St Brigid's Primary School Newsletter

10 October 2019
Issue Thirty-one

Developing Life Long Learners

Principal's News
What's on in the next two weeks......
Wellbeing News
Curriculum News
St Brigid's News & Events
Parish News
Community News & Events
St Brigid's Parish Primary School
(03) 9580 4518
129 Albert Street
Mordialloc, Victoria, 3195

Principal's News

Welcome Back to Term 4

Welcome back to everyone and I hope you all had a chance to rest and relax over the last fortnight, it was great to see you all arriving back on Monday ready for another big term at St Brigid's.

We are going Digital!

Welcome to iNewsletter!

Welcome to our new digital Newsletter platform called iNewsletter.  iNewsletter is mobile and tablet friendly, with full screen photo galleries and video options.  It also allows easy language translation.  As we strive to keep up to date with the way technology is moving we are certain you are going to find this new format far more reader friendly and a much more professional publication.  We will be publishing the newsletter on a fortnightly basis with a short bulletin on the interim week.  We will be trialling this format during Term 4 and we look forward to your feedback.

Building Works

As you can see our new building is being sealed up this week with the remaining glass, external cladding (safe and compliant) and ground floor brick work commencing. The plaster has all arrived and all services are in place. Once we are at lock up stage there will be a flurry of trades in to finish the build. 

Barkly Street Works

The City of Kingston have completed the first works at our end of Barkly St. the new crossing and curb and channel works are looking great and the raised pavement crossing is an enhancement to this safe place to cross the road. Works will continue in Barkly St for the remainder of 2019.

School Musical


Our students have been preparing over the last term to perform the Musical "Toys" by Drew Lane. Our performance will take place on October 31 at St Louis Hall commencing at 7.30pm. See the St Brigid's News and Events page for ticket sales information.  More to information to follow regarding arrival times.


Parking - Kiss and Go

Families are reminded that you are not to park and walk away from your vehicles when parked in the Kiss and Go spaces.  Please remain with your cars when using these spaces.

Changes at Out of Hours Care

A new coordinator is to be appointed - I was advised that the current coordinator is not continuing in this role and acting coordinators are in place.

Out Of Hours Care and Uniform Surveys

These will be out to all families on Monday. It is important to constantly evaluate all aspects of our school and our Advisory Board are undertaking  research into these two aspects of our school. We value your thoughts in shaping all aspects of the school.

Summer Uniform

Students are to wear their correct summer uniform in Term 4.  There will be a two week transition period with all students to be in summer uniform by Monday 22 October.  All students must wear a School Hat from the first day of Term 4 so please check that your child has a named hat in a respectable condition. 

Tuckshop Closed Tomorrow - Friday 11 October

The Tuckshop will be closed tomorrow.  It will re-open the second week of Term 4 — Friday 18 October.


AFL Finals

And a final congratulations to our Tigers supporters, there are some very happy students in our playground this week. Bring on 2020 - the year of the Magpie!




Kind regards

Michael Russo



What's on in the next two weeks......

Dates to remember

Friday 11 October 

No Tuckshop today

Saturday 12 October

6:00pm  - Year 3 Reconciliation Journey Mass - St Louis de Montforts 

Sunday 13 October

8:00am & 11:00am - Year 3 Reconciliation Journey Mass - St Brigid's

9:30am -  Year 3 Reconciliation Journey Mass - St Louis de Montforts 

Tuesday 15 October

8:15am - Running Club

Thursday 17 October

11:30am - Toys the Musical Practice

Friday 18 October

Tuckshop open today

Monday 21 October

Tabloid Sports Day - POSTPONED

Tuesday 22 October

8:15am - Running Club

Wednesday 23 October

Year 3 Reconciliation Reflection Day @ St Louis de Montforts (all day)

Thursday 24 October

11:30am - Toys the Musical Practice


ST BRIGID'S CALENDAR - for upcoming calendar dates please click here.


Wellbeing News

Stress Management

 As well as teaching academic skills, it is part of the core business of St Brigid’s to promote student resilience, wellbeing and positive social attitudes. We begin this term maintaining our focus on teaching students to identify, acknowledge and develop positive approaches to managing stress.  Children and young people experience a range of personal, social and work-related stressors in their everyday lives. Assisting students to recognise their personal signs and symptoms of stress, and to develop strategies that will help them to deal with stress effectively will help students cope with future challenges. The activities in this unit  focus on the ways in which self-calming strategies can be used to manage stressful situations. 




Next issue -

The Importance of Sleep

Curriculum News

Wellbeing - 2MD


2MD - Religious Education

Our provocation for looking at the scripture of Jesus was an assortment of hearts placed on the floor. Each student was asked to record, through writing and drawing, what these meant to him or her. Some questions they were asked to consider were;

  • What do these mean to you?
  • What words do you think of when you look at them?
  • How do they make you feel?
  • When do you feel like this?
  • Who makes you feel like this?
  • Who do you make feel like this?
  • These are the students’ responses.


St Brigid's News & Events

Toys-The Musical - Thursday 31st October -7:30pm


Drew Lane and the students of St Brigid's Primary School proudly present

Toys - The Musical

at St Louis de Montfort's School Hall

Click here: for tickets

Adults: $15.00  Young Adults (Secondary students 12-18 Years) $10.00

(Limit 6 tickets per family)

STEM Showcase

Catholic Education Melbourne’s STEM MAD Showcase is a celebration of student learning. Student teams have undertaken STEM-education based inquiries to create a Service, Product or Innovation to help the environment or others answering the papal call to action in Laudato si’. This year our Prep students designed and made toys for use by a homeless cat refuge for use with the Cats/Kittens whom they care for. Today Mrs Suzie Ripp our STEM Leader and Prep Teacher was representing our school at the STEM MAD Showcase at the Catholic Leadership Centre in Melbourne.


STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) education refers to the teaching of disciplines within its umbrella and also to a multidisciplinary approach to teaching that increases student interest and knowledge in STEM-related fields and improves students’ problem solving, creative thinking and critical analysis skills’. Chief Scientist 2015 Contextualising Science and Mathematics concepts in real-world applications supports learner engagement, deep learning and the full-flourishing of students as envisioned in Horizons of Hope. Catholic Education Melbourne encourages schools to plan and design stimulating, multidisciplinary inquiries that address the ‘big questions.’


Congratulations to our Preps and the wonderful learning they have been undertaking here at St Brigid’s in STEM.



Caritas Mini Fete 

Dear Families,

Our goal for this year is to run a mini fete to raise money for Caritas Indigenous Rights. We want to do this because we learnt about it in NAIDOC Week and we thought it would be a fitting thing to raise money for our Indigenous People.  The Mini Fete will be held on Friday 25th October in school time.


We would like each family to provide something for the following stalls:

  • Cake Stall-3/4 (cake, cupcakes, slice) Please list the ingredients.
  • Lucky dip- Prep-1/2 (rubbers, bouncy balls, pencils, textas, stickers)
  • Chocolate toss- Year 5 Bring a chocolate bar (No nuts please)
  • Sport/Fun activities-( tic tac toe, sack race, paper scissors rock)

Items will be priced between $0.50-$5 and sports activities will be free of charge.


The Faith and Social Justice Team.


October is World Mission Month- it's known as Socktober. The ‘sock it to something’ concept is an Australian expression that means to strike out at. In Mission month we are invited you to help Catholic Mission strike out at social issues, such as poverty, child labour, child trafficking, homelessness and lack of education.


To raise awareness of the work of Catholic Mission and to celebrate Mission month we are having three events: 

  • Tuesday 15th October -Crazy sock day. Jazz up your school uniform with Crazy socks. Class activities during that week will raise our awareness of the work of Catholic Mission.
  • Week 3: Sock it to Poverty in PE: Soccer focus using handmade balls. In preparation for making the balls could families please collect plastic bags and old socks and stockings and send them to school in by next week
  • Combined Mission Mass with St Louis - Thursday 7th November at 9.30am in the St Louis Hall.

Congratulations Zoe V



Congratulations to Zoe V (5/6AH) on her a major achievement over the weekend. Zoe competed in the Gymnastics Victoria Regional Championships on Sunday and came first all around, making her the Level 5 Regional Champion for her age group! Zoe’s team also took out first place and will go on to compete at the Junior Victorian Championships in Geelong next month.  Well done Zoe!


Parish News

Jag - Celebration of Diversity and Culture Picnic


Community News & Events

Grasshopper Soccer


Kilbreda Open Morning


Kilbreda 2019 College Art & Design Exhibition




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