Teacher Advisor Program
The St Brigid’s College Teacher Advisor Program is unique to our College and sets us apart from other schools in the district. Deeply grounded in our Christian values, the Teacher Advisor Program is an assurance that every student who attends St Brigid’s will be known, and will be cared for at every stage of their schooling life.
Upon enrolment, students are assigned to a vertical homeroom consisting of students from Years 7 – 12. Home room groups stay together for their entire school life at St Brigid’s, encouraging leadership, community and familiarity and giving students a real opportunity to know each other and their advisor. Lifelong friendships are formed where there may not otherwise be the opportunity.
The Teacher Advisor program is part of the daily life of students. Homerooms meet for 20 minutes each morning, and approximately every six weeks each student meets individually with their Teacher Advisor to discuss and monitor their academic and pastoral progress. A report over viewing the student’s academic achievement and future goals for improvement is formulated from this interview and made available to parents via our online Parent Access Module (PAM). This regular contact builds trust and strong relationships between students, teachers and families. It ensures that families and teachers know each student’s strengths and needs and that secure relationships are formed that guide the students along their learning journey.
Our Teacher Advisor Program has been running for in excess of 5 years and is at the core of our teaching and learning philosophy. We believe that all students need to feel connected while at school and the Teacher Advisor Program is one of the strategies employed to ensure that every child at St Brigid’s College is given the opportunity to learn to their greatest potential in a safe and trusting environment.