Parents

Uniforms

The St Brigid’s Uniform Shop is located in the office and is open on Tuesday afternoons from 2.50 to 3.30 during the school terms. The school uniform is as follows:

Boys Uniform

Summer Uniform
Royal blue school polo top
Grey shorts or trousers
Grey socks
Black shoes

Winter Uniform
Royal blue school jacket or school windcheater
Royal blue school polo top
Grey short or trousers
Grey socks
Black shoes

Sport Uniform
School tracksuit
Royal blue school polo top
Blue shorts
White or grey socks
Track shoes / Runners

Girls Uniform

Summer Uniform
School dress
Short white socks
Black shoes
Royal blue or yellow hair ties or school hair accessories

Winter Uniform
Royal blue school jacket or school windcheater
School Tartan tunic
Royal blue school polo top
Navy blue socks or navy blue tights
Black shoes
Royal blue or yellow hair ties or school hair accessories

Sport Uniform
School tracksuit
Royal blue school polo top
Blue shorts or sports skort (cross between skirt and shorts)
White socks
Track shoes / Runners

Runners or track shoes are not part of the school uniform and must only be worn on sport uniform days (Monday, Tuesday, Friday). Jewellery, apart from small sleepers or studs in the ears, should not be worn. An exception may be made where a child wears a significant item at all times, e.g. a cross or medical information medallion. Long hair must be tied back at all times. School hair ties can be purchased from the uniform shop. Make-up, skin transfers, nail polish and coloured hair accessories are not permitted. Parents are asked not to allow children to bring valuables to school.

Uniform order forms are available from the office.

Parents and Friends Association

 

What is the Parents & Friends Association?
The St Brigid’s Parent’s and Friends Association (P&F) represents all the parents/carers in the school community and seeks to promote fundraisers and social events that will benefit the welfare and education of children attending the school.

Who are the members? If you have children attending the school, you are automatically a member of the P&F! The P&F is coordinated by an elected committee and meets many times throughout the year. All members are welcome to attend meetings.

Members can help coordinate, organise, contribute to, plan and attend the many activities and initiatives, big and small. Your interest and assistance is very much appreciated and is integral in making the P&F a successful association. Small contributions from many people help to achieve big results and a solid support network within the school community..

The P&F coordinates, organises and contributes to some of the following functions and events during the year: sausage sizzles, morning tea for prep parents, a staff breakfast, social nights for parents, working bees, Trivia Night, Art Fair and more. Fundraisers include Easter Raffle, Bunnings Sausage Sizzle, the School Disco, Chocolate Drive and more! There are also Preserve Making days during the year that helps raise funds at the Art Fair.

Proceeds from the P&F fundraisings efforts are used in purchasing a broad range of school resources. These purchases are predominantly in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy, but have also included tablets, equipment and supplies, and ongoing support for the 5/6 school camp to Canberra and embellishment of school grounds.

We encourage others from the Parent Community to get involved too…after all, many hands really do make light work!

Events Calendar
Go to the “Calendar” tab on the Home page to view P&F Events.

P&F Minutes
Click here to access minutes. Authorised access only. Please contact the school office to gain access.

Parent Participation at St Brigid’s

Parent participation in the school is not only welcomed, it is strongly encouraged at St Brigid’s. There are many ways that you can become involved.

PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION

St Brigid’s has a very active Parent and Friends Association, which meets on a monthly basis. Its purpose is varied – fundraising, social events organisation and consultation with the school principal in regards to school matters. Office bearers are elected at the Annual General Meeting held early in first term each year.

CLASSROOM HELPERS
St Brigid’s strongly encourages the involvement of parents in the classrooms as much as possible. Whilst most parents choose to work in the rooms during the literacy block of a morning, parents are able to negotiate with classroom teachers for any suitable time during the day. A classroom helpers program is run at the beginning of each year to support parents with strategies and knowledge about helping in the classroom setting.

THE SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT BOARD
The school board has as its central purpose the provision of support to the parish priest, principal and staff of the school in realising the vision of St Brigid’s Primary School, Healesville.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Parents may volunteer their time to help out with a variety of special events such as sausage sizzle lunches, marshals on sporting days, coaching a sports team, umpiring for interschool sports, organising raffles, helping out at the Mother’s Day/ Father’s Day stall, setting up for art shows or concerts, etc. All of these provide a valuable contribution to the school and are greatly appreciated.

SCHOOL EXCURSIONS
St Brigid’s often relies upon parent participation during school excursions. This is a great opportunity for students to access further knowledge on an area being studied. Parent participation allows us to group students in smaller numbers, thus allowing them greater opportunities to participate more fully in the different activities and experiences.

Parents: Partners in Student Wellbeing

Wellbeing incorporates the mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual dimensions of a person underpinned by the acquisition of moral values. Parents are important partners with schools in promoting student wellbeing. It is within this context and informed by this set of beliefs that the Catholic Education Office Melbourne established a Student Wellbeing Unit.

The websites below may be of interest to parents and guardians:

Catholic Education Office Melbourne – Your Child’s Wellbeing
Information for parents about the role of the Catholic Education Office Melbourne’s Student Wellbeing Unit.

Catholic Care
Organisation which provides counselling, relationship education, employment support and drug and alcohol services.

Drug Education
Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhool Development website on Drug Education.

beyondblue
The National Depression Initiative

NAPCAN
National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Parentline
Telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents and carers.

Victorian Catholic Schools Parent Body

Term Dates

Click here to access term dates from 2016- 2020