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Religious Education

Religious Education is a core Key Learning Area at Holy Family Primary and lessons are based on the diocesan curriculum Sharing Our Story. As a Catholic school we teach the doctrine of the Catholic Church and do our best to live the values of the Gospel. Prayer is integral to life at Holy Family.

  • We start each day as a community in prayer, asking for God’s blessing on all, particularly the children.
  • We celebrate Mass regularly, sometimes as a whole school and sometimes in small groups.
  • During the month of October, we pray a decade of the Rosary as a school.
  • Staff pray as a group each Friday morning before school.
  • Prayer is integral to class lessons.
  • We support Project Compassion each Lent and reach out in other ways to those less fortunate than ourselves.

At Holy Family, we are proud of our commitment to our faith and welcome all who want to share this commitment with us.


In addition to the standard teaching programs, Holy Family Primary provides the following:


  • participation in Mathletics
  • designated numeracy block
  • volunteer tutors
  • parent information sessions


  • daily English groups
  • participation in the Premier’s Reading Challenge
  • student and parent library borrowing
  • opportunities to attend live drama performances

Co-Curricular Activities

To ensure that students are provided with a wide range of opportunities to cater for all learning styles; the following activities, programs, facilities and events are part of school life at Holy Family Primary Emerton:

  • interactive whiteboards
  • specialist Physical Education teacher
  • specialist Creative Arts teacher
  • volunteer Music teacher
  • Life education program
  • a pastoral care program based on the principles of restorative justice
  • sporting activities and carnivals
  • representative teams for netball, soccer, touch football, rugby league, basketball and cross country
  • opportunities to be involved in the Diocesan Creative Arts Expo
  • involvement in local community art competitions
  • inter-school visits with others schools
  • involvement in Naidoc Week celebrations
  • participation in the Mount Druitt Walk for Reconciliation
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