Personal Development

At St. Patrick's & St Brigid's College we believe that parents/guardians are the first teachers of their children and have the most significant influence in enabling their children to grow and mature and to develop into grounded well rounded young adults who can reach their God-given potential, be safe, be healthy and enjoy positive, fulfilling and enriching relationships.

We believe that we have an essential and important role in supporting parents/guardians in this and in complementing what they do. What we want for our pupils, as parents/guardians, teachers, and support staff is that they will enjoy good and positive relationships in their lives that build them up as people rather than diminishing them. We want to support our children’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Alongside this we want them to develop personal qualities such as kindness, integrity, courage and service. 

As a Catholic School, Christ is at the centre of our work and we promote the dignity, worth and equality of each person in our school community. Pupils are given honest and open information appropriate to their age. Most questions from pupils can be answered to the class but sometimes it might be more appropriate to answer individually. 

In an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect we study and explore different views and responses to life issues and this will enable our pupils to develop the skills to make informed decisions in their lives and be responsible for them. 

All subjects in the curriculum contribute to the personal development of our pupils in particular in PSE, Science, RE and ICT.