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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 – 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.
Amen

Year 12 Graduation

The College is very pleased to celebrate with the Year 12 students their graduation from the College. In an overtly positive manner, they were not only pleased with their efforts but are very much looking forward to a bright and hope filled future.

The Graduation Mass, Dinner and Farewell Assembly were all wonderful events that truly celebrated the contribution the Year 12 students have made to our College. The balance between the more formal aspects of graduation, with the celebration at the Final Assembly and guard of honour is very inclusive of all.

Graduating from high school is an important milestone and a ‘rite of passage’ in a young person’s life. As a college within the broader Australian Culture, we reflect on the journey, celebrate the achievements and look forward to the possibilities that lie ahead.

Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO tells a story about questions and perceptions for each of us. He has spent over thirty years working at a national and state level in areas of social and economic disadvantage and from the 1980s with Indigenous Social Justice matters. As a lawyer and priest, he brings a broad and enhanced understanding of the Australian and International legal and religious understandings of our Human Rights.

During the 1980’s, he often visited the fringe dwelling Aborigines from Mantaka near Kuranda in North Queensland. They were squatted beside the Barron River. They were seeking land rights and new houses.  Across the river was a multi-million dollar weekender built by a Melbourne businessman who used to bring his family in by helicopter. He would often describe this scene to school audiences in Sydney and Melbourne. The students would then ask all sorts of questions about the Aborigines, and he was unable to give them satisfactory answers: “Why don’t they build their own houses? Why don’t they move somewhere else? What’s wrong with the businessman having a weekender? Aren’t his taxes paying the Aboriginal welfare bill?”

In the end, he would ask just two questions in response, “Which side of the river are you standing on as you ask your questions?” “Can you see that there are just as many unanswerable questions that you can ask from the other side of the river? Mind you, they are very different questions.”

For our young people who were present at the Graduation Dinner and perhaps all of us, it is how we respond to these questions and how we might consider ways of identifying how our perceptions and experience impact our understandings of what our country might be in the future. What we had at the dinner were young women who have been given every opportunity by their families and school to now discover the power of transformational learning. The power of learning lies in:

  • Hope
  • Courage
  • Opportunity
  • Responsibility
  • Justice
  • Action

When finishing school many ask, what are you going to do, what do you want to be and how are you going to move on with the rest of your lives? Some people have a clear path mapped out when they leave school, but many are not sure and are still looking for the road to be travelled. What I hope is that these Brigidine women utilise their experiences over the past five years to create their own personal code. A Code of their own, a code to live by.

As these young women form relationships, develop careers, vote as citizens and make decisions for the future, they will employ skills of reflection and discernment. They begin a journey where the questions begin to be answered. At our Awards Evening last month, Guest Speaker Amy Simmons identified strength as ‘being women taking up opportunities when they arise, working hard to create choices and being active in looking towards the future by taking care of the present’.

 After Graduation, Year 12s can think about who they are and how they continue to be formed by their own standards, ethics and morals and, how they wish to engage with people of the world.

 And so, the Brigidine Graduand is:

  • A woman of faith, where God and Gospel teachings are at the centre of our being
  • A woman of knowledge and understanding where ideas and events shape our world
  • A woman who is thoughtful and works with others
  • A just woman whose actions embrace life-long learning
  • A woman with a duty to act with sensitivity and serve with humility

We hope that the young women from Brigidine College in 2019 will be the difference in the world as self-confident, flexible, innovative and compassionate adults.

As our agents of Hope for our school community, these young women have focused on assisting the Year 7 girls, the Year 9 Middle Year Leaders and each girl involved in the cocurricular life of the College. From our nominated Captains, Prefects and Ambassadors to each young woman all of them have played a role in the journey of every student at the College in 2019.

Through academic life, the outreach opportunities, sports days, formal events and a myriad of other opportunities culminating in the Mighty 90 campaign in August, you have embraced experiences, celebrated your giftedness and held onto what is good to be a Brigidine Woman. “You leave and are ready with an open mind, and open heart to take your place in the world.”

Acknowledgements

In walking the journey with your daughters, parents and families have lived and, perhaps relived the highs and experiences of teenage life. Thank you for your time and support for the College.  To those parents who conclude their journey with us this week, congratulations and thank you for the support and trust you have shared with us.

To the College Leadership team, Senior Years Program Leader and our Pastoral Team as well as our teachers who devote much to the learning journey of each girl here, I thank you. The message of faith and learning is experienced every day in our classrooms, the playground and in living the Gospel each day.

I thank Trinity, Taymin, Imogen and Zoe as our Captains for 2019, who completed an extensive and challenging year that will be long remembered. Your legacy of inclusion, care, support, energy and passion for Brigidine has been outstanding.

To our Prefects, who beautifully presented to their Houses this week and the Ambassadors who led celebrations at the Spiritus Awards Evening last week, I thank you for your leadership, your knowledge and expertise and your positive approach towards all aspects of College life.

I wish our Graduating class of 2019 every success and certainly look forward to hearing the many wonderful stories about where life might take them.

Year 12s ‘Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your God on heaven. May you rest in the palm of God’s Hand.’

God Bless.

A Naoimh Bhrid, gui Orainn

Brendan Cahill
Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Mission News

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Mission News

In this Year of Welcome and Hospitality, I welcomed our Year 12 cohort at the Graduation ceremony; our Brigidine Women, as we gathered in this 90th Anniversary year.

I told our 2019 graduates they are our ‘ultraviolet’ lights to the world, with colours formed from their House colours – reds, yellows, blues, greens, pinks, purples.  These women will colour our world, challenge injustice, actively challenge the social, political and cultural structures of their time and be role models of St Brigid.  Remember, for each other, no matter where you are in the world, follow what the wonderful modern prophet says:

“If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can’t see,
I’ll be the light to guide you
Find out what we’re made of
When we are called to help our friends in need
You can count on me like one two three
I’ll be there”

(Bruno Mars)

Fr Pan invited the students to an open table of fellowship where all were included and welcome.  The readings invited them to be strong and courageous women who live strength and gentleness, living by the code of love. May they be moved by compassion, and as urged by Pope Francis, “bet on big ideals that enlarge the heart”.

Reconciliation and Learning

In the spirit of Reconciliation and Learning,  I approached Taliah Saylor and asked her if she would gift her artistic talents to make something of a battered running baton I’d been using in staff gatherings to gain the attention of the room. Not only did Taliah gift her artistic talent, she gifted the opportunity to me to hear the voice of an emerging elder.  The token Taliah created will remain at Brigidine and serve as a reminder of the many opportunities we are gifted by the members of our community whose cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths.

In Taliah’s words:  This artwork is a token of trust, strength and respect, created by a proud T. I. (Torres Strait) woman.  The element of the Snake Serpent holds the story of the Dreamtime. When the token is given to another person, it must be held so that the Serpent’s head faces towards the other person – a new and emerging generation that holds our respect and trust. The Serpent winds around the token as a sign of the Strength that holds us together. The band at the tip of the token uses the Torres Strait pattern and the body of the Serpent holds together the Cross of St Brigid. This token may be used in the following ways:   for liturgies, meetings, within the yarning circle and to greet a guest to the College or an Elder speaking to our Community.

Nicole Kapernick

RE Teacher

Karibu Club

Last week we made Vision Boards. Lots of cutting out and gluing  – and talking!  I want to live a strong life, go lots of places but also change the world. That’s a lot to do! Better start with homework …..

Sophie Edwards, Year 10

I was so happy to go to Karibu Club this week, as it is my last week at Brigidine; all our exams are over. Sabrina, Trish and I hurried down to the Foley Art room to paint rocks with our friends from Milpera. We tried to think of one word to put on our rocks that symbolized the club and our hopes. I did a black and white ying and yang design as I think balance is important in life. Study and work, friends and fun. The girls at Milpera have a much harder time, learning English, fitting in to new schools and new ways. We really are very lucky.

Vy Dinh, Year 12

Milpera Vision Board image

Andrew Beiers 

Deputy Principal Mission

Curriculum Matters

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Curriculum Matters

Year 12

All Year 12s should have activated their QCAA Student Connect account. Please check with your daughter that she can access her account. If students are having any difficulty accessing the account, please ask them to contact Mrs Harding in the Delany Office – hardingj@brigidine.qld.edu.au. Once they graduate they will need to contact QCAA if they are having any problems.

Students who completed the QCS should now be able to access their results from their QCAA Student Connect account.

SAIs will be published and available to check at the Delany Main Reception from Wednesday 20 November, 11.00 am. 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. SAIs are only created for large group subjects (14 or more OP-eligible students). Please note that due to privacy restrictions, no photos can be taken with phones of the results. Students or parents will be able to write the results on provided paper.

Semester 2 Reports

Students are in the process of completing their final assessment for the year and their results, application and commitment will be reflected in their Semester 2 reports. Reports will be made available in your SEQTA Engage account during the week starting the 9 December. You will be notified by email when they are available.

Please remember to access the online feedback that is being provided in SEQTA Engage, after the marking and moderation of each assessment item is completed.

Year 11 reports, will include results for Unit 2 assessment tasks only and will not include results for Unit 3, which has been commenced this term.

2020 Elective Subjects – Year 8 – 11

All subject selections for Year 8 – 11 have now been finalised and students received a confirmation email last week. No further changes can be made for students in Year 8 – 10 in 2020. If students in Year 11, 2020 still want to discuss subject options, they should make an appointment to see Mr Crawford prior to the end of the school year.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the majority of students have been placed in their preferred subjects. I often receive a number of requests for students to be placed with particular teachers. We have great confidence in all our teaching staff and although students may have a preferred option for a teacher, we are unable to meet these requests due to a number of timetabling constraints

Melissa Dever

Deputy Principal Curriculum


Study Skills  – Dr Prue Salter  –  Enhanced Learning Educational Services

STUDY SKILLS TIP FOR NOVEMBER – How to stay positive as exams (or any challenging situations) approach

It can be difficult to stay positive or “be up” as exams approach. The more important we perceive the exam to be, the more stress we can feel. While feeling some stress can be positive and help us get motivated to study, we all have a tipping point. When our stress levels reach our personal tipping point, this higher level of stress can lead to inaction, where we avoid doing the work necessary to be prepared and as a result feel even more overwhelmed. If not dealt with, the stress can build and lead to anxiety and depression.

The key to being positive and managing negative emotions such as anxiety and feeling down and depressed in any pressure situation including exams is to “fuel up”. It goes without saying that if we are exhausted, tired, stressed, depressed etc. it is very difficult if not impossible to deal with the pressure of exams. “Fuelling Up” is about boosting wellbeing factors in your life. You need to boost the wellbeing factors in your BODY, MIND and EMOTIONS.

BODY: Put your health first and eat healthily, exercise regularly and get enough sleep. We all know what to do, but we need to make the decision to prioritise our own well-being. Without the right fuel you will feel exhausted and depleted and it is very hard to be positive when you aren’t feeling your best.

MIND: To think more positively, challenge your perceptions. Write down your top 5 fears and worries. What’s the worst thing that can happen? How valid are these fears? Usually fears and worries are not based on reality but on imagined scenarios that have little to no evidence. If it’s something that can’t be changed bring acceptance to it, but if it can be changed, take action.

EMOTIONS: To help yourself feel more positive every day think of 3 good things that happened that day and how they made you feel. Also take the focus off yourself and do 3 simple but deliberate acts of kindness every day. It might be a kind word, a compliment, helping someone or surprising someone with a kind act. You will be amazed at how making other people feel better lifts your mood as well.

Learn more this year about study skills by working through the units on www.studyskillshandbook.com.au, which is available on SEQTA – Assessment and Study Portal.

Pastoral News

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Pastoral News

The journey of our Year 12 students in becoming Brigidine young women culminated with their Graduation Mass and Dinner this week. This formal gathering and ceremony acknowledged the conclusion of their secondary education, a milestone for both students and parents. The farewells began on Thursday morning with a House Farewell to recognise the leadership and contribution of the Seniors within each House. The Graduation Mass was a moving way to signify the conclusion of their time at Brigidine, and to bless each student as they journey into life beyond the school gates. Many students look forward to the excitement of the Farewell Assembly – an opportunity for all students at the College to recognise the significance of the Year 12 cohort as leaders in the Brigidine Community. At the conclusion to the Farewell Assembly, the Guard of Honour and final war cry is a tradition that both celebrates the students and finalises the farewell to our Year 12s. It was a pleasure to have parents with us to celebrate this milestone at the Graduation Mass and Dinner, as well as the Farewell Assembly.

Congratulations must go to the graduating Year 12s for the impressive way they have led the College community this year. In the Reflection Day earlier this week, they described their cohort as caring, inclusive, resilient and welcoming. I had the pleasure of working closely with this year level and can corroborate that they have these qualities and more – they have been unified and showed solidarity through the ups and downs of Year 12s. I wish them all the best in their adventures ahead and hope to see them visit the College in the future. We know that our Brigidine College graduates walk in the light of those who have gone before them, embodying the true nature of St Brigid and all her hopes and ideals for education, particularly of women.

Whilst the Seniors are in a significant period of transition, it is important for other year levels to reflect and act on finishing their year in the best way possible. The end of year break will be a reward for students after two more weeks of commitment to their studies. It is important that they follow routines and plan ahead so they can demonstrate their best learning and participation. It is also expected that students maintain high standard of grooming and uniform presentation until the term concludes.

The Year 9 transition to the Senior School is formally recognised in a Tie Ceremony on 20 November. This is an opportunity for Year 9 to make a commitment to the second stage of learning at the College. I look forward to Year 9, along with all other year levels, finishing the year with pride and determination.


Melinda Egan

Acting Deputy Principal Pastoral


Silver Rose Sibling Photos 2020

Brigidine Whole School Photo Order

The Arts

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The Arts

Music and Dance Showcase 2019

 

Humanities Dept News

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Humanities Dept News

Year 9 Humanities

In Year 9 Humanities, we have spent our year studying History (first semester) and Geography (second semester).

Beginning with our studies in History, we learnt about two excruciatingly different topics – The Industrial Revolution and World War II. With the Industrial Revolution, I found it unusual to learn about how people had to live. Instead of focusing on events such as the Black Death like we had in the previous year, we spent the majority of our time learning about children’s lives, investigating and examining stories regarding working conditions with minimum rights; the topic added to our previously gained knowledge.

However, World War II was a change of pace. Not focusing on death, our focus was on selecting a specific role, and researching their significance. I was drawn to the role of nurses. Nurses during this time were awe-inspiring to learn about. There were multitudes of stories about how nhurses were selfless and heroic – as they risked their lives and put their patients’ health before their own safety. I clearly remember one story; a hospital was bombed and one nurse decided to stay with her patients and risked her own life. It was empowering.

Our semester of Geography was a lot more engaging to me with a focus on Sustainability. We spent the first half of the semester learning about Tourism. Our studies revolved around the importance of tourism and how it can negatively and positively affect the environmental, economic and social sectors. Generally, we were led to learn about ecotourism and how businesses are taking steps to turn major tourist destinations into eco-friendly areas. This topic was very alluring to study – especially exploring tourism’s impacts in more depth.

The second half of the semester was spent gathering information for an assignment on Beef Cattle Farming and how natural elements affect production. Personally, I really enjoyed this assignment. We learnt about climate zones, temperatures, rainfall rates, drought and how the farm type values Australian society.

The best part of Humanities this year was how much I’ve learned. Even though I prefer Geography, I found History to be captivating – especially when we learnt about World War II. I truly have loved the topics in Year 9 Humanities.

Katelyn Avey

Year 9 Student

Languages Dept News

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Languages Dept News

New Caledonia Study Tour

Brigidine College Languages Department is coordinating a College Study tour for French students across Years 9-12 in 2020 to New Caledonia. The trip will run for 12 days from 18-29 September during the school holidays. Students will have the opportunity to improve their French through an immersive homestay experience, a full day at our sister school Mariotti and 6 hours of intensive French classes. The tour will also include various excursions such as a cruise to Phare Amedee Island, Tchou Tchou train city tour and Tjibaou Cultural Centre visit.

To secure a place on the trip, a deposit must be paid through the Community Portal by Friday 22 November. Please contact Mrs de Vos at deVosC@brigidine.qld.edu.au for further information.

Year 12 Ikebana Workshop

On Friday 1 November, Gabriella and I had the honour of trying ikebana, traditional Japanese floral arranging.  It was an informative experience, learning the spiritual connections, specifics and history of ikebana with the whole purpose being to bring nature inside and align the three corners of nature (man, tree and spirit).  It was intricate, fun work and an amazing way to finalise a year of learning Japanese.  I would like to thank Byrom Sensei and anyone else involved in organising the event.

Taymin Marks

In week 4, Taymin and I got to experience ikebana, the Japanese practice of flower arranging.  Our instructor explained the history of ikebana as a Buddhist practice meant to bring nature into the home.  Unlike western floristry, space is not supposed to be filled, instead it should be designed so the wind can pass through.  After learning the basics on a smaller model, we selected a range of seasonal flowers and ‘leafage’ to create our own.  The experience was extremely peaceful, just taking out time to relax and enjoy the flowers.  Thank you to Steven Sensei and Byrom Sensei for organising this.  I highly recommend it to girls given the opportunity in future years!

Gabriella Eagleton

Catherine de Vos

Curriculum Leader Languages

Tullow Centre Update

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Tullow Centre Update

Readers’ Cup

Our Readers’ Cup competitions have been completed for 2019. The Open team ensured a good start when they competed at Indooroopilly SHS. Placing 2nd, Sarah Malherbe, Chloe Malherbe, Lily Conole and Georgia Nelson displayed excellent knowledge of the selected texts. Thanks to Ms Chapman for her support of the team.

Miss Paviotti commended the enthusiasm of our two Year 10 teams who competed at Stuartholme. Trinity Schossow, Lara Kenny, Annabelle Van Eck, Katie Chandler, Ella Donaldson, Ella John, Isobel Peters, Sophie Peters, Amity Scarth tackled some difficult questions on their titles.

Wonderful ambassadors for the College, the Year 9s (Georgia Bradley, Charlotte Cattell, Bella Warne, Ameya Jaurigue and Sophia Nearhos) under the guidance of Ms Spear, competed at St Peter’s Lutheran College.

Finally, our Year 8s were at St Aidan’s Anglican School on Tuesday, 22nd October.  Maddy Foster, Lauren Bowe, Madison Minty and Hadley Randall were worthy representatives of the college, finishing close to placing at the end of the evening.

Di Elsworthy

Teacher Librarian

Harry Potter Day

The Tullow Centre hosted a celebration of all things Harry Potter on Wednesday 30 October. Students were invited to wear a ‘splash of Harry’ with their school uniform; many students also took the Wizarding World ‘house quiz’ and sported their Hogwart’s house colour.  The Tullow Centre was transformed into Hogwarts for the day, compete with a Platform 9 ¾ entry portal, Harry’s study, a Quidditch set up and various displays including the Harry Potter series in fiction, special illustrated editions and in French.

At lunchtime, the library was buzzing with Harry Potter activities. Students enthusiastically participated in creepy cookie decorating, Harry Potter Kahoot quizzes, lego, puzzles, augmented reality focal points, Platform 9 ¾ photo opportunities and a movie screening.

Thank you to everyone who participated on the day and made it a magical occasion. Special thanks to the Delany 3 students who assisted with running the activities and made it a wonderful experience for all.

Estelle Chapman

Teacher Librarian

Careers Update

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Careers Update

Christmas Holiday Jobs

What you can get out of a Christmas holiday job besides money?

An article on the Griffith University Careers Service website looks at how joining the work force over the Christmas period can teach you many valuable things about yourself, and can help you prepare for your future career.  The following are summaries of four of the 10 learnings listed:

  1. Smiling under stress – Christmas can be an extremely stressful time, especially for retail workers.  Dealing with impatient customers and demanding floor managers all day can make you want to lose it.  All jobs are stressful and learning to deal politely with people under pressure is a skill that will serve you well when encountering difficult clients in future roles.
  2. Coping with rejection – Christmas casual jobs are very competitive.  This can be a good opportunity to learn how to deal with feelings of rejection and reflect on how you can improve next time you go for an interview or submit your resume.
  3. Showing up for work even when you don’t want to – It’s hard to have to work when everyone else is enjoying the Christmas season.  Likewise, when you work full time later in the future, there will be times where you will wake up on a beautiful morning and the last thing you want to do is head off to work. It’s better to learn to push through earlier rather than later.
  4. Asking for help – Christmas shoppers are crazy and sometimes you won’t be able to deal with their incessant requests all by yourself.  At times, it can be difficult to ask for help as it can feel like you are bothering people or that you can’t do the job.  Learning to step out of your comfort zone and ask for a hand is an important step for growth in any role.

Ways to manage your finances when you first start making money

For young people considering undertaking their first paid job, there is a lot to learn!  This article from the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) website talks about the importance of having financial management skills, including a knowledge of superannuation, tax, and interest.  Parents can access the resources on the Money Smart website for a comprehensive guide to everything their daughter needs to know about banking, budgeting, saving and investment.

QTAC Frequently Asked Questions

Congratulations to our brilliant Year 12 cohort as they complete their secondary schooling.  While most QTAC applications are complete, it is important to keep an eye on key dates and outstanding documentation.  In all the busyness of the final days, please encourage your daughter to take a moment to review their QTAC application and ensure that they have uploaded all EAS documentation and for those who have applied for Education courses the required NARTE statement.

Below is a list of commonly asked questions and answers about QTAC at this time of year, but parents are encouraged to contact me directly if they have any questions or concerns.

I applied for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) when I applied to QTAC. What do I need to do now?

If you didn’t download an Educational Access Scheme Form for the category/categories you are applying for, click here, scroll down to cover sheets, then click on the relevant EAS category. The cover sheet/sheets provide a list of all documentation that you will need to submit to QTAC by the due date.

If I get an OP 1, will subject scheme bonus ranks improve my chances of getting into a course?

No. The rank schedule is on a 1 – 99 (highest) scale. When you receive adjustment factors, your OP is converted to a rank. OP 1 is comparable to rank 99. This is the top of the rank scale so further ranks CAN’T be added to it. However, they can make you more competitive within that rank band.

I didn’t apply for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) when I applied to QTAC. Can I still apply for EAS?

Yes. Download the relevant cover sheet (or sheets) from the EAS page on the QTAC website. Complete all the requirements listed on the cover sheet. Attach any supporting documents required. You then upload or deliver your completed EAS application to QTAC. Some cover sheets may require a school statement. QTAC would like Year 12 students to submit their EAS applications by the end of October.

I am totally confused about offer rounds. According to the2020 Year 12 Guide, the offer-round for my courses is 24 January 2020. Now I hear that I could get an earlier offer.

Institutions may give offers to eligible applicants (i.e. applicants who have met all the entry requirements). Visit the Course Offer Dates page on the QTAC website for dates when institutions might give offers. Offers will be made on all offer-round dates. It is essential that you monitor your emails as this is how QTAC will let you know you have an offer. This is critical as you must respond to an offer by the due date or your offer will lapse, and you will not be considered for any other courses in future offer rounds.

I applied for a university course that requires an audition but didn’t do the audition. Will I still be considered for entry to this course?

You should contact the university. However, the answer will probably be ‘No’.

My school gives out OP estimates and mine is currently 9 – 12. The Pathways (preferences 5 and 6) courses on my QTAC application have previous cut-offs of OP 11. Is this a good enough safety net?

No.  It is advisable to select Pathways courses (especially your 6th preference) that have been cutting off at least three or four OP points below your lowest estimated OP to provide you with a good safety net.

Where can I get help with my QTAC application after I leave school?

Your best source of help at this time of the year is QTAC. You can ring QTAC on 1300 467 822 or email QTAC. Email is probably best, as the QTAC phone is very busy at this time of year and you need to be patient as you will be on a queue.

Tania Munro

Careers Counsellor

Brigid’s Cloak

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Hat Cleaning/Repair Service

Once again, we are offering a hat cleaning and repair service over the holidays.  Girls should hand in their clearly named hats, together with payment, to Brigid’s Cloak on the last day of term (Friday 29 November) and these will be available for collection from Brigid’s Cloak at the commencement of Term 1 2020.  Fees apply as follows:

Clean $20

Repair $15

Uniform Repair Service

Day dresses needing collar and cuff replacement can also be left at Brigid’s Cloak before the end of term so that repairs can be attended to over the school holiday break.  Please contact us on 3002 0624 if you have any queries with regards to collar and cuff replacement.

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 18 November

Jenny Crowhurst

Tuesday 19 November

Michelle Riesenweber

Wednesday 20 November

Glenys Piggott

Glenys Piggott

Thursday 21 November

Kerry O’Reilly Karen Donelan

Friday 22 November

Kathy Shea

Pranali More

Monday 25 November

Helena Boyce

Tuesday 26 November

Wednesday 27 November

Glenys Piggott

Glenys Piggott

Thursday 28 November

Melanie Wright

Louise Conway

Friday 29 November

Nicola Durrheim

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

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.

Shelter Architects & Planners Pty Ltd

  • Building & Pest Inspection Reports
  • Independent & Expert Witness Reports
  • Pest Management & Treatment

Contact Markus via email: markus@shelterarchitectsplanners.com.au

Or Phone: 0434 631 555

 

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The Bathroom Biz

Bathroom renovations Brisbane are our specialty and as a small, family owned and operated company, we pride ourselves on giving our customers highly personalised and professional service.

Satisfied customers tell us that we are easy to work with – consistently reliable, punctual and friendly. They also tell us that we achieve great results – bathrooms that are lovely to look at and easy to use…perhaps that’s because we really enjoy what we do.

Visit our showroom for ideas, advice and inspiration. Conveniently located at Sumner Park, our showroom offers you a one-stop-shop for a huge variety of quality fittings for your bathroom, kitchen or laundry – all at competitive prices.

Alder Constructions

Alder Constructions vast experience in all aspects of civil, infrastructure and building construction allows us to exceed expectations on even the most technically and logistically complex projects.  We promote a culture of honesty, integrity, innovation and performance which translates to the achievement of outstanding projects and positive client experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

Foundations Tax & Accounting Pty Ltd

Foundations Tax & Accounting offers a wide range of financial services including (but not limited to) income tax and business advice for individuals or small business enterprises.

Communication

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Communication

Be sure to keep up to date with what is happening in College a little faster and easier:

  • Download the Brigidine App
  • 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 18 November
Tuesday 19 November Sarah Wingate
Wednesday 20 November
Jenny Crowhurst
Thursday 21 November Brigid Parnell
Friday 22 November Diane Frazer
Monday 25 November Fiona Challenor
Tuesday 26 November
Wednesday 27 November
Thursday 28 November Nikki Takashima
Friday 29 November Nicola Foley

Judy Thannhauser and Janelle Prouatt

Curragh Café Coconvenors

Date Claimers

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Date Claimers

28 November Year 7 2020 Orientation Day

P&F Christmas Carols

29 November End of Term 4
13 December College Office closes
13 January 2020 College Office opens
27 January Australia Day Public Holiday
29 January All students (Years 7-12) commence Term 1
31 January College Photo Day
1 February Water Polo resumes
2-4 February Year 12 Retreat
6 February Interhouse Swimming Carnival
7 February Opening Mass

 

P&F Association Update

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Recommended Tutors

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