Sport is an integral part of the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education curriculum, which promotes fitness and a healthy lifestyle. It teaches and encourages the development of specific motor skills such as running, kicking, throwing and catching; all essential basic concepts of movement.
Students in Kindergarten to Year 2 participate in a tabloid sports carnival each year, where they are involved in a variety of sporting games and activities in a fun environment.
Years 3 to 6 have the opportunity to participate in a Swimming Carnival, Athletics Carnival and Cross Country run during the year, and may be selected to represent at a zone, diocesan and inter-diocesan level.
There are also other opportunities for primary students to represent in their chosen sport of netball, touch football or soccer.
For more information on representative sport, ask your child's teacher or visit the PDCPSSC (Parramatta Diocese Catholic Primary Schools Sports Council) website.
Holy Spirit House System
Within our school, there are four House Groups :
MARSDEN (Red) - named in honour of the Reverend Samuel Marsden, a local magistrate and pastoralist. Through his work at Mamre Farm, Samuel Marsden pioneered the Australian wool industry by importing and breeding Merino sheep.
LAWSON (Green) - named in honour of William Lawson, pastoralist and explorer, who in 1813 along with Blaxland and Wentworth, discovered a passage through the Blue Mountains from Sydney.
CHISHOLM (White) - named in honour of Caroline Chisholm, one of Australia's greatest women pioneers. Known as the 'Emigrants' Friend', Caroline Chisholm is remembered for her humanitarian work with emigrant families, young women and rural families.
DURACK (Blue) - named in honour of Sarah 'Fanny' Durack, who was Australia's first female Olympic gold medallist. Sarah Durack broke the world record and won the 100 yards Freestyle event at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics.
The annual Athletics Carnival is an opportunity for inter-house competition, with the emphasis on the importance of participation and teamwork. Students of all athletic ability are encouraged to support their House Groups in colour, song and event participation; be it as a competitor or a supporter.