Holy Family School, Porirua win the ‘Excellence in Engaging’ section at the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards held in the Beehive.

Whānau and family engagement, and capacity building have been at the forefront for Holy Family School for the past four years.  The school has identified multiculturalism as one its strengths.

It focused on meeting the needs of all students, particularly on transforming relationships between home and school, through a programme called The Family So’otaga.

It has developed a professional development framework focusing on connecting learners with their whānau.  Its mantra of going above and beyond for whānau is embedded across the school.

The school’s roll has increased, educational outcomes for children have substantially improved and positive connections with families have  strengthened learning partnerships.

Check out the below video showing the Annual Report from 2018