St Brigid's Primary School

Term Two Week 10 - June 28th 2023



· Wed 28 June - Pre-Primary Excursion (Cuddly Animal Farm)

· Thursday 29 June - Orienteering Training – Manning Park (8.00am – 3.00pm)

· Friday 30 June - Merit Certificate Assembly (2.15pm)

· Friday 30 June - Last day Term 2

· Monday 17 July - Start Term 3 – All students start

· Wed 19 July - School Photo Day

· Thursday 20 July - Confirmation Retreat – Year 6

· Friday 21 July - Catholic Performing Arts (Bible Reading)

· Tuesday 25 July - CPSSA Cross Country

· Wed 26 July - BRLA Practice Test – Year 5

· Thursday 27 July - BRLA Practice Test – Year 3

Please note: Dates are subject to change, please also refer to the Term Planner on our Website.

Alan Morrison Principal

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


By practising basic good manners, we are showing those around us that we respect them and are considerate to their feelings. This makes them feel better, and us too.

Most of us have heard the old adage: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This wisdom is so ingrained in our life lessons, it has become known as “the golden rule.”

Examples of good manners can manifest themselves in seemingly small actions and rewards - like holding the door open for someone, acknowledging and greeting a person, asking permission to use something that is not yours, saying “Please” and “thank you”, apologising and listening carefully, to name just a few. But it can also make or break crucial relationships and be the difference between harmony and conflict at home, at work, at school or even between countries and cultures on the world stage.

In today's classrooms, we are beginning to notice and ever-increasing decline of manners and respect, and this is now posing challenges to the current learning environments for the students. This decline can be attributed to various factors, including changes in societal norms, the influence of technology, and the absence of consistent reinforcement of respectful behaviour. The consequences of this lack of manners and respect are detrimental, leading to disruptions, strained teacher-student relationships, and hindering the overall educational learning experience of themselves and their peers.

The prevalence of technology and social media has had a significant impact on interpersonal interactions, within the classroom. Students' attention is often divided between their devices and the lesson at hand, resulting in a lack of active engagement and possible disregard for respectful behaviour towards teachers and peers. The ease of online communication has also led to a decline in face-to-face social skills, with students sometimes failing to recognise the importance of polite and respectful communication when interacting with each other.

As societal norms evolve, traditional values that emphasise respectful behaviour may be less prioritised or taught within families and communities. Students may come from diverse backgrounds with varying expectations and understandings of what constitutes respectful conduct, further complicating the establishment of a common standard of behaviour in the classroom.

Furthermore, the lack of consistent reinforcement and discipline for disrespectful behaviour can perpetuate the problem. In some cases, disciplinary measures may be lenient or inconsistent, failing to address the underlying issues and provide students with clear expectations of respectful behaviour. This inconsistency may lead to a normalisation of disrespectful conduct, making it harder to create a positive and respectful classroom environment.

Addressing this lack of manners and respect in classrooms requires a collective effort from educators, families, and society as a whole. Schools can prioritise the teaching of social and emotional skills, including empathy, active listening, and conflict resolution. Promoting positive behaviour and providing consistent consequences for disrespectful conduct can help reinforce the importance of manners and respect. Additionally, fostering open communication channels between teachers, students, and families can create a collaborative approach to address and rectify instances of disrespectful behaviour. Finally, promoting a culture of respect and modelling respectful behaviour at all levels of society can contribute to creating a more respectful and harmonious learning environment for students.


There is always a buzz in the air as we held our annual the Cross-Country Faction Carnival on Tuesday, with the weather god’s also helping us this week. This is not an easy carnival to run, it takes great dedication and endurance to run the length of the course and complete the race. Our students have been practising for months now and many are now seeing how much they have improved over this time. We are lucky to have Mr Sam Harris training our students and giving them lots of encouragement along the way. Thank you to our staff and student leaders who helped on the day to make this day a success.


Our Year Six students took to the fields and courts in a variety of sports participating in the Catholic Primary Schools winter carnival on last Thursday. While the day was grey and overcast our students participated well in soccer, football and netball games. A big thank you to Mr Harris, Miss Peters, Miss Anderton and Miss De Gois who attended the day and helped our teams enjoy the day.


Thank you to all our wonderful parents and families who have generously given to the winter appeal. Every year St Vincent De Paul asks for assistance in winter. There are many homeless and struggling families who are cold and hungry in winter and whatever we can give will go to good homes and help so many who are less fortunate than ourselves. So once again thank you to all who gave. St Vincent De Paul will gather up all items that has been donated on Friday afternoon. So, it is never too late to give.


Semester One school reports were sent out on Monday 26 June through SEQTA. Remember to sit down with your child and go through the report together. It is a great way to work through a child’s strength and areas for improvement. If you take the time to read the report together it helps the child to see what they are doing well at and what they need to work on.

St Brigid’s Staff

I would like to thank Miranda Peters who stepped into the role as Assistant Principal for Term 2 while Paula was on leave. She brought valuable insight and vision to the Assistant Principal role and her dedication and devotion to all the students was commendable.

We also say goodbye to Leanne Bickers and Tony De barro. Thank you, Leanne, for your commitment to all the students you have worked with while at St Brigid’s. We wish you all the best with your new career change. Thank you to Tony for all the wonderful grounds work, making our school a beautiful place to the staff and students. And thank you to Millie Baines for your work in Pre-Kindy. We wish you all the best with your future endeavours.


I have been delighted to meet our new and existing families for next year. I have been interviewing Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and other year group enrolments for 2023 and 2024. Please note that our Kindergarten classes are filling quickly. I hope this is a timely reminder for existing families that if you have not enrolled your child with us next year and they are ready for Kindergarten you may need to do so quickly so that you do not miss out for 2024.


Please note that Term 3 will commence on Monday 17 July for all teaching staff and all students.

On behalf of our staff, I wish you all a very safe and enjoyable holidays.


The Fathering Project…..

We get it. Finding time to stay active can be tough, especially when you have a family. But here's the thing: taking care of your health matters, and it doesn't have to be complicated.

We want to remind you about the power of healthy habits, starting with physical activity. It doesn't have to be a major overhaul. Even small steps can make a big difference.

Regular exercise isn't just about staying fit. It's a game-changer for your mental health too. It can help reduce the risk of depression, mild anxiety, and boost your overall well-being.

So, let's make it a priority. Find an activity you enjoy, set aside a little time for yourself, and start building that healthy habit. Your body and mind will thank you.

Get moving, stay active, and take charge of your well-being!

​​​​​​​​​​​Top Tips

1. Set up a regular routine to be active every day. Making a specific time to be active helps ensure you get your daily physical activity. ​​​​​

2. Play with your kids. Play is a great way to get fit and have fun. Playing chase, a ball game, running races or a dance competition will get you puffing plus make you laugh which is also great for your health and wellbeing.

3. Walk and talk meetings. Take your phone and have walking meetings with colleagues or catch ups with friends and family to encourage them to walk too.

Dad joke of the week

My GPS told me to turn around...Now I can't see where I'm driving...

Saint Thomas (The Apostle) 3 July 2023

Saint Thomas was one of the special friends of Jesus when He lived on Earth a long time ago. Jesus had 12 special friends called disciples, and Thomas was one of them.

Thomas was known as "Doubting Thomas" because he sometimes had a hard time believing things unless he saw them with his own eyes. He loved Jesus very much, but when Jesus told him that He had come back to life after dying on the cross, Thomas had a hard time believing it.

One day, when the other disciples told Thomas that they had seen Jesus alive again, Thomas said he wouldn't believe it unless he could see and touch Jesus' wounds. He wanted some proof to be sure it was really Jesus.

Then, something amazing happened! Jesus appeared to Thomas and showed him His wounds, just as Thomas had asked. When Thomas saw this, he was filled with joy and said, "My Lord and my God!" He realized that Jesus had truly come back to life.

From that moment on, Thomas believed in Jesus with all his heart. He travelled to different places to tell people about Jesus and His teachings. He wanted everyone to know about the amazing things he had seen and experienced.

Thomas is often remembered as a brave and loyal follower of Jesus. He went to faraway lands to spread the message of God's love and the good news of Jesus. He faced many challenges and difficulties, but he never stopped telling people about Jesus and how He can bring hope and happiness to their lives.

In the end, Thomas gave his life for his faith. He was martyred, which means he died because he wouldn't stop believing in Jesus. His dedication and courage made him a special saint in the Christian faith.

So, Saint Thomas the Apostle was a disciple of Jesus who had a hard time believing at first but became a faithful follower. He travelled far and wide to share the good news of Jesus and gave his life for his faith. He teaches us to believe in Jesus and share His love with others.

Catholic Mission thanks St Brigid’s Primary School

Judith from Catholic Mission Australia visited our school with a very special award. Our hard work in raising funds for Catholic Mission Australia was recognised and we will now begin through the Spiritual Ministry students to work towards new goals this year.

As the Pope’s international mission agency, Catholic Mission respond to the call to love God and to love our neighbour by forming individuals and communities as missionary disciples of Jesus who share their faith in action and through prayer. Catholic Mission share in God’s mission to reach out, give life by sharing our personal and financial resources to: - proclaim the Gospel, - serve people in need, - act for peace, justice and creation. In partnership with local churches, so that all may have life in Christ. They support 278 projects around the world, include the Ukraine, Timor-Leste and earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria.

Miranda Peters Assistant Principal

Thank you to the entire St Brigid’s Community for having me back for Term Two. I have really enjoyed the Assistant Principal experience and getting to know the wider community. I will miss greeting our students each morning and our wonderful and dedicated staff. I hope you all enjoy the holiday break making memories with your children.

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons for Years 3-6 will commence in Week 3, 31st July and conclude Week 4, Friday 11th August (10 days). Please see the schedule for bus and lesson times. Please note, these times could change over the school holiday break.

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Annual School Photo Day

In the first week back for Term Three we will be having our School Photo Day on Wednesday the 19th of July. The sessions will take place across the entire day and this year, you can purchase your photos online. Please see the email you would have received on Monday the 26th of June for the links and details. Alternatively, see the information below.

All students are to wear their correct full Winter Uniform, including ties and jumpers. Students can bring their Sports Uniform if it happens to be their sport day to change into. Please note, if your child is absent or if your child is in the Tuesday’s Pre-Kindergarten Class, these photos will be followed up on Tuesday the 22nd of August. During the school holiday break, please take the opportunity to check your uniforms. The uniform shop will be open on Monday the 17th of July for your convenience.

How to order School Photos

Option 1: - Midland Photographers Online Ordering System

To ensure a smooth process, we have created a simple guide for you to follow.

Visit to place your order. If your School isn’t displayed in the ‘Choose your School’ section, please contact Midland Photographers on 9274 4767 or email

St Brigid’s School Photography Date:

Wednesday 19/7/23 (1 Day Only)

Online Ordering Availability: Our online ordering system is available Tuesday the 27th of June until Wednesday 2nd of August 2023.

Sibling Photo Packages availability: These packages are available to purchase from Tuesday the 27th of June until end of day Friday the 14th of July. If you have missed out, please contact Midland Photographers.

Payment Options: Our online ordering system accepts most Visa & Mastercard’s, excluding American Express & Diners cards.

Credit Card Details: All credit card details must be entered manually, not pre-filled, for the payment to go through.

Order Confirmation: Please note that we will only receive your order once you have attempted to pay. If you don't complete your payment, we won't be able to see your order. Once payment has successfully gone through you will receive a confirmation email.

Technical Issues: If you run into any issues while using our online ordering system, please call the Midland Photography office at 9274 4767. We will be able to help resolve your issue over the phone. If this is not possible, you may hand in an envelope with the correct payment to the Midland Photography office.

Online Exclusive Products: We also offer exclusive digital downloads that are available only through our online ordering system.

Option 2: - Midland Photographers Envelope Ordering

If you do not wish to make a purchase via the Online Ordering System you can collect a Midland Photography School Photos envelope from St Brigid’s Primary School Administration Office from Monday the 26th of June and return to the School Administration Office prior to photo day.

We hope this guide has been helpful. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Midland Photography either via phone 9274 4767 or through email –

A Message From The Canteen Manager:

Hello my name is Kylie and I have been the Canteen Manager at St Brigid's Primary School for over 12 years. I am looking for any mums, dad, grandparents or careers who can spare some time to help out in the canteen. If you can't help for the entire day, that's not a problem, we would be grateful for anytime you can offer. The busiest time in the canteen is between 11.15am to 12.30pm. I find that the children love seeing there loved ones in the canteen it always bring a bit of fun into there day.

As a little "thank you" for your help, the canteen will provide you with lunch, a cold drink and bottomless cups of tea/coffee. Any additional information please feel free to come and see me in the canteen, I am happy to have a chat with you. Kind Regards, Mrs Kylie Dickenson


If you have placed an online order through QuickCliq and your child is unwell or the canteen is closed, you MUST cancel your order before the cut off time of 9.00am by going online and following these instructions:

Log into your QuickCliq account -> click Active/Cancel order -> Scroll to the right -> click Cancel against the order.


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Uniform Shop Opening Hours

Monday 8.00am till 10.00am

Wednesday 1.30pm till 3.30pm


If you need to place an order please click the Uniform Order Form, complete the form and either sent it to or alternatively you can send the form in with your student to be handed into the office.



When students return to school on Monday the 24th of April, we remind families that all students should be wearing the correct winter uniform.

Before the end of term please take this opportunity to ensure that our girls are wearing skirts which are the appropriate length and all uniforms are tidy and in good repair.

Please utilise the online ordering service to avoid the long wait times during this busy period.

If you need to place an order please click the Uniform Order Form, complete the form and either sent it to or alternatively you can send the form in with your student to be handed into the office.

Children in years 3 to six should be wearing their school ties as this is part of our winter uniform.

As part of this uniform all students should wear clean and polished black leather lace-up shoes. For more information, please see our Uniform Guidelines in the School Uniform Guideline Booklet

Before & After School Care

Parents, we are here to support you and your children in before and after school hours! We offer a secure, safe and exciting environment for your children to thrive and be a part of a socialized group.

Please note an enrolment form and 1 days' notice is to be given to make your casual bookings for your children.

We are here to help! Enrolment forms are now online

Vacancies Available Now!

P: 0484302073



La Salle College Annual Quiz Night

Tickets are now on sale for La Salle College’s 17th Annual Quiz Night on Friday 28 July 2023 in the La Salle College Gymnasium – Patricia Rodrigues Centre.

The Quiz Night is an important tradition for the school and showcases our Lasallian spirit and celebrates our close connections and rich history in the Swan Valley and wider local community.

This year’s theme is ‘MUSIC LEGENDS’ (Any era). Dress up is optional, however, there are great prizes on offer for those that do dress up.

This year, funds raised from the Quiz Night will be going towards resources to enhance our Mentally Healthy Schools Program – with the aim of providing new opportunities for our students to be active, connect with one another and feel a sense of belonging at the College.

With raffles, auctions and games the 17th La Salle College Quiz Night is sure to be a fantastic community event. So, get your friends and family together and book online today:

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The Midvale Hub Parenting Service offers a range of parenting programs to assist you to grow happy healthy children. Individual assistance with parenting is available for any parenting concerns you may have, just talk to one of our Parenting Educators and they will be more than happy to listen and provide practical support and skill building.

Our Parent Information and Support is offered through:

  • Parenting programs for groups and individuals

  • Individual and group support sessions

  • Community events

Please click on the below link to view the workshops and programs that are being offered this school term for 2023.

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Swan Valley Kids Adventure Club

The Swan Valley Kids Adventure Club is an after-school program available for children in school years 4 - 6 providing them an opportunity to participate in our awesome outdoor activities during the school term.

Each week, they will participate in different activities that aim to help them overcome fear, develop cognitive skills, enhance teamwork, form new friendships and push them out of their comfort zone!

Activities included in the program are Archery, Flying Fox, Commando Course, and much more!

At the beginning of the program, your child will receive their very own adventurer passport to earn stamps each week.

An action-packed adventure in Term 2!

Plan ahead and book now to avoid disappointment.

Monday Program Excluding Public Holidays

Week 1: Monday May 1st

Week 2: Monday May 8th

Week 3: Monday May 15th

Week 4: Monday May 22nd

Week 5: Monday May 29th

Week 6 (Public Holiday): No Activity

Week 7: Monday June 12th

Week 8: Monday June 19th

Week 9: Monday June 26th

For more information click the link below: .

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