Welcome, I am delighted to be writing to you as the newly appointed Acting Head teacher of Holy Family Catholic High School. It is a privilege to take up this position after serving the school for three years as the Deputy Head teacher. Mr Michael Fallon has been appointed as Acting Deputy Head teacher and he joins us from St John Fisher in Dewsbury.
This is an exciting time to take on such a role, as I strongly believe that Holy Family continues to be a truly excellent school. Our pastoral care is regarded as exemplary and once again this summer our academic achievements have continued to go from strength to strength. Holy Family is a place where staff are proud to work, a place which Governors and parents are proud to support and a school to which students are proud to belong.
Holy Family Catholic High School, is a school with a distinct ethos centred upon the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. The dignity of each person is at the heart of Catholic teaching; every student has his or her own individual strengths, gifts and talents; our aim is to ensure that these are all developed to their full potential.
We look for excellence in all aspects of learning and we expect high standards of achievement from all members of the community. We lead and innovate to make learning fun, challenging and distinctive. The relationships between teachers, students and parents are fundamental to the success of the school. Working together, we ensure that students enjoy their time at Holy Family, make outstanding progress and leave us as responsible, well-qualified, mature young people; ready to make a valued contribution to society.
We are looking to present a window into the life of the school, an opportunity to share information and to celebrate our students and their successes and as such I hope that you find the content of our website useful.
Our Open Evening is on Thu 24th September from 6pm onwards and if you are a prospective parent, we would like to invite you to visit our school on that evening. We do feel that our pupils are our real strength and if you would like to witness a working day at Holy Family please contact Mrs J Lemm who will be happy to arrange this for you.
I would like to thank you for your interest in our school and I look forward to the possibility of working together in the future.
A worthwhile trip across to Sherburn High School was rewarded with some fabulous goals from Yr 7 Izabela Klien and Yr10 Chloe Johnson during yesterday's fixture. Both girls were supported by great movement and consistent ball skills from the rest of the teams.
Yr 7's pulled off an early lead of 3-0 enabling the girls to move positions more frequently with Elizabeth playing a superb anchor of Centre for the first time. Meanwhile Alison Hinsley made interception after interception, sending the ball back down to the attacking force of Abi Sharp. Final score, an impressive 8-0.
Yr 10's battled hard to stay neck and neck for 18 minutes with 2-2, 4-4 and 6-6 score lines. Sadly the Sherburn team pulled away in the dying minutes for a final score of 8-6. There was a great performance by new comer to the team, Piper Hall. Together with Olivia Barker, they gave Sherburn shooters a great deal of work to do to gain possession of the ball within the circle. It was wonderful to see the game played at such a high standard, with Mrs Hunt able to grade the girls for their GCSE practical work.
There is an opportunity to take part in a diocesan pilgrimage for young people (aged 16 years and above) to Krakow 22nd July- 2nd August 2016 as part of the World Youth Day festival with the Holy Father. It is a wonderful opportunity for young people to experience the Church in all its vibrancy, youth, dynamism and beauty. Through World Youth Day pilgrimages, young people have encountered the Lord and His Church in a powerful way - for many of them it has been a pivotal moment for them in their journey of faith as young Catholics. Further details can be found by following the following link: http://www.leedsyouth.co.uk/wyd-krakow-2016/
If your child is interested in taking part in the World Youth Day festival please contact the school for further details
Another great performance by Holy Family netball girls. Last nights fixture at home against Archbishop Holgates was another solid performance by both yr 7 and 8 teams.
The yr 7's won 8-0 and are really starting to show some great promise. They played consistently well in both halves, shooting was fab as was our defence and all the centre court players linked the play effectively, great to see some real determination and a bit of fiesty play from our girls.
The yr 8's won 8-1 and played out of position due to a mix up and were playing a weaker team. They still played well and watching them out of position showed things we can work on.