School History

Holy Family School was established in February 1960 to provide a Catholic education for the children of Doveton. The suburb of Doveton was developed to provide housing for the workers of the Industrial Area of Dandenong on Princes Highway at the end of Power Road. Enrolments peaked in the late 1960s/early 1970s, with in excess of 600 pupils, a stark contrast to the opening enrolment of 67 and the current enrolment of 98 pupils.

Our students and their families come from a variety of cultural backgrounds, with a substantial share of the population born overseas. This diversity of countries indicates a significant multicultural population.

The school enjoys a close relationship with the Church as we regularly share religious and community events. As part of the Sacramental program, staff from both the school and parish worked together to plan, and coordinate the curriculum as well as collaboratively run the information sessions, family workshops, retreat and Sacramental celebration. Father Michael supports the faith development of students, by sharing the Catholic tradition with them.

The vision of the school is that Holy Family aspires to be a school community where all are celebrated and challenged to be the very best they can be in the image of Jesus with a desire for life-long learning.