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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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29th May
Closing date for MJR @ Home
Teamwork Photo Competition

31st May
Pentecost Sunday

1st June
Book Club orders due





I thought the weather on the weekend was very symbolic of the life of our community at this time. On Saturday the weather was wet and cold. I felt like not doing a great deal and the things I did do were to make me more comfortable rather than to achieve anything significant. Staying in bed a lot longer and choosing to cook the roast in the oven rather than on the weber outside, were the highlights.

On Sunday, it was like being in another place. The sun was shining, there was not a cloud in the sky and the temperature had a chill which encouraged you to be outside in the sun. I stayed outside after my obligatory cup of tea and worked in the yard for some time. I went to school to complete some tasks and enjoyed seeing how great the school was looking after the rain last week. When I returned home I mowed the lawn and went outside to cook dinner on the weber. I felt as though I had achieved so much and was pleased with my day.

While I enjoyed being comfortable on Saturday I felt like I did not achieve much at all. On Sunday I felt invigorated and I achieved a lot and was thinking about what else I could do. Having all of the children back to school on Monday gave me the same feeling. While we always had some students here it was never the same as having them all here.

COVID-19 has made us stop and operate differently. This is something we do not often allow ourselves to do. Now we are returning to a new type of normal and it is important that we learn from this opportunity. Do not slip back into the things which make you comfortable, learn from this experience. Focus on the things that invigorate you even if this means making changes in your life. Keep doing the things which are important to you and your family.

Below is a link to Rupert McCall performing a poem entitled ‘I Think We’ll Be Alright’ which has an Australian slant on how we will negotiate this crisis. I Think We'll Be Alright

I would like to thank everyone in our community for working together to ensure our children continued learning during the first half of term. I felt our staff challenged themselves to find the most effective ways of providing learning experiences and continuing to communicate with their students. I take my hat off to parents who were their child’s teacher during the last five weeks. It is not an easy task educating your child while continuing to do all the other tasks parents must do. Some of you may even decide on becoming a teacher - if this is appeals to you, we always need more teachers.

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 this link: Enrolment Application Form



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