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From the Principal’s Desk, Mission News, Curriculum Matters, Pastoral News and many more…

From the Principal’s Desk

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Prayer

Creator God
Gentle us and quiet us in Your presence
Arouse within us awareness of this energy, which is your spirit.
May we become conscious in this moment and in every moment of our gathering, that whenever two or more people are gathered in Your Name, you are here.
Amen

Awards and Acknowledgement Evening

My sincere thanks to all students, staff and parents for your support of our annual Awards and Acknowledgement Evening held last Thursday night. I particularly thank all those who contributed to a very significant occasion for the College, as we came together to celebrate as a school community. Congratulations to all!

After a wonderful ‘Welcome to Country’ with the didgeridoo a prayerful mood set the tone for an engaging experience. The night was truly blessed as Ms Amy Simmons (past Student 2004) shared her story of education that reflected courage, hope and opportunity. Valuing and embracing one’s life-long learning as a gift is important for us all and Amy embodied this as an articulate and outstanding role model for young women. Acknowledgements were made of many student leaders within the college and the whole teaching body on what was International Teachers day.

As I mentioned at the College Assembly last Tuesday, I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to lead such a vibrant and enriching community and assist in students finding their voice and place in the world. We continue to celebrate with ‘joy and gratitude’ the rich achievements of many students from each year level and to witness the diversity ever present in the College. With inspiring and wonderfully gifted performances by the College choirs, dance group and a variety of music performers, the prizes for academic, cultural, sporting and service endeavours were richly celebrated.

Benedictine monk, Br. David Steindl-Rast, suggests that two qualities belong in our basic definition of gratitude. The first is appreciation: You recognize that something is valuable to you, which has nothing to do with its monetary worth. The second quality Br. David mentions is that gratitude is gratis: freely given to you.

Robert Emmons also identifies that “. . . . gratitude is an affirmation of goodness and the sources of this goodness are outside of ourselveshttps://gratefulness.org/resource/what-is-gratitude/

Many thanks to the teachers, students, conductors and assistants who worked so professionally on the evening. With meticulous attention to detail, all guests and participants alike were wonderfully proud of the girls and their accomplishments. A special thank you to Ms Melinda Egan and Mr Andrew Beiers for their expert organisation and support to the many people involved in producing such a fine event.

I look forward to sharing many College events with all parents, their families and girls over the next few weeks. Please check the calendar for details.


World Teachers’ Day: Friday 25 October 2019

“Truly great teachers are ones that create a sense of community, ones that are warm and accessible, and ones that instil their own love of learning into their students. Truly great teachers are ones that set high expectations because they know their students can succeed, and help their students achieve that goal.”

We are blessed with truly great teachers at Brigidine College. From banter in the hallway, learning in our classrooms and encouragement within all aspects of school life, the teachers at Brigidine College strive to do their best in educating and supporting the girls and the broader school community. ‘We give thanks.’

Science & Technology Building Update

As members of our College Community may have been following the progress of the STEM Building on Facebook, the roof was laid late last week. This allows for the final elements to be constructed on the roof, as well as the full integration of walls, ceilings and services to be installed. The College’s Building and Property Committee and Business Manager are maintaining close supervision with our Project Managers, AAP of the building’s construction by Alder. We are pleased with the ongoing progress and look forward to it completion by the 20th January 2020. At this stage, all resources and facilities will be available at the beginning of the new school year.

With the College plans moving ahead, further exciting developments continue into 2020, with the planned demolition of the Duvac Building in December. The site will be ready for the new school year and building construction is due to begin in February 2020. (Artist Impression)

All families are able to follow the progress of the buildings through the Brigidine Newsletter, Facebook and College Website.

Parent and Friends Meeting 6 November 2019

The final P&F meeting for 2019 is due to be held this Wednesday in the Staff Common Room at 7.15pm. All parents are welcome.

World’s Big Sleep Out

God Bless.

A Naoimh Bhrid, gui Orainn

Brendan Cahill
Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Mission News

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Mission News

Over the last few weeks, our Year 10 and 11 students explored the spiritual side to life at Brigidine through reflection, song and engagement in social action at their respective retreats.

Year 10 directed their attention to the Share the Dignity program for those women affected by period poverty. Share the Dignity will come to the school and thank our students in the coming weeks.

Year 11s focussed on reconciliation with their cohort and explored ways of moving forward together in leadership for 2020.  Facilitator, Michael Fitzpatrick, challenged the girls to name things that bind us and things that unbind us and allow us to move forward as a Christ-centred community.

On the Wednesday 30 November, the Brigidine community commemorated All Souls’ Day (2 November), and we placed all of the names of our departed staff, students, family members and friends in a folder in front of the altar.  A number of students and staff attended the Mass we celebrated in the Chapel. Today we celebrated All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day.  We had a Eucharistic celebration with staff and students during the lunch break.  Pan reminded us about the importance of this feast which we celebrate to draw inspiration through the saint’s way of life.  We also ask them to intercede with God for our needs.


The annual Kupmurri was held last Tuesday celebrating the year for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and friends.  We particularly remembered Taliah Saylor and Vaikarna McLennan who graduate this year. Special thanks to Ken Millar and Kevin Eastment and Ngutana Lui for their support and continued friendship in this sacred learning space. Thanks also to Mr Brendan Cahill, Bevan Cassidy, Owen McLennan and Ellah-Louisa Cassady for their kind words and encouragement and Helen Jeffcoat and Jen Byrne for their support and guidance.  The girls concluded the night with a song for their ancestors, Baba Wayiar.


On Wednesday, our 2020 College leaders Abbey Cook, Sophie Foley, Emma Crowhurst and Jess Parcell flew to Sydney for the Brigidine Leaders Day with Srs Chanel and Jan, along with Mission Leaders, Christina Day and Kate Ryder. Randwick Principal, Sharyn Quirk welcomed the girls to the community as they explored the charism and tradition of the Brigidine Sisters following the example of Jesus and engaged in ways of networking together for 2020.


Fr Odinaka came to the College on Thursday morning to talk the Literature students about Nigeria and the particular text they are studying – ‘Things Fall Apart’.   Special thanks to Ms Romany Smith for inviting Fr Odinaka.

On Thursday night, our Year 10 students joined with the ATC cohort to celebrate Vinnies de Formal with music and trivial pursuit questions.  Rachel from Vinnies explained how the $4000 raised could be used in the future to support the 116,000 homeless in Australia. Well done girls! The evening finished with the boys and girls sharing a war cry to each other.  ATC won that round this year!

Thanks to Mrs Kristin Page, Mrs Helen Jeffcoat, Miss Helen Paviotti and Matt Warr from Ambrose Treacy.

St Vincent de Paul Group

This term in Vinnies we are focusing on the Christmas Appeal. Each Home Room has been allocated a family who cannot afford to have a Christmas but the girls will provide food, presents and decorations for them to celebrate. This week during the meeting we had a competition for the best poster that promoted the Christmas Appeal. In first place was Maddie Harris and Annabelle Van Eck, and in second place was Charlie Clague. Being our last Vinnies meeting for the year we said goodbye to Kelsey Webb, who has been our Vinnies Captain this year. Kelsey has done an amazing job running the meetings and events and we are very grateful for the work she has done in 2019.

Priya Mahabeer

2020 Vinnies Captain

Karibu Club

We recently met again for Term 4 and so many girls were keen to participate. There are new girls to meet who have just started at Milpera and they, like us, are keen to have fun after school. The best activity so far was the Hip Hop class with Ms Metzeling. We’re ready to take on Broadway ! I wish we could dance every week. However, next week is to be a bit more serious and will be a chance to sit together and talk. We are going to make “vision boards”. This will be a collage of images, pictures, and affirmations of one’s dreams and desires, designed to serve as a source of inspiration and motivation, and to use the law of attraction to attain goals. I just hope lots of dancing is in my future!

Samantha Lane

Andrew Beiers & Fr Pan Jordan

Deputy Principal Mission & College Chaplain

Curriculum Matters

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Curriculum Matters

Student Achievements

Last week, we celebrated the achievements of all students at the College’s Awards and Acknowledgement Evening. It is pleasing to know there are many students who set themselves the goal of achieving at a level of academic excellence or outstanding academic performance.

The academic awards are based on the evidence provided from all assessment items completed from Term 1 to Term 3. To achieve an academic excellence award, students must demonstrate that they are achieving at an A level across most of their subjects, with no result lower than a B, at the end of Term 3. Students who received awards for outstanding academic performance have achieved at an A level in all the subjects they study, as well as demonstrating a very high level of application and conduct.

2020 Subjects

All parents and students from Year 7–10 will be emailed a confirmation of their 2020 subject allocations next week.  Every effort has been made to ensure that the majority of students have been placed in their preferred subjects. However, resourcing and timetabling restrictions means that not all students are able to be placed in all of their electives.

If any Year 11 students are considering making any changes to their subject selections next year, they should make an appointment with Mr Crawford to discuss their options and the process that they are required to follow. While students can make an application to make changes, we cannot guarantee any changes. All applications will be considered once results and the timetable is finalised. Students and parents will be notified by email if the change can be approved.

Year 12

Exams

Students finish their formal lessons this week. It is important that students remain focussed during this exam period, as their results in Term 4 assessment will still impact on their final outcomes. The following article from the Family Zone website – https://www.familyzone.com/blog/exam-stress-tips, provides some useful tips for parents.

Please remember that if your daughter is sick on the day of her assessment, she must have a medical certificate and you must contact myself or Mr Crawford to discuss arrangements.


5 tips for parents on coping through exam stress

If your teens are heading into exams, the tension temperature in your household can go through the roof.

It starts with sleep deprivation – theirs and yours. Our study of over 1,000 parents and students has shown that 80% of teens lose between 2-4 hours of sleep each night, it’s no wonder parents may struggle to manage the stress fall-out.

Exam time can put the whole household on edge. Parents worry about about how well their kids will do, how much or little they’re studying and the impacts their performance may have on their future.

Thankfully, there are strategies that can help the entire household through this challenging time. We asked psychologist and cyber expert Jordan Foster from ySafe for her top tips for helping teens (and parents) turn exam stress into exam success.

1.  Help them avoid study distractions

Our research shows that during exam periods 3 out of 5 students increase their screen time with up to 30% of their extra time spent on social media. ‘Call it self-medicating with screens. Social media is a constant distraction to student’s learning time, and this is particularly problematic during study periods. I recommend setting boundaries around screen time to help eliminate added distractions’ says Jordan.

2.  Ensure they’re getting enough sleep

Getting enough sleep is fundamental to performing well at school and especially during exams’, notes Jordan. Our research shows that 9 out of 10 kids take their devices to bed with them during exam times. ‘When teens spend most of their evening studying, they’ll usually want to catch up on social media before bed and this can cut hours from their sleep time – resulting in them being excessively tired right before their exams. I recommend either banning devices in bedrooms during exam times or even cutting off the internet at bedtime’.

3.  Know their exam timetable

‘This is something easy parents can do to help relieve their child’s stress’, says Jordan.  ‘Knowing what exam they’ve got next so you can help make sure they get there on time and also offer to help them revise. It’s an extra element of support. Parents can even add the exam timetable to their calendar’.

4.  Install parental controls on their devices

Our research shows that 42% of teens report that their digital devices are a distraction during exam time. ‘If ever there was a perfect time to install parental controls without argument, it’s right now when they’re studying for exams’ says Jordan. ‘Parental controls, such as Family Zone, enable parents to block apps and websites that serve as a distraction for students, so they can use their devices as intended – to study’.

5.  Remain calm

‘Or if you can’t be calm, learn to fake it til you make it. If you stress out, they’ll stress out even more – it really is that simple’ says Jordan. ‘So, it is very important to try your best to hold your stress inside and discuss with your partner or a fellow parent going through the same thing, if need be. It’s also helpful to remind your Year 12s  that even if they don’t go as well as they hope there are still other pathways into their chosen course and that it doesn’t matter if further studies are delayed a year or two’.

Exam time can be stressful for the entire family – parents very much included. Thankfully Family Zone and our team of Cyber Experts are here to help. Family Zone enables parents to set screen time routines to maximise sleep and remove distractions during study time. Now everybody can breathe a little easier, even during exams.


QTAC

All Year 12 students are encouraged to check their emails regularly over the next two weeks, for updated information about QTAC, OPs and the end of year results.

QTAC also regularly sends updates about changes to courses. Students will be notified about any changes by email.

QCAA Key Dates

Wednesday 13 November, 9.00 am – Individual QCS Test results will be released and available through Student Connect –  https://studentconnect.qcaa.qld.edu.au/

Wednesday 20 November – SAIs will be published and available to check at the Delany Main Reception.

  • Subject achievement indicators, or SAIs, are a numerical representation that place Year 12 students in a rank order to show how they have achieved compared with other students in their subject-group, within their school.

Saturday 14 December, 9.00 am – All results contributing to the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and OPs and FPs will be available in students’ learning accounts on the Student Connect website.

Monday 16 December – All results contributing to the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and OPs and FPs will be available in students’ learning accounts on the Student Connect website.

Melissa Dever

Deputy Principal Curriculum

Pastoral News

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Pastoral News

Last week’s Awards and Acknowledgement Evening was a wonderful showcase of the talented students at Brigidine. Congratulations to award recipients and performers who were celebrated for their commitment, enthusiasm and engagement in their learning and many aspects of College life including service, sport and culture. There were also many commendable students who contributed their talents behind the scenes to ensure the evening went smoothly. We look forward to the upcoming Spiritus Awards Evening on Friday 8 November that will specifically celebrate sport and culture at Brigidine.

It is the season of ‘lasts’ for the Year 12 cohort. They have been an excellent year group who have shown enthusiasm and school spirit throughout the year. Their leadership has brought many blessings and joyful moments for the whole student body. Their final moments at the College will be marked at the Farewell Assembly on 15 November. We wish them well in their upcoming exams, working hard to complete their final assessment to the best of their ability.

The Year 11s are also to be commended for their leadership in Term 4. After being commissioned earlier this term, the incoming College Captain Abbey Cook and her team of Captains, Ambassadors and Prefects, have admirably set the tone for thoughtful reflection and commitment to College life. Recently at the College Assembly, the Captains exchanged the College symbols to mark the handover of student leadership to the incoming Captains and Year 11 cohort. It is an exciting journey ahead for the student leadership team and the Year 11 cohort.

Congratulations to the following Year 11 girls who have accepted the responsibility and challenge of leadership. Our prayers are with these girls as they nurture the Brigidine tradition and foster a culture based on the values and mission of the College.

College Captain Abbey Cook
Mission Captain Sophie Foley
Arts Captain Jessica Parcell
Sports Captain Emma Crowhurst
Academic Ambassadors Lily Conole
Isabella (Bella) Lazorka
Mission Ambassadors Katherine Harrison
Priya Mahabeer
Arts Ambassadors Laura McKinnon
Savannah Wirtz-Fielding
Sports Ambassadors Isabel McWhirter
Abbey Moran
Chanel House Prefects Nicola Read
Madison Schumacher
Delany House Prefects Georgina Angus-Hellyer
Shannon-Leigh Corbett
Damien House Prefects Laura Davis
Ella McHugh
De Porres House Prefects Caitlin Muller
Grace Pye
Foley House Prefects Olivia Durrheim
Skye Nugent
MacKillop House Prefects Claudia Maher
Sophie Mulherin

Melinda Egan

Acting Deputy Principal Pastoral

 

 

Year 9 Wellbeing

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Year 9 Wellbeing

This term in Wellbeing we have been working on developing and understanding character strengths. As part of our ability to recognise strengths in ourselves and others the Year 9 cohort took part in a House vs House Battle in Wellbeing last week. The students were challenged by many activities and games including the Yoga Ball Relay and several minute-to-win-it games. The games challenged students to think creatively and persist to achieve the goal. Caddy Stack was a game where students were required to stack 3 golf balls on top of each other. This game really tested patience and resilience and was a challenge for the girls. In addition, the temper tantrum required students to lie on the ground with a foot pedometer on and have a temper tantrum for 2 minutes to see how many steps they could achieve on the pedometer. This was highly entertaining and required a lot of persistence from the students. Overall, the students participated well and showed good House Spirit but as always there can only be one winner. We congratulate Delany as the winners of the House Battle!

Nidean Dickson

Year 9 Wellbeing Program Leader

 

Languages Dept News

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Languages Dept News

Japanese Movie Night

On Thursday 30 October the Year 10 Brigidine and Terrace Japanese students gathered after school to watch a Japanese movie. The movie Hyouka: Forbidden Secrets was a mystery drama about a group of school students from a club who try to figure out a 33-year old mystery about their school, making discoveries along the way. It is based on the novel Hyouka by Honobu Yonezawa.

The film was interesting and helped the students understand more about the culture and language of Japan.

Aimee Dunn 10 FO6

WEP Student Exchange to France

R.E. Dept News

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R.E. Dept News

Planet Protectors – Caritas Australia

The College’s Environment Club has had a big impact on our community’s waste management with the introduction of the new recycling bins. This links to Pope Francis’ call to Care for Our Common Home through the encyclical Laudato Si’. Caritas Australia’s latest educational resource is titled Planet Protectors. Brigidine College students are featured on the cover, promoting the Climate Petition that we supported in 2017.

The Year 11 Study of Religion students are currently studying Environmental Ethics. These young women may well lead our next campaign through “Speak up for Climate” videos to be sent to Members of Parliament and the “Our Future Fund” petition, which calls on the Board of Guardians of Australia’s Future Fund to drop investments in fossil fuels and invest more in clean energy.

Access this link for more information and to sign the online petition.

https://www.caritas.org.au/learn/schools/secondary-school-teaching-resources

Jenifer Byrne

Curriculum Leader Religious Education

Arts & Sports Ambassadors’ Update

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Arts & Sports Ambassadors’ Update

Spiritus Awards Evening

The Spiritus Awards Evening is an annual celebration of Brigidine’s most talented cultural and sporting students who will be presented with awards on the night in acknowledgement of their outstanding performances. To achieve these results our students have worked diligently and with pride, representing Brigidine through a number of opportunities such as CaSSSA sporting teams, Eisteddfod performances and various musical and sporting competitions. These opportunities have provided the girls with a chance to develop not only their talents but also their relationships with others and the ability to connect with the Brigidine cocurricular program.

To celebrate the girls’ hard work over the course of this year, there will be several performances from members of our choral, instrumental and dance programs. On the night there will be a multitude of surprise awards such as Best and Fairest and Rising Star for the sporting program and Directors Awards and Rising Star for the cultural programs. The Parents and Friends’ Association has organised wine and cheese for parents from 5:00pm, with the awards evening commencing at 6:00pm (concluding at 7:30pm approximately).

Please join us in the celebration of our finest sporting and cultural programs and the girls’ outstanding achievements on Friday 8 November in Kildare Hall.

Laura McKinnon & Savannah Wirtz-Fielding

2020 Arts Ambassadors

Isabel McWhirter & Abbey Moran

2020 Sports Ambassadors

 

Academic Ambassadors Update

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Academic Ambassadors Update

At last, we have made it to the final term of the year. But there is still a way to go. With much learning yet to do and a mountain of assessment to conquer, it is important that every student put in 100% effort and commitment to their schoolwork, so as to truly finish year off well. The importance of finishing well is particularly applicable to the year 12 students who are approaching the final leg of the marathon, that is, their high school journey.

Yet, we would not have been to have come this far in our education without the support and wisdom of our teachers and peers throughout the year. Hence, as your Academic Ambassadors for 2019, we would like to each offer some final advice to the students of Brigidine, in hopes that you may be inspired to embrace the long haul.

Firstly, think about your why. Why are you in school? What are your goals and how can you achieve them? Who are you doing it for? Next, give yourself a refresher. Understand the state your body and mind are in. Are they energised and ready to write a one-thousand-word essay? Or, are they worn out from all the hard work? Treat yourself to a break when you really need it. Great examples include power nap, family bonding time and brunch with friends. Furthermore, surround yourself with motivated people. The growth mindset in this case really does work. Surrounding yourself around people who prioritise their study and work towards their goals can positively influence you. In addition, use your ‘bad’ grades as motivation. Everyone has experienced receiving a grade they were not happy with at least once in high school. It is alright to have your chance to cry, whinge and stuff your face with food after. However, you can use this chance to change anything in order to improve just even a little bit. What’s most important is that you pick yourself back up again. Finally, just do it. Reading, highlighting and annotating the task sheet in under five minutes? Just do it. Completing three math equations in under ten minutes? Just do it. Watch a biology video that takes 20 minutes? Just do it…in ten minutes by doubling the speed (but remember to take notes and be attentive).

‘Success is the progressive realisation of a worthy ideal’ – Earl Nightingale

These words were spoken by American radio speaker and author, Earl Nightingale in his spoken work, The Strangest Secret (1957). Though Earl’s life is the epitome of a ‘rags to riches’ story, his philosophy of success can be applied to your academic endeavours. According to Earl, your level of success is not so much determined by your results, but by your deliberate actions to achieve your goals, or as Earl puts it, your worthy ideal. By focusing on the process, rather than the results alone, you can recognise the changes that need to be made to your behaviours, habits, and mindset, that will enable you to reach your desired outcome. Such changes in behaviour can include reviewing class notes every day after school, asking more questions in class, doing homework on time – anything that will help you to progressively realise our worthwhile end. By using your progress as a measuring stick for success, you are encouraged to become a long-term thinker, to stay motivated, and maintain a responsibility for your goals, knowing that your daily actions will help you get there.

Finally, before we sign off, we would like to congratulate the new Academic Ambassadors for 2020, Bella Lazorka and Lily Conole. As the newest members of the Academic Council, Bella and Lily have been co-leading with us this term, organising council events and implementing new ideas.

On 23 October, the Academic Council  organised a Student v Teacher debate on the topic: “Students believe the original classic Disney animation movies are better than the live-action adaptations!”. 

We hope Term 4 continues to be a term of growth and success for everyone; that you can all finish saying “I made it”.

Trish Dinh and Vy Dinh

Academic Ambassadors

Foley House Prefects’ Update

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Foley House Prefects’ Update

2019 has been a very successful year for Foley House with everyone coming together as a team and finally winning our first Interhouse Athletics Carnival. As Prefects we were both so proud of how much spirit and commitment each member of Foley showed on the day, whether it was cheering on their fellow housemates or competing to contribute to the total points tally, which we won by just 6 points. Therefore, if just 6 people from Foley had chosen not to enter in any events, our first ever win would not have actually happened! We are so grateful for the effort that each Foley student showed to get us our first ever interhouse carnival win. Not only that but we also won the Spirit Award for showing the most spirit throughout the day.  All this without our Pastoral Leader actually being there to see it!

The Year 12s chose Hollywood (with a play on words making it into Foleywood) as the theme for this years’ Brigidine Day. The girls danced to routines choreographed by their fellow Home Room members, whilst singing along to songs made famous by inspirational Hollywood females from each decade including Marilyn Monroe, Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. The Year 12 students in each Home Room dressed up as the performing artist while their Home Room danced. As Prefects, we took it upon ourselves to make the costumes for each Home Room, whilst recycling as much as we could from previous years. Mrs Jeffcoat assisted us to finish this massive task on time and we were both so happy with the finished product. We appreciated the help, cooperation and patience of all House members, learning dances since Term 1.

We wish to congratulate the new House Prefects of 2020, Olivia Durrheim and Skye Nugent, and have enjoyed mentoring them this term. Although there haven’t been many occasions this year, we hope that we have been able to conduct enjoyable House Assemblies for the girls in Foley House to help start off their days well and continue with this year’s House theme of Growing Together.

Laura Bryan and Hayley Pearl

Foley House Prefects

Cultural Communication

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Cultural Communication

Where Dreams Begin

The video of our 90th Anniversary Production, “Where Dreams Begin” has now become available to watch.  Enjoy!

Jane Massingham

Director of Arts

Alumni Update

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Alumni Update

On Sunday 27 October we welcomed our Alumni and past staff back to the College for our 90th Anniversary Wine and Cheese Afternoon.  It was great to see many friendships rekindled with some guests flying from Sydney just for the occasion.

Thank you to Trinity Waller, Jess Parcell, Abbey Cook and Imogen Agnew for conducting tours around the College.

Kerrin Meinhardt

Alumni Event Coordinator

Business Directory

We encourage all members of the Brigidine community to support local businesses. Please find some of our business directory supporters below. If you would like …

Support our local businesses
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Business Directory

We encourage all members of the Brigidine community to support local businesses. Please find some of our business directory supporters below. If you would like to register your own business and have it showcased regularly to our community, please register here.

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P&F Association News

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P&F Association News

The P&F will be sending out a survey to all parents soon regarding the High Tea for 2020.  Please keep an eye on your emails for this correspondence.

Our final P&F Meeting will take place at 7:15pm on Wednesday 6 November where we will be locking in the calendar of events for 2020.  All are welcome to attend.

On Friday 8 November, the P&F will be serving wine and cheese to the parents attending the Spiritus Awards Evening in Kildare Hall and, on Wednesday 13 November, we will be providing celebration cupcakes to our Year 12 cohort to mark the end of their schooling at Brigidine.

The final P&F event of the year will be the P&F Christmas Carols by the Convent on Thursday 28 November. This is always a lovely evening to celebrate the end of the year together as a community

Louise Johnston

Vice President

Brigid’s Cloak

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Brigid’s Cloak

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Uniform Needs 2020 School Year

In order to meet your daughter’s uniform needs for 2020, the following weeks have been allocated to each of the year levels.  Please check your daughter’s uniform for both summer and winter clothing.  The winter uniform (blazers, jumpers, scarves and tracksuits) need to be ordered by 29 November 2019.

Year 9 28 October – 1 November
Year 10 4 November – 8 November
Year 11 11 November – 15 November
Year 8 18 November – 22 November
Year 7 25 November – 29 November

Brigid’s Cloak Roster

 

8:00-9:00am

10:15-11:00am

12:15-1:45pm

Monday 4 November

Rebecca Seagg

Tuesday 5 November

Melanie Wright

Wednesday 6 November

Glenys Piggott

Glenys Piggott

Thursday 7 November

Kerry O’Reilly Karen Donelan

Friday 8 November

Nicola Foley

Monday 11 November

Caroline Carol

Tuesday 12 November

Wednesday 13 November

Glenys Piggott

Glenys Piggott

Thursday 14 November

Chinh Dinh

Kieu Thi

Friday 15 November

Diane Frazer

Brigid’s Cloak opening hours 28 October – 29 November:

Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 3:00pm for fittings. Payment and pick up can occur until 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am – 11:00am

You and/or your daughter may visit Brigid’s Cloak Uniform Shop to order/purchase all uniform items and the online ordering system is available if you know the correct size to order.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on 2002 0624 if you have any queries with your daughter’s uniform needs.


Anne Scott and Janice Bridley

Brigid’s Cloak Coconvenors

Communication

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Communication

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  • Join our Brigidine College Community Facebook page

Click here to access the Brigidine College Community Facebook Group and request to join this page.

Should you have any queries regarding these communication tools, please contact Louise Johnston, Community Liaison/Administration Officer on 3002 0673 or by email johnstonl@brigidine.qld.edu.au.


Share your Cocurricular Photos

The College invites you to share any cultural/sporting photos you may take at Brigidine cocurricular activities.  We welcome photos which can possibly be used in our College publications and in social media communications.  We try to cover a wide variety of activities but cannot attend every cocurricular event.  We are always interested to hear about your daughters’ achievements outside of school so please let us know if you have anything to share.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact johnstonl@brigidine.qld.edu.au 

The Curragh Café

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The Curragh Café

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Menu from Term 1 2019

Curragh Cafe Menu and Roster

Monday 4 November Kerry O’Reilly
Tuesday 5 November
Wednesday 6 November
Susan Ganesan
Thursday 7 November Vanita Snell
Friday 8 November Toni O’Reilly
Monday 11 November Maryline Richards
Tuesday 12 November Kerri Pattison
Wednesday 13 November Martina Hayes
Thursday 14 November Lisa Robinson-Pennay
Friday 15 November Kym McNab

Judy Thannhauser and Janelle Prouatt

Curragh Café Coconvenors

Date Claimers

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Date Claimers

 

4 November Year 12 exams begin this week
8 November Spiritus (Sporting and Cultural) Awards Evening 5pm
14 November Year 12 Graduation Mass and Dinner
15 November Year 12 Farewell Assembly
28 November Year 7 2020 Orientation Day

P&F Christmas Carols

29 November End of Term 4

 

Recommended Tutors

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