From the Principal's Desk, Mission News, Curriculum Matters, Pastoral News and many more...
From the Principal’s Desk, Mission News, Curriculum Matters, Pastoral News and many more…
From the Principal's Desk
and many more ...
and many more...
As I reflect on 2019, I’m delighted to recall many memorable and positive experiences for both teachers and students. Many examples come to mind of students who have grown in confidence and skill by taking opportunities, showing initiative and by trying things they have never done before. Many girls have demonstrated a wonderful example of embodying the values of the College and we are proud of their achievements.
On Thursday 28 November we welcomed an excited group of Year 6 students to their Orientation Day at Brigidine College. The aim of the day was to familiarise themselves with the significant people and places at the College and to meet each other. The day was spent both as a whole cohort of future Year 7s and at other times in House groups. The Year 9 students capably took on the role of Big Sister and supported the girls throughout the day. The College Captains, House Prefects and Middle Leaders are to be commended for the way in which they welcomed the students and assisted the teachers. This day was a good opportunity for our current students to demonstrate what it means to be a Brigidine young woman.
This term Brigidine College hosted a parenting program called Tune Into Teens. It was a very successful partnership between parents and the College, involving expert Canice Curtis who is a trained therapist in parenting and youth mental health programs. We will repeat the parenting information evening in early Term 1 and offer the Tune Into Teens Program again. Further details can be found on the flier in this newsletter. If you would like to develop your understanding about the experience of adolescence, or strengthen your relationship with your daughter, please consider this opportunity.
As we look ahead to 2020 and prepare to begin school in January, I would encourage all families to consider their uniform requirements. Many girls grow significantly from their beginnings in Year 7 and require a new tartan dress, as well as other items, during their time at the College. Please see the uniform requirements below and information about dress and hat repairs:
One matching pair of ear sleepers/studs (no bigger than 3mm) worn in the lowest hole in the ear lobe only. These are to be plain gold or silver only.
A plain thin silver or gold neck chain adorned with a religious symbol (not visible outside the uniform).
A plain wristwatch.
Medical bracelets for students with severe allergies or conditions.
Helix earrings, nose, eyebrow, lip, tongue or other body piercings.
Any other jewellery not specified above.
The wearing of badges, ribbons or wrist bands that support awareness and fundraising initiatives are only permitted during the time designated for supporting that cause and must be approved by the Deputy Principal Students.
The eSafety Commissioner has published a Gift Guide about how to be smart and secure when choosing tech gifts for young people this Christmas season. The Guide helps inform parents and carers about what to look out for with tech gifts and provides practical advice on how to stay safe, including setting strong passwords, turning off location settings and limiting the amount of personal information shared. Parents can check the safety of popular tech gifts like drones, smart toys, smartphones and tablets before making purchases.
I wish all families a happy, restful and safe Christmas break and I will enjoy seeing your daughters again at the start of the new school year.
Acting Deputy Principal Pastoral
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