News and events

There's always something happening at St Brigid’s Green. We'll keep this page updated with major events and items of interest, but if you’d like to be contacted directly with information about upcoming social events, please register if you haven't already!

January 2013

Jingle Bells

To kick off the festive season last year, the St Brigid’s Green community gathered together for a wonderful Christmas luncheon at Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach.

More than 80 prospective residents enjoyed once again re-connecting with each other and reining in Christmas joy, laughter and good conversation.

We welcomed Father Bill Challenor from Holy Family Parish, Maroubra who reminded us that a home and feeling safe and secure is important to us all and finished off with a Christmas Prayer before we enjoyed our Christmas luncheon.

Director Howard Smith informed us of the latest St Brigid’s Green Construction update and the year ahead and our bubbly Kate Melrose shared the year that was and the exciting events planned for 2013.

We were also introduced to our new General Manager of Care; Nicole Brooke.  Nicole brings a wealth of experience and expertise and will be leading the operations and management of St Brigid’s Green.

To end the formalities one of our residents Garry O’Meally delivered a punch line that had all of us roaring with laughter!  What a terrific community we will be.

In the background was a running slide show of photos from events we held throughout the 2012 and photos of the site as construction ramps up for St Brigid’s Green.

All in all we had another fabulous day together celebrating Christmas and wishing each other all the best for a fantastic 2013.

October 2012

St Brigid's Green Spring Edition of our quarterly Newsletter

Read about what has been happening in the latest Sping Edition of the Village Green. 

August 2012

Christmas in July

St Brigid’s Green purchasers gathered for a relaxed and friendly afternoon at the ‘Christmas in July’ luncheon with sumptuous turkey & ham with all the trimmings, served at Ceviche Restaurant, Coogee.    This was another opportunity to bring the community of  the Bardon, Trennery and Dunningham buyers closer as acquaintances become friends.  Howard Smith provided us an update on the latest construction news and David Nelson, the St Brigid’s Green architect enjoyed answering questions about the St Brigid’s Green apartments  and community areas.

With stages 1, 2 & 3 sold a total of 65 apartments our events are significant and buyers are also welcome to join us for Coffee Club each month with informative guest speakers and updates on construction. We look forward to our next function later this year for a presentation by our Interior Designer, Kathleen Bowen. Thank you to David and his team at Ceviche Restaurant for another successful event!

May 2012

Meet your Neighbours Luncheon – Ceviche Restaurant

The purchasers of the Trennerry and Dunningham buildings took another step toward enjoying the exciting new chapter in their lives. 52 soon to be neighbours enjoyed the first of many meals together overlooking the beach on a sun drenched autumn day.

The soon to be St Brigid’s Green residents discussed their new homes, enjoyed a sun drenched lunch overlooking the beach. Many new friendships were born and old friends reconnected sharing fascinating stories and memories.  The lunch continued well into the afternoon and we heard that many people were looking forward to feeling comfortable & secure in their new home with the freedom from worry about house maintenance.

With construction underway and stages 1,2 & 3 sold out, many people are setting their sights on planning to downsize.  We were all inspired by the wise tips and words of Lisa Oshlack from "Moving On" about how to plan a move from the old home into the new.  The St Brigid’s neighbours will meet again in July 2012.

April 2012

Celebrating a new Era in Retirement Living

Excited residents celebrate the beginning of a new era in retirement living.

Fr Bill, former Principal and Assistant principals and many excited purchasers turn the first sod.  “We already feel at home and have connected with many old friends and new,” says Dawn McCamley, a former student and soon to be resident at St Brigid’s Green.

April 2012

St Brigid’s Green Newsletter

Read about what's happening in the Autumn 2012 edition of the Greengate newsletter.

February 2012

Residents join Fr Bill to turn the first soil

Guests from the local community and future residents of stages 1, 2 and 3 joined Father Bill Challenor to celebrate the commencement of construction with a ceremonial turning of the first sod.

Afterwards everyone enjoyed morning tea and a presentation in the St Aidan’s school hall.

If you're interested, you can read more about this event here.