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St Brendan's is a co-educational primary school offering Catholic education for children in the Northern Beaches of Mackay. Officially opened in 2015, our school continues to grow towards two classes in each year level. 

We offer a holistic approach to schooling where children, in partnership with their parents, are nurtured, valued, respected and encouraged to reach their potential.

Our school motto 'Finding God in all Things' challenges students to respect others, value the world around us and to offer their talents to the community.

We offer:
~ State of the art facilities
~ Quality educational experiences
~ Dedicated teachers
~ Before School, After School and Holiday Care
~ Pre-Prep Education- accredited Kindergarten Program

We warmly welcome you to visit our school, tour our facilities and experience what we can offer your family.

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from our Principal, Mr David Paul
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25th February
Shrove Tuesday

26th February
Ash Wednesday Liturgy 10.30am

5th March
Parent Community Meeting and AGM
6pm in the TEchnology Room (Library)





Interviews for Prep 2021 will commence in Term 2.  Please ensure you have lodged an application form for Prep 2021 or do so as soon as possible.  Enrolment application packs are available at the Office or can be downloaded via the link below

Enrolment Application Form

Tuesday 25th February is SHROVE TUESDAY, otherwise known as Pancake Day.  We will be selling two pancakes, with or without butter and jam, for a GOLD COIN DONATION at First Break (gluten free option will be available). Money raised will go to our Project Compassion Fundraising for 2020.  If you can help out by cooking a batch of 20 pancakes, please contact our School Office during school hours, to register your name. Please advise your child's teacher if you do not wish for them to have pancakes on this day.

ASH WEDNESDAY is the start of our Church's Lenten Season. On Ash Wednesday we have ashes placed on our foreheads, in the shape of a cross, to remind us to turn our hearts to God in preparation for Easter. The ashes are an outward sign that we follow Jesus. Lent is a time for us to work hard to be the best person that we can be. To follow in Jesus' footsteps every day in the way that we greet, treat and speak to others, and help those less fortunate than us.

St Brendan's School Ash Wednesday Liturgy -
Wednesday 26th February at 10:30am
. All are welcome!

If you have questions, or would like to know more about Ash Wednesday go to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPTcMWpHfKk or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KBtxapk8TY

A common Lenten observance is FASTING - eating less, giving up treat foods like cake and chocolate or takeaway. But we can fast from so much more.  This year, in response to Pope Francis' call to care for our Common Home, try giving up something more than chocolate... 

​Some fasting actions for the Earth by the Catholic Climate Council (2016)

  • BUY LOCAL: locally grown food is fresher and requires less energy to produce and transport
  • BUY FAIR TRADE: uphold the standards for fair trade with farmers and workers
  • REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION: investigate ways to make your home more energy efficient
  • FAST FROM OVER CONSUMPTION:  use the money and time saved to read, pray, pursue a hobby, build relationships or support your community
  • FAST FROM PLASTIC: plastics pollute our Earth - only 7% of plastics are recycled
  • FAST FROM TECHNOLOGY: turn off your phones, computer, television and go for a walk, talk to neighbours

Spread kindness like confetti, be grateful for what you have,  find ways to help others

Excerpt from: '2016  Lenten Reflection Guide: Forty days with scripture and Laudato Si''  link: https://maryknollogc.org/sites/default/files/Maryknoll%20OGC%20Lenten%20Reflection%20Guide%202016.pdf

To explore more ideas on how to make a difference in your life, and in the lives of others this Lent, I recommend this video by Fr Mike Schmitz - follow the link to view online: Preparing for Lent

Congratulations to the children in our School and Parish who are now beginning to prepare for Confirmation and First Communion. Important dates are outlined in our latest newsletter..


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