At Holy Spirit College, students are encouraged to take pride in their work and fulfil their academic potential. They are encouraged to become self-regulated and independent learners and home study is an essential part of this development. The emphasis in the classroom is always on producing work of high quality commensurate with each student’s ability.

The Holy Spirit College community is committed to the pursuit of personal best and embraces the Quality Teaching Practice model of education in a Catholic environment. The College staff, both teaching and support, strive to provide a climate that fosters and promotes students’ spiritual, academic and emotional growth so that each student can reach their potential.

Our Higher School Certificate and NAPLAN results are evidence that good quality teaching and learning are at the centre of our work. While we take pride in the fact that our approximately 70% graduating students go on to University, we are equally proud in the many other students who go on to TAFE and similar institutions and those that go straight into the workforce.

Additionally, all teaching departments are extremely well resourced. Facilities include science laboratories, computer rooms, art and music rooms, multi-media, industrial technology workshops and an industry-standard hospitality kitchen. The College also has a very well equipped Resource Centre and Support Department.

Year 7 & 8 Subjects

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Human Society and Its Environment
  • Languages
  • Technology and Applied Studies
  • Creative Arts (Performing and Visual)
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Years 9 & 10 subjects

In Stage 5 the pattern of study for Years 9 and 10 is made up of the core subjects of: Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Personal Development Health & Physical Education, and Human Society and Its Environment. Additionally, students choose two electives from the following list:

  • Commerce
  • Food Technology
  • Industrial Technology – Timber or Multimedia
  • Languages – Italian or French
  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Child Studies
  • Investigating Mathematics (Year 10)
  • Drama
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • History Elective
  • Geography Elective
  • Graphics Technology
  • Information and Software Technology
  • Music
  • Textiles Technology
  • Dance
  • Media Studies
  • Marine and Aquaculture Studies