Events and Trips

Ski Tip to America - February 2019

We all left excited at 2am on Thursday 14th February on our way to Heathrow ready for a ski trip of a lifetime. Unfortunately we got stuck in a major traffic jam for 8 hours and missed our flight. However, that was not going to ruin our excitement and 34 hours later we made it to the hotel in Lake Placid ready for a good night’s sleep.


Lake Placid is a beautiful little town in New York state home of the Winter Olympics in 1980 where the famous Miracle on Ice happened. We were lucky to see the ice hockey rink where that famous moment in Olympic history happened. 


The students and teachers enjoyed the great skiing on the quiet slopes and each day got higher and higher up the mountain and on the last day we all went to the top of the gondola to see the view of Lake Placid. 


Each evening we had different activities and on the second night we went bowling where Mr Kinsella became the Holy Family bowling champion! We also tried our hand out at curling which was great fun. 


After our fantastic 5 days of skiing we arrived at Woodbury Common for a spot of retail therapy and the students bought lots of presents for their family and themselves. We then got very excited as we headed into New York City where we ate at the Hard Rock Cafe on Times Square and took in all the lights and then to the Top of the Rock.


On the final day we went on a cruise on the Hudson which took us past the Statue of Liberty and the skyline of New York, we walked up to Grand Central Station and saw how beautiful it was inside and stopped for lunch in the food hall. Our last few hours we spent in the sun walking round Central Park and to Strawberry Fields where there was a John Lennon memorial.


We then boarded the coach back to the airport sad to be leaving but coming home with great memories. Mr Kinsella and James Webb travelled home in style in first class while the rest of us went past them to the back of the plane in economy! Staff and pupils had amazing trip and we had memories that will last forever.


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Friday 20th - Archbishop visit – HF 50 Year Celebration

Monday 23rd Sept - Digital Skills training (Y12)

Wednesday 25th Sept - Yrs 12/13 Team building

Friday 27th Sept - 9.30am – Bishop Tom Williams visit

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Monday 29th Sept – Wednesday 2nd Oct - Battlefield Tour (History)

Tuesday 1st Oct - Singing Day @ St Michael’s


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