BRIGADOON CELEBRATED our FIRST 25 YEARS
Brigadoon is a Kindergarten to Grade 6 school with approximately 550students. The school opened in 1992 and is located at 415 Caryndale Drive, in the Doon area. There is a YMCA daycare facility attached to the school.
Our school motto in our opening year was “Building Bridges to the Future”. We believe that the learning process is enhanced if it occurs in a climate in which the learner feels secure. As a school we emphasize nurturing the child, while preparing for the future. While this is still relevant today, our additional emphasis is on the value of partnerships with families, community and school working together to support and nurture the learning and wellbeing of our children. Brigadoon’s motto in its 25th year has been “Brigadoon is Better Together”. It has and will continue as we move into our 26th year together.
Our students are wonderful! We have an inclusive environment and truly practice, “There is always room for one more” at work and play. Our students move on to Doon Public School for grades 7 and 8, and secondary school at Huron Heights Secondary School.
Our staff are dedicated professionals who are proud of Brigadoon, the programs they deliver, the students they teach and their families. All are committed to giving your child a sound foundation for learning and for fostering a healthy wellbeing.
We believe in a strong partnership with parents and the community as we strive to build solid academic foundations and well-rounded young people. Within this framework, our intent is to recognize the growth and development of the whole child (intellectual, physical and emotional). Successful learning involves the child, teacher, parent and community. Skills, values and attitudes focus on problem solving, coping with change, adapting to a world of rapidly expanding knowledge and technology and co-operative living.
Parents and Community
Our school council meets several times each year, typically the 4th Monday evening of each month. The school council has been involved in many different things over the years, including fairs, Math or Science nights and special events. Our council is very supportive of the staff, the administration and the Board of Education.
We have well over 100 parent and community volunteers in our school. This involvement of the parent community in the daily life of Brigadoon is one of its greatest strengths. Parents regularly volunteer in classrooms, on trips, helping in the office, reading with small groups of children, helping in the Peace Garden and, in general, are a critical component to each and every school day.
We have a tremendous partnership with the YMCA Childcare Centre at Brigadoon. Together, we support our children before, during and after school.