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Transition Year Virtual Reality Community Opera
Created : 16 Nov 2023, 9:40 AM
Archived : 16 Jan 2024, 12:00 AM

Some of our TY students from 4B headed to the Riverbank Theatre to experience Ireland’s “first Virtual Reality Community Opera”. 

Through virtual reality, our students were immersed into the bilingual story “Out of the Ordinary / As an nGnách”, with its innovative medium and unique music. 

Many thanks to Theresa in the Riverbank, our facilitators David & Rachel and all involved in its production – Irish National Opera (Lead producer), Algorithm (Creative production) , Virtual Reality Ireland (VR Producers) and Nuwa (Audio production).


John Paul II and Papal Cross Awards
Created : 16 Nov 2023, 9:33 AM
Archived : 16 Jan 2024, 12:00 AM

Pictured are the students who received their John Paul II award and Papal Cross awards. The students participated in social and parish activities last year and were presented their awards by Bishop Denis McNulty in Carlow on October 27th. The students worked very hard alongside Charlotte Vard to achieve their awards. Well done girls. 

HFSS Senior Ladies Gaelic Football Leinster Group Decider
Created : 09 Nov 2023, 9:01 AM
Archived : 09 Jan 2024, 12:00 AM


Holy Family Secondary School 8-8 St. Cross & Passion 1-5 

Well done to the Senior Ladies Gaelic Football team on their comprehensive win over Cross & Passion of Kilcullen in Suncroft GAA ground on Tuesday.

After a nervy start, conceding a goal and a point, Holy Family settled into the game and managed to get a few scores on the board through Ella Murphy and Laura Jane Kaye. Tenacious defending from the Newbridge defence kept the scores down, with particular effectiveness from Lily O’Connor, Lauren Doyle and Aisling Irhue.

As Sorsha Filgate found the range with her kickouts Holy Family were able to build on the momentum and super goals from Ella Murphy and Kate Murphy pushed out the lead further.

With scoring difference being crucial to qualification from this group Holy Family never relented and a barrage of scores from Ella Murphy, Abbie Kenny and Jessica McNulty ensured a generous margin of victory for the Newbridge side.

Substitutes also played a huge part in securing the win with Abbie Kenny, Isobel Smith, Kate McNulty, Ella Donnellan and Sarah Phelan all making their mark on the game.

This team awaits the results of other groups as they go in search of Leinster glory. Bravo to all involved.

Active Schools Flag Update
Created : 27 Oct 2023, 2:10 PM
Archived : 27 Dec 2023, 12:00 AM
Our ‘Did You Know’ campaign focus for September/October is to outline to the students as many opportunities they have to be physically active in their locality. These posters outline the local clubs and groups from GAA and Football to Golf and Water Polo and everything in between
Basketball Victory
Created : 20 Oct 2023, 1:00 PM
Archived : 20 Dec 2023, 12:00 AM

The U16 and U19 basketball squads embarked on a journey to Portlaoise, where they played a formidable Dunamase team today. With hearts pounding and basketballs soaring, both u16s and u19s clinched thrilling, nail-biting victories. They've now earned their golden tickets to the knockout stages of the league competition, set to unfold after the upcoming mid-term break. Prepare for a hoops showdown like no other! Well done girls!

Dia de La Hispanidad
Created : 17 Oct 2023, 9:49 AM
Archived : 17 Dec 2023, 12:00 AM
Buenos dias, October 12th was Dia de la Hispanidad. This day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. It is a day of celebration of Spanish culture and influence around the world. It is a public holiday in Spain, where events are held in the country and families spend time together. The day is also celebrated in Latin America, but it is called Día de la Raza (the day of races) which celebrates the intercultural enrichment of Hispanic and native traditions. Different activities such as quizzes and songs were done in Spanish classes to celebrate.
Healthy Lifestyle week 2023
Created : 17 Oct 2023, 9:45 AM
Archived : 17 Dec 2023, 12:00 AM
Last week the Home Economics Department & school community celebrated Healthy Lifestyle Week 2023. There were lots of informative posters, funny food jokes & displays around the school. We had two main aims - encouraging sustainability through using seasonal food, and inspiring healthy lifestyle changes, particularly related to sugar-sweetened drinks.
There was a food pyramid display documenting serving size of different food groups, and their carbon footprint i.e. the environmental impact of the product. Some products were grown in Ireland, while others were imported from abroad. Students were also invited to enter a competition where they were challenged to cook or bake a dish using a fruit or vegetable that was currently in season in Ireland.
Our 3rd Year Home Economic students assembled a display documenting the sugar content of some of the most popular sugar-sweetened drinks consumed by students in HFSS. They were shocked to find out that some drinks contained 56g of sugar (Monster Mango Loco) and a staggering 70g of sugar (BPM Berrie Red). Free sugar intake from food and drinks should be limited to 4-9 teaspoons per day (16-45g). Their 'Sugar Shock' display certainly inspired some of their peers to swap to water (0g sugar!)
6th Year Art Trip
Created : 16 Oct 2023, 9:16 AM
Archived : 16 Dec 2023, 12:00 AM

The Holy Family were the first school in Ireland to visit to the Andy Warhol Exhibition titled ‘Three Times Out’ currently being exhibited in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin. The exhibition is the largest collection of Andy Warhol’s work to be exhibited in Ireland featuring 250 works of art including the iconic Campbell’s soup can and Marilyn Monroe screen prints.  


"His work explored the relationship between artistic expression and the flourishing consumer culture of the 1960s, new technology and celebrity status, as well as mortality, in a diverse body of works that underpins his artistic genius." - Barbara Dawson, curator and director of the Hugh Lane Gallery.


Following this, the students visited the National Gallery of Ireland, where they went on a guided tour of artworks which link directly into their Leaving Cert Course. Students had the opportunity to engage with, analyse and discuss the works of art that were of interest to them. 


Updates to Extra-Curricular Timetables
Created : 13 Oct 2023, 4:05 PM
Archived : 13 Dec 2023, 12:00 AM

There are several sporting and extracurricular activities available for students in the school. We encourage our students to become involved and explore interests in school.


As a school we are currently focusing on developing our ‘Whole School Approach to Wellbeing’.  Engaging in sporting or extracurricular activities enables students to develop teamwork, communication, relationships, and a sense of belonging, all of which helps students to develop socially and be successful in school.  Participating in sporting or extracurricular activities helps students develop their self-esteem and helps develop life skills.  It provides students with opportunities to take a break from their studies and is proven to boost academic performance overall.  We encourage our students to participate in some activities.

6th Year Economics Budget Breakfast
Created : 12 Oct 2023, 11:49 AM
Archived : 12 Dec 2023, 12:00 AM

6th year Economics students hosted a "Budget Breakfast" for students and staff to discuss and critically analyse the proposals outlined in Budget 2024, and what these mean for households, business and the Government. They presented some very interesting key points and debated who will gain the most and what more could have been done. A very informative class for all involved.Well done girls!