LEARNING DIFFERENCES

IB programmes “encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”
(IB Mission Statement 2004)

St Brigid’s College embraces the diversity of all students and provides a supportive learning environment that encourages a sense of identity, belonging, wellbeing and success.

 

We strongly believe that this is best achieved through inclusive education practices across all areas of the college that promote the need for a culture of collaboration and mutual respect. Inclusive education is an ongoing learning process with the goal of nurturing students and removing barriers to learning that may prevent a student from reaching their full potential.

Staff support inclusive education and have a commitment to;

  • Encourage every student to seek and develop the best in themselves;
  • Honour and celebrate the uniqueness of every individual;
  • Teach learners to be resilient and to enjoy life-long learning;
  • Empower students to have a richer appreciation of the gift of learning;
  • Enhance the confidence and self-esteem of all students;

The College identifies, responds and reflects on the unique needs of individual students with the intention to fully engage students and extend and support learning through differentiation. This involves students who;

  • require acceleration and/or enrichment of learning and teaching programmes;
  • require intervention and additional support due to their identified needs; and
  • require support because English is not their mother tongue or first dialect.

Fostering a partnership among the student, parent, and school is a priority and helps to build a community that values communication and collaborative relationships. Each child is valued as an individual with exceptional abilities and has the right to feel safe, supported and included.

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