At Brigidine College our focus is on the holistic education of girls. The College is non-selective and proudly educates girls of varying abilities, enabling them to develop and realise their opportunities.
This is a school where girls can be themselves – as glorious as that is. They can laugh, cry, yell out loud, work hard or run around and be a little foolish– in the playground, on the stage or at their carnivals. They don’t have to impress everyone; just learn how to be themselves. While they are learning how to be themselves they are in an environment that supports their growth, develops their resilience, allows them to make mistakes and helps them understand and develop the solution.
“Our daughter had fantastic HSC results and has been offered a place at UTS (Bachelor of Accounting) with a full scholarship. We are overwhelmed with joy. Over the years, we watched her mature into a fine young lady with confidence, independence and kindness, and we cannot tell you how proud we are of what she has become. Thank you for creating such a wonderful learning environment and culture at the College. We know that life at Brigidine is the greatest gift to our girls we have ever given.”
At Brigidine, the girls understand that they are part of a community of learners where collaboration among students and teachers is paramount, where risk is encouraged and both failure and success have their place in the learning continuum.
The diversity of the curriculum at Brigidine allows girls to grow in understanding across the sciences and technologies, mathematics, languages and the creative and performing arts to name a few. The diversity of their study choices at universities reflects the variety of curriculum opportunities that have allowed them to pursue their passions. Opportunities also abound beyond the curriculum in music, sport, Duke of Edinburgh Award, performing arts, social justice and service. Successful and valued Brigidine women are found in every industry and corner of the globe, making their mark.
“My six years at Brigidine have been filled with new experiences, interaction with extraordinary people, and memories that I will cherish for a life time.”
Graduate of 2016
Brigidine girls are taught leadership skills and are provided with opportunities to lead from the time they arrive. They are inspired to value learning, to be true to themselves and to honour their spiritual heritage. They are challenged to act in the world with “strength and gentleness”, our treasured motto.
Why a Girls’ School?
There are many advantages to girls being educated in girls’ schools where there are no expectations to fulfil traditional gender stereotypes in the subjects they study, the activities they participate in or the careers they pursue. Girls attending girls’ schools tend to be more confident and assertive in the single-sex environment. Research demonstrates that girls feel empowered to behave in a more competitive ways without the presence of boys. Statistics show that girls from girls’ schools are more likely to study STEM at school and pursue university studies and careers in STEM fields.
Girls’ in girls’ schools have access to all leadership positions, every position on school sporting teams, every role in school drama productions and musicals, and every instrument in a school’s bands and orchestras. Girls are encouraged to participate, lead, compete and take risks – all of which are advantageous skills for careers and leadership. At a girls’ school, girls are free to be who they want to be, both in the classroom and outside.