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Term 2,Week 7, St Brigid’s College News

Published June 16, 2023 · Academic

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

Today’s Newsletter comes to you from Karratha!  For the past week, the Principal of Mazenod College, Mr Simon Harvey, our respective Heads of Boarding, Fiona Hepi and Annamaria Cream and I have been touring the north-west of our State visiting Kununurra, Broome, Port Hedland, Tom Price and, of course, Karratha in an effort to attract enrolments.

Whilst the travelling has been exhausting, the experiences we have had in meeting current and prospective families has been amazing.  I am very proud to be showcasing St Brigid’s College and the outstanding amenities and facilities that we offer students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.


This week we have again seen significant numbers of students absent due to sickness.  Thank you for keeping your child / children at home when they are unwell.  Keeping our community healthy relies on us all doing our part.  If your child is unwell and cannot attend school, please remember to let our team in Student Services know at, call our absentee hotline on 9290 4256 or alternatively, complete the form via the College website at

Students arriving after 8.50a.m. must sign in via Student Reception and any absences must be verified and a reason provided by a parent.


 A reminder that we are currently enrolling for places in our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programmes for 2024.  If your child turns three in 2024, he or she is eligible to attend Pre–Kindy as soon as this milestone is achieved.

Students entering Kindergarten in 2024 are required to be turning four years of age by the 30th of June 2024.  Please contact our College Registrar, Ms Patty Majko, for further details.


Community News

Australian Red Cross Soup Patrol

Soup Patrol is a mobile food provision service for people who are homeless, socially disadvantaged or on very low incomes.  It covers two stops in the City of Fremantle, has been operating in Perth since 1974 and the service operates seven nights a week.

The Red Cross Soup Patrol relies on donations to keep running.  Hollywood Hospital provides soup every night, some bakeries donate bread, and the fruit is also donated.  The Soup Patrol service is carried out by independent volunteers from schools, universities and corporate teams, as well as community and family-based teams.  We are happy to advise that our College has a team of volunteers who help with Soup Patrol.  Year 10 and Year 11 students volunteer as part of their MIA MAD program.


ECU School of Engineering STEM Holiday Program July 2023

Following successful programs held in the previous school holidays, ECU are pleased to announce the ECU School of Engineering STEM School Holiday Program – CREATE will be offered in July 2023. The one-day workshops will be held on the 4th, 5th, 12th and 13th July.  This program is offered at no cost to participating students.

CREATE is designed to support the teaching and learning of STEM subjects for students interested in STEM studies and is suitable for students who will be enrolled in Years 9 to 12 in 2023.

Please see the flyer outlining the program details along with the link to TryBooking

Places are still available, and registration closes on 23rd June 2023.

More information about this program can be obtained from the Administration Team, School of Engineering by email at or by telephone on 6304 2924.


Mazenod College MyPath Careers Expo

The staff of Mazenod College extend an invitation to all community members to attend their Careers Expo in the College Gymnasium on Tuesday, 20th June between 3.10p.m. and 5.30p.m.

Over 20 exhibitors from RTO’s, Universities, businesses, industry representatives, and employers will be represented.

Parent Forum Grant Applications

 Each year the Parent Forum is given a sum of money, by way of parent contributions, as part of your children’s school fees.  In addition to this, the Parent Forum holds various fundraising events during the year.  These funds are used to help our children and it is expected that the funds allocated each year are spent in that year, so that the students whose families have contributed, receive the benefit from these funds.

A Parent Forum Grant can be for any purpose that helps support our children, the College, or engages the wider community.   Grants are designed to help meet those needs that are not funded by the College directly.  Over the past two years, our students have been the recipients of the following amazing equipment as a result of the generosity of the Parent Forum:



Nature Playground Phase 2 Equipment for the Boarding House
NAIDOC Celebrations Catering for sporting events
Subscription to SchoolTV Primary School Disco
Portable movie equipment for Boarding NAIDOC Celebrations
2 x Table Tennis tables Air Hockey Table
Floor Mats Chess sets
Singlets for students competing in ACC events Quiz Night
Catering for sporting events
Equipment for the Boarding House


For further information about Parent Forum Grants, please refer to the College’s website:

The Grant Application form can be downloaded via


Swim Mechanix

Term 3 bookings for swimming lessons open on Friday 30th June.  Should you be interested, please create your account online –


College Alumni News

It is always great to hear what our College Alumni are up to!  Ash-Leigh Hunter, Class of 2000, is Dancing with the Stars and partnering with Phil Burton from Human Nature from this coming Sunday 18th June.  Tune in at 7.00p.m. on Channel 7.


 In Term 3, we will be sharing details about our annual Alumni Reunions which are hosted by the College for the 10, 20, 30 and 40-year cohorts and our beloved Golden Girls.

There are a few special groups, however, who are hosting their own Reunions. Liz Jenkin (nee Goetz) from the Class of 1983 extends an invitation to any student who would have graduated Year 12 in that year to attend a 40 Year Reunion at the St Brigid Bar in Doubleview on Saturday, 14th October from 5.30p.m.

Liz would appreciate this news being shared and welcomes enquiries on either her mobile number 0402 035 650 or via email

Please stay tuned for news of our College Reunion details!

In conclusion, I have attached a copy of our flyer, ‘This Week at the College’ that will provide you with an overview of events for the coming week.  I hope you enjoy these snippets.


Kind regards,

Veronica Parker



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