Don't miss Gala 2022 next Wednesday night! A showcase of the talented musical students at Holy Spirit College featuring students from all year groups. The first Gala showcase since 2019 when our current College Captains Georgia and Thomas performed, and who will perform again this year at their final Gala!
Tickets $10 or $30 per family ONLY available via Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/941375...
Year 11 students spent last week out on Work Experience and VET Work Placement. These programs assist students to reflect on what they would like to do in the future post-school.
Students spent their week at a whole range of businesses including the AFL, the Novotel, Bluescope, Symbio, various schools, physiotherapists, architects, graphic designers, veterinarians, electricians and more.
Thank you to all the employers who gave our students an insight into life after school.
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Year 8 Literature Circle students gathered today to chat about the book "The Alchemist." Literature Circles are book clubs run in our Junior year groups for students who love to chat about books while enjoying afternoon tea.
Come and join us for a showcase of musical talent from students at Holy Spirit College from Years 7 to 12. Tickets on sale now!
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The 8th of August marks the feast day of Australia's first saint, Mary Mackillop. As the founder of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Holy Spirit College enjoys a special connection to Mary as this order of religious nuns founded Holy Cross College, educating girls in Bellambi and across the Northern Illawarra.
Throughout her life Mary experienced poverty and her family relied on charity. She also suffered from poor health. In 1871 she was excommunicated from the Catholic Church, and remarkably she commented that she felt God closest to her during this period of adversity. Mary is a significant religious and historical figure in our country; an example of a pioneering woman who recognised that education is one of the most important gifts that a child can receive.
In honouring Mary's legacy it is appropriate to use her own words from 1873:
"We have much for which to be thankful"
Well done to Year 9 who spent the last three days at Camp Wombaroo in the Southern Highlands. Students showed such resilience, particularly those who camped out the first night when the temperature dropped to around zero degrees. It was wonderful to see the camaraderie, teamwork and encouragement students demonstrated towards their peers, particularly with some of the more challenging activities such as the Giant Swing and High Ropes. Congratulations Year 9!
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This morning NSW Fire and Rescue presented their “Rescue Ed” program to Year 11. The program focuses on driver and road safety and making good choices on the road. Students watched a demonstration on how an injured driver is cut out of a vehicle. Thanks to the NSW Fire and Rescue team for an informative morning!
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Semester One Academic Awards Presentation for Years 9 and 10. Congratulations to all students who were awarded Academic Excellence and/or Diligence & Commitment awards this morning!
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Year 7 and 8 Semester One Academic Awards Presentation.
Congratulations to all students who received awards this morning!
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Congratulations to all students who competed at the College Athletics Carnival at Beaton Park yesterday. Although the inclement conditions meant it was a competitors only event, it didn’t stop the high level of competition and sportsmanship on display. Well done to all, and to the team who qualified for next week’s Diocesan Carnival.
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EVENT REMINDER: We are excited for you to join us tomorrow night for our BRAVE parenting conversations web event. Young people are in need of conversations on the big topics of sex, sexting, consent and pornography. As a school community, we are passionate about investing into our community and are looking forward to hosting this important event. Join us for the BRAVE parenting conversation, empowering you to invest into the lives of your children and your children’s children. Click here to register:
It was an historic day as the staff packed up and moved out of the staffroom that has been in operation since Sister Jan Barnett was the first Principal of HSC, in 1983. Staff from St.Paul's and Holy Cross were united in the staffroom to form the community of Holy Spirit College.
After today, the old admin block is almost completely empty allowing Stage 2 of the building project to commence. The area will be transformed into state of the art facilities including classrooms, a gym, new library and staffroom.
Staff will unpack and set up the temporary library and staffrooms on the first day of Term 3 and students will return on Tuesday 19th July.
This morning we recognised those students in Year 11 who have committed to their studies in the Semester One. Congratulations to all students who received Academic Excellence Awards or Diligence and Commitment Awards. Keep up the good work!
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This week we have acknowledged REFUGEE WEEK and prayed in solidarity to support these members of our school community.
The Gospel of Matthew reminds us of our commitment as Catholics to extend our arms to welcome the stranger: “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
Ex-students Rasha Hasan and Peete Jowanie were featured this week in a series of interviews with Wollongong Library about their experiences as refugees. They are amazing examples of resilient young people who have faced unimaginable adversity and yet they remain full of hope and gratitude for their lives today. We couldn't be prouder of their resilience, integrity, spirit and excellence.
Students in Year 10 HSIE have been studying the Vietnam War and one of the focus areas is around Australia's involvement and the differing views on conscription.
The 10.1 students worked in groups to represent the Save our Sons movement, the Catholic Church, the Menzies Government, the RSL, Conscientious Objectors, Youth Against Conscription and the Moratorium Movement. Their views were presented in a press conference held at our mock National Press Club.
Each group presented their researched views on conscription and had the opportunity to ask questions of other groups to persuade them to change their stance. The students all took their roles seriously, even having to argue a viewpoint that may have been different from their own personal stance. An impressive effort by this great class. Well done!
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As a school, we are passionate about investing in our college community. Together with "Your Choicez", we will be hosting the BRAVE PARENTING Web Event. Join us to hear David Kobler, youth expert who has spoken to over 300,000 teens, parents and teachers about big topics like sex, consent, pornography and sexting. He will discuss the impact young people face growing up in a hypersexualised society and the incredible opportunity you have in helping shape your child to have a healthy understanding of sex, dating and relationships.
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Holy Spirit College thanks our P&F for supporting the staff and parents/carers in another parent information session.