St Brigid's News and Events

District Sports Carnival

Yesterday students from years 4 - 6 represented St Brigid's at the Mordialloc District Swimming Carnival. All the students did a marvellous job swimming in their events, we are really proud of them all. A special mention to Lucy W who came 3rd in the 12/13 girls freestyle and 3rd in the 12/13 girls Butterfly. 

Wellbeing News

Free Parenting Resources with a Wellbeing Focus

Cool Australia has partnered with Ludo Studio to create a range of Bluey parent educational resources. Each resource showcases an episode from Bluey and contains all the instructional information needed to help develop kids' mental and emotional resilience while enjoying their favourite cartoon.


 “Socio dramatic play is the pinnacle of play and drives the heart of the show. This type of play sees kids working at their highest level of imagination, cooperation and group interaction.” – JOE BRUMM, Bluey Creator.

Click here to register and access


Podcasts-  John Chellew- Founder of the School Refusal Clinic in Bayside 

Overcoming School Refusal Part One with John Chellew, School Refusal Clinic Bayside - Well, hello anxiety with Dr Jodi Richardson

School refusal is a tremendous challenge for kids, teenagers, their families and their schools. Often misunderstood, it’s not usually a matter of not wanting to go to school; most want to be back in the classroom with their friends; they just feel so overwhelmed that they can’t. Anxiety is one of the challenges that often underpins the overwhelming discomfort that accompanies walking through the school gate, getting out of the car, or even leaving the house. It’s terribly distressing for the whole family, some parents forced to leave their jobs to take care of their child at home. In this episode, part one of a two part series, John Chellew, Founder of The School Refusal Clinic in Melbourne helps us understand what’s at the heart of school refusal, the important role of parents and the fun, unique approach he uses to change the lives of school refusers and their families.


The Digital Families Counsellor- Leonie Smith

Leonie Smith is a digital families counsellor that hosted a webinar during 2021 at St Brigid’s. Her  recent article review on the app, “Battle Kitty” available on Netflix and Kids Youtube rated for 7 years+ provides some informative insights.   Click here to find out more 


Creating Confident Kids Workshop

See the attached flyer to register for parents of children aged 5-12 years of age. Registration is essential and the session is online via Zoom. STRIDE education will provide strategies for parents to help their children deal with feelings of anxiety and anger.  

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Savers Plus

Saver Plus is a free financial education program where participants can plan ahead for study costs and get up to $500 for education expenses after 10 months. If you have a Health Care Card and are studying yourself or have a child studying you may be eligible to join the program. Register here to attend one of their February Information Sessions or email them directly at


St Mary of the Cross Parish News

Please refer to the Parish website