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Holy Spirit Primary School, Kurri Kurri gives students the opportunity to reach their full potential by providing a contemporary learning environment that targets the individual needs of each student. 

It is a two-stream school, with about 200 students in years 3-6, with no infants.

We have high expectations for our students and inspire them to achieve academic excellence in all areas of school life. Students are encouraged to extend themselves through classwork as well as various community programs and competitions.  

Participation, enjoyment and skill development are the cornerstones of the sports program at Holy Spirit Primary, with students given the opportunity to participate in a range of activities throughout the year including tennis, gymnastics, Australian football, netball and basketball, and compete at representative level in swimming, cross-country, athletics, cricket, tennis, soccer, rugby league, rugby union and touch football.

Characterised by a strong sense of community and inclusiveness, students are encouraged to be respectful of themselves and of others and promote acceptance, tolerance and forgiveness.

Awarded the 2016 Monsignor Coolahan Award for Community in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Holy Spirit places a high level of importance on serving others. Our Mini Vinnies group actively fundraises and educates the community about poverty on a local and global scale, and our students regularly visit local nursing homes to talk, share their schoolwork and entertain the residents. Students also participate in the annual Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival where they showcase their skills and talents to the wider community, as well perform at community liturgical and musical events.

Our school prides itself on having a talented choir, which supports local events and diocesan initiatives and all students are encouraged to participate in an annual “showcase” to perform in song, dance and poetry.

Job Vacancy

Religious Education Coordinator Contract 14 June 2020


About the region

Kurri Kurri, located within the beautiful Hunter Valley region, is located less than two hours from Sydney and is half an hour from Newcastle. It’s a region famous for wine and tourism, but its community facilities also make it a great place to live and bring up a family. To find out more, visit the Cessnock City Council website

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle seeks leaders who can inspire, motivate and build a professional team of staff while balancing a dual agenda of innovation and continuous improvement focused on the creation of a strong educational and faith-filled community.

To discover just some of the reasons our leaders enjoy working in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, watch videos of Aaron and Jasmine below, who share their experience.

Growth and learning Progressive and distinct, we encourage our staff to immerse themselves in new initiatives to broaden their mind and discover unique approaches to problem solving.

  • Faith formation opportunities
  • Professional development programs
  • Career progression opportunities

Remuneration and benefits In joining our team, you will have the opportunity to undertake meaningful work and enjoy excellent working conditions.

  • Access to long service after five years
  • Paid parental leave
  • Salary packaging
  • Opportunity for leasing motor vehicles
  • Support with relocation costs for teachers taking on exciting opportunities in remote schools
  • Competitive salaries
  • Corporate fitness program
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Work-life balance, with opportunity for flexible workplace arrangements

Community We strive to instill our educators with a strong sense of community and to value collaborative teaching.

  • Supportive work environment
  • Be valued and collaborate with a large team
  • Social justice initiatives
  • Autonomous operating environments

Modern learning environments

Our 15-year building and development program is robust and will enable us to expand our school network and enrolment capacity. The capital works will transcend teachers’ ability to deliver education that is at the forefront of modern practices.

  • Use of contemporary technologies to support innovation in teaching and learning
  • Flexible learning environments that can be adapted for local contexts and pedagogies
  • Variety of specialised learning programs to nurture students’ potential, such as the Virtual Academy, ASPIRE and STEM robotics

Vast opportunities We currently employ more than 1200 teachers and 550 support staff in metropolitan, regional and rural schools.

  • 45 primary schools
  • 12 secondary schools
  • One K-12 school
  • One specialist school for children with a range of disabilities

Whether you’re after employment near the beach or the lake, set among the vineyards or wide-open plains, in a bustling city or quiet township, we may well have a job that’s just right for you.

  • Lake Macquarie
  • Manning
  • Newcastle
  • Upper Hunter
  • Maitland