Brigidine College Indooroopilly (BCI) is a school of choice for staff due to the welcoming and supportive community. Each staff member is valued and supported to grow as individuals. Our College’s professional learning communities and development plans provide opportunities for our educators to research, apply, share and reflect on evidence-based pedagogy to improve student outcomes. These communities have, in many cases, established professional relationships with academics specialising in the field. By working in these communities and reflecting on the AITSL standards to evaluate teaching and learning practices, we continue to grow as professionals to improve our students’ outcomes. Most importantly, this has shown improvements not just in our internal data, but external, with considerable value-adding made in our Year 9 NAPLAN scores over the past five years.

Belonging is important for our students, as well as our staff. Through our regenerative practice of supporting teachers of all experience levels, we are together improving the quality of our teaching and learning to improve outcomes for all.

To nurture our teachers, BCI has established three different pathways to ensure our preservice, early career and experienced teachers are supported, guided and mentored to be the best teacher they can be in the classroom.

 

Preservice Teacher Fellowship Program (PTFP)

Our unique Preservice Teacher Fellowship Program (PTFP) invites university students to witness some of the most important work that takes place in the beginning of a new school year.

Three university students from QUT and UQ were selected to be part of PTFP 2020.

“I am much more confident in my ability and I think partly this is due to the opportunity to connect with the girls. I have a greater understanding on how to analyse data and use that to tailor my lessons accordingly. I have also had the benefit of seeing the impacts of full diagnostic testing in the form of writing stories or answering questions in a more formalised way.”

“I am so confident that I will be able to walk into a school next year and have the skills and experience to take on my own classes.”

What are the qualities of a Brigidine teacher?

“A Brigidine teacher is fiercely compassionate for their students, they want every student to have the opportunity to achieve their own personal best, and push these personal best boundaries as far as they can. They are empathetic, kind, understanding, and incredibly passionate.”

“They go above and beyond to differentiate and think of new ways to make the learning accessible for everyone.”

“They fully support and understand the needs of all their students and are willing to work collaboratively to give the students their best learning experience.”