Principal's Message


Holy Family Catholic Primary School is a wonderful school that opened its doors in 1997. Since then, Holy Family has gone from open fields to a modern, progressive and respected school, full of life and vigour. Holy Family is a great name for a Catholic school.  Family is everything.  Family takes us through life.

Holy Family Catholic Primary is a vibrant Christ-centered learning community that celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We promote well-being and quality teaching with a meaningful and engaging curriculum.

At Holy Family Catholic Primary, we empower our students to become collaborative lifelong learners, prepared to make a positive difference in a dynamic and ever-changing world. 

In partnership with family, parish and community, we foster our Catholic culture through rituals, teaching, heritage and traditions. Our professional and dedicated staff strive to guide, support and nurture students developing within all students a strong self-discipline, dedication, and agency and empowering within each a hope for the future.

The school is a vital component of the Catholic Parish of Ballina, which includes Lennox Head and Skennars Head. The school endeavours to provide a strong sense of belonging, cooperation and community.

Holy Family is a K-6 School in the Diocese of Lismore. Our school is committed to quality 21st-century teaching pedagogies, a Religious Education curriculum that enhances Christian life in a contemporary world; a personal relationship with Christ and ensures the history of the past informs the future.

There are interactive whiteboards in all classrooms, and ICT is integrated into the teaching and learning process.  The school choirs have performed admirably at eisteddfods. Many of our talented sports students go on to represent at the NSW State PSSA Carnivals and at the National level. Over the years, the school has
been victorious in both Diocesan and State team competitions, winning the State Rugby Union Championship and the Diocesan Soccer and Netball Championships. Also, our Chess players have been crowned regional champions.

The school is set in an exceptionally beautiful environment.  The school community is active in planting native trees and enhancing the school grounds, where koalas have made their home. In addition, the school has several free-range chickens that lay eggs for the Community.

Holy Family is true to its motto, ‘Life to the Full in Christ.’ I would hope that you also talk to other parents about Holy Family. Holy Family Catholic Primary School is a place where the full and active participation of parents in their children’s education is celebrated and encouraged.

Best Regards,

Murray Deeps



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