Welcome to Holy Spirit Catholic School New Farm




Welcome to Holy Spirit Primary School

Established by the Sisters of Mercy and committed to the ideals of Catherine McAuley of service, dignity, and compassion, Holy Spirit School empowers learners from Prep to Year 6 to embrace, challenge, transform and enrich their lives by living the gospel of Jesus and to know what is right. At Holy Spirit we work hard at living this through our actions. The staff, parents and children of Holy Spirit work together to create a community that is engaging, inspiring and supportive.



Faithhttp://www.holyspiritnewfarm.qld.edu.au/Curriculum/Pages/Faith.aspx, FaithFaith
Learninghttp://www.holyspiritnewfarm.qld.edu.au/Curriculum/Pages/Learning-at-Holy-Spirit.aspx, LearningLearning
Communityhttp://www.holyspiritnewfarm.qld.edu.au/ParentInfo/Pages/default.aspx, CommunityCommunity
Enrolmenthttp://www.holyspiritnewfarm.qld.edu.au/schools/holyspiritnewfarm/Enrol/Pages/default.aspx, EnrolmentEnrolment



From the principal's deskhttp://www.holyspiritnewfarm.qld.edu.au/OurSchool/Pages/Principal%27s-Message.aspx, From the principal's deskFrom the principal's deskHoly Spirit is a Catholic co-educational primary school catering for children from Prep to Yr 6. We have a wide-ranging cultural mix of national cultures represented and celebrated.
2019 Enrolments openhttp://www.holyspiritnewfarm.qld.edu.au/schools/holyspiritnewfarm/Enrol/Pages/default.aspx, 2019 Enrolments open2019 Enrolments openOur mission at Holy Spirit School is to provide a holistic education, synthesising the Catholic faith, human life and culture for children with Christian values being central to the process. To enable the Catholicity of the school to be maintained sufficient numbers of the school community should be Catholic.
School calendarhttp://www.holyspiritnewfarm.qld.edu.au/Pages/Calendar.aspx, School calendarSchool calendarSee our school calendar populated with special events and interest to our school community.
Holy Spirit Parishhttp://www.holyspiritnewfarm.qld.edu.au/Contact%20Us/Pages/Holy-Spirit-Parish.aspx, Holy Spirit ParishHoly Spirit ParishHoly Spirit parish is part of the central deanery, in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Located in the centre of New Farm, the bell tower and spire of our beautiful church can be seen from all across New Farm. Rich in history, the foundation stone was laid in 1930, making it one of the oldest catholic churches in Brisbane.

 What's happening at Holy Spirit



Active School Travelhttp://www.holyspiritnewfarm.qld.edu.au/news/Pages/Active-School-Travel.aspxActive School Travel<font class="ms-rteFontSize-2" face="Calibri" size="3">Holy Spirit School participate in the Brisbane City Council Active School Travel Program.  Our AST day is on a Wednesday</font><div style="margin:0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">​B<span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">y leaving your car at home, at least one day a week, we can reduce traffic congestion around school, improve our students’ road safety awareness, create a cleaner environment and improve our health and fitness. </span></span></font><font class="ms-rteFontSize-2" face="Calibri,sans-serif"> ​</font></div><div style="margin:0px;"><font class="ms-rteFontSize-2" face="Calibri,sans-serif">There are two locations for families to meet and walk to school with their children.  Grab a coffee and meet at one of these locations: New Farm Park (entrance to New Farm Park Merthyr Road Corner near Café 63) and Little Pantry (cnr James and Kent Street).  The departure time is 8.00am</font><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">​</span><br></div><p class="ms-rteElement-P">​​<span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">​</span>​<br><br></p>
2018 Staffing and Class Allocationshttp://www.holyspiritnewfarm.qld.edu.au/news/Pages/2018-Staffing-and-Class-Allocations.aspx2018 Staffing and Class Allocations<div>During Term 4 plans will be made for staffing and class allocation for 2018 and I wish to inform our com-munity of the initial details of these plans. In 2018 we will have two classes of each grade level from Prep to Middle School. This includes two Middle School classes. Classes for 2018 will be collated by class teachers in collaboration with the Support Team. Class lists are then ratified by the school leadership team. Once ratified class lists are NOT changed.<br></div> <div><br>If a parent has an educational issue that they wish to be considered by the school leadership team, they are invited to make this request to Kim. This request needs to be in writing and addressed to Kim by Monday 30 October, 2017. This is the only way requests will be considered (ie conversations or re-quests to classroom teachers is not acceptable).</div> <div><br>Please note that the request must ONLY have an educational reason to be considered. Simply saying you do not like something will not be considered. Requests for particular teachers will not be accepted.<br>The written requests will be given due consideration but are not guaranteed. Requests for classes in late November and early December will not be accepted. A great deal of time and effort is used when preparing class allocation and it is too late at this time to simply move one child. Now is the time to submit requests.</div> ​​​<br>
Save the date - Spring Fair 2018http://www.holyspiritnewfarm.qld.edu.au/news/Pages/Spring-Fair-2018.aspxSave the date - Spring Fair 2018<p><img alt="fete-bunting.jpg" src="/news/PublishingImages/fete-bunting.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img alt="fete-bunting.jpg" src="/news/PublishingImages/fete-bunting.jpg" style="margin:5px;border:0px #555555;text-align:left;color:#555555;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:15px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;" /><br>Yes….the Spring Fair is happening again next year!  As with every fete we need everyone to play a part.  Stay tuned for your invitation to a special meeting to get involved.  Mark the date for the Spring Fair in your diary – </p><h2></h2><h2>Sunday 16 September 2018.</h2><p>​​​</p>
Furniture Donationhttp://www.holyspiritnewfarm.qld.edu.au/news/Pages/Furniture-Donation.aspxFurniture DonationAs you may be aware the Year 3 & 4 class’ new furniture arrived during the school holi-days. This meant that we had a large number of desks and chairs that needed a new home. We’re very excited to let you know that one of our parents – Donna Mc Cart (Kingsley 3H) made contact with friends who are building a school in East Timor and were in need of furniture. Rotary provided a truck which collected all the desks and chairs today and it will be on its way to East Timor soon. This is such a wonderful out-come for all concerned. Thanks to Donna for her support in enabling this to happen and to Mr Devitt for organising the pick-up with Rotary.​