Lord the Giver of Life,

Help us to value each person, created in love by you.

In your mercy, guide and assist our efforts,

To promote the dignity and value of all human life.

Bless us the courage to defend all life.

Bless us with the strength to respect all people, so that we may truly follow the call of Jesus to be neighbour to others.

May we answer your call to treat al as we wish to be treated and to promote the healing of all, especially those most vulnerable.

We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen

Staff Changes Term 2

Brigidine College welcomes the following new staff / positions:

  • Ms Lisa Kelly-Crawford: Pastoral Leader, MacKillop House
  • Ms Jordan Whitney: Pastoral Leader Delany House (Acting)
  • Ms Melissa Faulkner: PE Teacher (Part-time)
  • Ms Chelsea Thomas: English/Drama (Part-time)
  • Ms Esther Martin: Counsellor (Part-time)

The College also congratulates Ms Riane Ryan on her wedding a week ago.

ANZAC Day 2021

Brigidine College will commemorate the important place ANZAC has in our community next Tuesday. Understanding the importance of Anzac Day within the national calendar is for many people a critical time to reflect and give thanks for the many opportunities we have as country.

Our community is reminded of the difficulties placed on all of us through war and how through prayer and dialogue we are a ‘hopeful’ people searching and working for peace. As the risen Christ said to the apostles ‘peace be with you’ to them as they tried to understand what their lives would hold following the events over Easter. Our community works for peace in our relationships, in our learning and how we continue to be an inclusive school for all.

Anzac Day provides a glimpse into what is often referred to as the ‘Spirit of Australia. Let us continue to share our story with everyone we encounter on our journey.

The College will also participate in the local community commemoration to be held at the Graceville Memorial on Sunday at 7.30am. With representatives from the College’s Cantare Choir, our senior leadership group and many other students, it will be a poignant moment for all of us to share.

They shall not grow old, as we who are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

Lest we forget.

Brendan Cahill
College Principal

News from our Deputy Principal Curriculum

Welcome back to Term 2. It is always good to see students back at school and engaged in all aspects of learning at the College. Given the lockdown at the end of Term 2, it meant we started the term with a range of exams, which is quite unusual. I appreciate the way that students approached this and did their best this week.

Teachers look forward to engaging with many of you during the online parent-teacher interviews over the next two weeks. All information regarding the interview was sent at the end of the last term and can be accessed from the Parent-Teacher Interviews Portal on SEQTA Engage.

The interviews are an opportunity to discuss your daughter’s academic outcomes as well as her learning habits as well as her academic outcomes. We encourage students to be part of these interviews with their parents, so that they are fully engaged in the feedback of their learning. You may be interested in reading the article – Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Assessment Results – SEQTA

Most subjects are in the process of finalising the results and feedback for their first assessment task. Once results are available, you can view your daughter’s results and feedback in SEQTA.

View instructions on how to access results

Students are also encouraged to consider any of the following to assist them with managing their study.

The College Library is available to students from 7.45 am to 5pm from Monday – Thursday and from 7.45 am to 3.45 pm on Fridays.

Senior School Study Hub – Years 10 – 12 – Top level of Duvac
    • 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm Monday – Thursday
    • 7:15 am – 8:15 am Monday – Friday

Year 10 – 12 students are encouraged to access this space for private study or collaborative group study.

Senior School Study Hall – Years 10 – 12 – DU4
    • 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm Monday – Thursday
    • 7:15 am – 8:15 am Tuesday and Thursday

Tutors will be available during this time to support students with assistance if they require it. There is a small weekly fee and limited places available. To make payment you need to log into the Brigidine College Community Portal

Middle School Study Hall – Years 7 -9
    • 3:15 pm – 4.30 pm, Thursday – FO7, FO8 and FO9
    • FO7 – Quiet study room
    • FO8 – Year 11 tutors are present to help with homework and assignments
    • FO9 – Scheduled study skills/Maths/English tutorials

Melissa Dever
Deputy Principal Curriculum

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