As we enter the 7 day lockdown, it is timely to recall what we have learnt over the last 12 months. What has impressed me the most about the St Brigid’s community is the positive relationships that exist and the resilience shown by students and staff. In these times of Remote Learning, we have accepted challenges and have discovered that we can be agile learners – anywhere and anytime learners. These attributes will hold us in good stead as we move into an unknown future. We look forward to seeing our students in the flesh on Friday 4 June.
This week we celebrated 200 Years of Catholic Education in Australia and we became part of the Diocesan celebration in Ballarat at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Then on Wednesday we shared a Mass and celebration with the Catholic Primary schools in the Parish, culminating in a sausage sizzle and a tour of our impressive STEAM building – there were many awestruck kids eager to join St Brigid’s in the years to come.
As a community we celebrate both the new connections we make and, sadly, the lives of those we have lost. I am sure I speak for all in our community as we pass on our condolences to Greta Arnel ( Yr8 ) who lost her Grandfather, John, in recent weeks. I am sure there are many memories for Greta and her family to cherish. I also ask that members of the community keep us informed of the important moments that occur, both joyful and sad, by contacting the school office.
I would also like to wish Mr Nathan Metcalf, our IT Network Administrator, the best of luck as he leaves his role here at St Brigid’s for an exciting opportunity in the international field. He will be missed as his dedication and knowledge is greatly valued. We will be advertising for his replacement this week.