Our Community and Culture


Holy Family Catholic Primary School values the partnerships between students, families, businesses and schools in our broader community as it can bring mutual benefits and maximise student engagement and achievement.

We network with:

  • Crowley Care, Ballina
  • Our local parish schools: Xavier Catholic College, Skennars Head and St. Francis Xavier, Ballina
  • Active Kids (Out of School Hours Care)
  • Social Futures, Ballina
  • Local Nyangbul and Bundjalung peoples and Elders
  • Southern Cross Credit Union
  • State Emergency Service, Ballina
  • Lennox Head Football Club
  • The Professionals Real Estate, Ballina and Lennox Head
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society, Ballina and Lennox Head
  • Landcare
  • Elders Real Estate, Lennox Head
  • Rotary Club Ballina on Richmond

We organise school events and take part in community events that provide opportunities to showcase students’ talents, raise awareness for local issues or concerns, and extend social networks. These events can help to create a more cohesive community. 

At Holy Family Catholic Primary School, we encourage your family to share these experiences with your child.

  • Camp Out With Dads
  • Lismore Eisteddfod
  • 25th Anniversary Celebrations
  • Catholic Schools Week
  • Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebrations
  • Parent Information Sessions
  • Learning Assistance Program
  • Mini Vinnies
  • Parish Schools Day
  • Sports Ability School Inclusion
  • Dance Fever
  • Athletics Carnival
  • Swimming Carnival
  • Cross Country
  • Spelling Bee
  • Mathematics Challenge
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Students belong to four house teams that promote connections to our Catholic story and a deeper sense of belonging. Houses are used for sporting events, assemblies and gatherings.

The four schoolhouses include blue, green, yellow and red.


Our school takes its name from the Holy Family, which includes Jesus, the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph.


Principal Mr Murray Deeps
Assistant Principal - Learning & Teaching Mrs Emma McFadden
Assistant Principal - Mission Mr Adam Sullivan
Secretary Mrs Kate Varcin

40 Isabella Drive, Skennars Head NSW 2478
(02) 6687 5311