LEARNING AND TEACHING

St Brigid’s College provides young men and women with dynamic, contemporary learning opportunities to equip student to meet the demands of the global environment.

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”

Pele

Contemporary learning opportunities are provided for St Brigid’s College’s young men and women. These opportunities are dynamic and equip students to meet the demands of the contemporary global environment. Diversity is celebrated. Teaching and learning programmes are centred upon the promotion of the growth of the individual; through facilitating opportunities allowing students to be creative and critical thinkers, life-long learners, problem solvers, effective communicators and risk takers; who are collaborative in their approach to life. Students are encouraged to be responsible for their learning and to personally seek high standards. Students strive for individual excellence. We remind our St Brigid’s students that:

An inclusive and differentiated curriculum has been developed whereby individual differences are celebrated. The Learning Differences Team support students to maximize their capabilities, performance and appreciation of their learning journey, providing both enrichment and extension.

All students are challenged to develop strong Christian values, capable of being open minded, just and caring. All students in the College study Religious Education, our first learning area or are regularly engaged in ‘God talk’ in the early years of education, which is developed in accordance with the Religious Education promulgated by the Diocesan Bishop. Service learning opportunities are available to students through the College’s Mercy In Action programme, enabling staff and students to enact our Mercy Ethos. As our first learning area, students develop the knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith, in partnership with their family and parish.

The Western Australian Curriculum is central to teaching and learning. The mandated Western Australian Curriculum underpins all learning areas, including English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts, Technologies, Languages and Health and Physical Education. The Early Years Learning Framework guides our Pre-Kindergarten to Year 2 experiences, where there is a “specific emphasis on play-based learning and [the recognition of] the importance of communication and language and social and emotional development, in partnership with families.” (Being, Belonging and Becoming, p.5). Students in Years 11 and 12 are encouraged to select pathways which will allow them to attain the Western Australian Certificate of Education and to be fully equipped to achieve success in tertiary studies; either at university, TAFE or the workplace, through the study of General, Certificate or ATAR subjects. Alternate pathways such as Flexitrack High, in partnership with Murdoch University, are also offered to students in Year 12.

Technology is integrated into the daily learning schedule of our students, in order to stimulate their ingenuity skills and creative thinking abilities, through the integration of iPads, from Year 1 in the Primary School and Laptops in the Secondary School. Furthermore, all students from across the campus have access to specialist facilities.

At St Brigid’s College, learning is not limited to school hours and is enhanced by a wide variety of academic co-curricular opportunities to enrich our students’ learning. Programmes offered include RoboClub, Mathematics Club, Dance Troupes and Music Ensembles, Optiminds and Da Vinci Decathlon.

We wish for our students, whether they are three or eighteen years, to be creative thinkers, to question, to explore alternatives and importantly to seek those who will inspire them. St Brigid’s College seeks to inspire and to be inspired by our young people.