Founded in 1904, the College embraces the legacy of Saint Brigid and is committed to the core values and beliefs of Brigidine Education; thus, faith, a love of learning, inclusiveness, compassion, wisdom and stewardship are integral to the College’s ethos.
Kilbreda College is a Catholic faith community committed to the teachings of Jesus and to inspiring a passion for learning, justice and stewardship, acting in a spirit of Strength and Kindliness.
In living our vision, we will:
- Provide a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment, respecting the value and uniqueness of each person.
- Foster and promote the wellbeing of every individual so that they may flourish emotionally, spiritually, socially, physically and academically.
- Provide an innovative and contemporary learning environment that inspires a love of learning and the pursuit of excellence.
- Be responsible custodians of the earth and its resources.
- Engage and dialogue with others, advocate for the vulnerable and act with a spirit of justice for all.
As a Kildare Education Ministries School in the Brigidine Tradition, we commit ourselves to the core values of:
Compassion – Walking with and having empathy for all
Courage – Speaking and acting with integrity
Hope – Bringing a sense of purpose
Hospitality – Welcoming all
Justice – Making the needs of the vulnerable paramount
Wonder – Celebrating all that is good with joy and gratitude
Commitment to Democratic Principles
Kilbreda College adheres to and promotes the principles and practices of Australian democracy:
- We respect and observe the rule of law, and believe that no person is above the law.
- We believe in equal rights for all before the law, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender or other attributes.
- We believe not only in the freedom of religion, but also the need to practice tolerance and understanding of others’ beliefs.
- We believe in the value of freedom of speech and freedom of association, but also acknowledge that we have the responsibility not to abuse this freedom.
- We believe in the values of openness and tolerance, and value and respect all members of the school community regardless of background.
We strive to ensure that our students develop:
- An understanding of, and commitment to, Australia’s democratic system of government, law and civic life
- The knowledge, skills and values to act as informed and responsible citizens
- An appreciation of the experiences and heritage of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples and their influence on Australian civic identity and society
- An appreciation of Australia as a multicultural society and a commitment to supporting intercultural understandings
- An understanding of the ways in which governance structures from other countries are similar to, or differ from, democracy in Australia.