Thank you for showing an interest in St Brigid's School. We are a decile 10 Catholic Primary School serving Andersons Bay, the Otago Peninsula, Tainui, Waverley and surrounding areas.
Our school aims to educate each child to the best of their academic, spiritual and social potential.
Our school has a caring Christian environment which promotes positive self esteem. Good discipline, high levels of academic and behavourial expectations and small class sizes help ensure a safe, happy and productive school life for all children.
The staff at St Brigid's take pride in working as a team to give each child the best all round education possible. Each staff member accumulates knowledge about an individual child and we try to ensure that the pool of knowledge is used collectively in the best interests of each individual and the school as a whole. We value a close relationship with parents as you are the first and most important teachers your children will have. Open communication helps to ensure a sound educational environment.
We value positive peer relationships and we plan a variety of activities and programmes to promote these relationships between younger and older children at school. Role modelling by parents, teachers and children plays an extremely important part in education. We encourage you to take an active role in your child's education at school. We believe learning is a life long process.
The majority of the curriculum is delivered through an integrated approach to learning. The goals of the integrated curriculum are to provide opportunities for students to develop their key competencies and inquiry thinking. Particular emphasis is given to Literacy and Numeracy, engaging children in topics of interest while incorporating Science, The Arts, Social Sciences, Technology, Physical Education, Health and Well Being, Maori and ICT making learning more meaningful and enjoyable. The children participate in Dunedin Public Art Gallery programmes, as well as the educational programmes provided by both the Otago and Early Settlers' Museums and the Marine Studies Centre at Portobello. The integrated approach to learning has proven to be very successful, and it is reflected in the excellent results achieved by the students.