From the Principal

Welcome to all families seeking an authentic Catholic Education for their child here at Holy Family Catholic Primary School where, inspired by Jesus the teacher, we love, we learn, we serve.

Welcome to all families to Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Merewether Beach and to the story that dates back to its opening in 1961.  As a Josephite School, founded in the tradition of Mary MacKillop, we belong to the Catholic community of the Maitland-Newcastle Catholic system of schools.  Grounded in Josephite tradition, Holy Family has built a fine reputation in the community that nurtures the whole child, spiritually and academically.

Holy Family holds to its heart the core values of Courage, Compassion, Dignity and Humility which align with the personal characteristics of our House Patrons St Mary MacKillop, St Francis of Assisi, Caroline Chisholm and St Benedict respectively. The charism of the Holy Family, in addition to that of our House Patrons, serves to guide and nourish us in a faith that has the family at its centre and our core values at its heart. 

I welcome you to our community where the dignity of each of its members is respected and nourished, aligning with, and responding to, our sense of Gospel values.  I look forward to partnering with you to ensure all children are celebrated and supported.  Together, we will ensure that we maintain our tradition of spiritual immersion, educational excellence and community advocacy that makes Holy Family such a special place to live out our vision to love, to learn and to serve.  As your family joins our family, I wish you well for all the years you spend with us here at Holy Family.    

Ann Jackson
Principal