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About St Brigid's

St Brigid's Catholic Parish Primary School is a one-stream school founded by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in 1951. Nestled in the foothills of Mt Keira we are approximately five kilometres from the large urban centre of Wollongong. Our students are generally drawn from our local village community and represent a variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, which contributes to a good synergy and a strong sense of welcome and community.

Our school mission, “To Develop Leaders of Faith, Justice and Learning’, along with our Catholic faith, underpins our school culture and values.

The main role of the school is to support parents as the prime educators of their children, academically as well as spiritually, emotionally, socially and physically. We therefore aim to provide quality learning and teaching within a Catholic culture and environment where the individuality and uniqueness of all its members are recognised and valued.

At St Brigid's we have a strong focus on leadership and bringing out the best in each and every child. For us leadership means being the best person we can be in everything, every time, everywhere, and being a positive influence for ourselves, others and the world around us particularly in faith, justice and learning.

To support this we have implemented 'The Leader In Me' initiative, which uses Stephen Covey's '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' as a base to develop leadership characteristics and 21st Century skills.

Our school actively promotes our 'School-wide Positive Behaviours for Learning' program and we set clear expectations for students with an aim to educate them in making positive life choices and accepting responsibility for them. Our school rules reflect this: 'With a faithful heart I can be the best person I can be when I am respectful, responsible and safe.'

St Brigid's values and invites involvement in the wider community through its strong and extremely successful involvement in sports and the creative arts and an annual focus on social justice issues.