Holy Family Primary School, Merewether Beach, was founded by the Sisters of St Joseph in 1956. The core values of the school are based on the school motto 'Thy will be done.' The school achieves its mission of being an authentic Catholic school through the development of a relational community.
A major focus for the school is its Environmental Programs, integrated into the school curriculum. Numerous awards have been gained for these programs. The school has developed a Regional Sustainable Learning Centre where Environmental Education Programs are facilitated for students and teachers for all schools in the area. Holy Family has been selected as a school of excellence through the Australian Government's National Partnerships initiative.
Parents are actively encouraged to participate from Parent Assisted Learning programs to the formulation of school policies. Their work in partnership with the teaching team further develops the education of the children at Holy Family. The school plays an important role in the community with the school's Mini Vinnies Group carrying out a variety of charitable works on a local, national and international level.
The integration of technology into the curriculum is another school focus as teachers differentiate to meet the needs. Holy Family has a strong foundation in academic areas as well as achieving success in cultural and sporting activities. Specialist Physical Education teachers work in the school and impart specific skills to support the Personal Development and Physical Education Program.
There are a number of student welfare programs operating in the school including, You Can Do It and Seasons. The school has a specialist music teacher, a drama group, piano and guitar tuition as well as a school band. Holy Family performs a bi-annual full school musical that includes all students. This incorporates music, dance, drama and art.
A model of true partnership between parents, teachers and the wider catholic community ensure that Christian values of love and forgiveness are foundations to the school.
Students of Holy Family Primary School, Merewether Beach are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St Pius X High School, Adamstown.