Welcome to Holy Spirit College

Holy Spirit College is a co-educational Catholic college which seeks to nurture all types of learners through quality curriculum and through supportive pastoral care, based on the life and values of Jesus.

Guided by our patron, the Holy Spirit, we strive to achieve a sense of positive community for all, laying the foundation for a successful and fulfilling future for our students.

At Holy Spirit College, students enjoy the benefits of a complete secondary schooling environment – from Year 7 through to Year 12 – a structure which offers continuity, a plethora of opportunities and broad curriculum offerings.

Private Mackay Schools

Public vs. Private School

Public schools mackay are administered by the government and funded solely by tax revenue. As a result, administrators and teachers are considered employees of the state or local government. This impacts the curriculum taught to students as well as the manner by which the instruction is carried out. Parents who disagree with either the manner of instruction or the curriculum can voice their opposing views and work with local government officials to implement desired changes. Parents may find that an institution’s policy is more easily changed when you aren’t trying to change a county or statewide program. Government-run programs, while they strive for a democratic ideal, can often be bogged down in legislation and paperwork that can slow improvements.

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Private schools mackay, on the other hand, are not administered by the government but are independent in nature. Because the government does not directly manage these schools, they have the authority to be selective about which students they allow to attend. Additionally, private schools typically rely on private funding, often paid as tuition by parents. To help with the cost of attendance, some offer academic and athletic scholarships to students who meet prescribed criteria. Some states and regions may also offer voucher programs to give parents a wider selection, even when finances seem to limit their options to public education.

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Additionally, administrators and teachers who work for independent or mackay private schools are not considered employees of the state or local government. As a result, teachers are able to teach beyond the syllabus prescribed by state and federal authorities. Some mackay schools, founded on religious principles, may choose to incorporate those beliefs into classroom discussions. Parents who enroll their child in these independent mackay schools generally do so based on prior knowledge of the existing curriculum. Others find that the academic excellence of a particular campus is the most important factor.

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Year 7 in 2016
Round 2 Enrolments still open
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School Holidays
27 June to 12 July (inclusive)


Term 3 Commences
Mon 13 July

JCU Experience
Mon 13 July & Tue 14 July

Board and P&F Meeting
Wed 15 July at 5:30pm
AiL Room at the College