St Brigid’s College recognises the contribution that students from other countries and cultures make to its community. It is with this in mind, that programmes are designed specifically to meet the needs of overseas students while ensuring their gentle integration into the life of the College.
Overseas students participate fully in all areas of College life, combining academic rigour with spiritual, cultural and physical growth. Such involvement encourages personal excellence in a broad spectrum of subjects as well as nurturing a life-giving respect for different cultural backgrounds in all students of the College.
Important Information for Overseas Students and their families
Living in Perth, Western Australia
Western Australia is the largest Australian State occupying about one-third of the continent. The State contains approximately 12 500 kilometres of coastline and covers an area of more than 2.5 million square kilometres. With the State being so vast, Western Australia contains many different climatic regions including tropical conditions in the North to temperate conditions in the South-West.
Perth itself experiences a Mediterranean climate of warm to hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Perth skies are often clear of cloud and a beautiful blue and Perth boasts the highest number of average daily sunshine hours of any major Australian city. With an extensive coastline of white sandy beaches, it is easy to understand why Perth’s lifestyle is enjoyed by so many. The temperature ranges from a mean monthly maximum of approximately 17ºC in July to 29ºC in January and February. The majority of Perth’s 853mm of rainfall falls in the winter months of June, July and August. Perth has a population of over 1.6 million which represents about three-quarters of Western Australia’s total population.
For more information
- On Western Australia – go to http://www.westernaustralia.com/
- On Perth – go to http://www.countrywide.com.au/welcome.html
The St Brigid’s College campus is magnificently situated in the Hills of Perth, some 30 kilometres from the city of Perth. Our unique setting allows our School to present an almost rural atmosphere combined a comprehensive education for our 1300 plus students.
In addition to the standard curriculum, our campus also includes a heated swimming pool and fully maintained Gymnasium, playing fields, computer and language laboratories, Library Resources Centre, Food Technology Rooms and our magnificent Heritage Chapel, whilst our Junior School children enjoy their learning in close proximity to the Senior School.
Transportation links are also on our door step with bus services to and from Kalamunda and the City of Perth. The main highways to the State’s north and east are less than 15 kilometres from our campus while the Domestic and International Airports are only a short distance away.