Tom Anderton Shield, May 19
15 Boys Rugby League Report

The heavens opened for the start of the Tom Anderton Shield with torrential rain falling. Thankfully it didn't rain for the 15 years and Opens games. In the 15s Edmund Rice defeated Holy Spirit fairly comfortably, 4 tries to 2.

I was extremely proud of all the players who were 100% committed to playing a hard, competitive match. Unfortunately many of our elite players decided not to play. Some had representative duties, some had injuries, others didn't want to get injured for their weekend club games.

The College basically formed a new side the day before the Shield. Darcy Jerez, Issac Devine, Louis George, Alex Fingland, Spencer Hines, Alex Poscoliero and Oscar Myers came into the side as new recruits and were a breath of fresh air to coach and watch on the field.

Special mention to Darcy Jerez, who I awarded best on field for Holy Spirit and Issac Devine who we relied on for some muscle upfront. Issac took a hammering and will need to improve his side step if he ever decides to move from Union to League. I also need to mention Rory Green who showed excellent leadership as Captain of the side.

The game was a hard fought by both sides and, despite the appalling weather conditions, was entertaining to watch. The sportsmanship from both sides was exemplary

The Team
Harry Mormile, Sam Zustovich, Euan Colquhoun, Louis George. Joel Kettley, Alex Fingland, Jacob Petre, Beau Yeaman, Ben Cauduro, Issac Device, Darcy Jerez, Lachlan Scott, Liam Harding, Alex Poscoliero, Spencer Hines, Rory Green (Captain)

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Lisa Costabile 
Assistant Principal
Holy Spirit College, Bellambi

South Coast All Schools OzTag Gala Day
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017
For the first time, our College entered the All Schools carnival and had 5 teams in the competition. We were the only Catholic school in the Girls division! I had the pleasure of coaching the Girls in the Yr 9/10 team. Here's how the day went…….
Game 1 V Oak Flats H.S
First game is always tough as new combinations are tested. The Oak Flats team had a number of representative players in their ranks and were also predominantly Yr 10 girls. After a slow start, we got going and started to display what we were capable of. Tries to Jayme Millard, Jordan Miller and Raleigh Charlton saw us run out winners 3-2.

Game 2 V Lake Illawarra H.S
Feeling pretty confident after game 1, the girls came out in this game and played very strongly in both attack and defence. Some great ball movement and control had us all over the team from Lake Illawarra. Tries to Lucy Cleal, Jordan Miller, Courtney-Jade Wheatley and 2 tries each to Amy Simpson and Jayme Millard. Big win 7-0!

Game 3 V Warilla H.S 2
Another team full of Rep players and older girls. Our team had to work very hard in defence to keep the Warilla team out and eventually hung on to win tough 2-1!! Tries to Raleigh and Maddie Collimore.

Game 4 V W'Gong H.S
Final pool game. Another strong attacking performance had our team on top early and we never looked like losing this one. Some good use of the ball and space had us score 4 tries – 1 to Raleigh and Courtney and 2 tries to Jayme. Into the Semis as winner of our Pool!

Semi Final V Warilla H.S 1
After surviving (literally!!) our game against the other Warilla team, we had to get past the next team from Warilla. A quick early try from Raleigh put us in front, but we struggled to really dominate. Eventually we got another try from Jordan and managed to hang on to win 2-1. Into the Final!!!

Final V Oak Flats H.S
Much to our delight, Oak Flats beat Warilla H.S in their semi, so we had to face Oak Flats again in the Final. Our start was very ordinary, as we conceded 4 tries very quickly to find ourselves down 0-4. To the girls credit, they did not give up and fought back very well to finish the game 3-4 down. A great 2nd half performance from all girls.
Runners Up!
Congratulations to all girls involved. All girls displayed outstanding sportsmanship, great skills and importantly great team spirit. I thoroughly enjoyed the day with the team, and I'm sure all the girls enjoyed the day too!
The team:
Logann Alexander, Rachel Anderson, Raleigh Charlton, Madeleine Check, Lucy Cleal, Madeline Collimore, Paris Gater, Natalia Karakousis, Jasmyn Little, Jayme Millard, Jordan Miller, Emily Natoli, Amy Simpson and Courtney Jayde- Wheatley.
Mr Cleal – Coach

Murray Cleal
Yr 10 Coordinator
PD/H/PE Teacher
Holy Spirit College
42852877 (College)

Murray Cleal
Yr 10 Coordinator
PD/H/PE Teacher
Holy Spirit College
42852877 (College)
Ben Creagh Cup – 15 Year Boys Rugby League
Croome Road Sporting Complex, May 8, 2017
Despite having limited preparation owing to the huge amount of rain in Term 1 and Jordan Karakousis and Noah Hill ruled out through injury, the 15 boys played strongly in their 3 games.

We played Figtree High in game 1 and won comfortably. Declan Manago scored 2 solo tries and was a stand out in this game. A win 22-0?

In our second game we outclassed Woonona High with excellent second phase play and sweeping backline movements. Rory Green and Ben Byron were strong in the first half and were rested for the semi-final clash against Warilla. Holy Spirit defeated Woonona 24-0

In our semi final against (the eventual winners of the Ben Creagh cup) we came close to winning. Warilla were a well drilled outfit and had some excellent players but we matched it with them right until the end. In truth it could have gone either way. Penalties at crucial stages didn't help our cause given the game time was only 10 minutes each way. Brandon Morkos was a standout for us in this game. Final score Warilla 4 Holy Spirit 0

Special mention to Joe Duggan, Declan Manago and Brandon Morkos for stepping up an age division and being amongst the best players on the day

Our Team
Forwards – Rory Green, Ben Byron, Beau Yeaman, Lachlan Scott, Ben Cauduro, Joel Kettley Alex Poscoliero, Declan Manago
Backs – Matt Toohey, Joe Duggan, Jacob Petre, Harry Mormile, Sam Zustovich, Euan Coluqhoun, Brandon Morkos
Dear Holy Spirit Community

Here is a really short edit of the fun we had last week on camp! 

Year 7 Camp from Coal Coast Photography on Vimeo.

Cameron Dribbus

Year 7 Pastoral Care Coordinator
Holy Spirit College Bellambi

Hi Holy Spirit Community 

The Year 7 camp was a crazy and awesome 3 day experience for all.

The students and staff was amazing.

Everyone had so much fun

The Weather was hot but perfect

The highlight for Mr Dribbus was catching this teamwork shot with his trusty drone. 

Can anyone spot Mr Clunas's and Mr Johnston's white legs?

Dear Parents

The Jamberoo Picnic Day is on Thursday 15 December for our Junior students.  Please see the attached letter and permission note in the College Newsletter and in our Parent Link in the Year's 7, 8 and 9 Year groups.

If you have no access to print this note, copies will can be found at Student Services.

Thank you
Lesley McMahon
SSO - Reception & Administration
Holy Spirit College
PH:  02 42866242
Photos at

Great Photos Marcene. Thankyou