About Us

A Brief History

Our school was founded in 1952 by the Sisters of St Joseph with 52 Kindergarten students.

Even then, the school had a high proportion of migrant families. Many families were refugees from Europe after World War II, from Lebanon in the 1970s and from Vietnam in the 1980s. As a result, programs were introduced to cater for the resulting multicultural mix such as a New Arrivals program, English as a Second Language and Vietnamese bilingual program, all which developed and changed and the English as a Second Language now known as English as an Additional Language or Dialect.  

The school has had a number of building projects and the site continues to develop. 

School Prayer

Dear Jesus,

Help me today at school to show respect to all those who work with me,
to do my best in class and to play fairly with my friends.
Help me to make this a happy day for all those I meet as I live out Mary MacKillop's message of love.
Thank you for par

Parents who look after me, friends who play with me and teachers who are patient with me.
We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen

School Song - ALL FOR GOD

Many hearts, many places, in God we are one

In seeing the need and answering with love

We journey together, in God’s footsteps we walk

Here at St Brendan’s, we are one… all for God

 1. Believe in the whisperings of God in our heart
With hands joined in prayer, we hear God’s call
May we grow strong, be not be afraid
With the Spirit in our hearts may we live in faith

  2. See the beauty of God in our world and each other
Respect for creation, for our sisters and brothers
May our hands reach up to achieve all we can be
God lives in us all, in you and in me

  3. Love one another, let charity guide
Hand joins with hand, we walk side by side
Nurtured in love, lighting the way
Heart joins with heart, all our lives all our days


  4. See the hand of God in all that is done
May our hands reach out in justice and love
Empowered by the Spirit, with courage in our hearts 
All gifted, all blessed, we are God’s work of art