Governance of Brigidine Randwick

The land and building occupied by Brigidine College Randwick are owned by the NSW Province of the Congregation of St Brigid. The Brigidines lease the site to the Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of Sydney. When a new Principal is needed the Provincial of the Brigidine is a part of the selection panel. The Principal of Brigidine Randwick meets regularly throughout the year with the Principals of other Brigidine schools in Australia. Brigidine spirituality is at the heart of all that happens at Brigidine Randwick.

The Executive Director of the Sydney CEO is directly responsible to the Catholic Archbishop-elect of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, for the schools of the Catholic Education Office.  The Executive Director is assisted in his leadership of the schools by the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Board.  The SACS board is made up of parents, priests and educators. This Council validates the direction the Catholic systemic schools will take and broadly approves  policies used in the schools. With many other things, the Executive Director of schools is responsible for the selection and employment of school staff including the Principals. The Principal of Brigidine is responsible for implementing the policies and procedures of the Sydney CEO.

One of the most important roles of the school is to communicate to parents its policies and ethos so that parents are making an informed choice when selecting Brigidine for their daughter’s education. The Brigidine Parents Advisory Council meets once a term at Brigidine . This Council is made up of the Principal, the Assistant Principal, the Parish Priest, the Regional Consultant of the CEO and four parents who are practicing Catholics. These parents are chosen by the Principal in conjunction with the priests of the area from which students come. The Principal shares with the BPAC some of the school’s more confidential information and seeks advice from it on a whole range of matters to do with policy and the strategies used to continue the wellbeing of the school.

The Brigidine Parents and Friends Association provide a network for parents to get to know each other. The P and F also assist at nights when student work is showcased such as the TAS night and the Art Show. The P and F are always looking for ways to assist parents; for example in 2010 second hand uniforms and second hand book sales were organized as a way for parents to save money.