Our Story

Holy Spirit Primary School was opened in 1985 when St Clair was a new and developing suburb.

Over the years, Holy Spirit has grown to meet the changing needs of the parish and local community. Our student population has changed as the local community has changed. Our welcoming community includes a rich tapestry of cultural backgrounds. Our school’s motto of ‘together we grow’ represents a spirit of inner strength that guides our relationships and expresses the school’s identity, beliefs and hopes. Working together is an essential part of our foundation.

We take pride in our school’s growth and development, spacious and modern classrooms, and versatile multi-purpose area. Our school also has many wonderful facilities, such as basketball courts, multiple grass areas, expansive soft fall outdoor areas and canteen. Our school’s manicured gardens and shelter areas add to our pleasant environment, which makes coming to school every day enjoyable. Our school uniform also gains appeal for its attractiveness and comfort, and contemporary style.

The school library, named the St Augustine Learning Centre, was purposely built as a focal point of teaching and learning in the school. It is a colourful and inspiring learning and resource environment, that is accessible to complement and extend learning themes. It attracts students, teachers and other members of the school community, by providing a comprehensive range of print, electronic and online resources to support the curriculum and recreational needs. The library boasts the latest in wireless technology, offering speedy and efficient connectivity to a network of computers.

Holy Spirit has a strong history and vast experience in enabling all students to grow more confident and engaged in learning, which is necessary for lifelong learning. Our students participate in learning experiences that are purposeful and relevant to their lives, providing for their continual development.


1985 - 1992 Sr Patricia Bolster RSM
1993 - 1996 Sr Marie Johnson RSM
1997 - 2001 Mr Niel Carey
2002 - 2013 Mr Michael Tonnet
2014 - 2017 Mrs Anne Hines
2018 - present Mrs Frances Garzaniti


Parish Priests
1981 - 1994 Fr Brian Rooney
1995 - 1997 Fr Brendan Quirke OSA
1997 - 2003 Fr Peter Wieneke OSA
2003 - 2005 Fr Peter Tangey OSA
2005 - 2011 Fr Brian Fitzpatrick OSA
2011 - 2015 Fr Dave Austin OSA
2015 - present Fr Michael Belonio OSA