Congratulations to our Year 12 2018 on their graduation from Holy Spirit College. We have enjoyed celebrating this achievement with you all and we wish you every success for your future endeavours.

Please click on the link below to view photos from the Year 12 Graduation Mass and Awards Ceremony.

Year 12 Mass and Awards Ceremony Gallery

The 'Gala Experience' is one that we don't tend to forget as either staff or student, and this year will be no different. In fact, it was EXCEPTIONAL with a vast array of talent and general musicianship displayed by its participants. Our personable MCs, Olivia Cleal and Harrison Brooks, led us through the evening of entertainment with wit and respect towards each act. The level of performance was outstanding from all acts, whether from year 7 or year 12 making it impossible to choose a 'stand out'. Thank you to the staff who give of their time to support this amazing event each year. Congratulations to all who were involved, either on the stage or in the 'wings'. 

Gala 2018 Photo Gallery

Don't miss Holy Spirit College's Gala 2018 - a showcase of our amazingly talented music students! Thursday 30 August in the Casey-Ryder Centre. Tickets on sale now via TryBooking.

Despite the cool conditions our Senior students had a great day at our Senior Athletics Carnival at Beaton Park.

Click on the link below for see photos from the day.

Senior Athletics Carnival

What a fantastic day our students had at the Junior Athletics Carnival at Beaton Park! Students participated with enthusiasm in both track and field events on a fine but cool autumn day.

Congratulations to all those students who will now go on to compete at the Diocesan Athletics Carnival. Click on the link below to view the photo gallery.

Junior Athletics Carnival 2018

Renowned speaker Paul Dillon will be coming to Holy Spirit College on June 18 to speak to our Year 10, 11 and 12 students, and will also present to parents for 90 minutes that evening.

Paul has written a best selling book for parents titled 'Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs' and has been working in the area of drug education for the past 25 years. An ex- school teacher, Paul continues to work with school communities across the country to ensure that they have access to good quality information and best practice drug education.

This will be the last opportunity for parents to hear Paul speak at the College, as he will be focusing on presenting to students and young people in the future.

This is a free event to parents, no RSVP required.

A group of 32 participants spent the recent Easter Holidays on a Study Tour of Italy. While visiting Venice was a highlight for some, others thoroughly enjoyed the Home Stay option and attended il  TRON Liceo Scientifico in Schio, which is located north of Vicenza.  Students were matched with home buddies and found the families warm and welcoming. Leaving Schio and their Italian friends was sad but it is hoped that communication is maintained and that more visits can be conducted. 

Some students nominated the visit to the Ferrari Museum as a highlight of their tour, while others mentioned that the Uffizi Galleries in Florence or the Vatican Museum really took their fancy.

Strolling by Bolsena's Lake was also enjoyed by everyone along with the hearty buffet breakfasts, pasta and pizza lunches and three course prepared dinners each evening. No one put on weight as Ms Volpato ensured that students kept active throughout the day site seeing as they licked their gelato!

Students are already asking about next year's Study Tour of Italy, which is planned for in September 2019. Thank you to all those who helped organise such a delightful sojourn in Italy during EEC's European Cultural Heritage Year.

Mrs Vera Cleary

Languages Teacher

Study Tour of Italy Photos 2018

Year 12 recently viewed the second part of a very powerful presentation from Kate Fitzsimons. Kate combined her expertise as a certified life coach with the powerful journey of rebuilding her life after the loss of her sister six years ago from a tragic accident.

Students learnt about the power of their own choices. They learnt how to take responsibility for their personal responses to unforeseen and unwelcome circumstances by developing a 'growth mindset.' In Kate's journey she eventually saw that she had two choices, to play the victim or to pick up the pieces and find meaning from the bad events that had happened to her family.

The presentation gave practical tips to develop a growth mindset every day, and students will be able to apply these new skills and adopt an improved sense of emotional empowerment and resilience during difficult times. Kate has been dubbed one of Australia’s top 100 Women of Influence, and she has spoken to over 50,000 teens in over 100 schools across the country.

Mr Adam Lawson
Pastoral Programs Coordinator