Holy Name Primary School has a proud and rich Mercy tradition and is Toowoomba’s second oldest Catholic primary school. Many students are the third generation of their family to attend the school. We acknowledge and thank the fine work of the Sisters of Mercy, founded by Catherine McAuley, in our past and we wish to carry on their charism by instilling the values of hospitality, compassion, excellence and justice for today and in the future of our school community.

Catholic Identity

At Holy Name Primary School, Religious Education consists of two distinct but complementary dimensions, namely an educational dimension and a faith formation dimension.

The first dimension, commonly referred to as the classroom teaching and learning of Religion, is focused on Religious Education as an educational activity. It utilises a range of teaching and learning processes and resources. There are four strands of Religious Education: Scripture, Beliefs, Celebration and Prayer, and Morality.

The second dimension, faith formation, is reflected in the religious life of the school, family and parish. Whole school Eucharistic celebrations take place on Feast Days. As well as Eucharistic celebrations, the liturgical life of Holy Name Primary school is expressed in a variety of ways: class prayer, whole school prayer celebrations, prayers to commence school assembly, and staff prayer.

Classes use the Church and other sites at the school for prayer, including the peace and hope gardens at the front of the school, the Rosary garden in front of the Church and the garden of St Francis of Assissi, situated near the Prep classroom. A Mini Vinnies group also operates at Holy Name Primary School.

School Prayer