Hello Mighty Holy Spirit Flames! I would like to take this opportunity to officially introduce myself to this wonderful school community. Let me begin by expressing how honored and blessed I feel to have been appointed the principal of Holy Spirit CES!
I continually focus on reminding myself and others about how fortunate we are to live, learn and teach in a Catholic school.

It is with much enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. A warm welcome is extended to all who are new to our school community. A special greeting is also extended to our Junior Kindergarten children who are starting school for the first time. Together with staff, our parish team, and the parent community, we will strive to make this year one of excellence for our students in the areas of academic, spiritual and emotional growth. From what I have seen and heard, through many conversations in the past few months, the Holy Spirit staff is a uniquely gifted one that effectively collaborates to ensure that Christ is present for all children and the love of learning is modelled & encouraged every day. I invite our parent community to participate in our students’ education through a visible presence through school council, volunteering and other school activities. It is important to remember that a classroom teacher is only one part of the learning process; parents are extremely important in determining how well a child will develop and how much a child will learn during the school year. Your involvement in your child’s education is crucial.

I look forward to working together to ensure an excellent school year for our students filled with academic excellence and spiritual growth. Holy Spirit has all the essentials in place to support and nurture all students in becoming: discerning believers, effective communicators, reflective and creative thinkers, lifelong learners, effective collaborators, caring and responsible citizens.


May God Bless You,

Paul Mendonca