In 2020, we are focused on achieving our learning goals in the areas of flexible learning spaces, assessing effectively to improve teaching and learning outcomes and building stronger community partnerships. We encourage you to book an appointment with our Principal, Tony Hunter, Assistant Principal, Jan Condon or a member of our passionate and committed staff to discuss the learning opportunities and faith formation of students in our Kyogle community.
Learning from Home – Families
As we come to gather we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We commit ourselves to actively working alongside Aboriginal people for reconciliation and justice
St Brigid’s Primary School Gets Into Gardening!
Earlier this year St Brigid’s Primary School was successful in gaining funds from the Kyogle Healthy Town Challenge to establish a school vegetable garden. Our school vegetable garden is managed by our gardening team which is made up of students from Years 5 & 6. The students have freely given up their lunch breaks to help prepare our four garden beds with cardboard, paper, mulch and soil. To ensure our crops produce maximum yields, the gardening team researched vegetables that could be planted at this time of the year. After a trip to CRT to purchase our seedlings, we have planted lettuce, tomatoes, snow peas, cucumbers, carrots and parsley. The plants are thriving thanks to the care and dedication of the students who visit the garden daily to water and check on their growth. So far we’ve provided our school canteen with lettuce that has been used to make healthy wraps and salads for students to order on canteen days. The next step for the gardening team is to educate the rest of the school about composting food waste so that we can not only reduce what goes into landfill, but also use the compost on our garden beds to nourish the soil.
Gardening together as a team gives us the opportunity to discuss our garden and share our ideas. Mrs Morabito, the teacher who is supporting the children in their gardening endeavour, is forever grateful to the students who have assisted with the project.
Book Week at St Brigid’s
Book Week culminated in a colourful parade of characters who seemed to step out of the pages of the student’s favourite books. The children were excited to see and guess who the characters were, not only their peers but also the staff who were dressed up too. The boys and girls paraded with their class and winners for the best costumes were presented with a book prize. The staff all dressed up as characters from the Wizard of Oz and walked along the Yellow Brick Road. Even ‘Toto’ the dog made an appearance and delighted everyone with his ‘star’ antics! Congratulations to the students, parents and staff for their efforts and enthusiasm on the day!
Grandparents – A Family Treasure
We were excited to welcome grandparents and family members to a special day at St Brigid’s School. Each year our visitors come from near and far to share time with the students as we celebrate ‘Grandparents Day’ together. The children involved our visitors in the life of our school; we served morning tea, attended a presentation by a local author Lisa Tiffen, shared our writing to a listening audience during ‘Meet The Author’ time, enjoyed open classrooms with fun activities, showcased our dancing skills, purchased texts from the Book Fair and indulged in a special picnic lunch on the school grounds. One couldn’t help but wear a smile that day, as the joy was evident on everyone’s face. Hopefully, we were able to spoil those that are dear to us. Grandparents are a treasure and we thank them for playing such a special part in the lives of our students.