Protecting Our Kids

Our year 10 cohort has returned from the Urban Experience.  What an adventurous three days they have had!

This edition of Spark showcases what our students have been up to in their Inflame, Technology and Commerce lessons.  We celebrate recent sporting achievements and provide reminders for our upcoming events.

We include a special report “Gambling and Young People”, an article from our Assistant Principal titled “Protecting our Kids”, and an update from our Principal on the changes to Mentor groups in 2024.

Please read through our recent stories.

Mr Adam Murdoch
College Principal

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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 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…

Opening School Mass

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Our opening school mass is both a fitting celebration of the feast of St Brigid and the welcoming of our new staff and students.  This year we were fortunate to…

Shrove Tuesday – February 13

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Why do we eat Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? Shrove Tuesday is the last day before we enter into the time of Lent.  Lent is for fasting and purifying ourselves, so…

Reminder – College Open Day

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Are you or someone you know looking to enrol a student at St Brigid's Catholic College? Our Open Day will be held Tuesday, March 12 between 9am - 12pm. Call…

SPECIAL REPORT: The Wellbeing Barometer 2024

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The Wellbeing Barometer survey has proven to be an invaluable tool for schools, providing insights into the state of youth mental health and wellbeing. Whilst last year’s results focussed the…

NSW School Vaccination Program

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Dear Parents/Carers, In 2024 the following vaccines will be offered: If your child is in Year 7 or Year 10 this year, you can now provide online consent for their…

Welcome Year 7

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Last week we welcomed our new Year 7 students to the College.  There were a lot of nervous excitement as the students walked through our gates. Here are some photos…

Maths Olympiad Elitist!

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Ivy R of Year 9 was recently awarded the title of International Maths Challenge Elitist! The College would like to congratulate Ivy on such a wonderful achievement. Students who score…

Road Safety around Schools

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Dear St Brigid Community, Road Safety is a shared responsibility- how you can help. As the Central Coast's population increases, schools on Carters Road are experiencing congestion during the peak…

Surf Life Saving – Congratulations to Zach M of Year 8

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Congratulations to Zach M of Year 8, who on the weekend became U13 Branch Board Champion. Zach, who is a member of Lakes Surf Club, has won this event for…

Popes Intentions for February

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Each year, the Holy Father asks for our prayers for a specific intention each month. You are invited to answer the Holy Father's request and to join with many people…

Congratulations Kye Mc

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Kye Mc of Year 9 recently competed in the NSW Senior State Championship in multiple events.  This was a massive week in the pool for him competing over 6 days…

Elevate – Career Opportunity for College Alumni

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Did Elevate’s study skill seminars help you to ace your HSC this year?  Would you like to help next year’s Year 12 students?   Join the Elevate team as a presenter…

End of the Year (Learning) – 1st December, 2023

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It has become the norm in many schools that meaningful learning tasks become few and far between in the last couple of weeks of the year.  I appreciate that the…

CAPA Showcase

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On Wednesday night we held our CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts) Showcase. The evening was a chance for our Stage 4 and 5 students to present some of the creative…

Year 7 Hunter Valley Zoo Excursion

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Students in year 7 are enjoying their day today at Hunter Valley Zoo where they can put their ecosystem learning into practice by identifying biotic and abiotic things in the…

The 7 Habits of Highly Happy People

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Highly happy people all share happy habits. It’s as simple as that. The happiest people I know share 7 very obvious habits. If you’re looking to expand your general happiness…

Masi Mobin talks to Year 8

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Year 8 have recently been studying the concept of refugees in both English and Religious Education.  As part of this study, students were given the opportunity to listen to the…

Year 12 Leaders Day

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On Thursday of Week 6, the Captains and Vice Captains of St Brigid’s joined the other school captains in the diocese to learn about leadership and discuss their roles as…

Congratulations Jett!

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Congratulations Jett! Jett raised $1,630.00 for the McGrath foundation! That's an amazing effort for a great cause!

Year 7 Visual Arts

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In Term 4, Year 7 Visual Arts students studied the grandeur of Gothic Cathedrals and their protector - the gargoyle. Over 6 weeks they designed, built, fired and glazed their…

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…

Job Jump October 12, 2023

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Job Jump September 21, 2023

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21 September 2023 - Master

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…

Isaiah R – Townsville

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Recently, Isaiah R of Year 10, competed in the Multisport National Championships held in Townsville. From his results during this event, Isaiah has successfully made it to the Australian team…

Combined Family Mass

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We recently held another great Combined Family Mass with St Brigid's and St Brendan's coming together to celebrate. The senior leaders from both schools were fantastic in their support and…

Book Week 2023

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Book Week has been a success this year with various activities held during the week. You are never too old to celebrate and enjoy your passion for books and reading. …

Rugby Union & AFL

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Our intermediate girls Rugby Union and AFL teams have had the opportunity during their Inflame time to learn the rules, skills and put in to play what they have learned…

Year 8 Camp

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Our Year 8 students have just participated in a trek and adventure reminiscent of the Amazing Race, contained entirely within the beautiful natural habitats of our local area.  Students were…

SPECIAL REPORT: Respectful Relationships

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Fostering a nurturing environment of respectful relationships within your family holds the key to not only harmonious living, but also improved academic outcomes for your children. As parents and caregivers,…

Sienna T

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Last week Sienna T of Year 10, competed at the NSW CCC Rugby League Trials, in the U16 girls’ division, as part of the NSW Catholic Metropolitan side. Sienna spent…

Science Week Pathways – Innovations and Opportunities

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Last week, students from St Brigid's participated as the representative school in the Innovations and Opportunities in Australia's Dairy Industry Careers Panel. Students had the opportunity to hear from three…

New additions to our Agriculture plot

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We would like to introduce the newest members of our Agriculture plot. Our two new heifer calves have settled in well. Thank you to our Year 12 student, James Vipan,…

Drama Inflame Group

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Students from stage 4 Drama Inflame have been rehearsing the play 'The Girl who cried Wolf' by Angela Betzien.  They have been learning about the roles of Stage Manager, performer…

Inflame Dance Groups

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Our Inflame Dance groups represented the College in the Your Next Step Dance Competition in Gosford last week. The Senior team came 2nd and the Junior team came 3rd overall.…

Junior & Intermediate Basketball

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This week, it was the boys turn for Broken Bay Basketball.  Our Junior and Intermediate teams headed out on Monday to Terrigal, Breakers Stadium. It was another great day!  Both…

Year 9 PDHPE

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Currently, our Year 9 PDHPE students are undertaking a number of gymnastics sessions led by a professional gymnastics coach. The photos below are from a previous session, in which they…

Tree Tops Outdoor Education Excursion

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The Outdoor Classroom has expanded to include a Peer Buddy Support element. Year 10 were involved in preliminary training during Term 1 and have taken the next step to supporting…

The eSports team in Brisbane

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Last weekend, the eSports team flew to Brisbane to participate in the XP High School League’s Queensland Cup for Rocket League. They played live in front of audiences at the…

Boys Netball

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Last week we entered a Year 9 and Year 10 Boys Netball team in the Newcastle Schools Cup competition.  This was our first time entering this competition. The boys all…

Stage 5 and 6 Agriculture

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Earlier this term, students from Stage 5 and 6 Agriculture had the opportunity to speak with Angus Campbell from BE Campbell about the pork industry in Australia. Angus gave the…

Student Helpers – Netball

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Once again, some of our students have represented the College by helping our local primary schools at recent netball gala days at Newcastle and Gosford. The girls umpired games and…

Compassion Cup

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Next Wednesday, August 16th, our new whole-school College event “Compassion Cup” will take place on the bottom oval. This event is a great opportunity for students to showcase their sporting…

The eSports team are on their way!

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The Rocket League Champions are on their way to Brisbane today to play in the XPHSL Ekka Queensland Cup. They will spend the next two days in Queensland playing against…

Benefits of Being a Community – Assistant Principal

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This week I spoke to our students on assembly about the benefits of being part of a community.  I have a number of goals that I want St Brigid’s Catholic…

World Youth Day

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Postcards from St Brigid's Pilgrims "We started our pilgrimage this morning with a visit to the Vatican Museums. Wandered the spectacular chambers leading to the Sistine Chapel to view Michelangelo’s…

Friday House Challenge

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This week's house challenge consisted of a game of musical chairs. There were plenty of laughs, fun and sunshine playing this game that the students really enjoyed.  It was a…

Inflame Bushwalking Group

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This week our Inflame bushwalking group went on a 5km walk at Wybung part of Munmorah State Conservation area. The students had a great time trekking through the bush and…

Clayton B

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Recently we wished Clayton B of Year 9 all the best for the upcoming Australian Hockey Championships in Perth. Clayton has since returned, and we would like to share with…

Under 13 Boys Rugby League Gala Day

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What a day our Under 13 boys Rugby League team had on Wednesday at Catholic Schools Broken Bay gala day held at Morry Breen Oval, Kanwal. The boys played as…

Junior and Intermediate Girls Basketball

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Schools Broken Bay gala day held at Breakers stadium. It was a great day watching with both teams giving their all each and every game. For our junior girls, it…

Under 14 Girls Rugby St Peters/St Brigid’s

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Last week 3 of our Year 8 Students participated in the under 14 Girls Rugby League gala day for Catholic Schools Broken Bay. A combined team was entered between St…

2023 Uni Early Entry Programs, as of 21 March 2023

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St Brigid’s Athletics Carnival

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Last week saw us hold yet another great college carnival at Mingara Recreation Club.  Athletics is our biggest college carnival with all students moving around the venue at one time. …

Girls Under 16 Rugby League

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On Wednesday the 26th of July our under 16 girls participated in for the first time the Isabelle Kelly Cup (Katrina Fanning) Female Rugby League. What a great day it…

A Growing School – Assistant Principal

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Much has been mentioned about the growth of the College in recent times and this is certainly encouraging but growth can only be one part of the overall puzzle.  Rapid…

St Brigid’s Angels – World Cup Event

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Last night the College held its first St Brigid’s Angels event.  It was an event for all girls of St Brigid's and the significant women in their lives to come…

Netball

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Last week our netball teams headed down to Pennant Hills for the annual Catholic Schools of Broken Bay gala day. We had a Year 7, Year 8, Year 9/10 and…

World Youth Day

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Postcards from our St Brigid's Students - World Youth Day 1 & 2 "Together we departed Sydney on Friday night, the first flight was to Dubai and took just over…

CCSP UPCOMING WEBINAR – Online Relationships and consent: Sending Nudes and Sexting

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As part of CCSP’s ongoing collaboration with eSafety the Term 3 parent education webinar Online relationships and consent: Sending nudes and sexting will be held on 15 August 2023. This…

AgVision Career Expo

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On Wednesday student for years 9-12 went to the AgVision Career Expo at Sydney Showground. They engaged in various sessions to prepare them with a greater understanding of career options…

Isaiah R

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Congratulations to Isaiah R of Year 10, who last week represented the College at All Schools Cross Country.  Well done Isaiah on this achievement placing 23 over all in the…

St Mary’s Student Helpers

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Last term 44 of our students represented the College at St Mary's Catholic School Toukley athletics carnival, this is the largest number of students we have sent to assist on…

2023 CAPA Challenge

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Wow, what a fantastic end to the first semester of 2023!  It was such a pleasure to watch students across all grades coming together to support their peers and houses…

Inflame Golf

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Our Stage 4 Inflame Golf group started this week.  The sun was shining and the students had fun learning a new sport.

NSW CHSS Golf Championships & All Schools Selection trials

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Well done to our golf students Joshua H and Sahara HV of Year 10 who recently took part in the NSW CHSS Golf Championships & All Schools Selection trials. Both…

Enrolments

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Enrolments at St Brigid’s have been steadily climbing to the point now where they are very strong.  There is fantastic interest from our local feeder schools as well as significant…

Assemblies and House Challenges

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Our assemblies are always filled with information, reflection, merits, and school spirit.  It is always a joy seeing so many students receiving merit awards for their consistent hard work.  Well…

JobJump Careers News Bulletin 15 June 2023

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SPECIAL REPORT: Social Media Influencers

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Social media influencers have become powerful individuals who often shape the opinions and beliefs of others due to strong connections with their audiences. In today's fast-paced digital world, attention has…

Broken Bay Netball

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Last week Charlotte N, Xuela F and Tynisha F took part in the U18 Broken Bay Netball trials held at St Leo’s College Wahroonga.  Selection trials are never easy playing…

Broken Bay Cross Country Students

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On Tuesday 13 June, 3 of our students represented Broken Bay at the Catholic Schools Cross Country held at Sydney Equestrian Centre at Horsley Park.  Congratulations to Isaiah R of…

Staff Achievements

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Here at St Brigid’s we not only enjoy acknowledging our students on their achievements but also the staff.  Congratulations to Miss Ardern and Mr Barnett on their recent sporting achievements.…

Year 12 Hospitality and Coast Hands

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Last Wednesday, Year 12 Hospitality created over 100 meals for Coast Hands.  These meals will go on to help feed those less fortunate in our community.

Congratulations Clayton B

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Please join us in congratulating Clayton B in Year 9, who has been selected to represent NSW in the Under 15 State Ice Hockey Team.  Clayton and his team will…

Junior Soccer

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That’s a wrap for Broken Bay Soccer with our Year 7 teams traveling down to Manly Tuesday for their soccer gala day.  Congratulations to both our teams on great sportsmanship…

NNSW Regional Futsal Tournament

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Our U16's and Opens Boys Futsal teams made the journey to Maitland to play in the Northern NSW futsal school's tournament.  With some last-minute team changes due to injury, our…

Inflame Cycling

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Our Stage 5 Inflame Cycling group have been exploring the local bike tracks in Lake Munmorah and enjoying the scenery.  They are generally cycling between 15 and 20km each week. …

U13 Rugby League Central Coast Cup

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Our U13 Rugby League team recently played in the NRL Central Coast Cup at Erina, after wet weather put a spanner in the works the week before.  They were energetic…

Kye Mc – CSNSW Swim Team

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Recently over the course of 2 days, Kye Mc of Year 8 represented our College, Broken Bay and Catholic Schools NSW at the All-Schools Swimming Championships.  This event was held…

The Sharp Short Play Competition

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Year 11 Drama students travelled to Parramatta Riverside Theatres last week to perform their original play ‘Phobophobia - The fear of fears’ at The Sharp Short play competition.  Year 11…

Combined Family Mass

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St Brigid's joined with St Brendan's for our first combined family Mass on Saturday, we were blessed with great weather for what was a fantastic community event. The afternoon started…

Central Coast Secondary Chess Tournament

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Students from Year 7-12 attended the Central Coast Secondary Chess Tournament at Central Coast Grammar School last month. The Junior teams placed 11th and 13th, and the Intermediate team placed…

Model United Nations Assembly

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Brock, Ruby and Angus in Year 9 attended the Model United Nations Assembly through the Terrigal Rotary Club recently.  This is an educational simulation in which students learn about diplomacy,…

The Push Up Challenge

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St Brigid's is part of a huge community of push-up legends who are all making a REAL difference for mental health in Australia. There is only one more week to…

Central Coast’s 2023 school leaders Article

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St Brigid's Catholic College Year 12 leaders for 2023 including captains Ben McCulkin and Bridget McLear and vice captains Brooke Elwell and Cooper Sweeney. Bridget McLear — Year 12 Captain…

JobJump Careers News Bulletin 1 June 2023

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High Expectations – Assistant Principal

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At St Brigid’s our aim is to continually raise the bar for our students and set high standards for all of them.  Having high expectations of them at school will…
Spark Updates
April 5, 2024

Spark – Issue 5, Term 1

Welcome to our last edition of Spark for Term 1.  In this edition we showcase student sporting achievements, class and inflame activities, CCC Easter festival held at the College, our…
Spark Updates
March 22, 2024

Spark – Issue 4, Term 1

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.…
Spark Updates
March 8, 2024

Spark – Issue 3, Term 1

Happy International Women’s Day and welcome to another edition of Spark News. This morning we had the pleasure of hosting the St Brigid’s Angels breakfast, celebrating the women in our…
Spark Updates
February 23, 2024

Spark – Issue 2, Term 1

Welcome to our second edition of Spark News for 2024. This week we held our Year 7 Family Welcome BBQ, Year 11 Parent Information Evening, the Year 7 Reflection Day…

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📢Exciting news! 📢 We are excited to announce the launch of a new online Enrolment Enquiry Form, just in time for our 2025 enrolments! 🎉

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Dear parents and Carers, ANZAC day this year falls in the second week of the holiday break and as with every year we would like

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🎉 Taster Day at St Brigid's 🎉 Last week, St Brigid's College welcomed Year 6 students from our surrounding schools to experience a day in

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St Brigid's warmly invites all of the significant women in the lives of our students, to join us at the cafe for morning tea on

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Inflame – Bushwalking Group A small group of Year 7 students went bushwalking along the Geebung Walking Track for their last Inflame activity of Term

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Broken Bay Rugby League Trials and Selection Success It was a successful day for Broken Bay trials under 15 boys and under 16 girls rugby

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EVENT POSTPONED! Postponement of Groovin the Green Regrettably, due to the forecast of an east coast low and heavy rain, for Friday, we have made

St Brigid's Catholic College

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CCC Easter Festival Report. On Friday, March 22nd, St Brigid’s Youth Ministry hosted the first Combined Catholic Coasties event for 2024. We had 130 students

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We can't wait to see you at our combined school Groovin the Green event. Invite your family and friends,bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the

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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…

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…

Special report: Toxic Achievement Culture

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SPECIAL REPORT: The Wellbeing Barometer 2024

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The Wellbeing Barometer survey has proven to be an invaluable tool for schools, providing insights into the state of youth mental health and wellbeing. Whilst last year’s results focussed the…
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UNIVERSITY of NEWCASTLE:   Webinars – Students and Parents/Carers  HSC Support Webinar – Setting up for HSC Success   Date: 27 March 2024  Time: 7:00pm Register Here  University of Newcastle is…

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Attention Maths Graduates! Trainee – Finance Graduate

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Universal Mortgage Experts, located in Toukley, are growing their team and looking for a Trainee - Finance Graduate. This is a fantastic career opportunity for a graduate student, with mentorship…