I extend a warm welcome to everyone for 2017.
This year Brigidine College’s theme is “Courage to…” Each member of our community is invited to collaborate in the learning, be challenged by the opportunities to discern and critique as well as celebrate our achievements together. As an all girls’ education community, Brigidine provides creative and innovative ways to forge strong working relationships with staff and their families.
Like other Kildare Ministries schools, ours is an inclusive Catholic/Christian community, where we work to have:
- respectful relationships, where the respect, dignity and care of others is paramount. We consider each person as part of the whole, as a valued member of a community. As such, we accept responsibility and “we” gets the credit. This is what creates trust, what enables us to get the task done.
- an appreciation of interdependence, where we seek to reconcile differences, working towards a goal or set of goals or the Common Good.
- the experience of sharing, where we empower others to use their abilities and talents in pursuit of common goals.
In 2017 as the College celebrates 88 years, I believe it is imperative that we continue to reinterpret the Brigidine Sisters’ faith tradition of Strength and Gentleness for contemporary life.
As the College continues to grow in enrolments, so too have the expectations for students to be fully engaged in their learning. The explicit adoption of our ‘Learning Paradigm’ will equip young women of the 21st century. It’s exciting and appropriate that the years of tradition sit comfortably with the latest advances in e-learning and technology across the curriculum.
May 2017 be a rewarding year for you.
A Naoimh Bhrid, gui Orainn.
Mr Brendan Cahill