'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.
I would like to nominate Lizzie in 5K for the Moran Trophy as I can see that she has been making consistently outstanding progress both academically and through the extra enrichment activities (council, choir) she has been involved in. She is careful and considerate of all feedback she is given in class and demonstrates an exemplary role model for other pupils.
It is a delight to teach her!
Her school books are often pinched by teachers in year 5 and 6 as they offer a prime example of the standards to which a pupil in year 5 (potentially year 6) should be aspiring. She performed with such grace during her Carol Service performance on Tuesday as she read well, played the symbols and sang with the smile of a performer on her face.
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)