School History


St Brigid’s school was founded by the Mercy Order of Sisters in 1905 and had an opening enrolment of 33 students.

In 1925 the Parish Hall was constructed to serve the growing number of students seeking Catholic education. In 1956 the present school was built and since then has been extended multiple times; 1984, 1990 and 2000. Our current library was built in 2011 as part of the Government ‘Building the Educational Revolution’ program. We have also welcomed the addition of a multi-purpose classroom for art and science in 2022.

In 1981 St Brigid’s appointed their first Lay Principal and by 1989 the Mercy Sisters had left Bridgetown and the convent building was established as a retreat house.

From humble beginnings, St Brigid’s school has thrived, and we now have more than 170 children enrolled from our 3 year old Kindy program to Year 6.