Thank you for choosing to find out more about St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School Marrickville. As principal of the school, I am passionate about developing students who are motivated, self-directed learners who thrive under the guidance of passionate and energetic teachers and school leadership team.
As Catholic educators, we provide opportunities for students to develop their faith. We work closely with our parish and pastor in our commitment to developing the Catholic identity of our students. Above all, we live as a collaborative community turning to God for guidance and strength, to give us courage in our decision-making and purpose in our work.
We are committed to living our school motto: ‘Alive in Christ’ through a focus on school values. The values of respect, love, peace, justice, compassion, hospitality and stewardship are evident in our practice, empowering students to make a difference in their world, building positive relationships and promoting high quality lifelong learning.
The staff at St Brigid’s ensure they provide learning experiences that are accessible to every child and give them the opportunity to grow. Learning is contemporary, engaging and taps into students’ intrinsic motivation for curiosity and wonder in the world around them. Student wellbeing and an absolute joy of learning are fundamental to student success at St Brigid’s.
We warmly invite you to come and see what our school vision looks like as we become Alive in our Faith, Alive in our Learning and Alive in our World.
As a Catholic school founded in the tradition of St Brigid, the Good Samaritan Sisters and the Passionists, we are committed to being ‘Alive In Christ’ through:
Developing and celebrating the Catholic faith
Empowering students to make a difference in their world
Building positive relationships
Promoting quality lifelong learning.
To be ‘Alive in Christ’ by being dynamic in our Faith, our Learning and our World.
Gospel values that enliven all aspects of school life; Love, Respect, Peace, Justice, Compassion, Hospitality and Stewardship
School processes that support and promote effective learning experiences
Innovative teaching and learning practices
Professional dedicated team that works in partnership to inspire and value learning
Quality resources and contemporary facilities that reflect environmental stewardship
Highly inclusive of our diverse community
Strategic process for school improvement informed by research and planned in consultation with the community.
Alive in our faith, our learning and our world is most effective when teachers, students and parents value learning. We achieve this through our three underlying principles: thinking, expectation and partnership.
Our parish priest, Fr Erick Niyiragira cp., is very supportive of the school community and is actively involved in the sacramental program, liturgical celebrations and other special events in the life of the school. Father Erick has a strong commitment towards the spiritual development of the students, staff and parents.