The Middle School is dedicated to providing students in Years 7, 8 and 9 with the necessary skills to meet the challenges of the 21st century with faith and hope.
The curriculum is the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme which is carefully designed to cater for a diversity of interests, and combines academic pursuit with the spiritual, social and physical growth of the students. Students are engaged in an on-going programme of personal development, and are exposed to global issues, which nurtures a belief in God and in themselves.
The philosophy behind Middle Schooling is to recognise the challenges associated with the transition that young people experience as they move from being children to becoming adults. At St Brigid’s, middle schooling methodologies are adapted to ease this period of transition, and to ensure that St Brigid’s maximises the learning opportunities for all students.
The Middle Years Programme approach to learning
provides opportunities for the gathering and application
of knowledge about self, the natural world, society, technology, the arts and other cultures. Students study subjects in all learning areas and are, therefore, given the opportunity to further develop their skills in language, mathematics, rational and creative thinking, problem solving, technology, physical well being and teamwork – skills that will enable them to embrace the future with enthusiasm and competence.