Students, staff and parents celebrated 40 years of Catholic Education at Kelso during 2019.
The milestone year was celebrated throughout the year with the school community looking at the proud past and anticipating a wonderful future.
Events throughout the year reinforced the place of Holy Family School in the Bathurst education landscape.
Holy Family first opened its doors on February 5, 1979 to serve the families at Kelso as the new residential areas were expanding.
The Cathedral Catholic Parish established the school under the care of the Sisters of Mercy. Sr Rosemary Mulvihill was the founding Principal.
The school opened with 158 students and today almost 400 students attend the Kelso school.
Holy Family School took over the former Marsden School, an Anglican girls day and boarding school. Marsden closed in 1977.
Holy Family provides Catholic education for almost 400 students and the school has high standards and high student achievement.Kevin Arrow, current school principal.
During the 40th anniversary year, important visitors to the school included many former parents including Mr Paul Favero, the founding P&F President in 1979.
Former Principal, Mr Neville Bradbury visited the school to celebrate 40 years. Mr Paul Toole MP, and former School Captain in 1982 joined the anniversary celebrations.
Executive Director of Schools Mrs Jenny Allen also visited the school on a number of occasions.
Current school principal, Kevin Arrow was excited to celebrate the milestone.
"Our 40th anniversary year has been an important milestone year at the school," he said.
"Holy Family provides Catholic education for almost 400 students and the school has high standards and high student achievement.
Holy Family School is a well resourced school, situated on a generous site with extensive playground and oval areas. The school boasts a caring school environment where a genuine concern for the uniqueness of each student is valued.
"We have a proud history and our year of celebrating is really important for the school community," he said.
For more information, visit: www.holyfamilykelso.catholic.edu.au