From the Principal’s Desk

Prayer – New Dreaming

In the silent beauty of the velvet night,
Amidst the glittering Southern Cross,
You Dreamt a new dream.
The promised gift of eternal love for us in the mystery of your son –
A special Spirit Child, lying in a coolamon,
Born of a spirit woman,
Bringing Light and Hope into our world.

God of Justice, you call us to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with you.
Spirit of God, touch us and help us to touch others with compassion.
Give us the courage of Brigid of Ireland and Daniel Delany, to act on the issues of the day and make your justice work.
Make your love real through our lives.


In this holy season of prayer and song and laughter, we praise God for the great wonders that have been sent to us: for the shining star and angel’s song, for infant’s cry in lowly manger. We praise God for the Word made flesh in a little Child. We behold his glory and are bathed in its radiance.

We ask God to be with us as we sing the ironies of Christmas, the incomprehensible comprehended, the poetry made fact, the helpless babe who cracks the world asunder. We kneel before Jesus as shepherds, innkeepers, wise men. Help us to rise bigger than we are.

To all who have been touched by the Brigidine Community this year, I wish all a safe and hope-filled Christmas, where family and friends rest quietly with the hands of Love. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2020.

May Brigid bless the house wherein you dwell
Bless every fireside, every wall and door,
Bless every heart that beats beneath its roof.
Bless every hand that toils to bring it joy.
Bless every foot that walks the portals through.
May Brigid bless the house that shelters you.

2019 School Year

Over recent weeks the College has farewelled our Year 12 Graduates, celebrated the many fine achievements of our students and engaged in a variety of activities to celebrate the closing of our 90th Anniversary year. Simply following our Facebook page would suggest that the myriad of activities and learning opportunities for the staff, students and families all lead to being fully alive.

The College has also been finalising our staffing arrangements for 2020. We thank our teachers and school officers for their dedication and support they provide to the girls and their families. I thank Mr Mike Southon who is leaving Brigidine College and wish him well in his future endeavours.

New Staff 2020

Troy Millar Maths and Science – Contract 2020
Luke Critchley English and RE – Continuing
Clare Nelson Technologies and RE – Contract Term 1
Kate Tobiano PE and Science – Contract Term 1
Toby Ratcliffe English and Humanities – Contract Term 1
Terese Dixson Maths – Contract Term 1

The Carols by the Convent were held on Thursday 28 November. This was a wonderful opportunity for staff, families and the girls to share in the Christmas spirit by joining and singing our favourite Christmas carols. Everyone had a wonderful time and many thanks to the Parents and Friends’ Association, Jane Massingham, Andrew Beiers and the musicians for their generous support.

Calendar Dates

2-4 December Final Staff days
13 December College Office closes
13 January 2020 College Office reopens
20 January College Leadership Team returns
29 January All students return for start of Term 1
7 February 2020 Opening Mass

God Bless.

A Naoimh Bhrid, gui Orainn

Brendan Cahill








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