Holy Spirit School, Ringwood North

Holy Spirit School, Ringwood North

Principal:  Mr Duncan Arendse

E No.  E1289

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  9876 1103

Email Website

History:

Holy Spirit Parish, North Ringwood was established on 22 February 1972. Four years later on 2 February 1976, Holy Spirit Community School opened its doors in a two-room portable building. After 24 years, with the school growing to over 530 students so much of the original spirit remains. The site is still used by local community groups. The church is used for numerous school activities including school assemblies, physical education programs, drama etc. The Parish House, the Out of School Hours Centre and the North Ringwood Community House are on the Parish grounds. Holy Spirit School is only part of numerous activities that touch the lives of the people in North Ringwood.


Description:

Holy Spirit School is made up of 18 full-time teachers, five part-time teachers, a full-time and part-time secretary, and three Integration Aides. In addition the school employs an Educational Psychologist on a sessional basis for approximately six hours per fortnight. It is a two and a half stream school throughout.


Features:

The relationship between students and staff has always been valued. This is reflected in the use of Christian names of staff. The Sacramental Programs are Parish-based emphasizing the relationship between the Parish and School. The Parish Priest maintains a close presence in the school through class masses, paraliturgies and other class visits. The construction of a computer facility has heightened the role of computers throughout the curriculum. The educational programs are constantly monitored to ensure their suitability and effectiveness. Literacy and effectiveness are seen as vital in the development of each child.
Holy Spirit is a CLaSS school. Other programs include specialised music, Seasons Loss & Grief Program and Gifted and Talented. Holy Spirit values parental contribution with the running of our programs.

School location

Address:  120 Oban Road
Ringwood North VIC 3134

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Eastern

Parish:  Holy Spirit