Principal’s Message

Welcome to Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School, Carnes Hill, where we are dedicated and committed to providing a nurturing and enriching educational and faith environment for every child. As the proud principal of our school, I am excited to share with you the values and vision that guide our community.

At Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School, we understand the importance of collaboration between home, school, and parish. We are blessed to work closely with our parish community, drawing strength and inspiration from our shared faith. Together, we strive to create an environment where the teachings of the Church are integrated into every aspect of school life, nurturing the spiritual growth of our students. As our school motto “Enflame Our Hearts” describes, we are people enflamed by the Spirit of Jesus in our lives and actions.

Our school is a place of quality teaching and learning, enflamed by the courage, strength, and wisdom of the Holy Spirit. We believe that every child is unique and gifted, and it is our mission to empower each student to reach their full potential. Through innovative teaching methods and a supportive learning environment, we foster curiosity, creativity, and a lifelong love of learning. We set high academic and behavioural expectations for our students and support them with modern learning spaces and large open areas to play, reflect and explore.

Faith is at the heart of everything we do at Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School. We instill in our students a deep understanding of Catholic values and traditions, while also celebrating the diversity of our community. Our commitment to truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity, collaboration, empowerment, responsibility, welcome, and respect guides us in all that we do, shaping the character of our students and preparing them to be compassionate and responsible members of society.

We recognise and celebrate the abilities of all students, providing differentiated support and encouragement to help each child thrive. Our Newman Selective Program offers opportunities for enrichment in Creative Arts, Literacy, Science and Technology, and Mathematics. Through a rich and engaging curriculum, combined with a range of extracurricular activities and opportunities for leadership and service, we inspire our students to discover their passions and develop the skills they need to succeed in an ever-changing world. 

We invite you to come and visit our school to see all the wonderful opportunities we have to offer. We look forward to working with you to make Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School a place where every child feels valued, supported, and empowered to achieve their dreams.

May God, the Holy Spirit, enflame your hearts!

Mrs Anna Chetcuti
Acting Principal

History
Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School Carnes Hill was established in 2002 during the development of the Carnes Hill parish. The school rapidly grew from 42 enrolments to its anticipated 640 students after the completion of the building program in October 2010. Today, over 46 cultural groups make up the mosaic of our school community, with the majority of students and families from a language background other than English.

Charism
Our school is named after and has a special devotion to the Holy Spirit, present and real in our lives. The Holy Spirit, in Saint John’s Gospel, is called the Advocate, the one who walks with us and ‘enflames our hearts.’ We are constantly reminded that Christ is with us as we learn and live in a spirit-filled community embedded in prayer, liturgy, signs, symbols, Gospel values and our Catholic tradition.

In partnership with our parish and parents, our mission is to empower children to make a difference in their world by loving and knowing God, living and celebrating our Catholic faith and learning together for life. Our motto “Enflame our Hearts” identifies the most important aspect of the educational process. We want our children, and indeed our community, to have heart, to be enflamed with passion and conviction, to be intense, to have their imaginations set alight and kindled by emotion, with intensity and with purpose.

Mission: To know and love Christ through learning.

Vision: Enflamed by the Holy Spirit, we live the Gospel through excellent teaching and learning. 

Values: truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity, collaboration, empowerment, responsibility, welcome, respect.

We work closely with Holy Spirit Parish Carnes Hill to foster a strong sense of Catholic community among our students and families. The school is an active participant in the evangelising mission of the Church and we regularly celebrate our faith together.

Parish Priest
Fr Joseph Le Van Trong

Mass Times
Monday – Friday: 9.00am
Saturday Vigil: 5.30pm
Sunday: 8.00am, 10.00am and 5.30pm

A: 25 Main Street Carnes Hill NSW 2171
P: (02) 9826 8977
E: admin@hspch.org.au