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How We Teach & Support

It’s the little things we do to support an individualised learning program that get us the big results

How we teach and support

Our entire teaching staff is dedicated to the detail and we want to ensure every child achieves to their own potential. 

This means ensuring we have a robust system of teaching and support that not only caters to the average (or middle student) – but also the advanced student or the student that needs some extra support. 

For learning to take place we need to ensure that every child feels safe, happy and confident within themselves – and so a huge emphasis is placed on a strong wellbeing and support program that achieves just that!

Kinder to Prep Transition

At St Bridget’s, an Early Transition Program is offered for those starting Prep the following year. Once a month from July students and their families are invited to participate in sessions as part of the Early Transition Program.

Students have the opportunity to participate in learning experiences with the different teaching staff at St Bridget’s including Specialist Teachers while their families have the opportunity to meet new and existing families. We believe this Transition Program helps to build important relationships early both for the child starting Prep as well as for their family.

 

Confident & Happy Kids

The philosophy at St Bridget’s is about the whole child: spiritually, emotionally, socially and academically. A priority is placed on students feeling safe and comfortable which leads to confidence, an enthusiasm to learn and ultimately the feeling of success.

Additional Learning Support
The teachers at St Bridget’s are able to cater to the varying learning needs of their students due to the small class sizes. Students are taught at their ability level rather than at their year level. For those students requiring additional learning support, extra staff members are available to work with those students across the school providing support either one on one or in a small group. This support occurs either within or outside of the classroom.

Further details of our Early Intervention Programs can be found under the ‘The St Bridget’s Difference’ tab under ‘Specialised teaching’.

Extending Our Students
At St Bridget’s, due to our small class sizes teachers are able to cater to students’ individual learning Needs. That is, students are taught content and assigned work based on their individual academic ability rather than on their year level. This then allows students operating at a higher year level to be extended and challenged.

We also offer a Gifted Program for those students who are performing within the top 10% of their peers. These students are assessed using the ACER General Ability Test (AGAT).

Further details of our Gifted Program can be found under the ‘The St Bridget’s Difference’ tab under ‘Specialised Teaching’.

Remote Learning
During remote learning situations, such as when lockdowns occur as part of the COVID pandemic, students learn from home unless they have a disability or their parents are deemed an authorised worker, then they learn onsite at school.

During remote learning students take home their allocated Chromebook devices which all students have from Prep to Year 6. The cost of these devices form part of the school fees.

At St Bridget’s during remote learning our teachers are online from 9am-3.30pm each week day to fully support the students. Two one hour breaks are scheduled throughout the day. The last half hour of the day is allocated to social interaction time where students are placed into Break Out Rooms on Zoom to talk with their friends.

Lessons are delivered live via Zoom. This includes lessons delivered by our Classroom Teachers, our Specialists Teachers (Italian, Health and Physical Education, Performing Arts/Music, Visual Arts and our Gifted Program) as well as our Learning Support Officers who deliver our Early Intervention Program.

Transitioning Schools

Students who are transitioning to St Bridget’s from another primary school are invited to have one or more try out days at our school before making the move. The transitioning student is also allocated a ‘buddy’ student from their year level to ensure the new student understands the procedures at our school and has someone to play with at recess and lunchtime.

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