Statement of Special Religious Character
Holy Spirit School recognizes its special religious character as culturally significant to its future. We acknowledge our place on land once in the possession of the Bindal and Wulgurukaba indigenous peoples. They have passed onto us respect for the gift of creation and an affinity with this land.
Our history abounds in Catholic Faith and Tradition which we will continue to foster. In particular the Redemptorist Fathers Fr. Marty Brannigan, in particular have given us a special love of Mary and an enjoyment of Catholic Ritual.
Another significant religious congregation from our past, the Sisters of Mercy have taught us to "Know God's loving kindness and share it with others". Our parish has involved us in special liturgical and sacramental practice that has a family focus.
We believe that daily prayer, relevant ritual and liturgical celebration together with merciful outreach to others will foster "Strength in the Spirit" of Jesus. We identify our present religious charisms as:
- Our hospitality;
- Our concern for each other;
- Our love of learning;
- Our respect for individuality and diversity;
- Our striving to do our best;
- Our outreach beyond the school;
- Our ‘Catholicity' in word, ritual, action;
- Our care for creation as co-creators;
- Our collaboration, relationship, involvement as community.
We are committed to the maintenance and development of these special religious characteristics.