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Lyndall Benton

The Beatitudes at Work

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This week, I quizzed staff on their knowledge of Jesus. In Catholic schools, we do all things in Christ, so therefore, we need to know who he is. And rest assured, the staff have a good understanding of who he is! But more importantly, one of the questions asked was, what were the teachings that Jesus gave during the Sermon on the Mount that ultimately replaced or enhanced the 10 Commandments? The answer, being the Beatitudes. That question has stayed in my mind this week as we have set forward in our House groups focusing on the upcoming CAPA challenge taking place next Thursday.

 

The CAPA challenge gives the opportunity for students to express their skills and talents in the areas of performing arts. We have artists creating sculptures, musicians forming bands and dancers choreographing masterpieces. But the pinnacle of the day comes down to the ‘dance-off’ between the Houses. This is where each of the four Houses choose a song and spend the entire term learning the lyrics and choreograph a spectacular visual masterpiece that they put forward for the rest of the College to see. As an absolutely biased Lakes tragic, I have to say that their last year performance was one that will go down in the history books to come.

 

So what has this got to do with the Beatitudes? Well, as always, everything. The first Beatitude is ‘Happy are those who mourn for the will be comforted’. The word ‘happy’, or ‘Blessed’ which is often the more preferred translation (remember, Jesus spoke Aramaic and not English), confuses people as it appears to be a juxtaposed sentence, but it is not. It is suggesting that we are ‘happy’, or ‘blessed’, to have a community around us that can support us when we are in times of mourning, or need. Jesus was suggesting the Christian community at the time and we are replicating this in our House communities.

 

The CAPA challenge isn’t just a time to get together and dance and sing, which does bring its own joy. But rather, it is an opportunity to create bonds between students, across year groups, and with staff to build a community that students can feel safe to express themselves within. The House group is made up of mentor groups with students from all year groups to help break down the barriers that come with age and year groups in traditional high schools. When a student enters into the college each day, they come with their own personal identity, but it is further strengthened through the identity that comes with their mentor group and their House group. This larger identity is there to offer support and protection in times of need. So when your child is whinging about having to get up on stage and sing and dance to a song that they didn’t choose, please remind them that it is not a time of embarrassment but rather an act of empowerment. Our structures and systems in the College are there to support, enhance and continually grow your child not only during their time at the College, but hopefully for many years to come afterwards.

 

Dr Ashley Sadler,

AP Evangelisation & Catechesis

Spark – Issue 10, Term 2

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High School Musical Jr

Dear St Brigid’s Community,

This week, the College showcased the talent of our drama students in High School Musical Jr over two nights.

Our last edition of Spark for Term 2 includes a range of sporting achievements, photos from the College’s production of High School Musical Jr, a Special Report celebrating NAIDOC week and an article from our Assistant Principal-Evangelisation and Catechesis.

Please read on to view these stories.

God bless, and have a safe break.

Mr Adam Murdoch
College Principal

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Karate Superstar

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Please join us in congratulating Kate of Year 8, who recently travelled to the Gold Coast to compete in the GKR Karate National Championships. We are all extremely proud of…

Central Coast High School Basketball Challenge

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We do love our basketball here at the College, so much so that we entered into the Central Coast Basketball Challenge at Breakers Stadium.  What a great day it was…

Chess News

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Congratulations to Oliver R in Year 9 who represented the College at the recent Central Coast Secondary Chess tournament. Oliver came 14th out of 86 students.  His only losses were…

Year 7 & 8 Girls League Tag

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Last week our Year 7 and 8 girls took part in an NRL League Tag gala day at Morry Breen Oval, Kanwal.  It was a great day for both the…

Safeguarding Training Coordinator vacancy

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The Safeguarding Office (Chancery & Parishes), based in the Chancery at Pennant Hills is seeking someone with a track record of delivering learning and development initiatives, coupled with a passion…

Congratulations Year 12 2023!

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The Year 12 HSC exams have finally finished!  The students were amazing over the course of the four weeks.  Each of them came in with high spirits and ready to…

Mentor Groups 2024 – Principal

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Due to the enrolment growth in our College, the number of mentor groups will increase from seven to ten in 2024.  To minimise disruption, the new mentor groups will initially…

Year 10 Urban Experience

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Year 10 had a wonderful time at their Camp in Sydney. They departed the College early Wednesday morning and arrived in the city with plenty of time to explore some…

Protecting Our Kids – Assistant Principal

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I read this article this week and thought it was important I pass it onto our community.  Much of what is written here is what I see on a daily…

Wicked the Musical Excursion

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CAPA and Textiles students travelled to the Lyric Theatre last Wednesday to see Wicked the Musical.  Students were impressed by the elaborate production effects, sets and costumes, and exceptional skills…

Save the Date!

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Groovin the Green is back again next year.  Mark the date in your calendar ... 5 April 2024. If you would like to register an expression of interest to be…

Stage 4 Inflame Arts & Crafts

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Stage 4 Inflame students have been using their crochet and water colouring skills each week to become talented artists!

Year 9 and 10 Commerce Enterprise in the Community Program

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Year 9 and 10 Commerce students develop work ready skills by tackling business challenges via the Enterprise in the Community program. Students recently had the opportunity to connect with businesses…

CAPA Showcase

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Dear St Brigid’s community, Please join us on Wednesday 29th of November at 7pm, at the College, to watch our Stage 4/5 Creative and Performing Arts students (CAPA) perform. There…

Year 8 Technology

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Students have engaged in an engineering study looking at the forces and principles involved in bridge designing. Here is a photo showing some of the bridges that the students have…

SPECIAL REPORT: Gambling & Young People

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The digital era has made gambling more accessible, and certain factors are elevating the risk of problematic gambling among young people.  A new grey area is emerging, with smartphones at…

Christmas Fete – Connecting Catholic Coasties

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Every year, at Christmas time, 'Connecting Catholic Coasties' hold a Christmas Fete & Celebrations! This year, it will be held at Mackillop Catholic College, with all students invited from Years…

Inflame Fishing

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During Inflame students have been fishing at Chain Valley Bay south near the boat ramp in the middle of the day, which is the most difficult time to catch fish. …

Jack Newton Junior Golf

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This week two of our students Kiara of Year 9 and Blake of Year 7 attended the Jack Newton Presentation Night for 2023 at Concord Golf Club. Kiara and Blake…

Year 7 Technology

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This year students in technology have rotated through various units, learning about digital technology. Our learning diversity team has been actively supporting all students to be able to participate, including…

Stage 5 Inflame Arts and Crafts

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During Inflame for Term 4, a large number of students have been showing their artistic flare in arts and crafts.  Some prefer to sketch on personal drawing pads, others prefer to…

Importance of a Growth Mindset – Assistant Principal

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A growth mindset is the belief that one's abilities and intelligence can be developed through hard work, good strategies, and input from others.  It is the opposite of a fixed…

Beach Inflame

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This week our beach inflame group braved the rain and spent the morning at Lakes Beach walking, playing and drawing in the sand. Here are some photos showcasing some of…

Congratulations Jermone!

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Jerome P in Year 10 represented the NSW Waratahs in a recent Super Rugby championship.  His team has won 4 from 4 and Jerome has been a pivotal player in…

Variety – The Children’s Charity

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We would like to acknowledge the following students Hope, Cahill, Josh, Sam, Dom and Tali (former student) who on Saturday 28th October assisted with the Bunnings BBQ.  The students volunteered…

Zach M

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The College would like to congratulate Zach M of Year 7 and a member of The Lakes Surf Club, on his recent selection in the Central Coast Interbranch Team 2023. …

Special Report: Discussing War & Conflict

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Children are frequently exposed to distressing news through the 24-hour news cycle and social media. These experiences can provoke anxiety, especially in young minds still forming their worldviews.  Parents and…

Motocross Champ!

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Well done to Bailey P-K in Year 8 who after just returning to Motocross after a couple of years off placed 1st and 2nd in his grade in two of…

Employment opportunity – Safeguarding Training Officer

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The Safeguarding Office (Chancery & Parishes), based in the Chancery at Pennant Hills is seeking someone with a passion and drive in child protection, justice, compliance and community engagement to…

Golf Inflame

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Our Golf Inflame group did not let the rain stop them this week.  They all still had a great time practising their swings and distance at Doyalson Springs Golf Range.…

Surf’s Up

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Congratulations to Harry B in Year 7 who made the 2023 NSW surfing state team and attended the surfing NSW High Performance Camp last week. Harry is also attending a…

Broken Bay Volleyball

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St. Brigid's Catholic College recently convened the inaugural CSBB indoor volleyball tournament at Niagara Park.  Under the expert guidance of Rebecca Ardern and Natasha McFadden, the event was a great…

Religious Creative Arts Prize- Stage 5 Drama 1st place winners!

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Congratulations to our Stage 5 Drama students who received First place in the Religious Creative Arts Prize for their play 'Compassion and Forgiveness'. Students performed their play on Stage to…

Job Jump October 26 2023

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HSC Drama Onstage Nomination

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Congratulations to Bridget M. who has received an Onstage nomination for her Outstanding HSC Drama monologue, reflecting her exceptional performance skills.  We are so proud of your achievement. Onstage is…

Explicit Instruction – Assistant Principal

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I attended a National School Improvement Colloquium earlier this week and I was struck by how many sessions were devoted to explicit instruction and how schools were implementing this approach…

Friday House Challenge

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Today for the Friday Challenge our students enjoyed the sunshine while playing a game of musical chairs.  Everyone got involved and had a great time. Well done to Blair W…

Broken Bay Rugby Union

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Our junior boy's rugby union team headed off to the Northern Beaches this week.  Another great day in sport for our students.  Taking to the field after participating in a…

Broken Bay Surf Lifesaving

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The Broken Bay Surf Lifesaving event never disappoints, a day at Terrigal Beach with a great bunch of kids is always a good day out.  On Tuesday we took 14…

Gwandalan Lions Club Art Exhibition

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Last week, Miss Barrow's senior art students submitted their artworks to The Gwandalan Art Exhibition.  Each student's art was recognised in the gallery over the weekend with our students in…

Stage 4 Drama Inflame presents ‘Girl Who Cried Wolf’ by Angela Betzien

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Our Stage 4 Drama Inflame students have been working hard practising for their upcoming performance of 'Girl Who Cried Wolf'. 'Girl Who Cried Wolf is a haunting and darkly humorous…

Stage 5 PASS

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Our Stage 5 PASS students have been taking advantage of the nice weather playing softball on the bottom oval. It's always great seeing our students outside and having fun.

Ignite Conference 2023

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During the holidays, St Brigid’s recently had 6 senior students and 5 staff attend the 2023 Ignite Conference at St Leo’s Catholic College in Waitara. Ignite Conference is a gathering…

Lochie R – Year 10

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Please join us in congratulating Lockie R of Year 10 who recently became an Active Qualified Fireman. Lockie has been studying for the past year with the Lake Munmorah Rural…

Chelsea C – Year 7

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Please join us in congratulating Chelsea C of Year 7. Chelsea at the end of term 3 received her first Dan in Karate.  This is a major achievement for Chelsea…

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Year 11 Biology students investigating Biodiversity at Wonga Point Rock Platform

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Year 11 Biology students recently had the opportunity to take their learning outdoors to Wonga Point, Bateau Bay.  The fieldwork activities gave students a practical way to extend their learning…

Final Outdoor Classroom – Abseiling

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On 15 September we held our final outdoor classroom for the year at Narara. The students enjoyed a morning of abseiling, followed by a ‘graduation’ BBQ and distribution of certificates.…

Bushfire Expo

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On Saturday 16 September our entertainment students attended the Bushfire Expo at Murrays Beach.  Liam D and Sophie H from the Entertainment Class provided the sound desk service during the…

Connecting Catholic Coasties at St Patrick’s East Gosford

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Last Friday afternoon, an exciting Youth Ministry event, "Connecting Catholic Coasties," unfolded at St. Patrick's Parish in East Gosford.  With participation from students representing St. Brigid's, St. Peter's, St. Joseph's,…

Intermediate Girls AFL

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Last week our Intermediate girls (year 9&10) competed in their first AFL Broken Bay Gala Day. What a great day it was, to see our students get in and have…

Zack M – Black Belt

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Congratulations to Zack M in Year 8 for achieving his Black Belt.  Achieving a black belt martial arts is a significant accomplishment that requires dedication, commitment, and continuous effort.  It…

St. Mary’s Church – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

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Would you like to become a Catholic? Or would you simply like to know more about our Catholic faith and the Sacraments? A new RCIA process is beginning in our…

Year 11 Exams – Assistant Principal

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Dear Year 11, As you enter your exams next week, I want you to know that we believe in you and your abilities.  You have worked hard to prepare for…

Student Leadership Assembly

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This week our College held a special assembly for our 2024 student leaders.  Our student leaders made their pledge to the College community and received their badges in front of…

SPECIAL REPORT: R U OK? Day

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Understanding the growing challenges related to mental health among young people is an important consideration. Anxiety, depression and self-harm – are all causes for concern. Factors like academic pressure, social…

Broken Bay Athletics

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On Monday, 31 students from the College attended Broken Bay Athletics Carnival held at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre, Homebush.  With an early start all our students were in good…

Safeguarding Sunday 2023

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The Catholic Church in Australia marks Safeguarding Sunday (formerly Child Protection Sunday) on the second Sunday of September - at the conclusion of National Child Protection Week.  Safeguarding Sunday seeks…

Clergy Care Coordinator role – Diocese of Broken Bay

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The Diocese of Broken Bay is seeking applications for the Clergy Care Coordinator role.  This is a permanent, full-time position, based at the Chancery offices in Pennant Hills but will…

NSW Police Legacy – Child Safety Handbook

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NSW Police Legacy have released their Child Safety Handbook.  It is a wonderful, practical resource for families and schools. Please click here to view the handbook.

National Child Protection Week

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This week was National Child Protection Week.  The theme was ‘Every child in every community needs a fair go’: ‘Where we start matters’. National Child Protection Week is a great time…

Student Visit to Bunnings Lake Haven

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On Wednesday, August 30, Mrs Farrugia's class, who have been studying money this term, was able to have a community access visit to Bunnings at Lake Haven. The students were…

Student Leader Retreat

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Our 2024 College Student Leaders attended a retreat at St Joseph's Spirituality and Education Centre, Kincumber, last week.  We wish them all the best as they learn to work together…

Year 8 STEM

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Year 8 have been working hard on their STEM Catapult group project.  Interpreting engineering plans to construct the project unassisted by their teachers.

Father’s Day Breakfast

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Last Friday, we celebrated the important men in the lives of our students with a BBQ breakfast and some fun activities.  Thank you to all who joined us.  It was…

Compassion Cup

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Last week our students and staff participated the College’s Compassion Cup Challenge. We were blessed with amazing weather as we enjoyed a BBQ lunch and cheered on our House colours…

Golf – Broken Bay

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Congratulations to Ryan C of Year 11 who recently competed in the Broken Bay Golf Championships held at Gosford Golf Course.  Ryan came first overall in the Storke Event, shooting…
Spark Updates
June 28, 2024

Spark – Issue 10, Term 2

Dear St Brigid's Community, This week, the College showcased the talent of our drama students in High School Musical Jr over two nights. Our last edition of Spark for Term…
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Spark – Issue 9, Term 2

Dear St Brigid's Community, Thank you to our staff and students who wore a beanie, and the students who held a cake stall to support the Mark Hughes Foundation to…
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Spark – Issue 8, Term 2

Dear St Brigid’s community, This week was National Reconciliation Week. The theme for 2024, Now More Than Ever, reminds us that no matter what, the fight for justice and the…
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May 17, 2024

Spark – Issue 7, Term 2

Dear St Brigid’s community, This edition of Spark includes an exciting announcement—the release of our new College PDHPE shirt, which includes an indigenous design created by one of our students,…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Smokeless Tobacco Products

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SPECIAL REPORT: Vaping & E-Cigarettes

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We are pleased to invite parents and students to a FREE information session about apprenticeships and traineeships, presented by Central Coast Group Training (CCGT) brought to you by CSBB Pathways…

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Spark – Issue 9, Term 2

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Our Digital Natives

Dear St Brigid’s Community,

Thank you to our staff and students who wore a beanie, and the students who held a cake stall to support the Mark Hughes Foundation to raise much needed funds for brain cancer.

This edition of Spark includes sporting achievements, a Special Report on smokeless tobacco products, Friday house challenge, photos from the College’s 10 Year Anniversary dinner and an article from our AP – Student Achievement titled “Our Digital Natives”.

 

Please take a moment to read through these stories.

God bless you and your family,

Mr Adam Murdoch
College Principal

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The Beatitudes at Work

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This week, I quizzed staff on their knowledge of Jesus. In Catholic schools, we do all things in Christ, so therefore, we need to know who he is. And rest…

High School Musical Jnr

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This week the College showcased the talent of our drama Students in High School Musical Jnr over two nights. We acknowledge all the hard work by the students and staff…

Battle of the Chefs

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A big congratulations to our students who took part in the Battle of the Chefs at St. Peter's Catholic College. Such a fantastic day and we are very proud of…

SPECIAL REPORT: Celebrating NAIDOC Week

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NAIDOC week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to recognise and learn…

The Parliament of NSW School Leadership Program

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The Parliament of NSW and Government House jointly conduct a civics and citizenship program for Year 12 captains and student leaders from all NSW secondary schools. It gives the student…

Under 16 Girls Rugby League

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Under 16 girls NRL rugby league gala day at Rogers Park Woy Woy was filled with memorable moments despite the challenges with weather (freezing) and a shortened schedule. Starting the…

Student Achievement – Emily H

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Emily H of Year 12 has been participating in high level competition for F18 catamaran Sailing with her brother James. This year’s achievements are: Nacra Nationals 2nd overall F 18…

Friday House Challenge

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Last week our students participated in a sing off for their House Challenge.  Kildare won, followed by Lakes, Walker and Terry. Well done Kildare.

Central Coast Secondary Oztag Cup

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It's a very eventful and rewarding week with your Oztag teams! It's impressive have six teams participating in the central coast secondary school tournament and the successes of your girls'…

Catholic Schools NSW – Broken Bay Team

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Congratulations to your College Representatives at the Catholic Schools NSW Cross Country event! Jariah R, Oliver K, Isaiah R, Jack M, Tom M and Chase B all performed admirably on…

Our Digital Natives

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In today's digital age, our children are growing up with technology at their fingertips. As part of school education and more directly in the PDHPE curriculum we actively teach and…

Beanies for Brain Cancer

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Today our students wore a beanie and gave a gold coin donation.  There was even a cake stall to raise additional funds.  All money raised will go towards The Mark…

St Brigid’s 10 Year Anniversary Dinner

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Last Friday, St Brigid’s Catholic College celebrated their 10 year anniversary at Magenta Shores Golf & Country Club It was an amazing evening, attended by students, staff, alumni, and members…

Friday House Challenge

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Today our students were given a new challenge.  One student from each house had to stand on a wobble board holding a hoop while others had to try and get…

Student Achievement – Seth T

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Well done to Seth T who has been selected to represent Australia at the World Junior Motocross Championship in the Netherlands next month! Alongside this amazing achievement, Seth has also:…

The Bidgiwang Group

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Hats off to the Bidgiwang group for their outstanding performance at our assembly last week. The show was truly incredible, showcasing their dedication and hard work!

Student Achievement – Zara H

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A big congratulations to Zara H in Year 10 who has been selected into the Cricket NSW academy for 2024! We are confident that your dedication and hard work will…

St Vincent De Paul’s Winter Appeal

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Dear St Brigid’s Community, Our Social Justice campaign for this term is focused on the St Vincent De Paul’s Winter Appeal. We are asking for students to Bring: blankets, tracksuits…

NSW Young Volunteer of the Year Nomination

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Congratulations to Herbie G in Year 10 who has been nominated for the 2024 NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year Award! Herbie received this nomination because of the volunteer work…

SPECIAL REPORT: Smokeless Tobacco Products

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The evolving nicotine landscape requires parents and caregivers to stay informed to protect young people from these emerging threats. Snus and nicotine pouches are gaining popularity among young people as…

Swimming Superstar

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Kye Mc has had an incredibly successful and fulfilling two days of competition with Catholic Schools NSW! Qualifying for the School Sport Australia Championship in Queensland, this is a significant…

Boys Rugby League

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Another incredible day of rugby league for our under 15 boys team! Mr Philpot’s supervision and coaching undoubtedly contributed to the team’s success, along with the effective communication between players…

Respect for Ourselves and Others

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Our core purpose here at St Brigid’s is teaching and learning. As a Catholic College, we lead this core purpose through the guise of a Religious, Catholic, perspective. When we…

National Reconciliation Week

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This week is National Reconciliation Week (NRW).  It is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us…

St Brigid’s Angels Trivia night

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St Brigid’s Angels hosted a spectacular trivia evening yesterday. The theme of the night was ‘Women Empowerment,’ which was brought to the forefront by amazing guest speaker Angela Skellie from…

Model United Nations Assembly

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On Thursday, 3 of our Year 10 students participated in the Model United Nations Assembly through the Terrigal Rotary Club. MUNA is an educational simulation where students role-play as delegates…

St Mary’s & St Brigid’s Family Mass

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Last Sunday evening, families from St Brigid’s and St Mary’s Primary school joined the St Mary’s congregation to celebrate our Family Mass. Students from both schools took part in singing…

Under 13 NRL

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Once again NRL Central Coast organised an exciting event with the Under 13 boys Rugby League Gala Day at Morry Breen Oval! Despite the initial concern about the weather, it…

Student Achievement – Seth T

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We are thrilled to recognise the remarkable achievement of one of our Year 7 students in Motocross! Seth T is a factory Junior motocross rider for Gasgas Australia. Seth is…

Broken Bay Cross Country

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We had some remarkable achievement from the St. Brigid's team at the Broken Bay Cross Country event! Transitioning to Gosford Racecourse from St. Ives Showground was a significant change, but…

Year 7 Food and Agriculture

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Year 7 students had their first cooking practical recently as part of their Food and Agriculture unit, focusing on eggs. For many of our students this marked their first experience…

NCCD Parent Information

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The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (the national data collection) is an annual collection that counts the number of school students receiving an adjustment due…

The Power of Getting the Small Things Right

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I recently found a book by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval called “The power of small. Why little things make all the difference”. While the authors are renowned for…

You’re Invited! St Brigid’s 10 Year Anniversary Dinner

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Dear St Brigid's Community, In 2024, St Brigid’s is celebrating its 10th Year of ‘Inflaming hearts and minds in Christ’ and we are excited to share an opportunity to commemorate this important…

New College Sports Shirt

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New College Sports Shirt- Indigenous Design - Student Led We are very excited to announce that the NEW College PDHPE Shirt will be available in the coming weeks and will…

SPECIAL REPORT: Vaping & E-Cigarettes

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Over recent months, there has been a growing concern about the impending epidemic affecting young people in relation to the use of e-cigarettes and the trendy pastime of vaping. As…

Free CCGT Apprenticeship and Traineeship Information session

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We are pleased to invite parents and students to a FREE information session about apprenticeships and traineeships, presented by Central Coast Group Training (CCGT) brought to you by CSBB Pathways…

St Brigid’s Angels Trivia Night!

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You are invited! Join us at the St Brigid's Angels Trivia Night! Our students are excited to host this event, welcoming all community members. Get ready for a delightful evening…

Friday House Challenge

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Today our students got to enjoy an exciting new challenge.  Staff even got involved in the action. Lakes house won overall followed by Walker, Kildare and Terry and in the…

Theatresports Central Coast Heat

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St Brigid's hosted the Central Coast Heat of Theatresports on Wednesday evening. The event involved schools from all over the Central Coast and Hunter region. Our students engaged in performance…

Open Soccer

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Congratulations to both our open soccer teams for their commendable performance last week! Despite the weather challenges and venue changes, it's wonderful to hear that the girls had a fantastic…

Family Mass

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You are invited to our Term 2 Family Mass on Sunday May 26th. Join us from 4pm for cricket and games then Mass at 6pm. This is a fantastic afternoon…

Broken Bay Rugby League Representative

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Congratulations to Ryda, Bailey, Archie, and Alexah for their impressive performance at the Metro trials! Making it to the representative level is a significant accomplishment and a testament to their…

U16 & 19 Futsal

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It's fantastic for our college to be apart of the growth and popularity of futsal amongst schools on the Central Coast! Futsal offers an opportunity for our students to enjoy…

Job Jump May 16, 2024

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Mother’s Day Morning Tea

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We thank all the wonderful Mothers, Grandmothers and significant women in our students lives for attending our Mother's Day Breakfast last Friday. Each year we have more and more families…

Intermediate Boys Soccer

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Our intermediate boy's soccer team had an amazing time at the intermediate boy's soccer gala day last week down at Forrestville! The weather may have been unpredictable, but it didn't…

High School Musical Junior

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Our talented cast are excited to perform High School Musical Jr for our school community this term! Get excited!! Tickets will be available to purchase from Week 4, more details…

Job Jump May 9, 2024

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Road Safety

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Dear St Brigid's Community, This is an important reminder that road safety is a shared responsibility. Please discuss this notice with your family. To increase the safety on Carters Road,…

University Open Days

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Omniscient by Byron S

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Byron S in Year 11 received 20/20 for his short-story written for his English Advanced Assessment. Please take a moment to read his story. What a fantastic piece of writing. …

HELP WANTED! – Year 11 Construction Work Placements Request

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Our Year 11 Students in VET Construction (pathways) need to connect with Trades in the profession and complete a week (35hrs) of work placement to experience realistic and contextual work…

Friday House Challenge

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Today our students had a balloon popping puzzle challenge.  There were lots of laughs and fun had by all. Terry took out the win with Walker, Lakes and Kildare. Go…

Reminder: St Brigid’s 10 Year Anniversary Dinner

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In 2024, St Brigid’s is celebrating its 10th Year of ‘Inflaming hearts and minds in Christ’ and we are excited to share an opportunity to commemorate this important anniversary with…

SPECIAL REPORT: Trauma Recovery

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Trauma in children significantly disturbs their sense of safety and normalcy, leading to substantial emotional and behavioural changes. Such disturbances often result from exposure to traumatic events, which may be…

Anzac Liturgy

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On Tuesday our College community gathered together for a Liturgy in honour of Anzac Day. Please see below some photos from the Liturgy.

CHS Sailing

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Well done to our college Sailors; Samuel D of Year 9, Issac A of Year 10 and Lucy L and Emily H of Year 12! They participated in the NSW…

Lest We Forget

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On Anzac Day our College community honoured the spirit of the ANZACs at Doyalson RSL. Together, our students and staff marched with pride, for the men and women that made…

Broken Bay Touch Representatives

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Congratulations Archie A and Jayden A from Year 8, who recently made their debut appearance at the representative level in touch football for Broken Bay. Their hard work, dedication, and…

National Age Championships

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The final week of Term 1 was a busy one for everyone, but it was even more so for Kye Mc, who was battling it out in the pool at…

Central Coast Careers Expo at Avondale University!

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On Tuesday, April 9th, students from Year 10 had the exciting opportunity to attend the CCGT & Avondale University Central Coast Careers Expo. This event provided a unique opportunity for…

Active Student Participation!

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On the last day of Term 1, 12 of our enthusiastic Year 10 students joined St Brendan’s for their exciting Bike and Scooter Day. This event was expertly managed by…

Kye Mc – Broken Bay Swimming Team

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Please join us once again in congratulating Kye of Year 9 on his most recent achievements at SOPAC. Last week Kye placed in the following events on the Broken Bay…

College Taster Day

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On 10 April 2024, St Brigid's College welcomed Year 6 students from our surrounding schools to experience a day in the life at our College. We are thrilled to share…

Netball Stars

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Jade P from Year 9 and Sienna B from Year 10 showcased their exceptional talent and dedication in netball at last weekend’s 2024 Your Local Club Regional Academy Games in…

AP Message- End of Term

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I am always amazed by the pace of each term- they seem to fly by. As we approach the last week of Term One, I would like to thank you…

Broken Bay Rugby League Trials and Selection success

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It was a successful day for Broken Bay trials under 15 boys and under 16 girls rugby league last week.  It was a later start for the boys followed by…

SPECIAL REPORT: Respectful Language

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In today’s world, it is becoming apparent that some young people are being influenced by the language around them. It is becoming more common for them to hear derogatory terms…

Reminder: School Photos

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Dear Parents, School photography day is next Tuesday, 9 April 2024. Group and portrait photographs can be purchased by following the link below or by returning the order envelope with…

Easter Liturgy

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On Thursday, our College community gathered in a spirit of unity and contemplation to observe an Easter Liturgy.  Together, we journeyed through the seven scenes of Passion Week, reflecting on…

Inflame – Bushwalking Group

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A small group of Year 7 students went bushwalking along the Geebung Walking Track for their last Inflame activity of Term 1. The weather was pleasant, and they walked for…

CCC Easter Festival Report

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On Friday, March 22nd, St Brigid’s Youth Ministry hosted the first Combined Catholic Coasties event for 2024. We had 130 students from St Joseph’s, St Peter’s, Mackillop and St Brigid’s…

Year 7 Technology

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Year 7 technology completes 4 units throughout the year. In our Food and Agriculture unit, students look at egg production and link theory lessons to practical tasks on the agricultural…

Broken Bay Touch Team

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Huge congratulations to Bailey N and Archie H both of Year 8 for their exceptional achievement in being selected for the Broken Bay Under 15 Boys touch football team!  This…

Open Basketball

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Congratulations to our open basketball teams on their recent Broken Bay championships.  Their dedication and teamwork are a reflection both on and off the court.  This victory is a testament…

Combined Family Mass

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On 16 March, St Brigid's Catholic College joined with St Brendan's Primary School for a cricket match and a Combined Family Mass. There was a large contingent of cricket players,…

Friday House Challenge

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On Friday 15 March, St Brigid’s were delighted to welcome two international cricketers to our Friday challenge. Both Fr Tomy and Fr Baby stepped forward with their cricket bats to…

Working in Partnership

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Building positive relationships between schools and parents is the cornerstone of nurturing student learning and achievement. To formalise our commitment to effective communication and mutual respect, Catholic Schools Broken Bay…

Expressing our Catholic Faith

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This Sunday is Palm Sunday. It signifies the moment that Jesus entered triumphantly into Jerusalem and acts as the starting point for Passion Week, the last week of Jesus’ life.…

Harmony Day 2024

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Yesterday, at St Brigid's, students and staff celebrated Harmony Day by wearing orange accessories to school.  Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations, as well as freedom of ideas…

Cultural Diversity

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Cultural diversity encompasses the variety of cultures, beliefs, and traditions present globally, contributing to a rich tapestry of human experiences and perspectives. By valuing every child's cultural background, we enable…

Broken Bay Swimming Carnival

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What an incredible day we had at Homebush last week for Broken Bay Swimming Carnival. A big round of applause to all our students who embraced the challenges of a…

Textiles and Design TexStyle Excursion

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TEXStyle is the annual showcase of exemplary HSC Textiles and Design.  In 2024, it features 34 Major Textiles Projects selected from over 1,550 submitted by students across NSW for the…

Catholic Schools NSW Volleyball

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Please join us in acknowledging Ms Ardern and Mr Landrigan for all their continued support and exceptional dedication to Volleyball during the recent event of Catholic Schools NSW under 15…

College Open Day 2024

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On 12 March our College welcomed prospective families and students for Open Day 2024. We would like to extend our gratitude to the wonderful cohort of students and staff that…

On Stage 2024

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Stage 5 and 6 Drama students attended Onstage earlier this term.  Onstage is selection of exemplary drama projects created by 2023 HSC students. Our Drama students left inspired to create…

The Importance of Routines

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A couple of weeks ago at the Year 11 Information evening I spoke to families about the importance of forming good routines and study habits to support student success and wellbeing.…

International Women’s Day Breakfast

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Today our St Brigid’s Angels held a breakfast for our community to celebrate International Women’s Day. Our School Marketing Officer, Victoria Price was the guest speaker giving a speech on…

Groovin the Green

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Our annual ‘Groovin the Green’ fete-style event is fast approaching, with less than a month to go. Staff, students, and parent volunteers have been busy planning for it to be…

St Brigid’s and St Brendan’s Combined Family Mass

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We invite you to join us for our first combined family Mass for 2024 which will be held on Saturday 16 March 2024. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect…

College Swimming Carnival

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Our whole College community carnivals can be such exciting events, full of energy and competitive spirit and our 2024 swimming carnival was a great way to start 2024 off with…

Year 11 Agriculture Farm Case Study

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On Monday Year 11 Agriculture students went to Tocal College for their Farm Case Study on the Dairy.  Students were able to talk with the Dairy Farm manager, Matt Brett,…

Catholic Schools NSW – Golf Selections

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Congratulations to the following students on their selection to trial for Catholic Schools NSW Golf team: Blake C of Year 8, Kiara CJ of year 10, and Ryan C of year 12.…

Girls Touch Football

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Congratulations to our Open and Under 15 girls Touch Football teams for their effort and sportsmanship, last Monday down at Nolan's reserve.  Celebrating your efforts and commitment you all put…

Special report: Toxic Achievement Culture

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Toxic achievement culture is a critical societal issue where an individual's self-worth is entangled to their academic or extracurricular achievements. This culture is not merely about striving for success; it…

Results – Pathways & Partnerships ‘CSBB Enterprise in the Community’ finals competition

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We are thrilled to announce the outstanding results of the Pathways & Partnerships ‘CSBB Enterprise in the Community' finals competition, which unfolded at the Caroline Chisholm Centre last term. St…

Year 7 Reflection Day

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On Thursday our Yr7 students participated in a Reflection Day, aimed to orientate Year 7 students to the faith and cultural identity of St Brigid's and the wellbeing programs on…

Expressing our Catholic Faith

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At St Brigid’s, we express our Catholic faith unapologetically. We interact with our faith in multiple ways. Prayer is our first port of call and we start off each day…

FHC- Congratulations Lakes

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Lakes House has won the Friday House Challenge (FHC) again this week- Congratulations! The aim of the game was to land a water balloon on students from another House. The…

Isaiah R- Year 11

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Congratulations Isaiah R of Year 11 on his recent success at Catholic Schools NSW. Isaiah would normally compete in the Triathlon held out at Sydney International Regatta Centre, but due…

Walk n Chat with our Parent Engagement Coordinator

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Year 7 Welcome BBQ

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Yesterday we welcomed our Year 7 families to the College community with a BBQ and Smoking Ceremony. We extend our gratitude to those families who could attend.  It is a…

Kye Mc – Year 9

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Please once again join us in congratulating Kye of Year 9 on his most recent success in the pool. Kye over the weekend swam at the NSW Country Championship at…

Live Parent Webinars

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Register for Elevate’s Parent Webinar Series This Term Elevate Education delivers high-impact workshops to our students that help to develop their study skills, motivation, and exam preparation. Over the next…

Support our College Cafe

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Support our College Cafe. The best coffee around, made by our students. Every Wednesday and Friday morning, 7.45am - 8.10am

Student helpers – St Mary’s Swimming Carnival

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On Monday the 12th of February, 22 of our students from Year 8 to 10 attended the St Mary's Swimming carnival as student helpers.  Our students always look forward to…

Ash Wednesday Mass

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Last Wednesday our College came together to partake in Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent where we receive ashes on our forehead as a sign of our…

Alumni Success

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We love hearing from our past students and sharing in their success after life at the College. We recently heard from Natasha Hawkshaw who graduated at St Brigid's in 2022.…

Job Jump February 22, 2024

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Friday House Challenge

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This week’s Friday House Challenge was one of skill and precision.  Students had to cut away slice by slice compressed flour with a ruler without having the mentos that was…

Message from the AP, Student Achievement

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A very warm welcome