AIMS OF ST BRIGID’S COLLEGE
The overall aim of St Brigid’s is to enable our pupils to develop into good practising adult Catholics by developing the spiritual, moral, social, and emotional dimensions of their lives. It is of critical importance to us that our pupils acquire the knowledge and skills which will enable them to become responsible members of school, family, church, and community.
IN OUR SCHOOL
We strive to create a culture of tolerance, where people from diverse identities are recognised, welcomed, respected and cherished. In such a culture each individual is expected to grow and develop to maximise their potential. Thus we aim to:-
· create an environment / ethos where learning is seen as the core purpose by staff, pupils, parents and the community at large;
· promote a spirit of charity, social justice, global awareness and concern for others leading to practical outreach;
· promote high expectations among all members of the school community and to celebrate academic and non-academic achievements;
· develop a culture of self-evaluation and reflection to improve the provision we deliver to our pupils; and
· embrace new technology and active learning strategies to enhance the quality of learning and teaching in the school.
FOR OUR PUPILS
Our aim is to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, skills, concepts and values/attitudes which will enable pupils to:-
· develop spiritually and morally within the Catholic ethos;
· reach their academic potential and develop their individual talents in full;
· develop effectively their thinking skills and personal capabilities, thus enhancing their ability to communicate effectively;
· develop their understanding of self-evaluation and reflection as positive and worthwhile experiences;
· become competent users of the cross-curricular skills of Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT;
· promote their ability to interact with and shape their social and political environment; and
· develop their appreciation of beauty and their approach to recreational pursuits.