By connecting to the real world of students’ lives, authentic learning enables students to become lifelong learners who contribute to society and the wider world as active and discerning citizens. Authentic learning is central to our work as Catholic educators because it promotes the continual growth and wellbeing of the whole person — spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.
At St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School Coogee, our school vision is ‘Together we reach to the horizon and beyond’. We strive to develop the whole child by encouraging their strengths and developing their skills, to ensure they will become life-long learners. We do this by sailing on the St Brigid’s Cs: Challenge, Connect, Collaborate, to develop innovative, creative thinkers who embrace challenges and are empowered for life.
We make real-world connections that enable learning to be relevant, purposeful and engaging. Through technology-enabled environments, students form networks of connections across areas of knowledge and subjects within their community and the wider world, that inspire them to be lifelong learners and problem solvers. We recognise the social nature of learning and believe that a rich learning environment is reliant upon collaboration.