St Brigid's College Horsham

Weekly eNewsletter

Principal's Report

This Sunday, we celebrate Mother’s Day. I would like to personally wish all mothers and other female carers a happy and restful day. I read the following prayer in the latest DOBCEL communique prepared by Ms Tracey O’Neill, Chair of the Board.


At this special time set aside to honour mothers and other women who nurture children, we pray for each one of them. May each mother in our community be granted a special blessing - that the work of her hands show the love she has for the children and young people in her care, that her example be a guiding force in their lives and that her wisdom be passed to the next generation of those who nurture our children. May those mothers who are no longer with us be remembered with fondness and live on as a positive influence in our lives.


Today, interviews are being held for the role of the ongoing Principal at St Brigid’s, so the College Community should know within the next few weeks who will fill this position for coming years.


Gerard Raven

Student News

Bright Sparks 2021!

Our Bright Sparks program began on Wednesday night with an amazing group of primary school students from the many different schools across the Wimmera. Our STEAM Centre was full to the brim with giggles, excitement and a buzz of energy from the 70+ students participating in our program! The overwhelming response from students at the end of their first workshop was that they had lots of fun and were already looking forward to returning again next week. We look forward to seeing you again next Wednesday!

Donut Fundraiser!

The VCE Business Management class are selling Brumby's donuts on Friday the 14th of May at recess. Donuts will be sold for $2 each. Flavours available include, Iced Strawberry, Iced Chocolate and Jam. The donuts will be sold in the courtyard. Make sure to bring your money!

*All profits will go to the Cancer Council

From the VCE Business Management students.

Junior Girls Football

On Friday our St Brigid's College Junior Girls Football Team represented us at the Black Ranges Junior Girls Football Competition. It was an excellent day and thoroughly enjoyed by all the girls. We came Runners Up and Greta Arnel was awarded best player for our team.  Thank you to our coaches - Kayla Kelm and Grace Manserra.

ICAS Competitions

2021 ICAS competitions

Students from Years 7-12 are invited to participate in the University of NSW ICAS competitions. Competitions are available in the following disciplines - Mathematics, Science, English, Writing and Spelling.

If you would like to participate please go to this link and fill in your name, year level and which competition you would like to participate in.  Entry is free.


Last date to fill in form - Monday 31st May.

If you need more information about the competitions, please talk to or email Mrs Schultz

Parent News

Parent Teacher Interviews

Our Parent Teacher Interviews will be conducted on Tuesday 11 May.

These interviews are a great opportunity to exchange information between families and teachers regarding expectations during the year, upcoming tasks and student progress. If your child is studying a Virtual School of Victoria subject you can phone the office on 5382 3545 to make an appointment with their teacher.

2.00pm - 5.30pm: Interviews in person, Zoom or phone call.

6.30pm - 7.30pm: Zoom and phone interviews only.

* We will notify families as soon as bookings open * Please note: Tuesday 11 May will be a half-day for students and their day will conclude at lunchtime (1.08pm) to allow for the interviews.


 We strongly encourage parents and carers to join us for an event not to be missed!  In partnership with SMJ Horsham, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg will be visiting to speak to our school community about Cybersafety on Monday 10 May at 7.00pm  (venue yet to be confirmed). Dr Michael Carr-Gregg "is one of Australia's highest profile psychologists, author of 14 books, broadcaster and a specialist in corporate mental health, families, parenting, children, adolescents and the use of technology for mental health". -

Please RSVP by email to or by phoning the office on 5382 3545.

Conveyance Allowance

School Production

Calendar of Events


Students dismissed at 1.08pm

NAPLAN- Tuesday 11th May - Thursday 13th May

YR 10 IMMUNISATIONS -  Thursday 13th May

YEAR 10 WORK EXPERIENCE - Monday 17th May - Friday 21st May

YEAR 11 SOCIAL JUSTICE RETREAT - Monday 17th May - Friday 21st May

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK - Monday 24th May - Fri 28th May

Teacher Advisor Schedule

All our students are assigned to a vertical homeroom consisting of students from Years 7 – 12.  Home room groups stay together for their entire school life at St Brigid’s, encouraging leadership, community and familiarity and giving students a real opportunity to know each other and their advisor.  Lifelong friendships are formed where there may not otherwise be the opportunity.

The Teacher Advisor (TA) program is part of the daily life of students. Homerooms meet for 10 minutes each morning, and approximately every six weeks each student meets individually with their Teacher Advisor to discuss and monitor their academic and pastoral progress. A report over viewing the student’s academic achievement and future goals for improvement is formulated from this interview and made available to parents via our online Parent Access Module (PAM).  This regular contact builds trust and strong relationships between students, teachers and families.   It ensures that families and teachers know each student’s strengths and needs and that secure relationships are formed that guide the students along their learning journey.

Our TA Schedule for Term 2 can be found below.

Careers News

Please click on the link to view the Weekly Careers News:

Defying the Drift- Year 10 & 11 Students interested in a Career in Agriculture.  'Defying the Drift' Program aimed at empowering Year 10 and 11 students to:
  • Identify and explore agriculture and agribusiness career opportunities
  • Build communication skills
  • Develop career networks


Monday 20 September to Wednesday 22 September

WHERE?  Longerenong College

For more information on this opportunity please visit

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