Special Achievements

Holy Family Catholic Primary School strives to develop the whole person. The school offers a comprehensive teaching and learning program. Class learning, along with many extra curricula activities, is important at our school.

The following is a sample of achievements at Holy Family School:



Holy Family Catholic Primary School supports Catholic Missions Australia through various fundraising methods including "Socktober", Cash for Cans, Stamps for the Missions and St Patrick's Day celebrations.

The school regularly supports "mercy Works' a mission arm of the work of the Sisters of Mercy. Support to Mercy Works supports the school heritage and link to the Sisters of Mercy. We also support CARITAS Australia through the 'Project Compassion' program.

Holy Family Catholic Primary School holds a ‘Big Brekkie’ each year to celebrate Fathers Day. The school community raises money at this event to go towards a chosen charity each year.



Ex-student and former School Captain (1982) Paul Toole MP, is the current State Member for Bathurst. Paul lives at Kelso and is the NSW Minister for Lands and Forestry. Mr Toole has represented Bathurst since 2011.


Holy Family School participates in the annual Bathurst Eisteddfod. Our students perform to a high standard in Creative Writing, Verse Speaking, Choir and Instrumental Band sections. This is a wonderful opportunity for the students.


Holy Family Catholic Primary School has a tradition of developing strong chess players. In-school competitions are held and we also participate in local and regional school chess competitions. Chess is a wonderful game to extend a child’s thinking.


Holy Family Catholic Primary School students regularly participate in local art competitions including the Bathurst Regional Council's KIndy Kits Program, Bunnings competitions and the Bathurst Catholic Schools Interschool Christmas Art Story Telling Competition.

In recent years, students across the school completed art workshops for the Bathurst Base Hospital. Banners and flags were completed and the quality student work was on display at the hospital. The bright colours and designs hoped to assist patients during their hospital stay.


Holy Family Catholic Primary School values physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. Our sport program assists with this priority. Our students participate in a wide variety of sport opportunities. Participating, fair play and skills development is a school priority.

Sports that our students are involved in include:

  • Swimming
  • Cross Country
  • Athletics
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • AFL
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Touch Football
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Cricket
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Tennis

Following from sporting events at school, the students progress onto higher competition levels including Eastern Region, Diocesan, Polding, NSW PSSA and State.


Bathurst’s local fun run is held in August /September each year. School students can participate in this community event.


Well known Bathurst cyclist and Olympian Mark Renshaw featured prominently in the 2009 Tour de France. Mark is an ex-student of Holy Family School (1988-1990). Congratulations to Mark Renshaw on reaching the highest levels of competition in his chosen sport.


Ex-student James McLaren (1979-1983) has also reached the highest levels of competition in his chosen sport. James made his international R.U. debut for Scotland against Argentina in 1999. He made 30 Test appearances between 1999 and 2003 and finished his representative career playing in all four of Scotland’s pool games in the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup. James also played a Rugby League Test for Scotland in 1997.

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Holy Family School is proud of the achievements of the students. We value the pursuit of excellence of those who attend the school, including present and past students.