Young women who join Brigidine College in their early adolescence experience the beginning of a wonderful journey during their formative years.
Brigidine College Indooroopilly School is pleased to be introducing Years 5 and 6 from 2024. The introduction of Year 5 and Year 6 in 2024, will provide students with a tailored Junior School program; offering the best opportunities, including access to specialised teaching and learning, Before and After school care, and cocurricular activities in academic, sport, the arts and mission, whilst developing their sense of community, justice and excellence through Strength and Gentleness.
As a leader in girls’ education, the College is proud to extend the opportunity for girls to thrive in an environment developed just for them. We offer our students the learning and support programs they require to reach their full potential. Our approach helps students to become flexible thinkers and life-long learners.
We understand our students and their communities, and we tailor their learning using our experience and proven research. We teach the skills to step forward and meet every challenge and achieve success in this age of technology.
Our Year 5 and 6 classes will be designed to support the changes that occur in early adolescence. This is a critical stage in their growth, learning and development. We believe it is important to foster this growth in a supportive environment with dedicated and experienced staff.
The inclusion of Year 5 and 6 education for girls offers our parents and caregivers greater choice and certainty regarding their child’s education and reflects the wishes of our community.
Please view our Junior school brochure for more information.
What will Brigidine College Indooroopilly Years 5 and 6 offer?
Brigidine College Indooroopilly is an independent Girls’ Catholic school in the Brigidine tradition inspiring young women to create a better world by educating and empowering them to embrace a love of life and love of learning.
We pride ourselves on our inclusive all-girls contemporary Catholic learning community that enables each student to pursue their full potential.
Our students will have the opportunity to transition from Primary to Secondary School in a unique environment which offers a bridge between both worlds. Their transition will happen gradually, in a planned and developmentally appropriate way.
Our Junior School students will enjoy the safety and familiarity of their own classrooms and class teachers while enjoying learning with specialist staff and in the wonderful facilities. These include a theatre, sports centres, impressive science laboratories, creative arts facilities, home economics rooms, a laptop help desk and a state-of-the-art library and information services centre.
Students will engage in the College’s House and Wellbeing Programs which focus on building a girl’s sense of belonging, confidence, and wellbeing. Students will be able to choose from a range of Cocurricular activities and groups where they will meet girls from other year levels. This builds their sense of community and belonging as well as helps them explore new experiences and passions.
Brigidine College Indooroopilly College enjoys the support of a team of specialist professionals to enhance learning opportunities. This team includes learning enrichment teachers, information technology staff and professional culture, service and sports tutors and coaches.
Why is Brigidine College Indooroopilly College offering Year 5 and Year 6 tuition?
We are opening our College to Primary School students to provide our community with greater choice, opportunity and certainty regarding their child’s education.
- Year 5 is becoming a major entry point for schools for both boys and girls.
- We will be offering an exciting opportunity for primary students to prepare for their Secondary School journey.
- Throughout Australia, there is a growing trend by Secondary Schools to incorporate traditional junior year levels.
- Our Primary School students will experience a contemporary, inclusive and empowering approach to education in a holistic and safe learning environment.
- Students of Year 5 and Year 6 will now have the opportunity to thrive under our College’s mission to educate and empower young women to embrace a love of life and learning and to enable them to pursue their full potential.
Where will the Year 5 and Year 6 classrooms be?
Incorporated in a refurbished Brigid Centre, specialist learning areas for Years 5 and 6 allow easy access to all classrooms, play areas and the tuck shop.
In order to ensure the space in the Brigid Centre is best-suited to the needs of the younger students, the Centre will receive an extensive refurbishment with vibrant and high-energy learning and social places, featuring large, open, flexible and energy-efficient classrooms, supplemented with richly integrated technology, designed to support collaboration.
The new facilities will feature outdoor lunch and play spaces with renovated garden and seating areas on all sides.
With the location of the Brigid centre on Cecil Street, our Junior School Centre will also be adjacent to the new Master Planned entry to the College. This first phase of these important works, scheduled for completion in 2025-2026, will provide a new State-of-the-art Library, IT Department and Student services while enhancing students’ and parents’ entry to the College, as well as supporting pick-up and drop-off options and further drive convenience and safety for our entire College community.
Years 5 and 6 Curriculum Overview
Programs of study for Years 5-6 will be based on the nine key learning areas and incorporated four dimensions of the Australian Curriculum, including Religious Education and supported by both the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) and the Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). All learning at Brigidine College Indooroopilly College is supported by our Learning and Teaching Framework and our Wellbeing Framework.
Consolidation of the foundational skills of literacy and numeracy is a priority and complimented by the development of competencies aimed at students becoming passionate and inquisitive in their learning.
A collaborative and supportive learning environment enables students to become resilient learners who can articulate and evaluate their learning journey.
- Religious Education
- HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences)
- Health and Physical Education
- French or Japanese
- Digital Technologies
In addition, there will be a program of excursions and camp opportunities.
What Cocurricular Programs will be offered?
We recognise that the inclusion of quality Cocurricular and Service opportunities is fundamental to the development of well-rounded students.
Brigidine College Indooroopilly College Junior School students will have access to an extensive Cocurricular program which allows students to develop skills and be part of a group.
The Cocurricular Program includes Culture, Service and Sport:
Sport – Our Junior School students will have full access to onsite sports facilities and the opportunity to compete in representative school sport. Quality sporting opportunities are fundamental to providing team and leadership development, courage and confidence alongside known health and physical benefits.
Creative Arts – Cocurricular cultural activities are an important part of the life of the College. Enrolled students can participate in programs offered by our School of Performing Arts and School of Art.
Service – Our Junior School students will enjoy whole cohort outreach opportunities similar to those currently offered throughout the Middle and Senior schools.
Community and leadership
As members of the Brigidine College Indooroopilly School community, Years 5 and 6 students will be a part of all school celebrations, assemblies, liturgies, and masses.
Brigidine College Indooroopilly recognises the importance of providing leadership opportunities to our students. Our Junior School students will have leadership positions built into the junior school through official positions and student representative councils.
How can I secure a place for Year 7 at Brigidine College?
A further benefit of the introduction of Year 5 is that Parents and Caregivers will secure a Secondary School place upon enrolment in Year 5.
When a student joins us in Year 5, they will automatically be guaranteed a place in Year 7. We will also continue to maintain an intake at Year 7, ensuring Parent and Caregivers choice and opportunity remains supported.
How do I enrol for Year 5 and Year 6?
The College plans to commence accepting enrolment applications from October for Year 5 and Year 6, 2024, 2025 and 2026.
|Current Year Level in 2022||Year 5||Year 7||Enrolment Process|
|Year 3||2024||2026||Now Accepting applications. Offers will be made at the beginning of 2023 for entry into both Year 5 and 7|
|Year 2||2025||2027||Now Accepting applications. Offers will be made at the beginning of 2024 for entry into both Year 5 and 7|
|Year 1||2026||2028||Now Accepting applications. Offers will be made at the beginning of 2025 for entry into both Year 5 and 7|
|Prep||2027||2029||Now Accepting applications. Offers will be made at the beginning of 2026 for entry into both Year 5 and 7|
|Pre-Prep||2028||2030||Now Accepting applications. Offers will be made at the beginning of 2027 for entry into both Year 5 and 7|
What if my daughter is already enrolled for Year 7 but I would like her to come in Year 5 instead?
We are offering all students who are currently enrolled for entry into Year 7, the first opportunity to accept a place in Year 5 or 6, 2024. Please contact our Admissions team on 3002 0631 or via email: email@example.com and a new offer documentation featuring the revised start date will be sent to you.
Students in Years 5-12 engage in one Wellbeing lesson per week as part of their core program.
You can read more about our Wellbeing programs here.