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House Captains

At Holy Family, House and Vice Captains are chosen to represent each of the 4 houses; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

   Saint Matthew          Saint Mark                  Saint Luke            Saint John

Our House Captains are chosen because they have demonstrated an ability to be fantastic role models and to embody our school virtues - compassion, kindness, honesty, forgiveness, friendship and respect.  We want all our children across the whole school to look up to them. 



Matthew was an apostle who was also called Levi, or Matthew the Levite. He was probably born in Galilee and worked as a tax collector at Capernaum when Christ called him to follow him (Mk 2:14; Lk 5:27-32).  

Matthew preached in Jerusalem and then went to Ethiopia, where he was martyred. 

 The gospel of St Matthew presents the whole life of Jesus from childhood to the cross and beyond.  For more information on the Gospel of Matthew, please click here The God Who Speaks

Matthew is represented in liturgical art by an angel holding a lance, a coin, a pen, or a money box.  His feast day is September 21.

House Captain - Dzodzi

Vice Captain - Lochlann



St Mark's Gospel

Mark lived at the time of Jesus. Although he was not one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, he was a cousin of Saint Barnabas, an apostle.

Mark is called an evangelist because he wrote one of the four gospels. After Jesus' death, Mark went to Alexandria in Egypt to teach people about the Good News.  He died there.

Mark's short but gripping account of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ represents the heart of the Christian story and the truth of our faith.  For a whistle-stop tour of the Gospel of Mark, please click here The God Who Speaks 

Mark is represented in liturgical art at a writing table, with a book or by a lion.  His feast day is 25th April.

House Captain - Charlie

Vice Captain - Andrena


Luke was a doctor. He wrote his gospel for a man he calls 'most excellent Theophilus' (1:3). Luke wrote another book which is fifth in the New Testament, the Acts of the Apostles which tells what Jesus' disciples did after his rise back to Heaven.

Unlike the gospel writers Matthew, Mark and John, Luke was probably not Jewish but was Greek. He wrote the gospel mainly for non-Jewish people, (who were called Gentiles by the Jews). Luke wrote to prove that Jesus is the Son of God. Luke's gospel contains many similar stories of Jesus.  

Luke's account of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ contains some of the most well known Bible stories, parables and teachings.  For a whistle-stop tour of the Gospel of Luke, click on this link for The God Who Speaks 

In art, Luke is represented by a winged ox. His feast day is October 18th.

House Captain - Emmy-Lou

Vice Captain - Alfie


John the Apostle was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament.  

Church tradition has held that John is the author of the Gospel of John and five other books of the New Testament. 


It is traditionally believed that John was the youngest of the apostles and outlived them. He is said to have lived to an old age, dying at Ephesus sometime after AD 98. 

John’s account of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ offers us a unique perspective on Jesus’ relationship with God and with us.  For a whistle-stop tour of the Gospel of John, click on this link for The God Who Speaks

 St. John the Evangelist is frequently depicted in religious art alongside an eagle. His feast day is June 24th.

House Captain - Abraham

Vice Captain - Amelia