Young women who start their Brisbane high school journey at Brigidine College experience something truly special.
In recognition of the momentous change from Primary to Secondary School, and their journey from being girls to becoming young women, our students start their schooling at Bridigine with a Solas Bhride (Light of St Brigid) Wellbeing and development program. Our Solas Bhride experiences, perhaps more than anything else, shape who girls become and what they are capable of in the future.
In Year 7, our young women start the school year on a retreat to help them transition to Middle School. During this time, students learn about the importance of belonging, making friends and how to be a good friend. They also cover personal and online safety.
On their return they discover our tailored school environment. Brigidine College has a specialised Middle School (Years 7 – 9) with stimulating and contemporary facilities, specifically designed for young adolescent girls to cater for their nurturing and developmental needs.
Our Year 7 and 9 NAPLAN results are consistently 96-100% above national standard, an indication of our students’ engagement with teachers and their studies and the power of their first Solas Bhride experience and the passion of our teachers.
Years 7 and 8 Curriculum Overview
Through its Year 7 and 8 subjects, Brigidine offers enriching and challenging learning. Students are encouraged to engage enthusiastically with all areas of learning to maximise opportunities for future pathways. The subjects for both years are mostly the same and cover a lot of ground:
- Religious Education
- Humanities – History and Geography
- Physical Education
- Digital Design and Technology (Year 7)
Woven throughout these core subjects are seven Cross-Curriculum General Capabilities:
- Information and communication (ICT) capability
- Critical and creative thinking
- Personal and social capability
- Ethical understanding
- Intercultural understanding
- Technologies – Food / Textiles
- Languages – French OR Japanese
- Arts – incorporating Visual Art and Media, Dance, Drama and Music
- Technologies – Business (Year 8 only)
These years of study are stimulating and require passion, energy and a commitment to learning. The spiritual, academic, pastoral and sporting elements of the College provide a holistic education of young Brigidine women in their first years at our Brisbane secondary school.
For an in-depth guide to each learning area, download the year level learning area guides below.
Year 7 Curriculum Guide
Year 8 Curriculum Guide
Wellbeing Program Year 8
Students in Years 7-12 engage in one Wellbeing lesson per week as part of their core program.
In Year 8, students learn about ‘Grit’ and how it leads to learning, improving and thriving. They get to explore their character strengths, set goals, understand habits and the vital role failure plays in resilience, challenge and success.
You can read more about our Wellbeing programs here.