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.
On Monday 8th February, myself and three others- Kaitlyn Mills, Hollie Bristow and Alex Pickering (chosen because we are the most gifted and talented writers in Year 7) were lucky enough to go to a Creative Writing Workshop for Year 7 at Silcoates School, Wakefield.
When we arrived, we were shown into the huge library at Silcoates School. After arriving at the desks, three other schools came in one after the other. The room was finally full and Sue, the English teacher, explained to us the layout of the morning.
Holy Family High School hosted an exhibition from the University of Leeds, which was launched at the UK National Holocaust Centre, The Cape Town Holocaust Centre and Leeds Town Hall on the 27th January 2015. It has been seen by approximately 30,000 people in the UK and South Africa, and has toured museums, libraries, galleries, universities and schools in the UK, South Africa, Ireland and the United States.
Holocaust Memorial Day is marked each year on 27th January – the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. On and around this day, schools, communities and faith groups across the UK join together in national and local event to commemorate those people who became victims of the Nazis and their collaborators and of more recent genocides, and to consider the contemporary relevance of the Holocaust.