Holy Family Overview
Welcome to Holy Family Catholic School …
Holy Family Catholic School, nestled in the heart of New Hamburg in the Township of Wilmot, and the only Catholic School in the community, currently serves 273 students from JK to Grade 8. The majority of students living in New Hamburg, Baden and surrounding areas travel to and from school by bus.
Originally built in 1959, additions to the school were constructed in 1963, the gym in 1987 and portable classrooms added in 1992. In 2000, the last addition to date was completed and included a new Integrated Learning Centre, four classrooms, staff room and workroom, storage space and an administrative area.
Holy Family Roman Catholic Parish is situated next to our school, enhancing our spiritual guidance and offering our students the focal point of our beliefs and values. Working collaboratively with Reverend Stephen Murrin, Pastor of Holy Family Roman Catholic Parish, community and staff members prepare our students for the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. Our school is also privileged to have our monthly mass in the church with our own student altar servers.
Abiding by our school mission statement “Carving our Faith … Embracing the Journey” and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board mission statement “The call of the WCDSB is to educate and to nurture hope in every learner to achieve their full potential to transform God’s world”, our dedicated staff provide quality education for all students in an all-inclusive, Christ-centered learning environment. It is evident that staff are committed to working with all students to guide spiritual, academic, social, emotional and physical growth. Our staff expresses a willingness and eagerness to undertake the many diverse co-curricular activities, for example, the school musical, choir, athletics, etc. We strive to achieve our board-wide vision“Our Catholic schools … Heart of the Community, success for each, a place for all”. We are a Catholic community of lifelong learners whose goal is to respect our different economic, cultural and spiritual needs.
With the support of our school’s parent community and Catholic School Council members, many programs and special activities are possible. Hot Lunches, Movie Nights, Spaghetti Suppers, Turkey Lunch and many festivities are enjoyed by students, staff and families alike. Our parents work diligently to help make Holy Family Catholic School an enhanced place to learn and experience new adventures. Parents and volunteers at Holy Family are very much appreciated.
Our students are unique and they exhibit an incredible amount of compassion, dedication and enthusiasm. They demonstrate Catholic values daily and they should be commended for their efforts, accomplishments and growth each year.