Holy Family highly values and pursues academic excellence.

All teachers are committed to assisting all students to reach their academic potential via numerous academic endeavours, both inside and outside of the classroom.

These activities may include:

Premier’s Reading Challenge

This challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely (Department of Education & Training, 2019).

Regional Public Speaking Competition

Students from Kindergarten to Year 6 compete at school, regional and diocesan levels to display and evolve their public speaking skills. 

Diocesan Debating Competition

Year 6 students can participate in the Annual Diocesan Debating Competition. Students participate at school, regional and diocesan levels to then vie for the overall accolade of Diocesan Debating Champion Team.

Regional Spelling and Maths Bee competitions

Students from Kindergarten to Year 6 compete at school and the regional levels to prove the quality of their spelling skills and rapid recall of mathematical skills.

All these endeavours, in addition to many others, enhance the academic potential of our students and foster a love of learning in a variety of ways for all learners.


We know that providing the best opportunities can sometimes involve inviting specialists into our school or having students take excursions outside school.

These include:

Language specialists

Students can participate in language classes held before school that focus on either French or Italian. These language classes include students from all grades and ages, are highly engaging and the educators are full of enthusiasm, which promotes an enriching learning environment for all.

Music tuition

Guitar and piano specialists attend


Sporting events

Coding classes (IT)

Dance Fever and a wide variety of competitions (both academic and cultural).