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Gemma Murphy

Broken Bay Surf Lifesaving

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Harmony F (Year 10)

Today, I and three other students competed at the BBSSSA Surf Lifesaving carnival at Terrigal Beach. At the start of the day driving to the beach I was very nervous and scared. As we got to the beach, and I saw the surf it made me even more nervous and scared.

Lining up for my first event which was the swim I was doubting if I would even compete. As I returned to shore and had finished the race, I felt nothing but strength and pride in myself.

” I felt nothing but strength and pride in myself “

Going into the next race which was the board paddle I wasn’t even going to compete because of how nervous I was. Mr Nield with the help of other students and fellow competitors eventually talked me into doing the race. I am so grateful for the support he continuously provides for not just me but everyone else around.

At the end of the day Jack M (Year 10), Brayden H (Year 12), Kye M (Year 7) and I jumped in and competed in the Taplin Relay, which is a swim, a run, a board paddle and another run. Even though we weren’t competing for a place as we were a mixed team, we were determined to do our best. Without the help and support from both Mrs McFadden and Mr Nield, who were so proud of us all, we could not have made today so great.

The team would like to acknowledge and thank Lakes Surf Lifesaving Club for their on-going support and development of our students. We appreciate the boards that were provided for us to paddle.

– Harmony F (Year 10)

It was great to see the students grow in confidence and enter many events throughout the day. Congratulations to our small but big-hearted surf lifesaving team – Team Managers

Yspace Central Coast

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Yspace Central Coast

StreetGym Program

Yspace Central Coast run several programs, including the Streetgym Program. Which are run after school hours at both Lake Haven and San Remo, the program is a space for young people to hang together, do a few activities or just sit and gossip really, with youth worker support always on hand. Please come along on:

  1. Every Tuesday during the term: 3-4.45pm

San Remo – meet at LINKS Youth Cabin, Brava Avenue, San Remo

  1. Every Thursday term-time: 2.30pm-4.30pm

Lake Haven Rec Centre, Goobarabah Avenue

The young people that attend are amazing; of all abilities, cultures and characters. Even the shyest home-schooled young people have found their voice within the chaos. And from their engagement we have been able to go on to deliver loads of different adventures, like volunteering at the recent Youth Careers Expo, the Colour Our Coast Colour Run and the forthcoming YAAS! Teen Mental Health First Aid program. If you have access to socials check them out on yspacecentralcoast.


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Year 8 Ambassadors Tackle Climate Change

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Year 8 Ambassadors Tackle Climate Change

Last Thursday, selected Year 8 students travelled to Newcastle University to work with our partners High Resolves on a climate change simulation game

This was a fantastic opportunity to gain a valuable insight into the recent Cop27 meeting of world leaders, as students were paired to become ambassadors of a variety of countries around the globe.

Their task was to minimise the economic impact on their own countries, whilst negotiating to secure commitment for change with other countries. This was a valuable lesson in collaboration, communication and the benefits of working for the common good. In addition, students experienced the breadth, diversity and dimension of a large university campus – Callaghan, Newcastle University. Our guides Frank and Catarina did a wonderful job of explaining university life and opportunities.

Not only did the students represent their countries with vigour and determination, but their behaviour was also exemplary. The group received positive comments from Rachel Jackett – High Resolves, dining hall staff and even our Coastaliner coach driver, who said, “I’d gladly take this group anywhere, anytime.”

A vote of thanks to staff member Chelsea Read for organising such a great experience. Thanks also to Sister Josie, Georgia Adams (Wallace), Liz Farrugia and Paul Nield, who accompanied the group on the day.

High Resolves is planning to continue this event in future and expand it for Years 8, 9 and 10. St Brigid’s Catholic College was the first group to be offered this ‘Pathways and Partnerships’ experience.

A Century of Entertainment

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CAPA Showcase

A Century of Entertainment

Last Wednesday we held our CAPA Showcase, ‘A Century of Entertainment’. Our CAPA students performed during the day for Year 5 and 6 from St Brendan’s Catholic Primary school, before the evening showcase for our students’ family and friends.
The evening demonstrated the immense talent that we have at our school. Various dances, drama performances and musical pieces provided a summary of the last century of entertainment in just one hour. Thanks to everyone who came along to watch our students perform and congratulations to all our students who represented themselves, and our school, so proudly.

Stage 5 Agriculture

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Mrs Adamson and our stage 5 students have successfully incubated chickens this term! Our babies have been hatching since yesterday and we currently have 8 newcomers to our agriculture family!

Students have been learning about the nutritional requirements for animals at different stages of their life and are well equipped to handle these new additions.

A Guide to Safe Partying

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Celebrations, partying and socialising are a fundamental rite of passage and one of the most important aspects of a young person’s life. Although the prospect might seem somewhat daunting or even terrifying for parents and caregivers, keeping young people safe can often be a compromise and a challenge.

Your son or daughter may appear to be physically large and mature, but this is not necessarily matched by their emotional maturity and responsibility in behaviour. Most young people try to do the right thing most of the time, but your leadership as a caregiver is crucial. Ensure you are a good role model and discuss your personal views on drug and alcohol use. Your attitude towards addictive substances can have an enormous influence on the way your teenager approaches their own use.

Hosting a celebration at home or at a venue for your teenager can be a fun and memorable event. It all comes down to careful planning. It is important to agree on the ground rules well before your event is announced to ensure there are no misunderstandings later on. As the host you owe your guests a ‘duty-of-care’ and therefore should take all reasonable steps to ensure everyone attending the party is kept safe. Every party has the potential to get out-of-hand, as sometimes it’s hard for young partygoers to make good decisions. Communication and regular discussions are vital, particularly because young people are often faced with peer pressure to do things they prefer not to engage in.

Further information relating to this topic can be accessed by downloading the SchoolTV Special Report Resource below or via the following websites:

2023 Leaders

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Congratulations to our Captains and Vice Captains who have been selected for St Brigid’s 2023. 👏
Captains: Bridget M and Ben M
Vice Captains: Brooke E and Cooper S
We are so proud to have such talented and dedicated students and we are excited to see you lead our School for 2023 🫶

Year 12 Graduation

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A big congratulations to our Year 12 students! We are so proud of what our Year 12 students have already achieved and we wish them well as they start a new chapter in life 🎓
We would like to thank everyone who came along to todays festivities. Thank you to all involved for organising a wonderful day. 🎉

Farwell Bill Ardern

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At the end of Term 3 we said Farewell to a very loved member of the St Brigid’s College Community – Mr Ardern. We were also privileged to celebrate his 40 years of service to Catholic education. Thank you and we wish you the very best in retirement.