Brigidine College Randwick

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Brigidine College Randwick
fortiter et suaviter
(Latin for "With Strength and Gentleness")[1]
Randwick, New South Wales
Australia Australia
Type Secondary, Single-sex, Day School
Denomination Roman Catholic (Brigidine Sisters)
Established 1901
Headmaster Kate Edmondson
Enrolment ~900
Colour(s) Green, Navy Blue, Gold.

Brigidine College Randwick is a systemic Roman Catholic, secondary, day school for girls, located in Randwick, a south-eastern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


The College was founded by the Brigidine Sisters in September 1901. The Congregation of Brigidine Sisters, founded in Ireland by Bishop Daniel Delaney in 1807, has as their motto "Fortiter et Suaviter", translated as "With Strength and Gentleness".[2] Based upon the Delaney family crest, the unique Brigid's cross and the Lamp of Learning are incorporated into this worldwide Brigidine symbol.


Brigidine College did very well in the 2007 HSC. The school ranked 30th in the state for English, with 100% of the students in Advanced English, English Extension 1 and Extension 2 being placed in the top two bands.
Half of the Visual Arts HSC students were nominated for ARTexpress, an art exhibition that showcases works of Higher School Certificate Visual Arts student works.[3] Similarly, the Telegraph reported the Advanced English class topped the state in 2009 while Standard English scored 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th positions in the State (SMH Dec 17). In 2010, Standard English scored 2nd, 4th, 10th, 15th and 18th positions in the state (SHM December 18).

Brigidine College also does well in Debating, and the CGSSSA sport competitions. The College also has a strong musical background, with the College Orchestra and Choir playing at many school concerts and functions.

The College performed well in the 2011 HSC, with the highest ATAR achieved being 99.45 by student Lauren Ogilvie.

School Song[edit]

Hymn to St Brigid Music by MS Words by Mother Cecelia, c. 1911

Far above enthroned in glory Sweetest Saint of Erin's Isle See thy children kneel before thee Turn on us a Mother's smile.

Sancta Mater, hear our pleading Faith and hope and holy love Sweet St Brigid, Spouse of Jesus, Sent to us from Heaven above.

Sweet St Brigid, Erin's children, Far and near o'er land and sea In the world and in the cloister Fondly turn with love to thee.

Sancta Mater, sooth the mourner Shield the weary tempted soul Sweet St Brigid, guide thy children To thy bright and happy home.


  1. ^ "Brigidine Randwick History". New South Wales. Brigidine Randwick. Retrieved 2008-08-14. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Brigidine Randwick History". New South Wales. Brigidine Randwick. Retrieved 2008-08-14. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Brigidine Randwick HSC Results". New South Wales. Brigidine Randwick. Retrieved 2008-08-14. [dead link]

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Coordinates: 33°55′8.00″S 151°14′35.83″E / 33.9188889°S 151.2432861°E / -33.9188889; 151.2432861