At Holy Family School we believe that every human being is created in the image of God. We are not made in isolation and together we belong to a world that needs to be cherished and not simply exploited and consumed. We believe that as a school we respond to the needs of others in our immediate community and our greater world. We ask everyone to respect the natural environment, enhance human dignity and honour and respect God in our neighbour. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has at its essence the command to love your neighbour as you love yourself and it is when this faith is put into action that we become true servants of the Gospel and become fully alive.
How we respond?
Every year we adopt a yearly charity that we focus our efforts on. Each form class has a student charity representative who together with the school chaplain think of ways that each class can be involved in supporting the year charity. Students come with a range of ways from baking cakes to making Loom Bands to make this possible. As a whole school we also have non-uniform days to boost funds.
In the past three years our main charities have been McMillian Cancer Care, The Handicapped Children’s Pilgrimage Trust and Water Aid with more than £10,000 being raised in the process.
As a school we also support the work of CAFOD by having two family fast days a year. These days collect much needed funds but also allow students to enter into solidarity with the poor of our world by giving up their lunch for a day and having soup and bread.