We believe a caring community is essential for student happiness and successful educational outcomes. At Brigidine, young women are cared for and supported by staff and their peers in a number of practical ways and via a range of programs that provide for the caring climate that exists in the College.
Student Wellbeing Framework
A holistic education is valued at Brigidine College, with a strong focus on student wellbeing. The College’s Student Wellbeing Framework: Flourishing at Brigidine is informed by the science of positive psychology and Martin Seligman’s PERMA wellbeing model. The core of the framework is the students – flourishing young women.
Our pastoral, curriculum, mission and cocurricular programs teach students how to: Reflect, Value Learning, Be Active, Connect, and Consider Others. Learning these abilities is a fluid process depending on the strengths and experiences of the individual.
The framework also describes the elements of student wellbeing: Cognitive Engagement, Social Connectedness, Meaning and Purpose, Emotional Awareness, Physical Wellness and Goal Accomplishment. A flourishing life at Brigidine is enhanced with the individual and the community paying attention to all aspects of wellbeing, including the Spiritual dimension.
This framework informs the Formation Program, and is considered in decisions made regarding processes, structures and programs across the College.
Student wellbeing is in ongoing development as the child transitions into high school, develops independence, and moves into adult life after school. Education at Brigidine is about nurturing a student’s strengths, and is about becoming and learning.
At Brigidine, there are experienced staff available to assist students who may require further challenge or support. These leaders include both pastoral and academic staff.
There are many forms of formal support available at Brigidine College that students and parents are welcome to access any time with regard to any aspect of College life:
• Home Room Teacher
• Pastoral Leaders
• Curriculum Leaders
• Program Leader Access and Diverse Learning
• Program Leaders Middle and Senior School
• College Counsellor and Careers Counsellor
The Principal is always available for interviews with parents. Parents are advised, however, that it is necessary to make an appointment, and this is done by contacting the Principal’s PA. Families would realise that many of the queries and concerns are best handled in the first instance by other staff, as indicated above.
The totality of our College programs creates strong connections between staff and students and helps girls build academic, social and emotional resilience, ensuring they thrive at Brigidine.
Read more about our Formation Program.