During Term 2 and 3 the Year 7.1, 7.2, 7.9 and 7.10 Stem Extension Experience (SEE) classes spent time learning and engaging in Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills. Throughout the experience they were required to find innovative solutions to different real world challenges by implementing the skills they learned along the way.

As part of the experience the students were also required to individually choose and research a problem and then design a product or technology to solve their identified problem. If there was already an available solution to the problem, then the students could choose to design a product that would expand or improve upon the available solution.

On the evening of Wednesday 11 October, 2017, the classes held their SEE Expo Night. The Expo was a great opportunity for the students to share their research work, discoveries and present their final products and technologies to a wider audience.

Each student was provided with their own space to create a display booth with unique display boards and a display model. From their booth, the students engaged with parents, friends and visitors, answered a range of questions and promoted their ideas.

The students excelled themselves during the course of the evening with some amazing ideas, solutions and technologies and were an absolute credit to Holy Spirit College.

Mark Hamlet
STEM Extension Experience Coordinator

The Uniform Shop will be open from 3pm - 7pm on the following dates for students commencing at the College in Year 7 2018 to purchase uniforms:

Tuesday 17 October (Surnames A - F)
Wednesday 18 October (Surnames G - M)
Thursday 19 October (Surnames N - Z)

Purchases can be made using Cash, Cheque or EFTPOS.







Congratulations and farewell to Year 12 2017! The College community wishes you all every success for the HSC exams and best wishes for the journey to come.


Year 12 2017 Final Days and Farewell Assembly

Year 12 2017 Graduation Mass

Year 12 2017 Awards Ceremony
Chris Agnew has been appointed the Principal of Holy Spirit College in 2018.
He is currently the Principal at De La Salle Catholic College at Caringbah.
Congratulations!


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Michael Petre

Learning Technologies Coordinator

Holy Spirit College, Bellambi

Ph: 0242852877 Mob: 0428869773

Web: http://web.hscdow.catholic.edu.au

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On Monday evening, an exhibition was held displaying Year 12 and Year 11 Visual Arts, Year 10 Visual Arts and Photography, Year 12 TAS and Year 12 Life Skills works. Again an extensive range of skills was on display and the students are to be congratulated on their effort and commitment.

Exhibition 2017 Photos

Congratulations to the Open Girls soccer team on achieving the Silver Medal in this year’s CCC (Combined Catholic Colleges) competition.

In a closely contested and entertaining grand final the team were narrowly defeated 3 - 2 by Marist Sisters’ Woolwich. The girls displayed fantastic teamwork, skill and finesse to reach the final series.

Our forwards Keeley, Hannah and Raleigh constantly placed pressure on the defence with their speed and determination. Jenna, Sophie, Danika, Nina and Chelsea were dynamic in the midfield, initiating many wonderful attacking opportunities for our forwards whilst demonstrating poise in defence. Fullbacks Ashley, Soraya, Christina, Megan and Sarah were always well structured and determined, constantly supporting each other in defence. Goalie Emily displayed great agility and tenacity throughout the tournament.
Charlotte Bett and Madeline Collimore were unable to play in the final series but were a great asset to the team during the season.
The team were always great ambassadors for the College and a testament to the skill and creativity of girls’ soccer.

A special mention to our Year 12 students: Ashleigh Kotevski, Danika Matos and Sophie Heath who have been a driving force behind the success of the team over the years and an inspiration to the younger players!

Team Members:
Back line (left to right): Nina Bala, Soraya Canvin, Megan Grew, Emily Prouten, Sarah Hanlon, Hannah Byron
Front line: Chelsea Aylett, Raleigh Charlton, Ashleigh Kotevski, Keeley Davis, Danika Matos, Sophie Heath, Christina Fedele, Jenna Rose

Coach: Mrs Linda Kunjasich

From the 1st September to the end of Term 3 blazers are NOT compulsory. 

Junior and Senior Girls may elect to wear their winter uniform with socks in lieu of stockings and Junior and Senior Boys may elect to wear shorts in lieu of trousers. The school tie is not to be worn with shorts, but must be worn with long trousers.

Students should be aware of all the other compulsory uniform requirements.

We thank you for your continued support.

Ms Lisa Costabile and Mr Mark van Ommen

Assistant Principals

Holy Spirit Day Activities will be held this Friday 1 September. Please note this is a compulsory school day, students are required to attend as normal. Information about the day is listed below:

Bell Times
8.40am - 9.10am:        Assembly
9.10am - 10.02am:      Period 1
10.02am - 10.22am:    Recess
10.22am - 11.10am:    Period 2
11.10am - 11.40am:    Homeroom
11.40am - 2.50pm:      Activities
3.04pm:                       Students will be dismissed for normal buses home

Dress
Students may wear appropriate mufti clothing for a gold coin donation which will be collected during Homeroom.

Activities
Centre Area:               Bands / Commerce Business Stalls / Fairy Floss
Oval 2:                        Bubble Soccer
Casey Ryder:              Table Tennis / Just Dance (Wii) / Karaoke / Doughnut Eating Competition
Library:                       Board Games
Computer Lab/
Room 3:                      LAN Games
Classrooms:                Trivia
Rooms 21, 22:            Pre Loved Clothing Stall

Out of Bounds Area
Students will not be permitted in the Western side of the College, or west of the Administration Area. Witches hats will mark the Out of Bounds Areas.

Cost
Rides and games will be free (including Bubble Soccer and Amusement rides provided by Fosters Amusements). However some competition stalls will require a small fee ($1 or $2). Students may also purchase food from the various food stalls should they wish to do so - costs for this will vary from stall to stall.

Year 11
Year 11 will be involved in Holy Spirit Day activities and/or will be provided with a space to study as a result of their upcoming yearly exams beginning next week. It is a normal school day for Year 11 students.

Year 12
Year 12 students will be involved in Holy Spirit Day activities and will be allowed to sign out at the end of Period 4 from the front of Student Services.