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Roman Catholic School Ethos

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Roman Catholic School Ethos


A Roman Catholic school (which is established in connection with the Minister) aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people.  The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  


The Catholic school provides religious education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith.


School Attire

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Wearing of the Holy Family School uniform is mandatory on all days except on your child’s P.E. day when the school tracksuit must be worn. Your child will be informed of his/her P.E. day each September by his teacher.

If for some exceptional reason your child is not wearing his/her uniform, a note should be sent to the class teacher.


            Girls:       Grey gym slip/skirt/trousers, cream shirt,

                             Holy Family School jumper with crest,

                             Holy Family School tie, grey socks/tights.





             Boys:      Grey trousers, cream shirt,  

                             Holy Family School jumper with crest  

                             Holy Family School tie.  






  • Holy Family School tracksuit is available only  from Shindig, Ashe St., Tralee.  
  • Holy Family School uniform is available from the following outlets:-   

                -   Shindig, Ashe St., Tralee  

                -   Hussey's, Ashe St., Tralee

                -   Dan Fitzgerald, The Mall, Tralee

                -   Shaw's, Russell St., Tralee


Black shoes/runners/boots. For young pupils who cannot tie their own laces, shoes with ‘Velcro’ type fasteners are highly recommended.



School Day

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The school day begins at 9.00 a.m. and finishes at 1.40 p.m. for Infants and 2.40 p.m. for all other standards. Junior Infant children may be brought straight to their classrooms in the morning. All other children remain in the yard until the bell rings (except in inclement weather).

It is important that you give your child the benefit of a full day at school by ensuring that he is in school on time and is not collected early except when really necessary e.g. medical appointment etc. I calculate that a child arriving 5 minutes late for school each day would lose out more than 3 months education in the course of his primary school education.

No child is allowed home for lunch, unless he has presented a signed note to the principal. This note must be renewed annually. When it is necessary for a child to leave the school on an occasional basis e.g. dental appointment, the appropriate section in the School Journal must be completed, signed by a parent and presented to the class teacher.  The child must be signed out and in by the parent/guardian at the school office. 

All pupils should leave the premises promptly when school is finished, unless they are engaged in supervised extra curricular activities or are waiting for a bus.



Staff Directory

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School Year 2017/18


Mr. Ed O' Brien Principal
Mr. Francis Quill Deputy Principal


Mrs. Morrissey     Junior Infants
Mrs. Mawe Senior Infants
Mr. Lyons 1st
Mrs. Carmody 2nd
Mrs. Moriarty 3rd
Mr. O' Sullivan 4th
Mr. Moloney 5th
Mr. Ó Conchúir 6th
Mrs. Dempsey EAL
Mr. Quill Learning Support
Mrs. Hanafin Learning Support
Mrs. Costello Resource 
Mrs. Harty Resource


Ms. Susie Moore S.N.A.
Ms. Mary Kerins       S.N.A.
Ms. Ann Marie Allen S.N.A.



Maureen Murphy Secretary
David Diggins Caretaker







About Us

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Holy Family School was first established in 1976 as a result of overcrowding in C.B.S., ClounalourTralee and Scoil EoinBalloonaghTraleeFrom 1976 to 1980 the school was located at the Old Monastery Balloonagh (since demolished).  We moved into the present building in January 1980.

Since September 2006 Holy Family School caters for both boys and girls.

Holy Family School is a Roman Catholic School and is therefore governed by the Roman Catholic School Ethos.   

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Dates to Remember

School Christmas Mass

19/12/2018 @ 11.00 a.m.

St. Brendan's Church



(Full Calendar)


First Holy Communion


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Contact Us

  • Address: Balloonagh, Tralee, Co. Kerry
  • Tel: +353 (0) 66 71 241 61
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