Our School

St Brendan's is a systemic Catholic two-stream primary school with approximately 380 students enrolled within the Southern Region of the Archdiocese of Sydney. With our rich, diverse cultural clientele, we work with parents, children and the parish to build our community and nurture the children's faith.

THE GROUNDS

We synthetic and grass and rubber laid on the Northam Ave end of the front playground. The alcove in the corner of the Northam Ave playground has soft fall and a bright all weather sail to create an outdoor learning area called 'Penola Place'. We have recently had landscaping completed on our gardens and have a flourishing Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.

Community Hub

Our Community Hub has been operating since 2014, currently funded by the Australian Government in partnership with the Scanlan Foundation, Settlement Services International, st Brendan's School and a grant from Bankstown Sports Club. This Hub enhances social inclusion and improves connections to support services by the different levels of government. The Community Hub is one of first 15 to be established in New South Wales, and will connect staff, families and other community organisations in the local government area, based within our school. 

With this new project and some support from Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) , we also have a supported playgroup 'Little B's' for babies to school aged children and a transition program for children starting Kindergarten next year. Little B's is facilitated by Parents of our students and all are welcome. THE LITTLE B'S PLAYGROUP IS ON MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS FROM 8.45 - 10.15am. PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILD BEFORE 9.00am. 

Our Community Hub leader, Steffi Dourado. We hope that these services will build community and be a place where young children and their parents can grow relationships and confidence within a school community. 

Facilities

Our students are fortunate to have use of the Council reserve on Cambridge Avenue during school hours, which is a great place for sport lessons and a playing area during morning tea and lunch.

School Hours

Time Activities
8.20am Playground supervision commences
8.40am Assembly bell: children line up on playground and the day begins
9.40am Crunch and Sip: children munch on a fruit or raw vegetable and drink water while working.
10.40-10.50am   Eating time in the classroom
10.50-11.20am Recess: play time
1.20-1.30pm Eating in the classroom
1.30-2.00pm Lunch: play time
2.00-3.00pm Dismissal, with supervision until 3.15pm
Please note that the gates are opened at 2.55pm as there is no supervision on the playground until after this time.

Upon arrival students are not permitted to leave the grounds unless parent permission is obtained.