St Brigid's College Horsham

Weekly eNewsletter

Principal's Report

Dear families,

This week will be the final week of the first term and classes will conclude on Holy Thursday at 2:25 pm . Monsignor Murphy has provided a reflection on the meaning of Easter in today’s newsletter and I encourage you to read this as we prepare for commemoration of resurrection. This will be the last newsletter for the term.

You hopefully have noticed our increased marketing around our Open Day on 26 April and the Year 7 2022 Parent Information night on 21 April and I would ask you to spread the word among your networks so that we can communicate effectively to prospective families.

Last week we held the College Athletics on Tuesday and what started as a bleak day weather wise soon became a wonderful day of participation, strength and skill. By getting in and having a go, most students certainly embraced our school theme for 2021 – “Be Brave, not Perfect”. I congratulate all students and staff involved in the day, with particular appreciation to Tamika Burdett for organising the day.

The Parent Reference Group has been established to provide parents with a voice and will feedback to the College’s Leadership team, as well advocating for the College within the community. This group meets around twice a term.  Jo Martin will head up this group and you can contact her at

I was fortunate enough to have been asked to be the mystery reader to the Prep Grade at St Mick’s last week. While it was wonderful to be welcomed in the school again, it certainly was a challenge for me to deliver a reading of ‘I am going on a Bear Hunt’ while maintaining some control over the enthusiastic students – this was my attempt to “Be Brave, Not Perfect”.

I would like to conclude by wishing all members of the College Community a safe and reflective Easter break and school holidays over the next few weeks and I look forward to learning more in Term 2.

Kind regards

Gerard Raven

Interim Principal

An Easter message from Monsignor Murphy

HOLY WEEK ~ All year round.

Many Christians, who are people who believe and follow the truth of Jesus Christ as the Self-Revelation of God for humanity, are preparing to mark the spiritual journey of ‘Holy Week’. This Sunday is Passion (or ‘Palm’) Sunday, honouring the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem as he faced his ultimate rejection, crucifixion and death (from us) and his ultimate victory of Resurrection (for us) ~ which is offered in Divine love to all. That offer is spoken beautifully to us in the Gospel life of Jesus. (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)

Holy Week marks those events which took place in and around Jerusalem – and in eternity.

Holy Week prayers and gatherings of Christ’s faithful are to remind us that every week is truly a holy week – in God’s loving and healing presence with those who ‘live justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with their God.’

Holy Week reminds us that our Creator is concerned for the pain, trials, grief, rejection, loss and sorrows shouldered by good people, every week. (The ‘way’ of the Cross.)

But Holy Week also reminds us of the infinite Love that can overcome every failing or evil caused by the human soul when it has fractured, severed or ignored the call to a ‘holy communion’ with God – who is our source of life and love.

Holy Week reassures the faithful soul that Jesus is our ‘Wounded Healer’.

His love raises us out of the ‘deaths’ we inflict upon ourselves and others – if we recognise the Promise of the Empty Tomb.

Every week is Holy Week …….’read all about it!’

(In Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.)

Mons Glynn Murphy PP

Open Day 2021

OPEN DAY 2021 | St Brigid’s College; where all of our students are lifelong learners that are known, valued and cared for.  A small school that offers big opportunities. Come and see why your child deserves to learn and thrive at St Brigid’s College by attending our 2022 Enrolment Information Night on Wednesday 21st April (7.00pm - 7.45pm). This presentation will also be live streamed via Zoom. Please email us at to register to receive the link to join. We warmly encourage families to also come along to our 2021 Open Day on Monday 26th April and take the opportunity to discuss your child’s personal needs with our leadership team. Learning Walks - See our College in operation (12.00pm - 3.00pm )Tasters – Experience our learning sprints from various subjects (4.00pm – 6.00pm)

Register here:

Student News

BASKETBALL | Congratulations to Grace Manserra who was part of the winning U/18 girls div 3 basketball team at the State Championships!

BASKETBALL | Congratulations to Eva Manserra, Greta Arnel and Jarrah Martin  who were part of the winning U/14 girls basketball team at the State Championships!

Congratulations to Maggie Heinrich (Year 11) for achieving second place in the Female School Single Scull Open Division 1 at the 2021 State School Victoria Regatta held in Geelong on 11th March.

Congratulations to Isabelle Hedt (Year 8) for her performance in the Interschool Equestrian competition last week. Isabelle competed in 3 events, achieving 2 firsts and a second.

On Mon 22nd March,  we welcomed AFL Field Umpire Eleni Glouftsis & AFL Goal Umpire Chelsea Roffey to our College. Our Sports Academy students were treated to a practical and Q & A session with them both, along with local umpires and Jason Muldoon.

On Wednesday 24th March,  a group of our students attended the Horsham Primary School Sports Day and had a great day volunteering as markers and scorekeepers. Thanks for having us!

"Just a big thank you in helping us out at our Sports Day. The St. B’s students were fantastic. They all did a great job in the specific roles they had. The cheered our kids on and were commended by many teachers as they went along to the various events.They had no hesitation in joining in the exhibition relay at the end of the day against our house captains, parents and teachers. Of course….they won!! Thanks heaps."

- Mr Sordello PE & Sports Coordinator, Horsham Primary School

Yr 7 Science

STATES OF MATTER |Our Year 7’s have been learning about the states of matter (solids, liquids and gases). They have been having a bit of fun with this topic and made homemade lemonade by mixing a solid (bicarbonate soda), with a liquid (lemon juice followed by water), which created a chemical reaction of a gas (carbon dioxide). It definitely didn’t taste like the bought stuff! They also learned how diffusion occurs (the mixing of particles in liquids) by creating our beautiful skittles rainbows

Year 9 Outdoor Ed camp

OUTDOOR ED TRIP | Our Year 9 Outdoor Ed group have just returned from an adventured-packed few days at Rocklands and Mount Arapiles - enjoying canoeing, bush walking and rock climbing.

Yr 11 English

MACBETH | Our Year 11 VCE English classes have just completed reading Macbeth and have had a lot of fun with Miss Brack and Mrs Thomas role playing in character!

Athletics Sports Day

Thank you to all our students and staff for another wonderful day at our annual Athletics Carnival! It was great to see so many students live our student leadership theme of 'Be Brave, Not Perfect' and get out there and have a go at events and give it their best. We'd like to congratulate all our Athletics Age Champions and also Kildare on winning the House Shield for the day!

12-13 Years Female - Maddison Bethune

12-13 Years Male - Archie Elliott

14 Years Female - Jorja Clode

14 Years Male - Peter White

15 Years Female - Kimberly Morgan

15 Years Male - Tom Sostheim & Alex Rees

16 Years Female - Grace Manserra

16 Years Male - Judd Wright & Joel Rees

17 Years Female - Kayla Kelm

17 Years Male - Isaiah Adams & Andrew Taylor

18-20 Years Female - Grace Camilleri

18-20 Years Male - Jack Scott & Liam Dunn

Greater Western Swimming

On Friday 19th March, the following students represented St Brigid's College at the Greater Western Region Swimming Championships:

Jorja Clode

Deacon Briggs

Claudia Lanyon

Jack Lanyon

Claire Burton

Well done to all these students who placed in their races.  Jorja, Deacon and Jack will go on to represent the school at the State Final on 22nd April at MSAC. We wish them all the best.

Dr Delany Awards

Year 8

Peter White - for his terrific support to his fellow classmates at the Athletics Sports. 

Calendar of Events

LAST DAY OF TERM 1 - Thursday 1st April, students dismissed at 2.25pm

STUDENTS RETURN - TERM 2 -  Monday 19th April

YEAR 7 2022 PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT - Wednesday 21st April

OPEN DAY - Monday 26th April



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 1 can be found below.


Week 9 - 22nd Mar

Year 8  |  Assessment tasks dated between 29/01 & 21/03

Week 10 - 29th Mar

Year 7  |  Assessment tasks dated between 29/01 & 28/03

Study Slam!

Study Slam is an after school program that gives YOU the wonderful opportunity to receive study/homework support right here at school!

Running from 3.30pm to 4.30pm in the Senior Study Centre, YOU can come work with various teachers who are all there ready to help! YOU can also use this quiet space to work on the tasks on your own.

We are looking forward to seeing you there and working with you to support you in your study/homework needs!

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