I am so happy for Archie to receive this award. He never lets any challenges get in his way, and he approaches everything with a hardworking and sensible attitude. He really lives by our school mission statement, by ‘doing his best for the glory of God’.