St Brigid's Primary School, Raymond Terrace is a co-educational Kindergarten to Year 6 systemic school in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
St Brigid's prides itself on equipping all students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become independent learners, with the learning support team and support staff assisting all students to reach their academic potential.
The school is housed on a garden setting with a mixture of heritage listed and modern buildings and has a vibrant community committed to providing quality teaching and learning in an authentic Catholic environment.
Using contemporary evidence-based learning and teaching, technology is an integral part of learning at St Brigid’s, with every classroom equipped with state-of-the-art technology including laptops, tablets, iPads and SMART Boards.
St Brigid’s aims to cater for the individual learning experiences of all students, recognising the needs of those with learning, behavioural, social and emotional needs. Students are encouraged to develop STEM skills through critical thinking, coding club and problem solving.
St Brigid’s employs a Learning Support Teacher who is responsible for the management of identiﬁed students in need of learning or behaviour support and students are also well supported by the school psychologist, counsellor, pastoral care worker and ESL teachers. Learning Support Assistants provide in-class support to children with additional needs, ensuring a positive learning environment for all.
St Brigid’s has a strong focus on promoting physical activity and healthy living through all aspects of school life. This philosophy integrates opportunities to be physically active throughout the school day, focusing on providing quality and active physical education lessons and providing diverse sporting opportunities. Students are encouraged to participate in netball, soccer, hockey, tennis, touch football, rugby league, rugby union, swimming, athletics and cross country, as well as sport gala days.
The school’s Defence Schools Transition Aide (DSTA) supports defence families within the school community. The DSTA’s role includes welcoming, integrating, farewelling and supporting families during times of parental absence. The focus for children is to build resilience and assist them with the added stress of being a defence family.
Located within close proximity to the school is St Nicholas Early Education Raymond Terrace, which is a 110-place early education and care centre catering to children 0 – 5 years of age. A family-focused service with an emphasis on community engagement, St Nick's Raymond Terrace places a great deal of importance on partnering with families to customise their program to the unique wants, strengths and interests of each child.
Students of St Brigid's Primary School, Raymond Terrace are encouraged to continue their Catholic education for Years 7 to 12 by attending St Bede's Catholic College, Chisholm or Catherine McAuley Catholic College, Medowie.