Principal's Welcome

Welcome to St Brigid's College in 2018, 89 years since it was established by the Mercy Sisters. Here, over 1000 students aged 3 to 18 Years, from across Western Australia and overseas are offered a variety of opportunities to become principled, inquiring, knowledgeable, thinking, communicators, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective lifelong learners confident in their place as contributing citizens and leaders in the world. Our community has ambitious, but achievable goals for all students.

Situated in the green hills 25 minutes east of Perth, the College also offers Boarding in a semi-rural setting, for girls only in Years 7-12. This is a unique opportunity to learn about caring for oneself and others.

Parents can be assured that students at St Brigid's College are receiving holistic quality education across important areas and that the school:

  • is consistently undergoing a rigorous self-assessment.

  • is being evaluated by a team of experienced professionals.

  • meets high academic and professional standards.

  • is subject to regular visits and monitoring by external agencies.

  • is continually planning future developments and seeking to improve our performance as part of the ongoing nature of the evaluation process.

Academic Performance - WACE ATAR and VET 2017

Once again I am delighted at this time of year to share with you all a macro look at the academic performance of the Year 12 Class of 2017. On behalf of the St Brigid's College community, I want all students to know that we are proud of their achievements and know that each one of them will go forward with confidence. In the spirit of mercy, we know that they are already making the world a better place.

In summary, St Brigid's College 2017 Year 12 results were very pleasing indeed.

2017 Awards

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 students for their excellent achievements in the WACE examinations Our highest score of 97.7 was outstanding. We are delighted that 13 students achieved scores of 90 plus and an additional 17 students finished with solid 80 plus scores.

90 Plus Achievers

  • Jessica Beaumont

  • Matilda Cooper

  • Emily Groves

  • Georgia Carpenter

  • Grace Burmas

  • Catherine Elder

  • Georgina Alexander

  • Tanisha Cayley

  • Olivia Parry

  • Becca Gibbons

  • Brieana Taylor

  • Kelsey Eldridge

  • Chelsea Hawkins

In addition the girls below were awarded the following Certificates

Subject Certificates of Excellence
Certificates of Excellence are awarded to eligible students who are in the top 0.5 per cent of candidates based on the examination mark or the top two candidates (whichever is greater) in an ATAR course. One hundred students need to have sat the examination for a certificate to be granted.

Georgia Carpenter - Physical Education Studies

Certificates Distinction
A Certificate of Merit or Certificate of Distinction is awarded to each eligible student who, in their last three consecutive years of senior secondary WACE enrolment, achieves: Certificate of Merit 150189 points and Certificate of Distinction 190200 points. The points are accrued from 20 Year 11 and Year 12 units of which 10 are at Year 12. Unit equivalents from AQF VET certificates achieved can be used to meet the requirements.

Grace Burmas
Matilda Cooper
Catherine Elder
Kelsey Eldridge

Certificates of Merit
Georgia Alexander
Jessica Beaumont
Georgia Carpenter
Abbie Fisher
Rebecca Gibbons
Emily Groves
Olivia Parry
Madeline Rowe
Martina Selvey

General Achievement Overview

  • Subject High Performers (above state and CEWA mean) English, Human Biology and Physical Education Studies

  • SBCL was ranked 19 out of 37 for the % of students with a scaled mar of 75+ for CEWA schools and 14th state wide for number of students offered their 1st university preference

  • All VET students attained a Cert II or higher with over 50.5 % attaining a Cert III or higher.

Parents often report that among their reasons for choosing St Brigid's is the quality of teaching, the diverse range of co-curricular activities and outstanding learning facilities. Students remain at St Brigid's because of the 'experience', that includes, strong relationships, individual learning pathways, leadership opportunities, state representation, and national and international collaborations. Therefore, I invite you to join us in celebrating the performance of the Class of 2017, but be reminded that these excellent results do not reflect all the 'personal bests' (PBs) in a range of endeavours. We are also very proud of these PBs, as each one indicates a healthy drive to reach a personal potential to 'make a difference'.

Continuous Improvement

The agenda of continuous improvement is practised every year, irrespective of results. College Leaders (including myself) and teaching teams collect evidence of in-depth analyses not just of each Year 12 Student's results, but subject by subject and question by question of the examiners' reports, and together develop goals for improvement.

Strategies for continual improvement throughout the College form a solid foundation for excellence in Year 12. Just as at all Western Australian schools, the Government mandated curriculum is "what we teach", but it is "how we teach/learn" that adds value to the St Brigid's experience.

The rigorous standards and practices of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) are used to maintain contemporary international standards of excellence in PK-Year 10. This is a regular requirement to maintain our "World School" authorisation and the enriching learning opportunities this provides for all our Students.

I take this opportunity to thank all Staff, as these results are the culmination of the work of many over the entire learning journey of all Students. I express our appreciation of the many contributions of the class of 2017 through their years at St Brigid's. Finally, I thank all Parents for their continued trust and ongoing support.

Expressing our Catholic identity we are inspired by our association with Mercy World. We are guided by the Mandate of the Catholic Bishops of Western Australia and the policies of the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia. In addition, St Brigid's College is the first Catholic school in Western Australia to be authorised to offer the Middle Years Programme and the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organisation. And so, St Brigid's College regularly demonstrates that our educational programme, facilities, resources, qualifications of teaching staff, management practices, enrolment and attendance procedures, and duty of care for students meet international standards.

While the Junior School accommodates girls and boys, the Middle and Senior schools cater exclusively for girls with many advantages as outlined at the Alliance of Girls Schools Australia website.

Parents too play a crucial role at St Brigid's. They are partners in their children's education and help to make the school a welcoming and warm environment. Working in partnership with families, dedicated staff members do everything they can to make each family's stay happy and rewarding as we recognise that the strength of the partnership between the students, parents and staff at St Brigid's determines the degree of our success.

To learn more about St Brigid's College and all that we have to offer, take some time to explore our website and discover the many exciting facets of our school and its welcoming community. Otherwise, please contact us for one of our monthly guided tours or join us for our annual Open Day on Friday 23rd of March.

I look forward to meeting you!

May we continue to be blessed in 2018.

Dr Amelia Toffoli
College Principal

20thJanuary 2018