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.
The College’s Student Wellbeing Framework is informed by positive psychology and Martin Seligman’s PERMA wellbeing model (2011). The Framework acknowledges the ongoing journey of individual students as they flourish into independent young women during their time at the College and into adulthood. It reflects the dynamic journey of reflecting, engaging in all aspects of learning, actively contributing to College life, connecting with others, and considering peers and other members of the Brigidine Community. Spiritual, emotional, social and physical dimensions feature in the framework; holistically linked with a sense of meaning and purpose to enable students to engage fully.
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.