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Term 2, Week 2, St Brigid’s College News

Published 08/05/2023 · Academic

Dear Families, Students, Staff and Friends of St Brigid’s College,

It is hard to believe that we have completed our second week of the term and the buzz in the air as we walk around the campus is just inspiring.

Hosting our Mercy Education Limited (MEL) Principals

The College was honoured to have been able to be one of the hosts for the Mercy Education Limited Principals’ Network Meeting this past week. It was a privilege to be able to showcase our College and to share an insight into our beautiful community. Our guests were greeted by student leaders from the primary and secondary schools who exuded hospitality and pride
in their College.
The meeting began with a prayer celebrating ‘Light the Way’, the words of which read by Mariah D’Silva, Florence Clarke, Isabella Goodall, Teddy Sylwestrzak, Jaden O’Brien
and Benjamin Olk, truly touched our guests. A variety of topics were discussed including cyber security and risk management. As they toured our College, our community
shared more of St Brigid’s story with them. Thank you to Mercedes College and Santa Maria College who then welcomed us into their community reminding us how grateful we are to be part of a shared Mercy story.

Dancelife Unite
Over the weekend past, our elite dance troupe, ‘Blaze’, competed in the regional competition of Dancelife Unite, in the High School Division. The dancers have been working incredibly hard this
past term and, in a relatively short time, learnt a commercial jazz piece, choreographed by Emily Crockford an up and coming choreographer in Perth. We are proud to announce they placed First in their section and they lived up to their troupe’s name as they were definitely ‘on fire’.
We are looking forward to watching this troupe throughout the year. Huge congratulations dancers. I would also like to thank Ms Stephanie Oborne for leading this troupe and Mrs Maryanne Coote for assisting this past term behind the scenes.

Year 7 Camp
Our Year 7s headed off to Point Peron for three days and two nights. The focus of the Year 7 Camp was to provide students with the opportunity to challenge themselves and learn new skills by participating in a range of controlled, risk taking activities. Students were able to improve their leadership skills, build self-confidence, and develop their determination and a positive outlook in facing the challenges of starting Year 7. The students had a magnificent time, with activities including rock climbing, crate stacking (with Rielly setting a new Point Peron record of 20 crates), archery and team building activities. Of course, a Camp would not be complete without a movie night and the obligatory lollies! I am sure our Year 7s slept well on Thursday night along with our wonderful team of staff who accompanied them. We thank Ms Wicksey, Ms Casey, Ms Cahill, Ms Bianchini, Ms Benson-Lidholm, Miss Foster and Mrs Giovinazzo for their time and enthusiasm, spent with our students.

Surf Online Safe – Years 4 to 12
Our Years 4 to 12 students participated in a cyber safety session, led by Paul Litherland, who has extensive experience ‘working at the coalface of online crime’. The sessions presented risks associated with the online world and the strategies needed to maintain their safety in this ever-changing world. I was most impressed by the level of questioning of our young people and their insights into their safety.

Football Season Underway
Our Years 10 – 12 Football team made their season debut against La Salle College. We are proud of your efforts, both on and off the field, and are looking forward to watching the team grow throughout the season.

St Mary’s Cathedral Outreach
Our city outreach commenced on Tuesday. St Brigid’s staff and students have joined the roster working with the Shopfront staff packing and serving sandwiches, tea and coffee to the community outside St Mary’s Cathedral. A humbling experience for all involved. CPSSA Swimming Carnival Our Years 3 to 6 swimming team, after weeks of training, headed to Challenge Stadium for the CPSSA Swimming Carnival today. Thank you to Ms Bianca Openshaw for your work with the team. We cannot wait to share with you all the team’s achievements.

Enrolments for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten 2024 and Year 7, 2025
The College will commence enrolment interviews this term for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten 2024, and Year 7 2025. If you would like to enrol your child, please contact our Registrar, Ms Patty Majko on 9290 4237 or via email –

Enrolments can be completed online via the College website or alternatively call into Reception and speak with Patty.

Kind Regards.

Janine Walsh

Acting Principal

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