Holy Spirit Infants School
New South Wales, Australia
About Holy Spirit Infants School
Holy Spirit Infants School, Abermain is in the Cessnock City Council region, just a few kilometres from Weston and Kurri Kurri. This independent school was established to provide Catholic co-education for children in years K-2. There are currently around 120 children enrolled.
The school’s history dates back to 1908, when the Sisters of St Joseph travelled from Cessnock each day to run a school in the church hall. In 1935 classrooms were built and in 1966 the Abermain site became the Infants department, while the Primary children were educated at Kurri Kurri. In 1991, both schools became known as Holy Spirit after the Kurri Kurri Parish. In 2008 new school buildings and facilities were opened.
Mrs Charlene Reid
A new classroom has recently been completed for Year 2 students.
Holy Spirit follows the NSW Board of Studies’ curriculum, which is divided into six Key Learning Areas – English, Mathematics, Human Society and its Environment, Science and Technology, Creative Arts and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. The school adds Religious Education to this list.
Weekly sports activities include tee ball, cricket, soccer, dance, ball skills, gymnastics and games. All students participate in an intensive swimming program.
The school strives for excellence in education, providing an environment in which students are encouraged to live out Gospel values, particularly those of acceptance, respect, compassion and honesty.