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Our Guiding Foundations

logoOUR SCHOOL

St Brigid’s was founded in 1951 by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict. The founding principal was Sr M. Joan Healy.

OUR PARISH

St Brigid’s Gwynneville was founded in 1948 with Fr James M. Evans as its first parish priest.

OUR PATRON SAINT

St Brigid of Kildare was an Irish nun known for her faithfulness and generous heart. We celebrate her feast day on February 1.

OUR CROSS

St Brigid wove a cross from rushes, found on the ground beside a dying man, in order to console him and convert him to the love of God.

OUR MOTTO

Cor Fidum ~ Faithful Heart

OUR BADGE

‘Cor Fidum’ (Our motto) & ‘I.O.G.D’ which represents a motto in Latin from the rule of St Benedict:

In Omnibus Glorificetur Deus ~ That in all things God may be glorified.

OUR LOGO

The heart ~ strong faith

The cross ~ justice for all

The candle ~ life long learning

OUR CHARISM

Welcome and Hospitality from our founding order and from St Brigid &

Leadership from our mission.

OUR VISION

‘With Faithful Hearts, St Brigid’s School Community strives to be an authentic Catholic community of Faith, Justice and Learning’

OUR MISSION

‘To Develop Leaders of Faith, Justice and Learning’

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to develop compassionate global leaders who actively live their faith in a meaningful way so that they can: change the world for the better; treat themselves, others and the environment with respect; be independent thinkers and problem solvers and develop a life long love of learning.

OUR MASCOT

The Brigid Butterfly is a symbol of transformation, freedom and joy and comes in all shapes, sizes, colours and patterns ~ just like each of us.

OUR RULES

‘With a Faithful Heart, I can be the best person I can be when I am respectful responsible and safe.’

OUR LEADERSHIP

At St Brigid’s leadership means being the best person we can be in everything, every time, everywhere & being a positive influence for ourselves, others and the world around us ~ particularly in faith, justice and learning. It is not about being better than someone else ~ it is bout being our personal best.

THE LEADER IN ME

The Leader in Me & Covey’s 7 Habits help develop the essential life skills and characteristics we need in order thrive in an ever-changing world now & in the future. (http://www.theleaderinme.org/)

OUR PARTNERSHIPS

School, parents, parish & the wider community work together in partnership for the common good and education of our students.

OUR SPORT HOUSES

Red House ~ MacKillop (In honour of Australia’s first saint)

Gold House ~ Samaritan (In honour of our founders)

Blue House ~ Evans (In honour of St Brigid’s first Parish