Holy Spirit Catholic College is a co-educational Catholic systemic school located in Lakemba, NSW. The college commenced in 1999, from the amalgamation of two schools, St John’s College and MacKillop Girls.
The college crest is founded in the Year of the Holy Spirit. It depicts the cross of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, with the dove representing the Holy Spirit. The depiction of the Holy Spirit emerging from the cross embodies the message of Pentecost where “the Holy Spirit came down on all” (Acts 10:44) to spread the good news to all.
The Holy Spirit empowers and inspires the lives of all in the college community.
Veni Sancte Spiritus – Come, Holy Spirit!
The motto of the College calls on the Holy Spirit to come into our community and ourselves and renew us in the way it did at the Pentecost event. Inspired by the Pentecost Story, the gifts and the fruits of the Spirit, the community of Holy Spirit is a thriving faith community that embraces diversity, regards highly the values of responsibility and respect and develops a sense of inquisitiveness, aspiration and resilience in each other.
In our history Holy Spirit Catholic College owes much to the charisms of both the Sisters of St Joseph and the Lasallian Brothers. Both of these Orders were founded by people, a century apart and on different sides of the world, to give those who otherwise could not, an education. And for both St Mary of the Cross and St John Baptist, education was not only academic but also in terms of the Christian faith. It was abut teaching the children how to live and continue the mission of Christ. Living out the Christian message and the gospel values calls for an education in terms of advocacy and social justice; in the words of St Mary of the Cross, never see a need without something about it.
Today the college continues to have strong ties with both the Josephites and the Lasallians and are proud to continue the charism, work and vision of both these important .