Brigidine College St Ives commits itself to education that is centred on the Gospel and is faithful to the Catholic community and the Brigidine heritage. Each student is provided with a diverse range of opportunities to empower her to realise her own potential. Students are supported by committed and enthusiastic staff in a learning environment that recognises the needs of the individual.

Facilities: The college facilities include Bowie Hall, St Brigid’s Chapel and RE Centre, a Visual Arts Centre, an Independent Learning Centre for Senior students, a gymnasium, design workshops for woodwork and metalwork and food technology facilities.

Electives Years 9 and 10: English Extension, Commerce, Food Technology, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Music, French, Italian, Textiles Technology, Drama, Visual Arts, Visual Design, Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS), Literacy Applications, Life Skills. Electives

Years 11 and 12: Studies of Religion 1 and 2, General Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 (Year 12 only), English Standard, English Advanced, English Extension 1 and 2 (Year 12 only), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business Studies, Economics, Legal Studies, Society and Culture, Geography, Modern History, Ancient History, History Extension, Drama, Visual Arts, Music 1 and 2, Music Extension, French Continuers and French Extension, Italian Continuers and Italian Extension, Food Technology, PD/H/PE, Textiles and Design, Design and Technology, Photography, Video and Digital Imaging. TAFE options are also available. Religious education is compulsory for all Years, including Studies of Religion in Years 11 and 12.

Co-curricular activities: More than 20 clubs and societies covering a wide range of activities, both sporting and cultural, involve students before and after school, as well as at weekends. Involvement in activities challenges students and offers opportunities for personal development. The Centre for Excellence provides a range of activities through which all students may be extended, thus broadening their horizons. Societies cover areas including debating, public speaking, Tournament of Minds, Science, Mock Trial, Enviro Club, Visual Arts and Social Justice. A system of clubs offer a wide range of sports including netball, basketball, softball, hockey, water polo, tennis, swimming, athletics, dance, volleyball, soccer, debating, gymnastics, music, touch, taekwon do, drama, as well as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

Welfare and personal development: The emphasis is on strong pastoral care, facilitated through mentor groups, year co-ordinators and counsellors. Peer support, camps, retreats, career guidance and an extensive network of career contacts are all available.

Special features: The Centre for Excellence, the Honours Program and a laptop program for all students to encourage all girls to reach their full potential.

Enrolment: 900 students.

Annual fees: Tuition fee for 2013 is $12,336 (flat fee Years 7-12). A sister’s discount applies. Building maintenance and miscellaneous fees apply.

Principal: Mrs Jane Curran.

325 Mona Vale Road, St Ives 2075.

9988 6200, fax 9144 1577.

Registrar: 9988 6281.


School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Girls

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 900 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: Yes
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: 8k - 12k tuition fee for 2011 is $10,674 (flat fee years 7-12). a sister’s discount applies. building maintenance and miscellaneous fees apply
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Debate, public speaking, drama, visual arts, robotics, music, languages, textiles, a wide range of sports.

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