Our school provides opportunities for students, staff and parents to know and celebrate their Catholic faith. This is done through the religious life of our school. Members of our community experience a rich liturgical and prayer life, celebration of the Sacraments, faith formation, social outreach activities, and opportunities to share faith with each other and with youth from other schools in the Archdiocese.

The partnership between school, parish, and community at Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School Carnes Hill is central to its mission of love and service within the Church’s ministry. The parish priest collaborates closely with students, teachers, and parents, fostering a strong Catholic identity through daily communal prayers, regular liturgies, and sacraments like the Eucharist and Reconciliation. Major feast days are celebrated with the parish community, with the school feast day around Pentecost Sunday being a significant event.

The Family Educator plays a crucial role in connecting the school, parents, and parish, offering various activities and events that support families’ spiritual, social, and educational development. These include prayer initiatives, playgroups, wellbeing courses, sacramental crafts, and parent reflection opportunities, often tied to the liturgical calendar and parish sacramental programs, thus ensuring a cohesive community.

Staff spiritual growth is encouraged through an annual spirituality day and regular prayer opportunities, fostering a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Students receive key sacraments through parish-based programs with parental support, and the school community engages in outreach through initiatives like Mini Vinnies and support for organizations such as St. Vincent de Paul Society and Caritas Australia. Living its motto ‘enflame our hearts,’ the school promotes generosity and community spirit.