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Year 1 Visits Life Education

Year 1 Visits Life Education to enhance their learning about keeping themselves healthy.

Welcome to the new Holy Spirit Primary School website

Welcome to the new Holy Spirit Primary School website

Basketball Gala Day 26th October - CHANGE OF TIME

Change in arrival time - 7:30am.

Upcoming End of Year Events

Don't miss out on our End of Year Celebrations!

Year 1 Excursion to Penrith Lakes

Year 1 "mini scientists" discover living things in wet and dry environments in Penrith.

Infants Sports Carnival

K-2 enjoyed a variety of activities at their Sports Carnival held 7th September 2016 at Holy Spirit Primary School.

Recycling Makes a Difference

Years 1 and 2 discover how recycling can make a difference to our world.

Year 1 learn about Baptism

Year 1 visited Holy Spirit Church to see Fr Joseph who helped them learn more about Baptism.

Technology Upgrade - Friday 10th June 2016

Disruption to services

12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si

To commemorate the 12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si we asked our schools what they have been doing to care for the environment.

Bishop Vincent Long installed as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta

Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains warmly welcomed Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta on the evening of Thursday 16 June 2016 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

Schools launch Cyberwise campaign

Launched on 15 June, Cyberwise is a learning and teaching resource for students, teachers and parents to encourage cybersafety in schools.

Cyberwise awareness for Primary students

Cyberwise awareness for Primary students.

Cyberwise - The making of

Four students from St Mark's Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens​ share their experiences in making the Cyberwise video.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

On 5 May 2016 His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFMConv DD, as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta.

CAPTIVATE Showcase tickets on sale

The annual CAPTIVATE Showcase Season runs from 16-27 June. Tickets are on sale now.

NSW Fire Brigade Visit Year 1

The NSW Fire Brigade taught Year 1 about Fire Safety in the home and using the "000" emergency number responsibly.

Year 1 visits Australian Arms Museum

Getting "hands on" experience of early Australian life

2016 Federal Election message

2016 Federal Election message from the Executive Director of Schools Greg Whitby.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen.

Term 2 starting Tuesday 26th April 2016

Term 2 begins on Tuesday 26th April 2016 at 8:50am

2016 Book Fair at Holy Spirit Primary School

Book Fair perpective from Student Journalists Dylan and Holly

Kindergarten learns many new things during Term 1

Term 1 has been very busy for Kindergarten.

Developing Resilience in our children

Today in Catholic Schools Week Clinical Psychologist and Wellbeing Coordinator Anoushka Houseman visited Holy Spirit Primary, St Clair to speak with parents about 'Developing Resilience in our children.'

Are you the leader of our next generation school?

St Luke’s Catholic College* will be opening at Marsden Park in 2017 and we are looking for a dynamic Principal leader to establish a high performing Catholic learning community from pre to post school.

Catholic Schools Week 2016

I belong. You belong. We belong.

NEW! Holy Spirit Electronic Sign

located near the school entry gate in Moore Street, St Clair

NEW Sports Uniform Days for 2016

Sports days have changed for some grades. Which days should my child wear their sports uniform?

Wearing hats to and from school

* New for 2016

Everything’s Connected at 2016 System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 21 January 2016 for the annual system leadership day, prior to the commencement of the new school year.

Holy Spirit Primary School return dates for 2016

Lessons begin at 8:50am

Teacher Accreditation and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST)

The teacher accreditation landscape is changing as the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) continues to work on implementing the Teacher Accreditation Act.

More Reading Recovery teachers for our students

On Thursday 3 December 2015, the Reading Recovery Graduation ceremony was held at St Francis of Assisi Primary, Glendenning.

Canteen closed last week of school

The canteen will close on Friday 11th December 2015 and will not reopen until the new year.

CEDP Family Funded Apple Store Purchasing Information

CEDP families can take advantage of special iPad and Mac pricing.

Year 1 visits Australian Arms Museum

Year 1 took a step back in time when they visited the Australian Arms Museum and learned what life was like in bygone days.

Holy Spirit shows compassion to the Missions through Social Justice

From 20-21 October 2015 students from Kindergarten to Year 6 at Holy Spirit Primary, St Clair held activities during recess and lunch to raise money for people living in poverty.

Holy Spirit show compassion to the Missions through Social Justice dedicated activities

Students from Kindergarten to Year 6 at Holy Spirit Primary School St Clair held activities during recess and lunch on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st October to raise money for people living in poverty

Leading for Success at Principals’ Masterclass

The annual Principals’ Masterclass was held on 8 and 9 October 2015, at Rooty Hill RSL, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Change to school entry gate in Todd Row

Please do not block the parish driveway

Holy Spirit Primary - change to morning entry gate

From Monday 30th March 2015, morning entry to the school will be via the Todd Row gate closest to the Library.

Holy Spirit's Year 1 visit St Clair Library

Year 1 learned about St Clair's history

Our Enjoyable Infants Sports Carnival

On Wednesday 9 September, the students in Year K, 1 and 2 participated in the Infants Sports Carnival at our school.

Year 2 visits Taronga Zoo

Year 2 visited many animals to consolidate their learning about living things, their special features and habitats.

Reading Recovery teachers focus on improving students’ oral language

Reading Recovery teachers recently took part in a professional learning day.

Holy Spirit offers ‘no strings attached’ music program

Since 2013, Holy Spirit Primary, St Clair has been strumming away to an upbeat tune with students in Years 3 and 4 receiving the opportunity to be school’s Strings program, which allows students to learn string instruments such as the violin and cello without the cost of purchase or private tuition.

Kindergarten Featherdale Excursion POSTPONED

Scheduled date Friday 22nd May 2015 now POSTPONED due to predicted rain.

Holy Spirit farewells Jeanette Antao after 27 years

On Thursday 24 June Holy Spirit Primary, St Clair farewelled School Support Officer, Jeanette Antao, in a liturgy service after 27 years of service in the school.

Unique Music Offering at Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit Primary School St Clair is fortunate to offer a unique music program to their primary students.

Holy Spirit celebrates NAIDOC Week

2015 Theme : "We all Stand on Sacred Ground : Learn, Respect and Celebrate".

Uniform Shop - change to trading hours

Uniform Shop now trading Wednesday and Friday mornings

Disruption to phone and network services due to upgrade

Monday 27th July 2015 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Term 3 Sports Uniform Days

Sports Uniform Days for Term 3

Holy Spirit learn social justice lessons through PBL

On 24 June, Year 5 and 6 students from Holy Spirit Primary, St Clair held a cultural exhibition to raise awareness for the plight of the people of East Timor.

St Marys Police visit Year 1

Year 1 welcomes St Marys Police to Holy Spirit Primary School to learn about personal and road safety.

Year 1 Featherdale Wildlife Park Incursion

Featherdale Wildlife Park visited Holy Spirit Primary School on 20th May to teach Year 1 students about Animal Transportation.

Holy Spirit celebrates School Feast Day

On Thursday 21st May 2015, Holy Spirit Primary School celebrated the Feast of Pentecost with a whole school mass.

Mother's Day Liturgy

Celebrating Mothers

Early Bird Reading 8:30-8:45am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Early Bird Reading 8:30 - 8:45am Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the MPA.

Parent Literacy Workshop

Wednesday 29th April 2015 9:00-9:30am in the MPA.

Mufti Day for Mother's Day Stall

Thursday 23rd April 2015

Commitment to Catholic school funding sought for the State election

In the lead up to the NSW election on 28 March, the Diocese of Parramatta continues to meet with both Labor and Coalition MPs and candidates to ensure that funding of Catholic schooling, particularly in Western Sydney, is a key commitment for the next State Government.

Catholic Schools Week celebrations

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration that brings together Catholic school communities across New South Wales, held 8-14 March 2015.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge - winners announced!

The Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge has had another successful year with over 620 students reading 10,000 books over the school holidays – that’s a new competition record!

Catholic schools called to renew and adapt at annual System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 22 January for the annual system leadership day prior to the commencement of the new school year.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge is back!

Every year, the Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby, invites students all over the Diocese of Parramatta to participate in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Best practice focus leads to improved Naplan results

For the seventh consecutive year, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sat the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (Naplan) in May. Results released in September identified many areas of improvement for students in the Diocese of Parramatta

Australian Arms Museum welcomes Year 1 of Holy Spirit

Learning how our ancestors lived

Emmaus Village residents visit Holy Sprit

Holy Spirit Primary welcomes Emmaus Village residents

Literacy Lessons improving student learning outcomes

Students are receiving more one-to-one instruction in literacy and comprehension thanks to a new Literacy Lessons (L2) program being trialled in 8 primary schools across the diocese.

Stage 2 Boys Soccer Gala Day

Stage 2 Boys Soccer Gala Day

Year Three - Travel Bugs Incursion

Year Three - Travel Bugs Incursion

New enterprise Agreement for 2015 proposed for school staff

The proposed new Enterprise Agreement was sent to all Catholic school staff and the Independent Education Union (IEU) today, Monday 7 April to begin a process of consultation to consolidate a number of existing agreements into a single state-wide agreement which supports high quality contemporary teaching and learning.

Year Six - Antarctica Incursion

Year Six - Antarctica Incursion

Year Four - Rocks Excursion 2014

Year 4 visit the Rocks to discover more about early Australian history.

Year One - Featherdale Incursion

Year One - Featherdale Incursion

Early Bird Reading Program

Early Bird Reading

Catholic schools supporting faith@work

Throughout May, Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta will be taking part in the Diocesan Works Fund (DWF) Appeal faith@work.

Catholic Schools Week 2014

Catholic Schools Week 2014 saw a great day of events

Book Fair

Book Fair 2014

Grip Leadership Day

Grip Leadership Day - School Captains attend Leadership Conference at Homebush