Principal’s Welcome

We warmly welcome your family to Holy Spirit Infants School, Abermain.

Holy Spirit Infants is a thriving learning community and our school is unique being the only K-2 school in the Maitland Newcastle Diocese. We strive to use the lens of the Early Years Learning Framework (DEEWR, 2009) across our Early Learners as it advocates for the importance of positive relationships for learning in the early years, within an environment that fosters “belonging, being and becoming” for the child.

Our focus is on the Early Learner K-2 as we strive through our teaching to spark curiosity and wonder for learning; sociability skills; perseverance and resilience when things are tough and a strong sense of belonging to our Catholic school. As such, we have the wellbeing and development of the “whole child” as the focus of all we do. We are advocates for play as a pedagogy and self-directed play for our students. Enrolling your child with us is an opportunity to create new connections as a family and engage in the community life of our school and Parish.

With a rich history of proudly providing Catholic education on this site since 1908, we have a close link to the Sisters of St Joseph who established the original school. The foundation of Holy Spirit School was one of service to education and care for all, through the example and life’s work of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and Fr Julian Tenneson Woods. Our staff, inspired by their example, and those of the Sisters of St Joseph, are dedicated to providing a welcoming and friendly place where faith and learning meet in our contemporary context.

Our Diocesan motto “At the heart of everything, there is always Jesus Christ” permeates all we do in our school. On entering Holy Spirit Infants, you will feel and see that we are committed to inviting early learning and to fostering the positive relationships necessary for every child’s development and wellbeing within a Catholic context.

Our school motto “Peace and Justice” is lived through our focus on the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. We aspire to excellence in education through exciting and innovative teaching and learning in contemporary spaces and through programs designed to meet the needs of each learner. We are future focused and forward thinking.

We thank you for choosing our school for your child’s educational journey and welcome you into our community.

Diane Murphy