Philosophy and Aims

To be family and to build family...

In the spirit of its founder Pierre Bienvenu Noailles, Holy family Secondary School promotes, encourages and enables the intellectual development of our pupils, supported by Christian values.

To fulfil this aim, particular attention and emphasis is given to nurturing the values of kindness, compassion, reflection, as well as those values held dear by Pierre Bienvenu Noailles, which are respect, gentleness, togetherness, inclusion and family. It is hoped that, in becoming well-informed, self-directed, spiritually mature young women, the young ladies who leave our school will have the capacity and willingness to contribute to the building of a society characterised by gospel values.

As a school devoted to learning, we are constantly reviewing and developing our programmes, practices and facilities. Our challenge is to blend the best of our traditions with innovation in a changing world. In support of this, the school places great emphasis on the professional development of staff.

Curriculum goals and teaching methods are regularly reviewed as are our general structures and procedures. Integral to this process is the valuable advice and input of parents and pupils.

All of us who work in Holy Family Secondary School see ourselves as partners in our learning community. We look to the future of the school and that of our pupils with great hope and high expectations. We acknowledge and value the dedicated work of you, our teachers.

We wish you a joyful and successful 2012-2013 academic year.


Angela Ryan   Sarah Allen
Principal   Deputy Principal



"God, our school is a mosaic of pieces large and small, of may colours and shapes

whoses differences when blended, make a thing of beauty not possible for one piece alone.”














Holy Family

Secondary School for Girls

Newbridge, Co. Kildare,



Under the patronage of the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin



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