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St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School
Learning brings hope
St. Brigid’s Catholic Primary School invites students to make sense of their world and their lives within a faith community that is faithful to the mission of Jesus. Our school embraces the contemporary world with a Catholic imagination, and a particular hope-filled view of the human person and all of creation.
At the very heart of our school is the desire for the full flourishing of each student, across religious, physical, cognitive, emotional and social domains. We honour the sacred dignity of each student, believing that everyone can experience success. Our school supports students to embrace a view of themselves and the world that leads to peace and social justice.
A Christ-centred community;
Learning from the past,
Challenging the present,
Creating the future.
We warmly invite you to contact our school if you are interested in enrolling your child at St Brigid’s Primary School Healesville. Whether it is a prep enrolment or transfer from another primary school, we would like the opportunity to discuss your child’s enrolment with you. School tours are available all year round to give you an opportunity to visit our school and meet many of our staff.
For more information about prep at St Brigid’s, see the website below:
The Parents and Friends Committee
The P & F Committee is a group of parents and friends of St Brigid’s who work together to create fun events for the kids, fundraise for the school and assist however they can. The P & F are always eager for new members and have a range of roles to suit different individuals. Some of the events they organise are a colour run, Easter raffle, mango drive, sausage sizzles and more!
St Brigid’s Primary School and St Brigid’s Catholic Parish have a strong connection. Throughout students’ time at St Brigid’s they will visit the church for Mass, as well as participate in liturgies at school, often led by the Parish Priest. It is through the parish that students can receive the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. Symbiosis between the school and parish is also reflected through partnerships with the Parish Care Group. Working together, the school and care group provide support for families in our community.
For more information about the Catholic Parish of St Brigid’s, please follow the link below, or for any other enquiries feel free to email Fr Francis Denton via Healesville@cam.org.au.
Education in Faith
Learning Diversity (NCCD)
All students with diverse learning needs have a right to access a full and engaging education on the same basis as their peers. At St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School, we seek to meet the needs of all learners, so that every student experiences success. Learning diversity in Catholic schools is enacted through an inclusive pedagogy and a commitment to uphold the rights of all to be:
- actively engaged in education.
At St Brigid’s we endeavour to support all students by intervening as early as possible to meet the individual needs and abilities of each student so they can flourish. We have inclusive policies and practices to accurately identify the diverse learning needs of individuals, consider effective approaches of support, provide appropriate adjustments and monitor the progress of all learners. We seek to empower learners by celebrating difference and providing educational opportunities aimed at eliminating discrimination and focused on growth and progress for all. We utilize the NCCD (National Consistent Collection of Data) process to collect information and supports for any student with an imputed or diagnosed Disabilty in consultation through regular meetings with the parents/carers.
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)
St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School is a Positive Behaviour for Learning School and is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff. At St Brigid’s students have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and acquire values supportive of their lifelong wellbeing. We consider behaviour management to be an opportunity for valuable social learning as well as a means of maximising the success of academic education programs.
Our Responsible Behaviour for Learning Plan outlines our system for facilitating positive behaviours, preventing problem behaviour and responding to unacceptable behaviours. Through our school plan, shared expectations for student behaviour are plain to everyone, assisting St Brigid’s to create and maintain a positive and productive learning and teaching environment, where ALL school community members have clear and consistent expectations and understandings of their role in the educational process.
Our school community has identified the following school rules to teach and promote our high standards of responsible behaviour:
- Be Kind
- Be Responsible
- Be Respectful
- Be Safe
St Brigid’s is a school which operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS). MACS governs and operates 292 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them. Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders. This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures.