Welcome to Holy Spirit Primary School Kurri Kurri. I trust you and your family will find your association with our school both happy and rewarding. We at HSPSKK strive to make our Catholic School a community where each person may experience love, acceptance and friendship thereby developing a greater sense of personal esteem.
The Catholic School is an organisation of talented and creative people who are dedicated to the intellectual, emotional, social, physical, spiritual and educational development of children. Catholic schools by their very nature are intrinsically linked to the traditions and history of the Catholic Church that are constantly embellished through our dynamic Religious Education programs.
Parents are undoubtedly the first educators of their child and I believe that a strong partnership between parents and school assists in the development of the whole child. I encourage parents therefore, to be involved in the learning situation and in the school social environment.
The school recognises the uniqueness of each child and strives to fulfil the specific needs of every child through the formation and imparting of appropriate educational programs. The aims and nature of such programs must be to create a stimulating environment, where children progressively and enthusiastically acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour patterns that will equip them to make a worthwhile contribution to society in later life and ultimately to achieve personal development.
It is vitally important that the pupils in Catholic Schools are constantly challenged to search for meaning and truth in their early daily lives. The development of critical and creative problem solving skills will be necessary in this quest. As an organisation focussed on learning we must be creative, flexible and be willing to adapt to the changing needs of our time, so that we remain relevant and effective.
HSPSKK is a vital part of the Parish and it is through a constant process of sharing and collaboration and prayer that we can work towards bringing the kingdom alive in our daily lives.
The Catholic Dimension of Our School
Our school motto “Peace and Justice” was chosen as a sign to all that our school community has the highest of ideals of living like Jesus Christ in all that we do.
We always recognise that parents are the first and foremost educators of their children in matters of faith. It is your witness and commitment that lays the foundation for your child’s Christian formation. We aim to support the development of your child’s faith in partnership with the family.
While Religious Education lessons form a part of each day, Christianity is a way of living and therefore should influence every aspect of our school life. We strive to deepen the child’s understanding and knowledge of the Catholic Faith, as well as developing a climate that will help children grow in their faith relationship with Christ.
Religious Education becomes meaningful when young people relate their study to real life situations. At Holy Spirit Religious Education certainly takes on this dimension. It also endeavours to help the students develop Christian attitudes and values, which they will hopefully try to live out in the family, school and the local community.
Liturgical celebrations are an intrinsic component of the Religious Education program. Masses/Liturgies are held on a regular basis and these are advertised in the Newsletter. Parents and family friends are always most welcome and actively encouraged to join all class and school religious celebrations. Preparation for the sacraments of Penance, Confirmation and Eucharist is family based and supported by Parish and School programmes.
The Parish Sacramental Program is set in the Parish and is Family based. Under Diocesan Guidelines, the parents discern readiness for participation in Sacramental preparation. The Parish Sacramental Team advises as to when meetings are held with information published in the school newsletter.
Our Annual School Report for 2011