'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.
Orla - Autumn Term 2020 Winner
About a week ago, I asked the children in 6 Teresa who they thought the Moran Trophy would be awarded to this term. Unsurprisingly, the majority of the class named one of the most hardworking, committed and motivated learners in our class: Orla.
If you are ever lucky enough to look inside Orla’s books, you will see how she strives to meet every part of the success criteria in extended writing, how she tackles complicated maths problems, how she deeply reflects on herself as a Catholic in RE and how she uses scientific vocabulary to explain the human circulatory system in Topic. Her outstanding books are a reflection of her outstanding progression this term.
The moment Orla steps into the classroom in the morning, she is focused on achieving personal excellence for the glory of God. She always has a positive attitude towards her work- no matter how difficult the challenge. Orla spreads her positivity throughout the classroom and inspires her peers to also try their best in everything that they do. In lessons, Orla makes an excellent learning partner as she explains tricky concepts so clearly and can help anyone, no matter how difficult their question may be. She has a real love for learning and it is because of her positive mindset that she has succeeded in every one of her subjects this term.
Many people are often scared of making mistakes in school, but not Orla. Orla understands that mistakes are a learning opportunity and without them, you cannot progress. She is a true advocate of our classes motto that mistakes should be ‘expected, respected, inspected and corrected’. This is what makes Orla an excellent learner, she is able to reflect on what she has done and think of ways to improve herself.
On behalf of myself and 6 Teresa, we are very proud of you Orla.
Miss Moran - December 2020
Summer Term 2017 - Archie (Year 2)
Autumn Term 2017 - Ben (Year 2)
Spring Term 2018 - Pinelope (Year 5)
Summer Term 2018 - Charlie (Year 1)
Autumn Term 2018 - Ali (Year 6)
Spring Term 2019 - Nevayah (Year 3)
Summer Term 2019 - Gina (Year 4)
Autumn Term 2019 - Lizzie (Year 5)
Spring Term 2020 - George (Year 3)
Autumn Term 2020 - Orla (Year 6)