Holy Name Primary School

Principal: Mr Chris Waters

Street Address: 41 Lake Street FORSTER 2428

Postal Address: PO Box 243 FORSTER 2428

Phone: 6554 6504

Fax: 6554 8895

Email: admin@forster.catholic.edu.au

Website: http://forster.catholic.edu.au

About Our School

HNPS CrestHoly Name School, Forster is a Catholic Primary school centred in the heart of the beautiful Great Lakes Region on the Mid-North Coast of NSW and builds on over 50 years of Catholic schooling in this community. We highly regard our history and traditions as we educate children for their future lives, both personally and as contributing members of their society.

Holy Name School educates 330 young Australians from Kindergarten to Year 6 to be highly skilled, informed, compassionate and just. We are proud to offer children and their families an education that caters for the broad range of abilities and interests of our students. Within our friendly, small-school environment; the staff, parents, parish, and wider community work closely together to achieve positive outcomes for each child in our care.

Staff members strive for academic excellence in all Key Learning Areas while maintaining a supportive and Christian environment. We review teaching strategies and practices in light of current educational pedagogy to ensure quality teaching and learning occurs through consistent and targeted improvements. Our work is greatly supported by our Learning Support Team, and by modern resources and facilities that enable our students to work comfortably within a 21st century community.

Holy Name School is a healthy, active school participating in many sporting and cultural activities throughout the year. Our canteen menu is not only healthy but is mostly home-cooked. Our senior and junior school concert bands have earned themselves the accolade of being the best school bands in the District. They also support the Great Lakes band at various community events.

Students at our school have a high sporting profile with our students involved in a broad offering of sporting options. Students are provided with pathways for individual and team excellence.

Holy Name School values its interaction with our active and supportive Parents and Friends Association and with the wider community. The parent body are a part of the daily life of the school and the school’s profile in the community is one that engenders pride, particularly in events such as ANZAC Day & NAIDOC Week.

Students of Holy Name School, Forster are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St Clare’s High School, Taree.