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.