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Welcome to the Holy Name Primary School website. My name is Lisa Cavanagh, and I am the new principal of this Prep to Year 6 Catholic, co-educational learning community, having started in January 2024.

As a passionate Catholic educator for over 25 years, I have held school and Diocesan leadership, learning support and classroom teaching roles, in Quilpie, Oakey, Pittsworth and Toowoomba. 
In each of these roles, and now as a principal, my belief has been that by partnering with parents we can provide an environment where our students are equipped and enabled to live full and flourishing lives.

I have high expectations of myself, the teaching team, students, and parents.
I know that at Holy Name we have a community where we treat each other with respect and dignity and give each other a voice. This is grounded in our Catholic belief that we are all made in the image and likeness of God.  Through this we are enabled to work and learn together with a common belief that ALL students can achieve academic success AND that academic success will look different for individuals.
Our caring, expert teachers are committed to knowing each student personally and are ready to work with families for the benefit of every child. Our educators are skilled in all aspects of teaching students the way they learn best.

With our Mercy Tradition of Compassion, Excellence, Hospitality and Justice underpinning everything we do, in the words of Catherine McAuley, we do ‘ordinary things extraordinarily well’.
My goal is for Holy Name to be recognised as an inclusive, vibrant and engaging learning community where all students are supported to achieve their best and come to know Jesus.
I genuinely enjoy spending time with our students, and I am often seen in classrooms, on the playground, in our Parish and at local community events.
You are invited to reach out and talk to me any time about any aspect of your child’s learning and development throughout their primary years.
As a mother of three (now adult children), I know what an important decision it is when choosing a school for your child.  If you are considering enrolling at Holy Name, I invite you to come and see our school.  I would love to show you what is on offer and look forward to meeting you.

God bless
Lisa Cavanagh