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Rebecca McCann

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 wonderful opportunity to get to know the school and our teachers a little better as well as build valuable connections with other Year 7 families.

We are looking forward to a year full of meaningful connections, learning and growth with our Year 7, 2024 students.

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 Homebush. Kye came away from this meet with the following medals around his neck and records to his name.

Kye’s results:

2nd 800m freestyle under 14 years. He set the new 13 years boys record for this event by 10 seconds.
2nd 100m freestyle
2nd 50m freestyle
2nd 400m freestyle
2nd 200m freestyle
2nd 50m Backstroke
3rd 50m butterfly
5th 200m IM
6th 100m Butterfly
6th 50m breaststroke
4th 100m Backstroke

Well done Kye, we are extremally proud of you and what you continue to do in the pool.

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 term, you’re invited to join their parent webinar series, where you can help support your child at home by reinforcing the skills they’re learning at school.
Upcoming Webinars:

How You Can Help Your Child Manage Their Time – 28th February 6:30pm

How You Can Make Technology an Ally (& Not the Enemy!) – 13th March 6:30pm

How You Can Help Improve Your Child’s Memory – 27th March 6:30pm

Register for the series by clicking the link here and learn some great practical strategies to help support your child this year.

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 these days and enjoy heading back to their former primary school.  We received this lovely email from Miss Dawson about our students.

“All students who came along were helpful, respectful and outstanding role models.  The students are a credit to St Brigid’s and their families.  We are also a little proud to see these beautiful past St Mary’s students coming back and being so willing to assist with whatever was required.”

We enjoy nothing more than helping our local primary school and love hearing great feedback.

We hope to be able to continue this relationship for many years to come.

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 mortality and reflection.  It marks a period of fasting until Easter and a time of giving and prayer.

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.

Natasha was recently awarded a 2024 Ma & Morley Scholarship in the Ling Jun (continuing students’ category), which is the flagship scholarship at the University of Newcastle.

Natasha attended a two-day welcome program on campus where she met other scholars and found out more about the program and the journey ahead.

In further exciting news, Natasha was joined at the welcome lunch by our Founding Principal, Mrs Julie Terry.

Congratulations Natasha! We look forward to following you on your amazing journey. You are inspiring!

For more information about the Ma & Morley Scholarship please click on this link:

Thank you, Conor Ashleigh and Justin Worboys for the wonderful photos.

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 sitting on top roll away.

At the end of the challenge students had a dance off doing the “chicken dance”.

t was great seeing everyone get involved and having fun.

Lakes House took out the win.  Well done Lakes!

Message from the AP, Student Achievement

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A very warm welcome to all new students and families to the St Brigid’s community.  We are also very excited to welcome our new cohort of Year 7 students and have enjoyed the first few weeks getting to know them.  They are settling into the flow of what it is to be a high school student and we have been proud of both their resilience and courage as they learn the new routines.  This cohort of Year 7s will be the class of 2030!  When you look at the year 2030, it feels so far away but on reflection I know these years go by quickly!  We are very excited to see what these students will achieve over the next 6 years.

As with all cohorts, it is important to start the year with high expectations and create consistently challenging lessons for our students so they can be the very best people they can be.  Our teachers will always work closely with the students, promoting a culture of clear class routines that aim to build capacity, provide a safe environment, and foster the student’s love of learning and care for others.

Like last year our students will continue to use Canvas and Compass to manage their learning, communicate with families and support assessment and reporting.  Canvas continues to be our Learning Management System that supports students’ learning in the class alongside the student workbooks.  We believe it is important that the students share with their families what they are learning and how they are learning in each of their subjects.  Please encourage your children to share their learning with you.  As we continue to grow as a school, we believe it is crucial to ensure the connection and partnership with the community and our parents is strong.  Parent and family engagement with us is integral to supporting student learning and achievement, and promoting positive wellbeing and confidence in our students. Please reach out to the Mentor teachers and class teachers should you have any questions.

Alex Walters

Assistant Principal, Student Achievement