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St Brigid's Catholic College, Lake Munmorah
48 Carters Rd
Lake Munmorah
NSW
2259
NSW Central Coast
(02) 4358 4278
St Brigid's Catholic College is a Catholic co-ed school in the Diocese of Broken Bay catering for years 7 - 12
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St Brigid's Catholic College, Lake Munmorah NSW

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  • Secondary School
  • Catholic
Year 7 to Year 12 (starting with Yr 7 in 2014)
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Principal's Welcome

At St Brigid's Catholic College we believe in the capabilities of young people. We see our role, in partnership with parents, as nurturing our students to explore who they are and what contribution they can make to the world. We believe that each child is made unique in the image of our loving God and therefore deserves to be treated with respect and dignity as part of God’s creation.

During these precious years of development, it is important that we provide a safe and supportive environment in which they are encouraged to discover their learning passion. We want our students to discover the wonder of finding out about our world and to investigate relevant and significant issues through exposure to the rich learning tasks that teachers design using the curriculum as a platform. The staff at St Brigid’s have  been selected as people who are dedicated and committed to this for your children.

It is a priority for us that your child is known as a person and learner- that their aspirations, challenges and achievements are acknowledged, and appropriate guidance and support is given to them when they require it. The Mentor Coach in our college is a key person in our students’ college life and the relationship built between teacher, student and family is a critical one for ensuring the holistic development of each child.

The college has been designed to support teaching and learning based on best practice as determined by contemporary educational research. Students have the world at their fingertips through the use of the internet and it is incumbent upon educators to ensure that students can find the information that they need from reliable sources, and can use this information responsibly. At St Brigid’s students are encouraged to be interdependent learners; to be as independent as possible but always knowing that asking for support from others and learning from mistakes leads to deep understanding.

I feel privileged to be the principal of such a dynamic learning environment and to have the honour of leading a group of dedicated professionals to provide the very best education for your children.

I would be delighted to have your family join our community on this exciting journey.

Julie Terry

Introduction

St Brigid's Catholic College is a Catholic school in the Diocese of Broken Bay, which exists to educate and form young people in Catholic discipleship, offering them experiences of following Jesus as members of the Catholic community.

We pride ourselves on being a welcoming school community that values the close relationships between staff, parents and students.

The College motto ‘Inflaming hearts and minds in Christ’ is about our belief that St Brigid’s is a hope-filled community of learners, where all are respected, challenged and supported to be the very best person they can be. It is hoped that our students are impassioned and that their hearts and minds are set afire with the love of life and learning through the experiences that are offered to them at our College.

St Brigid

Woman of wisdom and compassion, steward of God's precious gift of Creation
Peacemaker where turmoil reigned, Light of hope to those who suffered
You ignited passion for learning, empowering those in your care
Inflame our hearts and minds in Christ
So that we may have the courage to live out our call to love as His disciples
And ensure that our world is a better place for our having lived.
                   Amen.              
St Brigid's Catholic College is a Catholic school in the Diocese of Broken Bay and exists to educate and form young people in Catholic discipleship, offering them experiences of following Jesus as members of the Catholic community.

Learning & Teaching

St Brigid’s aims to foster a lifelong love of learning in all our students and every student is encouraged to strive to achieve their personal best as they progresses through each academic year.

Our goal is to develop students who are life-long learners with learning skills that include critical and creative thinking, problem solving, working collaboratively and working independently. To enhance this learning staff and students utilise and apply contemporary technological tools.

Inquiry Based Learning

Teaching and Learning at St Brigid’s is based on an inquiry approach and our curriculum design uses the Understanding by Design framework of Wiggins and McTighe. It is an approach to learning that is based on a process of inquiry, study, and research in which the student takes considerable responsibility for their own learning as developmentally appropriate. Increasing student engagement is likely to improve the quality of learning and reduce challenges in the classroom. When the learning is both relevant and requiring active engagement, student learning is maximised.

  • Effective learning occurs when your students’ learning experiences are engaging, that is, when your students are doing rather than just listening.
  • In inquiry-based learning, students take on more responsibility for identifying precisely what they need to learn and finding resources which will allow them to fill their knowledge gaps.
  • Inquiry-based learning can help students to develop their research skills as self-directed learners.
  • Students learn to identify and find answers to the questions that they need to ask and the resources that they need to draw upon in solving problems (often a real world problem).

St Brigid's transport provider is Busways, Charmhaven NSW 2259.

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St Brigid's Catholic College Bus Timetable 

Every time we are at the school we are so impressed with the physical structure, the layout, all the tools and resources that are at the students disposal.  Very pleased to see that the focus required on literacy was identified early on and what seems like a very effective strategy has been developed to tackle this area, and it seems every single student, no matter what level they are at, will get enormous benefit from this program.”

Jeanelle and Dave Boyce

September 2014

 

“I have made the best decision ever in sending my daughter to St Brigid’s” and “the teachers and the whole positive outlook my daughter tells me is great”

Tanya Stephens

June 2014

 

“I am so happy with the school, the teachers and the leadership qualities at St Brigid’s. My son is happy to go to school every day, he has made some wonderful friends and is made to feel part of the overall community. Congratulations to you and your staff in making this school what it is”

Parent Year 7

June 2014

 

“I love the reading task you have all the children doing” and “I’m very happy with the school, how everything is going.  It’s great how all the sporting activities have gone about as well”

Samantha O’Sullivan

May 2014

 

I would like to congratulate you, your staff and the students of the college for the wonderful day you provided for the blessing and opening of the College. You would have to be so proud of everyone’s efforts in putting on such an impressive display. The College facilities and grounds are looking so good now, you have certainly come a long way. It felt good sitting there being part of it all, and seeing how things have progressed. Have a great week. Thanks again."

Tracey Evans

August 2015

 

Kim Ryan Testimonial

Kim Tomlinson-Ryan

August 2015


 

"As we all know adolescence is a time of enormous physical and emotional changes, and the transition to high school can be both daunting and exciting (for students and parents). It's also a time where kids start to place more value on peer relationships and independence. As I have always been an actively involved parent I can say that this can sometimes be difficult. 

I remember from the St Brigid's information night the concept of trust between family and school. This for me has been St Brigid's exceptional quality. I can honestly say that I trust the my child is in a safe, respectful environment where individual needs are being met. 

I love that St Brigid's places huge importance on student wellbeing in addition to academic achievement. 

I am also very happy with the progressive learning environment. I believe that the students are being well prepared for the ever changing workplace environment, and a great emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills and self motivation. 

I am always comfortable approaching all of St Brigid's staff in regards to my child's development and feel blessed to be part of this great community." 

Michelle Remaili

February 2017

Thank you for visiting our page and for your interest in our college.

 

At St Brigid’s Catholic College we believe in the capabilities of young people. We see our role, in partnership with parents, as nurturing our students to explore who they are and what contribution they can make to the world. We believe that each child is made unique in the image of our loving God and therefore deserves to be treated with respect and dignity as part of God’s creation.

 

During these precious years of development, it is important that we provide a safe and supportive environment in which they are encouraged to discover their learning passion. We want our students to discover the wonder of finding out about our world and to investigate relevant and significant issues through exposure to the rich learning tasks that teachers design using the curriculum as a platform. The staff at St Brigid’s have  been selected as people who are dedicated and committed to this for your children.

 

It is a priority for us that your child is known as a person and learner- that their aspirations, challenges and achievements are acknowledged, and appropriate guidance and support is given to them when they require it. The Mentor Coach in our college is a key person in our students’ college life and the relationship built between teacher, student and family is a critical one for ensuring the holistic development of each child.

 

The college has been designed to support teaching and learning based on best practice as determined by contemporary educational research. Students have the world at their fingertips through the use of the internet and it is incumbent upon educators to ensure that students can find the information that they need from reliable sources, and can use this information responsibly. At St Brigid’s students are encouraged to be interdependent learners; to be as independent as possible but always knowing that asking for support from others and learning from mistakes leads to deep understanding.

 

I feel privileged to be the principal of such a dynamic learning environment and to have the honour of leading a group of dedicated professionals to provide the very best education for your children.

 

I would be delighted to have your family join our community on this exciting journey.

 

Julie Terry

 

Student's Achievements

Year 7

James

Congratulations to James for competing in the Bic Dolphin Chaser Regatta at Mannering Park Sailing Club. There were 37 boats entered, and although James doesn’t normally sail a Bic he won the event convincingly with 4 x 1st place, 1 x 3rd place and 1 x 6th place.

James also competed in the NSW Youth Championships at Georges River on the long weekend.  James finished 6th in Sabots.

James

Braith

Congratulations to Braith who played golf in the Srixon International Junior Competition during the school holidays. Braith won the 13 year old boys nett. This is a wonderful achievement not only for Braith himself but for his family also.

Braith

Year 8

Lachlan

Congratulations to Lachlan for being selected to play for the Australian Futsal team in the UK. We wish you all the very best!

Jacob

Congratulations to Jacob who made Rookie of the Year for Soldiers Beach and went to the Surf Lifesaving Central Coast Awards of Excellence. Jacob competed at State for board and swim.  Jacob came 8th in his heat out of 16 people and for swim 18th out of 32 people for his heat. Jacob was awarded the Robyn Smith award in the surf club, which is an award named after our first life member.

Emily

Congratulations to Emily who received a Bronze medal at School Nationals in Darwin for Swimming.

Emily

Year 9

Tee-Jay

Congratulations to Tee-Jay who travelled to the USA as a member of the Australian Barefoot Team to compete at the World Barefoot Championships in Wisconsin. The event was held at The Blue Moo in Alma centre from 14th – 20th August. Each junior team member (under 17 years) competed in 3 events – Tricks, Slalom and Jump. Their scores from each event were used to determine individual placings and ability to enter into the finals. As part of the competition teams were also competing for team placings. All competitors were required to ski in round 1 and only the top 8 competitors went through to the finals round. Tee-Jay made the finals for all 3 events. Tee-Jay achieved the following as an individual, 4th in Slalom – he produced a personal best in round 1 and then beat it again in the final, 5th in Jump – he produced a personal best in round 1 and 5th in Tricks. In a combination of all 3 events Tee-Jay came 6th overall. The Australian Junior team came 2nd.

Tee-Jay

Nicole

Congratulations to Nicole for also competing in the Bic Dolphin Chaser Regatta at Mannering Park Sailing Club and coming 9th overall.

Nicole also competed in the NSW Youth Championships at Georges River on the long weekend. Nicole finished 9th in the Bic division.

Keely

In May 2016 Keely was told about an opportunity as a Year 9 student and daughter of a Police Officer to apply for a 3 month student exchange to Europe, starting in October 2016 through the SCCE. Keely submitted an essay about the similarities and differences in the police systems between NSW and her chosen Country Germany. Keely was awarded a 3 month part-scholarship.  We wish you all the very best on your travels and are sure you will have an amazing time.

Taylah

Congratulations to Taylah who represented St Brigid’s Catholic College on the NSW CCC Hockey team. Well done Taylah!

Lee

Congratulations to Lee who joined the Rural Fire Service as a junior member in March 2016. Lee was officially accepted in June 2016 and started active training with his local brigade, Lake Munmorah RFS. Training involves commitment to the RFS attending training both theory and practical, twice weekly. Lee took on this endeavour to ultimately serve his community and to give back, but also as an avenue to better himself and to enhance his life and the life of those around him. Lee we wish you all the best in your theory and practical training and your first big assessment in October 2016.

Lee

We are very blessed and proud to have such a wonderful group of young students here at St Brigid's.

Well done everyone!

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