'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.
Maika - Autumn Term 2023 Winner
There are so many reasons why I believe that Maika has made outstanding progress this term and why I am overjoyed that she is being celebrated with the Moran Trophy today.
Firstly, Maika has been given a gift with her talent in sport, especially in netball and football. Sometimes if you have been given a gift by God, it is easy to hide it, to keep it to yourself or to not use it to the best of its ability. But not Maika. Maika shares her talent with Holy Family, she has represented the school in a number of tournaments and she has done so with passion and grace. During tournaments and in PE lessons, Maika demonstrates skill, excellent attitude and leadership skills.
When Maika first arrived in Year 6, she was quite a reserved member of our class. She had ideas and thoughts during the lesson, but often didn’t offer them up in class discussions or during group work. The difference in Maika since the first few days of Year 6 has been astounding. She is now confident, an active listener, and always participates in every single lesson. She knows that her voice is extremely valued in 6 Teresa. Our class would be a very different, less joyful place without Maika present. Maika’s positivity- her smile, her attitude towards every aspect of school life- is inspirational for both the children in her class and the adults that work with her.
In every single Maths lesson that I have ever taught Maika in Year 6, she has embodied the Holy Family learning values. She knows that learning in Maths is not something that can be ‘done’ to her. She works hard, shares her methods with other children and asks lots of questions. She demonstrates perseverance everyday- she thrives on challenging work; in fact, she demands it! It is because of this attitude towards her learning, that she has made outstanding progress in maths this term. She has improved her speed and accuracy in arithmetic and she is able to deconstruct and solve high-level reasoning and problem-solving questions. She has equipped herself with skills that will help her to thrive in the next two terms of Year 6, as well as she moves closer towards secondary school.
Maika is everything that a Holy Family child should be. She embodies our Mission Statement and I am so proud of everything that she has achieved so far this year.
Well done Maika.
Miss Moran - Year 6T Class Teacher
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)
Spring Term 2021 - Paria (Year 6)
Summer Term 2021 - Elliot (Year 6)
Autumn Term 2021 - Jojo (Year 4)
Spring Term 2022 - Alena (Reception)
Summer Term 2022 - Hannah (Year 4)
Autumn Term 2022 - Sade (Year 6)
Spring Term 2023 - Luigi (Year 4)
Summer Term 2023 - Oliwier (Year 6)
Autumn Term 2023 - Maika (Year 6)