st-brigidsIn January 1939, a new school was completed and the Mercy Sisters were invited to teach the new students at St Brigid’s School.

The school was referred to as an ‘out-school’ which meant the two teachers, Sister Clement and Sister Callista had to travel by tram to and from school each day from the main Mercy convent in South Dunedin.

The original St Brigid’s school was called a church-school because during the week it was used as a classroom, and at weekends it was a church.

Sisters Callista, Jerome, Marirose and de Chantal.

This meant that on Friday afternoons the school furniture had to be rearranged so the church seats could be set up ready for Sunday Mass.

On Monday morning the school furniture was replaced ready to start classes.

In 1970 the Sisters of St Joseph, also known as the Brown Josephites, took over as teachers in the school.

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