'Together we step out in faith, weathering the storms that may challenge us, confident that Christ is with us and united as a holy family.'
It is within this context that we commit to ensure that each child realises their full potential – spiritually, academically, socially, morally and culturally, so that they can ‘increase in wisdom and grace’.
Holy Family Catholic High School places Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church at the heart of everything we do and openly gives witness to the Catholic values of love, compassion, forgiveness and reconciliation in our daily work.
Our school is a place of mercy freely given; a place where all are welcome, where everyone comes together as a family driven by one goal: educating the whole person through encounter and knowledge of God.
Prayer to the Holy Family
Jesus, Son of God and Son of Mary, bless our family. Graciously inspire in us the unity, peace, and mutual love that you found in your own family.
Mary, Mother of Jesus, nourish our family with your faith and your love. Keep us close to your Son, Jesus, in all our sorrows and joys.
Joseph, guardian and spouse of Mary, keep our family safe from harm. Help us in times of discouragement or anxiety.
Holy Family of Nazareth, make our school family one with you. Help us to be instruments of peace. Grant that love, strengthened by grace, may prove mightier than all the weaknesses and trials through which our families sometimes pass.
May we always have God at the centre of our hearts and our school.
As a Catholic community we take our responsibility to be of service to others very seriously. This term, the Angelus Group has challenged all tutor groups to fund raise in order to purchase a World Gift, as part of the Cafod campaign to provide resources to individuals and villages in the developing world. We are busy raising money to buy goats, donkeys and school starter packs amongst other things.
The Angelus Group, our chaplaincy team, has represented the school by preparing and participating in a Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Leeds at Carlton Towers and has taken part in a retreat to Ampleforth just this week. They regularly plan and deliver worship in school under the guidance of our Lay Chaplain, Sara Lambert.
Ampleforth College Retreat
The Angelus group visited Ampleforth College on Tuesday 8th November as a reward for all the great work they have been doing in order to support the Catholic life of the school. We met Br. Benedict and had a tour of the Abbey. It was a very enjoyable trip and we look forward to returning in the future.