Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Kelso celebrates 40 years

Marsden closed in 1977 and within 12 months the site was redeveloped so that Holy Family School could be opened to support Kelso parents who wanted to bring up their children in the Catholic faith, according to Holy Family’s current principal Kevin Arrow. 

“The Cathedral Parish opened the school with the Sisters of Mercy in charge as the Kelso residential area developed in the 1970s,” Mr Arrow said.

“The school opened in 1979 with 158 students and in 2019, almost 400 students attend the school”.

School Chaplin, Fr Joshy Kaithakulangara celebrated Mass at Holy Family Primary School on Tuesday 5 February with many past students, parents and staff attending. "A lovely morning tea was held afterwards giving the special guests a wonderful opportunity to catch up at the great social gathering for the school community", said Mr Arrow.

Congratulations to all past and present staff, students and members of the Holy Family School community on reaching this wonderful milestone.