A Message from the Principal
Welcome to our school website. St. Brendan's is a small, caring community and we extend a warm welcome to you and your children.
As you wander through our website I invite you to familiarise yourself with our wonderful faith and learning community.
Our rich catholic heritage provides the foundation for all aspects of school life. Our school is an integral part of the Ganmain parish and we work very closely with parish administrator Father Justin Darlow. Whilst learning about, and living, our faith are paramount to us, we also respect other faith traditions.Teachers work with staff and students to further the mission of Jesus by teaching his message and helping the children to realise the importance of Jesus teaching for their lives today.
Our school motto is "Launch out into the deep", and at St Brendan's we are dedicated to providing an education for our students which will assist them to become confident, resilient learners who will grow into well rounded adults of tomorrow. Technology is integrated into all learning programs enabling students to utilise and extend their skills and research.
St Brendan's has a very dedicated staff, a very generous and supportive parent body and Parish Community who assist spiritually and financially to bring the Gospel values to the students and the very best education possible.
Enjoy learning about our school.
The history of St Brendan's Primary School, Ganmain
The Presentation Sisters founded St. Brendan’s school in 1906. Classes were conducted in the original Church building. In 1931 a new brick building was opened with additions to this in 1967. A secondary department was added and continued until 1969, when owing to insufficient enrolment it was closed. Throughout the years there has been an active interest taken by the parents in work at the school. The Sisters maintained a presence in the school until the end of 1986. Without their dedication and commitment, the school would not be what it is today. Our school continues in the fine tradition laid down for us by the Sisters. In 1988 the Dominican Sisters took up residence in the convent and remained involved in the school until 2002. 2006 marked the 100 year anniversary of the opening of St Brendan’s School.