Baxter Drive, North Mackay QLD 4740

PO Box 8070 Mt Pleasant QLD 4740
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About Us - College Profile

Holy Spirit College is located in Mackay, a tropical haven half way between Brisbane and Cairns. The Mackay Region coastline stretches 200 km north from St Lawrence to Laguna Whitsundays, and inland to the town of Clermont. The region's colourful past is economically founded upon coal, sugar, beef and tourism.

HSC prides itself on the quality specialist facilities for Hospitality and Catering programs. We also have very modern and comprehensive facilities for the Industrial Arts (i.e. Woodwork, Metalwork and other practical subjects). Our Performing Arts Centre (PAC) accommodates programs in Drama, Dance and Music. HSC has unsurpassed facilities for the teaching of Information Technology.

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Our Mission

Holy Spirit College is a Catholic co-educational college which nurtures learners through quality curriculum and supportive pastoral care based on the life and values of Jesus. Students are empowered and encouraged to recognise and develop their gifts so that they become involved as responsible community members.

College History

Emmanuel Catholic School was established on this site in 1983 with classes from Year 1 to Year 7. The first Principal was a Marist Sister, Sister Joan McBride. The following year sixty students were enrolled in Year 8 and these students completed Year 10 in 1986. The school continued as a Year 1 to Year 10 school until a preschool was established in 1992.

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Alice Buda - Year 12, 2011
I have been at Holy Spirit College for four years. During this time I have made great friends and had the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities such as Shave for a Cure, various sporting teams and the College musical. Being part of the HSC community is a great experience. It gives you confidence and a great sense of team spirit. Holy Spirit College has provided me with great memories that I will remember long after I leave school.
Kate Sherry - Year 11, 2011
I have been attending Holy Spirit College for the past three years. HSC has given me many opportunities to better myself in Sports, Academic and Leadership roles. HSC offers subjects that range from Science to Language; one of my favourites is Chemistry. The friendly and supportive environment of Holy Spirit College allows all students, including myself, to strive for and achieve the best results that we possibly can.
Rebecca Kemp - 2005 - 2009
I loved my secondary schooling at Holy Spirit College. The friendliness and support that the staff of Holy Spirit College gave me was overwhelming. Holy Spirit College allowed me to succeed in gaining an OP score and also provided me with sporting opportunities in attending the World School Games in Doha, Qatar in December 2009. I would recommend Holy Spirit College to any student who wants to strive to excel, both academically and in sports in a caring environment.