Brigidine College, St Ives

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Brigidine College
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Brigidine College, St Ives

Australia
Coordinates 33°43′16″S151°10′22″E / 33.72111°S 151.17278°E / -33.72111; 151.17278 Coordinates: 33°43′16″S151°10′22″E / 33.72111°S 151.17278°E / -33.72111; 151.17278
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Type Independent secondary day school
Motto Latin: Fortiter Et Suaviter
(Strength and Gentleness)
Religious affiliation(s) Brigidine Sisters
Denomination Roman Catholic
Established9 February 1954;67 years ago (1954-02-09)
PrincipalLaetitia Richmond
Employees~188 [1]
Grades 712
Gender Girls
Enrolmentc.900 [1]  (2007)
Campus type Suburban
Colour(s)Maroon and blue   
Affiliation
Website www.brigidine.nsw.edu.au

Brigidine College is an independent Roman Catholic secondary day school for girls located in St Ives, on the North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Established in 1954 by the Brigidine Sisters, Brigidine has a non-selective enrolment policy and it caters for approximately 900 students from Year 7 to Year 12. The majority of students are drawn from the Northern Beaches, North Shore and Forest areas of Sydney.

The school is affiliated with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), [2] the Association of Independent Schools of New South Wales (AIS NSW), [3] the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia, [4] and is a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Girls' Schools (AHIGS). [5]

History

The Brigidine Sisters opened Brigidine College, a secondary college for girls, on its current site in St Ives, on 9 February 1954, with nine foundation pupils. [6] The site on which the college was built had previously been an orchard and dairy, and was still surrounded by semi-rural properties.

The Brigidine Sisters remained the administrators and teachers of the College until 1995. [1]

Motto

The Brigidine motto, Fortiter et Suaviter challenges students to be “Women of Strength, Women of Gentleness”. These seemingly opposing virtues are in fact complementary notions of moral courage (fortiter) and consideration of others (suaviter). This motto originates from the foundation of the Brigidine Congregation in Ireland by Bishop Daniel Delany in 1807. [1]

Principals

OrdinalOfficeholdersTerm startTerm endTime in officeNotes
1Romauld Walz195419594–5 years [5]
2Lawrence Kinkead196019654–5 years
3Theresita Bonser196619670–1 years
4Thomas Keating196819709–10 years
5Valentine McMahon197119753–4 years
6Val McKenna19751975 years
7Anita Murray1975198913–14 years
8Helen Connolly19891989 years
9Joan Smith198919933–4 years
10Angela Ryan199419950–1 years
11John Bowie199620058–9 years
12Joanne Atkins200620092–3 years
13Johnathan Byrne200920100–1 years
14Jane Curran201120208–9 years
15Laetitia Richmond2020incumbent0–1 years

Campus

The current facilities of the college include:

Governance

In 1999 the College was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee and a board was appointed, with responsibility for governance and leading the College in pursuit of its mission. The board is appointed by the Trustees of the Sisters of the Brigidine Congregation. Parents are represented on the College Board, as are the Brigidine Sisters and other members of the Catholic educational community. The Principal of the College is appointed by the Board and is charged with the responsibility of administering the College. [7]

Notable alumnae

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