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About Holy Family

Holy Family Catholic Parish Primary School is part of the Holy Family Catholic Parish, Ingleburn-Minto (Holy Family Church and Holy Trinity Church). We are part of the Diocese of Wollongong led by Bishop Brian Mascord. The parish began in 1968 with the appointment of Fr Frank O’Hara as the first parish priest. We enjoy a wonderful partnership with Fr Henry Adler, our current parish priest, and the wider parish community.

Our school was established in 1982, after a committee of dedicated parents worked tirelessly to have a Catholic school in the Ingleburn area. It was founded by the Good Samaritan Sisters under the guidance of Sr Bernadette Nichols, the first principal. The school began with 120 students from Kindergarten to Year 2.

Accommodated initially in temporary buildings, it took 6 months before the school could move into the new buildings. By 1988, all classrooms and administration buildings were complete.

The library was completed in the early 1990s and our school-parish hall was refurbished in 2017 after the completion of our new church in 2016.

Our student population is currently approximately 340. Many of our students at Holy Family come from diverse, linguistic and cultural backgrounds:

  • 63% of students are categorised as having Language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE)
  • 37% of students have English as an Additional Language or Dialect

Some languages spoken include Tagalog, Filipino, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Samoan and Indian languages such as Malayalam and Hindi.

Read more about What We Offer at Holy Family.

A Catholic School in the Diocese of Wollongong

Catholic schools have a long and proud history in the Australian educational landscape. Originally established by orders of brothers, nuns and priests in the nineteenth century, they are now almost entirely staffed and led by lay people.

Catholic systemic schools in the Diocese of Wollongong are either parish primary schools like Holy Family, or diocesan secondary or K-12 schools. They are all co-educational schools. (The diocese also has another seven independent congregational secondary schools, some of which offer single-sex education.)

Catholic schools have a unique character because as well as being places where learning is highly valued, they are places where priority is given to a values-based education in the Catholic faith. This involves all staff and students proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world. Staff identify strongly with their school and take pride in their work and the school’s achievements.

Visit the Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) website