“It is a joy and privilege to be
Principal at St Brigid’s Gisborne,
a warm welcoming learning
community. Together with the
child, parents and community, we
strive to ignite learning passion
in each of our students. We
focus on nurturing faith-filled,
curious, creative and resilient
learners through thought provoking, interactive, purposeful
At St Brigid’s we aspire to develop courageous, confident leaders, ready to explore the world and make changes while achieving goals and having fun!”

Melanie Daly, Principal – St Brigid’s

“I have two children that attend St Brigid’s and both are really happy to go to school
each day. We love seeing our children being excited about their learning and personal development.
In our experience, the teachers and staff have been really supportive and have a caring approach. I love being involved with the school, as it provides our family with a sense of place in an amazing school community.”

– Kelly du Kamp, Parent – St Brigid’s

“St Brigid’s has such a unique learning environment. The open plan space allows the students to excel in their strengths, and nurture their weaknesses. The teachers are patient and friendly, and very well guided and encouraged by the school principal, Maree. St Brigid’s also has such a wonderful welcoming community. From the moment we entered the gates, we instantly felt like part of the family. We couldn’t be happier with our experience at St Brigid’s.”

– Carmen and Adrian, Parent – St Brigid’s

“Our family has been blessed by St. Brigid’s Learning Community.  It is a nurturing community of faith, terrific values and support.”

– Iva, Parent – St Brigid’s

“We love the friendly and welcoming community, open learning spaces and that every student is known by their first name. Driven by family and faith based values, St Brigid’s offers supportive and caring teachers and staff.”

– Dumith and Sonia, Parent – St Brigid’s

“At St Brigid’s our family is part of a community. Staff, students and parents work together in learning. Our children are respected as individuals, their growth is unique and they always feel encouraged and supported. Teachers here are progressive educators and learning is hands-on and interest-driven. We love that the children engage with the wider community on nature walks, excursions, library visits, swimming and sports programs. St Brigid’s also offers (and encourages) a variety of opportunities for parent involvement. I love chaperoning local excursions and attending liturgies at our church which is on-site. Our children are happy at school and so are we as part of this awesome school community.”

– Beth, Parent – St Brigid’s

“We chose to enrol our daughter in St Brigid’s because we felt it offered an opportunity to quickly and fully become part of a community, important to us as we were new to the area. Our daughter knows the name of every child at the school and we appreciated others looking out for her, especially as a prep/foundation student. The school is clear and unwavering in its philosophy and approach to learning, and our daughter has benefited from its focus on self-managed and adaptable educational experiences. Catholic values are at the centre of how the school contributes to the growth of individual students, engagement of parents and interaction with the community. Communication with teachers is encouraged and easy, and the principal is very accessible. We feel that St Brigid’s is going to prepare her well for secondary education, particularly in fostering some autonomy, accountability and confidence in her learning.”

– Liam, Parent – St Brigid’s

“My child is thriving at St Brigid’s, where she is respected, encouraged and empowered to own her learning. The school’s contemporary learning environment and practices, including multi-age classes, nurture both the academic and personal growth of students. 

While I’m not as hands-on during the school week, I’m able to stay updated and get involved in the school community through the Seesaw platform, social events, working bees and participation on the school board.”

– Brad, Parent – St Brigid’s

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