“Education for the future has left the harbour and is already on the open seas. Some educators are still clinging to the belief that the ship hasn’t left and are invested in business as usual. Some educators are enjoying the freedom of the open seas …. excited about the foreign ports and places they will visit.”
Renata and Geoffrey Caine
Reflecting on the above quote I am pleased to say the staff at St. Brigid’s are ‘enjoying the freedom of the open seas.’ Being a contemporary or 21st century school our vision is to create a modern and innovative approach to learning that is purposeful and relevant to the lives of our students and their families embracing their diversity and equipping them with skills for today and well into the future.
We see ourselves as a community of life long learners that provides an environment that is both challenging and stimulating and one that fosters creativity. The staff at St. Brigid’s are excited about new ways of doing things and learning new skills that challenge our students to think deeply, investigate, collaborate and problem solve.
Our School Vision: ‘St. Brigid’s is a Catholic community where children know they are valued and experience the love of God in an engaging and contemporary learning environment’ was developed following the School Review process and encapsulates our belief and commitment to our school’s approach to learning.
The teaching here at St. Brigid’s is balanced and consistent across all levels enhancing the quality of education for our students. We recognise the importance of social and emotional learning and the part that it plays in the student’s capacity to learn as part of a community. Our flexible spaces have been designed and used for the needs of our students. Having creative spaces assists in providing learning opportunities that are relevant, rich, personalized and explicit.
We are enthusiastic about the new places we will visit on our learning journey and the experiences we will be able to offer our students.
How is your school sailing?