Week 10 – St Brigid’s College News
Dear Families, Students, Staff and Friends of St Brigid’s College,
Stations of the Cross and Holy Week
Lord, you rose from the dead as you said you would. Over the Easter period we are reminded of the depths of your human suffering and the glory of your divinity. Your story breaks our hearts on Good Friday, but opens our hearts in joyous belief on Easter Sunday. May we, your Easter people, carry the joy of the Resurrection within us wherever we go. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
The summit of our Liturgical Year is known as the Easter Triduum. These three liturgical services take place in our parishes over the Easter weekend. The first one is the Washing of the Feet on Holy Thursday, the second is the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday and the third is the Mass of the Resurrection. Belief in the resurrection of Christ is the central tenet of Christianity. On earth, we are an Easter People who carry the joy of this event in our hearts wherever we go.
The students of Year Six led us through the final day of Jesus’ life on earth as a man. The Stations of the Cross are the events of Jesus’ final day in which we take time to both recall and reflect. There are 14 Stations beginning with the story of the Last Supper and finishing with the resurrection of Jesus. The students of Year Six engaged our community in this mini pilgrimage in the College Gymnasium, preparing our hearts and minds for the feast of Easter.
I encourage all families to engage with their parishes this Easter season and provide you with the Mass times for both Lesmurdie and Kalamunda Parishes where you will be very welcome.
Commencement of Term One Holidays
As we commence our term one holiday break, I encourage all students to reflect on their progress during this first quarter of the year. Parent, Teacher, Student meetings and interim reports are a fabulous opportunity to review personal commitment and progress in all aspects of College life. I encourage all students to set new goals for term two.
Showing gratitude is proven to enhance wellbeing, however it is also received with warmth and appreciation. It also helps to build connections with other people. Don’t forget to express thanks to your child for their achievements this term. Look for the positive impact they have made over the last 10 weeks, and be thankful for the wonderful child or young person that they are.
There is an abundance to celebrate as a community. The incredible Year Seven students who commenced their secondary school journey with us in February are now confidently navigating lockers, classrooms and new expectations.
Our boarding students who have transitioned from holiday freedom back to boarding school where routines and rituals govern all aspects of life should be commended. I am in awe of the independence of our wonderful three-year old’s and kindergarten students who are learning within a play-based environment.
Thank you to all parents who have engaged with St Brigid’s this term. I continue to be in awe of the expertise within the St Brigid’s community and thankful for the many conversations and generosity of time in building our wonderful Mercy College. I have enjoyed spending time with our Parent Representatives this term and look forward to hearing about the many opportunities that these individuals enable through their service to our College.
Our wonderful staff of St Brigid’s continue to put the students in our care first, when making decisions. The staff of the College care deeply for your children and are fully committed to providing an environment whereby all can flourish.
Easter Bonnet Parade
The students of the primary engaged in the annual Easter Bonnet Parade as the final event of the term. Thank you to all families for investing time in preparing for this wonderful showcase of creativity. A great way to finish the term!
Term two commences on Wednesday, 26th April. All students are required to wear their winter uniform as outlined in the College uniform policy. Students in Years One to Twelve are able to wear their full sport uniform (including tracksuit) on their allocated PE days.
SBC black slacks can be worn as an alternative to the skirt. Please order these through the Uniform Shop.
To assist families in preparing for this return, and in addition to the Uniform Shop’s normal opening hours will have an additional day during the holidays.
Enrolments for Year 7, 2025
The College will commence enrolment interviews for Year 7, 2025 early next term. If you would like to enroll your child for 2025, please contact our Registrar, Ms Patty Majko on 9290 4237 or via email – email@example.com
Enrolments can be completed online via the College website here or alternatively call into Reception and speak with Patty.
Marriage Encounter Enrichment Weekends
Looking for an Easter Gift for your spouse. Give yourselves time together at the end of the school holidays. Your wedding was one day in your life, but your marriage is forever. Marriage Encounter Weekends are to be held over the following dates:
22nd to 23rd April 2023 at Corpus Christi College, Bateman. (This is a Live-out weekend where couples go back to their own homes on Saturday evening), or
27th to 29th October 2023 at the Salvatorian Spirituality Centre, Currambine (Live-in from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon).
Book online at www.wwme.org.au or contact Brendon and Valerie on 0493 534 865.
Thank you for your ongoing kindness in the support of our community. I feel blessed to lead St Brigid’s College.