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5th Year Collaborative Wall Mural
Created : 02 May 2023, 11:17 AM
Archived : 02 Jul 2023, 12:00 AM

Our school has completed Creative Engagement 2023. The fifth year Art class collaborated with artist and past pupil, Gráinne Bath-Enright to create a beautiful wall mural 


The project began with a series of mural design workshopsThe students researched murals from Ireland and abroad. This involved a walking tour of public art in the locality. The class also visited the banks of the river Liffey for artistic inspirationA wall along glass corridor next to the school courtyard was selected for the mural. To begin the projectthe class explored, researched, and made drawings. They reflected upon the meaning oCill Dara 'church of the oak', St. Brigid, growth, unitybiodiversity and our natural environment.  This led to a final design proposal and completed mural. The creative process was documented in a collaborative sketchbook 


 The theme of the mural is to ‘bring the outside in. The students wanted to create a sense of calm and tranquillity in the space.  The banks of the Liffey, next to our school was a constant source of inspirationThe flora and fauna found along the river and in our local environment are used in the designThe swan represents our school and the wider community.  The birds in flight symbolise growth and the students' journey through education. The ferns and flowers are symbols of the beautiful plant life in our environment. The clover, a common wildflower, attracts bees and supports biodiversity.  The abstract blue lines represent the Liffey. Lastly, the oak leaves symbolise 'Cill Dara- - Church of the Oak.  


The mural has enhanced the corridor and has made the space more engaging. The soft green colour palette with accents of pinks and blue reflects the Irish landscape   and the colours found in nature. The mural can be appreciated from many angles and vantage points thanks to the glass corridor. The changing light and reflections create an interactive space that lightens the mood 

Junior Volleyball Team reach All Ireland final
Created : 25 Apr 2023, 11:28 AM
Archived : 25 Jun 2023, 12:00 AM

Well done to the school's Junior Volleyball team who beat St. Mary's, Naas and St. Raphael's, Loughrea in their last pool games. The girls now progress to the All Ireland finals in the University of Limerick on the 8th of May. Congratulations girls

5th Year Chemistry
Created : 21 Apr 2023, 9:36 AM
Archived : 21 Jun 2023, 12:00 AM
Ms Gormans 5th year Chemistry class tested out the new lab equipment by preparing a standard solution of Sodium Carbonate in preparation for a titration experiment. Excitement all round!
Transition Year Textile Creativity
Created : 19 Apr 2023, 10:28 AM
Archived : 19 Jun 2023, 12:00 AM
Our TY students spent the last six weeks learning embroidery in their Healthy Living, Culinary Skills & Craft classes. They were asked to make a textile item that demonstrate the stitches they learned. Well done for the fantastic display of creativity!
Gardening Project
Created : 16 Apr 2023, 5:21 PM
Archived : 17 Jun 2023, 12:00 AM

Following on from our success last year in establishing ‘Oliver’s Garden’ in the school, we were approached by Ryston Sports and Social Club to create a garden at the main entrance to Ryston. We are delighted to be involved in this community outreach project.

This month, our TY students and Green Prefects began this new gardening project in Ryston. They have worked hard at clearing the area, spreading topsoil and getting some beautiful spring flowers planted. This is an ongoing collaboration between Ryston and Holy Family Secondary School and the students will continue to grow the garden further over the coming weeks and months.

This is a big undertaking, and we are still looking for donations of plants, shrubs, trees, compost and gardening equipment. We would like to give a big thanks to all those who have so generously donated their time, expertise and help so far.

Share Food Appeal Update
Created : 31 Mar 2023, 1:08 PM
Archived : 31 May 2023, 12:00 AM

Members of our HFY group with Sr. Kate presenting Food and Toiletries to Mairéad Ryan for the Newbridge Parish Share Food Project.

Thanks to the generosity of the HF School Community who undertook to support this very deserving Charity during Lent. 
Well done to our  Chaplaincy Team and HFY  girls who coordinated this effort. 
3rd Year History Trip to Glasnevin Cemetery
Created : 31 Mar 2023, 12:01 PM
Archived : 31 May 2023, 12:00 AM

3rd year students and their history teachers enjoyed a very interesting day out at Glasnevin Cemetery on Tuesday last. 110 students were treated to a guided tour of the national cemetery where they learned all about the famous and not so famous people that are buried there, over 1.6 million souls in all. Brilliant anecdotes and sad tales combined to captivate the HFSS audience.  A great day out enjoyed by everyone. 

School Captain's Day
Created : 30 Mar 2023, 11:21 PM
Archived : 31 May 2023, 12:00 AM

Wednesday 12th March was this year's school captain's day in HFSS and our school captain Mia O Connor chose 'healthy body, healthy mind' as her theme. Mia created the most wonderful and energetic day for our school community. She taught the whole school how to 'cha cha' and 'Jive' in the gym, created fabulous memories in the classroom as class groups participated in 'Just Dance' competitions and created 'self-care guides' with personal targets for 2023. Everyone appeared to have thoroughly enjoyed the day and the icing on the cake was when DWTS (now winner) Carl Mullen and Emily Barker joined our whole school assembly for a Q&A session and performed one of their dances. On Behalf of the entire school, we would like to thank Mia for creating a truly memorable day in HFSS.

Spring Concert
Created : 30 Mar 2023, 10:53 PM
Archived : 31 May 2023, 12:00 AM

Congratulations to the 6th year music class, the choir, the trad group and members of the 3rd and 5th year music classes on a very enjoyable performance at this year’s spring concert. Everyone sang and played brilliantly and the evening was beautifully presented by Melodie Aremu and Aoibhinn Bridge. We were treated to a lovely mix of classical, baroque, romantic, jazz, pop and traditional music which reflected the diverse interests and talents of our students. Míle Buíochas to all the teachers who helped out.

La Semaine de la Francaise
Created : 30 Mar 2023, 10:46 PM
Archived : 31 May 2023, 12:00 AM

La Semaine de la Langue française et de la Francophonie took place from the 18th to the 26th of March this year. This week is about celebrating French language and culture with events organised throughout France and all over the world. 

To mark this celebration in Holy Family this year we had some activities in French classes throughout the week, organised by our French assistant, Laura. 

Our first-year students took part in a French quiz. Bravo à l’équipe gagnante ! In second year, we set up un restaurant français and students ordered food in French. Our 3rd year students had some delicious crêpes fait-maison by Laura. In fifth year, we had a treasure hunt around the school and students in 6th year took part in a listening activity and some vocabulary games in class.