Term Planner

Our Term 2 planner will be sent home to each family today. Additional copies will be available in the admin office if required.

Swimming Carnival Results

Last Friday we hosted the Y3-6 Interschool Swimming Carnival. This year, Bridgetown Primary School joined with St Brigid's and St Mary's Boyup Brook. The feedback we had from both schools and parents was overwhelmingly positive, so thank you to Mrs Donna Beesley for all your hard work in organising this event. Also, to our wonderful students who participated with such a positive attitude and cheered on your friends ... and the winning school was St Brigid's!

1st place - St Brigid's School - 1660 points

2nd place - Bridgetown Primary School - 1000 points

3rd place - St Mary's Boyup Brook - 970 points


CHAMPIONRUNNER-UP
Year 3 GirlsMia MalettiSt Mary's
Year 3 BoysCallum RobertsSt Mary's
Year 4 GirlsSt Mary'sBPS
Year 4 BoysAmos Moore

Oscar Tassos

and BPS

Year 5 GirlsBPS

Molly Varnavides

Millie Puljiz

Year 5 BoysTed MentleinBPS
Year 6 GirlsSt Mary'sCharlotte Roberts
Year 6 BoysOliver DoustSt Mary's

Paint Me A Rainbow Week

During the second week of Term 2, is "Paint Me a Rainbow Week". This week is for celebrating and raising awareness of Autism. We will provide reminders and further details closer to the time, however we will have a variety of activities to look forward to during the week including:

  • Monday 22 April - students can wear rainbow clothes to school (gold coin donation)
  • Tue 23 April - Paint Me A Rainbow merchandise market stall
  • Wed 24 April - Cupcake stall


Look at what's coming up?


  • Monday 15 April - Pupil Free Day (Staff Professional Development Day)
  • Tuesday 16 April - First Day Term 2
  • Monday 22 April - Paint Me A Rainbow Week
  • Wednesday 24 April - ANZAC School Service 12.30pm
  • Thursday 25 April - ANZAC Day (Public Holiday)

A note from Mr Pardini

Dear Families,  

And just like that...the term has come to an end! Thank you to the wonderful St Brigid's Community for making this term a success. I certainly feel very humble when I look back at all we have achieved this term. 

Chrism Mass

Last Thursday, three of our year 6 students; Oliver Doust, Daisy Glancy and Hudson Puljiz attended Chrism Mass in Bunbury along with Mrs Barber and myself. These students will be receiving the sacrament of Confirmation later this year.

Interschool Swimming Carnival

Thank you, Mrs Beesley, for organising a great day of healthy competition at this year's Interschool Swimming carnival. I was so pleased with the effort all children put into the day to make it a true carnival atmosphere. Thank you also to our P&F who gave their time to make morning tea and lunches happen. The results from the carnival can be found below. 

Teacher-Parent Meetings

I appreciate an 'early close' is not easy for everyone to manage, but a big thanks to parents for ensuring their children were collected by 12.00pm. I hope this gave all families a chance to catch up with their child's teacher. To the amazing staff who stayed at school into the early evening, thank you for your time for this first mode of reporting. If you have not yet met up with your child's teacher, please feel free to make a time next term. 

P&F Movie Night

A massive thank you to our P&F for organising this family event. It was wonderful to see such a large turnout of families at this family event. Once again thank you to Michelle Stayt "PR extraordinaire" for the movie night along with the P&F committee and Year 5 families who worked to pull together this evening for all to enjoy. 

Three Year Old 'Little Sprouts'

It was great to meet the youngest members of our school at yesterday's parent meeting. A reminder to all families, Little Sprouts commences on Wednesday 17 April. Thank you to everyone who attended, and we look forward to next term when we welcome your children to St Brigid's for the first time. 

Stations of the Cross

Thank you to Mrs Pettersen and the Year 5 class for allowing us the time to reflect this morning through the Stations of the Cross. It was a beautiful way to enter Holy Week and reflect on the true meaning of Easter through the life of Jesus.

Caratis Fundraising

This year our Project Compassion (money box) appeal with Caritas has hit some new heights! All money raised for Caritias helps to alleviate poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity in the most vulnerable and marginalised communities in the world.

We have raised a total of $1,646.60

  • $1102.35 from classroom 'moneybox' fundraising - (the Year 5 class raised the most - $273.45)
  • $544.25 from the Student Council Easter Raffle

Thank you for the generosity of families donating Easter chocolates for the prizes, which ensured we had plenty of prizes. 

School Uniform Update

This week I posted a letter via Szapp regarding our school uniform. If you have not had the chance to read this letter, you can find it below by clicking the link. I would like to draw everyone's attention to the fact that next term we are offering a choice for both boys and girls.

We have done this for the simple reason that most families have asked for support with the uniform to make it more comfortable, practical and more affordable. In our efforts to listen to your requests, we are allowing a choice for the remainder of this year, so that families may not need to necessarily purchase new stocks of the formal winter uniform in preparation for 2025, where the sports uniform will become compulsory for the entire week (over all five days). For more information about the choice we are offering next term, click the link in the 'School Uniform Update' section. 

Pupil Free Day

A reminder our term commences on Tuesday 16 April as the first day of this week (Monday 15 April) is a pupil free day. 

I wish everyone the peace of Easter and a well-deserved holiday. Travel safe everyone and I look forward to seeing you all once again on Tuesday 16 April. 

Carlo Pardini

Principal

Harmony Week

St Brigid's will be celebrating Harmony Week on Thursday 21st March. On this day, students are allowed to wear an orange accessory eg (ribbon, socks etc) for a GOLD coin donation.

The committee have organised for each student to decorate a paper doll.  A Multicultural Display will be set up in the undercover and a map will be available for students to add their names to show their family heritage and cultural diversity. We will also have some other class based activities too.

P&F Movie Night

Not long to go until it's 'Movie Night'! Tickets can be purchased via CDF Pay online. See below for further details. 

Bridgetown Junior Tennis


Easter Raffle

Our Student Council are organising an Easter Raffle - see below more further information. All money raised will go towards Caritas - Project Compassion.

Look at what's coming up?

  • Tuesday 19 March - School Advisory Council Meeting (6.00pm)
  • Wednesday 20 March - PP/1/2 Liturgy in the church (10.00am)
  • Friday 22 March - Interschool Swimming Carnival (10.00am)
  • Friday 22 March - P&F Movie Night on the school oval
  • Tuesday 26 March - Early close (12.00pm) for Parent/Teacher meetings
  • Wednessday 27 March - Pre-Kindy parent introductory session (8.45am)
  • Wednesday 27 March - Blessing of the Roads Ceremony (Yr 5/6 classes attending)

A note from Mr Pardini

Dear Families,  

Rosie's Recipes

Do you have a recipe that you would like included into the Parish recipe book? If so, they would love to hear from you. Please email all recipes to the Parish secretary Yvonne Ward at stbrigidsbridgetown@bigpond.com 

If each family sent in a recipe, that would be appreciated. 

PP-Y2 Liturgy

Following the weekday Parish Mass next Wednesday, our Early Year classes will gather in the church for a small Liturgy celebration. Please come along and join us at 10.00am in the church. 

Swimming Carnival

Thank you one and all for making our Swimming Faction carnival a great day last week. It was so great to get involved in the team spirit of the day and celebrate everyone's achievements in the pool. The Year 6 Faction Captains did a wonderful job assisting with the marshalling and general 'crowd control'. The carnival ran very smoothly thanks to the organisation of Mrs Beesley who ensured everyone had a go. In two weeks, we look forward to coming together once again, this time for the Interschool carnival. This is the first year in some time that the carnival will involve three schools (St Mary's Boyup Brook, Bridgetown Primary School and St Brigid's).

Parent Teacher Meetings (Tuesday 26 March)

The parent meetings are fast approaching. Please take the time to book a session with your child's teacher. Interview time slots commence at 12.30pm on Tuesday 26 March. A reminder to everyone, on this day we will close the school at midday (12.00pm) so all teachers can accommodate these meetings. Your support arranging for your child to be collected at 12.00pm on this day is appreciated. The on-line booking system is located on the home page of SZapp.

Three Year Old Pre-Kindy Information Session

An information session will be held during the final week of this term on Wednesday 27 March at 8.45am in the Pre-Kindy classroom. This session is for parents of children commencing our Three Year Old Pre-Kindy program next term. Supervision will be available for the children to play outside during the meeting so we can chat about the program and explain all the relevant details for the sessions this year.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Carlo Pardini

Principal

First Aid Manual

This week, all families should have received a free Family First Aid manual. This resource was donated to the school by a community organisation who supports Camp Quality. 

We hope you this copy may be an easy reference guide for you to store at home. 



P&F Movie Night

SAVE THE DATE! Year 5 Parent Group are organising a movie night fundraiser for Friday March 22. The P&F have even purchased a new big blow up screen! The title of the movie will be a surprise too. Keep an eye out for more details about this exciting event. CDFpay tickets will be available soon. Don’t miss this incredible night under the stars with our special St B's community.