About Us

College History and Profile

Our mission at Brigidine College is committed to the development of young women who will:
·         value the reality of God in their lives
·         respect the dignity of others
·         love learning for its own sake
·         think independently and fairly
·         be well balanced, happy and self confident
·         belong to a caring community of teachers, students and parents
·         value themselves as individuals
·         be appreciative of creative and cultural pursuits
·         develop skills that will enable them to adapt to the changes and challenges facing contemporary women
·         be concerned about significant issues of justice, peace and environment
The Brigidine College community is committed to the development of each young woman spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially.
 
With an enrolment of approximately 850 students, the College attracts girls from the Eastern Suburbs, the Eastern Seaboard from North Bondi to Maroubra, beyond Anzac Parade to the City and Suburbs. It has easy transport access via bus. Many girls attending Brigidine have strong traditional family ties with the College and there is a close liaison with the Brigidine Ex-Students' Association.
 
 The College is located in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Randwick and our Chaplain and Parish Priest is a priest of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. The College enjoys a happy and supportive relationship with the parish on both a formal and informal level. There are ten parish schools in Brigidine’s region which have priority for the enrolment of girls at Brigidine.  These are: OLSH Randwick; St Margaret Mary’s North Randwick; St Marys-St Joseph’s Maroubra Beach; St Aidan’s Maroubra Junction; St Charles’ Waverley; McCauley Rose Bay; Galilee Bondi Beach; Holy Cross Woollahra; St Anthony’s Clovelly; St Brigid’s Coogee and two schools shared with OLSH Kensington, St Andrew’s Malabar and St Francis’ Paddington
Brigidine College Randwick is committed to continuing its exemplary tradition in serving the spiritual, educational and pastoral needs of young women. In keeping with the religious ideals of the Brigidine congregation and its belief in the importance of a Catholic education, the Gospel values are reflected in our curriculum and supported by Catholic liturgy and practice. We are an active faith community that seeks to maintain close links with a supportive parish network.
 
Brigidine's commitment to excellence in education maintains a culture of learning which underpins its outstanding academic, cultural and sporting results whilst continuing to have a high number of students gaining entrance to university and other tertiary study. To seek to identify and nurture the unique talents of each student is the aim of our dedicated and professional Staff. Our staff also plays an important role in the pastoral care of the girls.
 
The College is renowned for its musical and cultural tradition with a large number who frequently perform at College functions and for the wider community. Drama and dance complete the student opportunities for self-expression and performance.
 
Students are always encouraged to participate in a wide range of sporting and cultural activities made available to them throughout the school year. Parents are always welcome to attend functions which celebrate and showcase student achievement.
 
Student Leadership is an integral part of Brigidine's education of young women who are prepared to face challenges with confidence and compassion. Leadership is promoted and established from the youngest to the most senior student through the Student Representative Council, Peer Support Leaders, House Captains and Social Justice. Leadership at Brigidine is based on service.  Just as Jesus said “I am among you as one who serves”  so student leadership at Brigidine requires students in the midst of their peers to be searching for fresh ways to make manifest a culture of care, learning and generosity that was seen first in Brigid’s abbey at  Kildare.