Year 9 BRIDGES Program

Kilbreda Mentone Wellbeing

The BRIDGES program, undertake in Year 9, aims to develop in students an understanding of our ever-changing world. The four term based units are designed to encourage students to consider the challenges in our society and how they might contribute to positive change in their community. Through authentic learning experiences students are supported to engage in deep learning and develop a personal commitment to justice in accordance with the vision and mission of the College. The BRIDGES program utilises the Kildare Ministries Living Justice, Living Peace Charter as a formational document to support and inform student learning and is aligned with the capabilities embedded in the Victorian curriculum framework.

2020 Strategic Plan


In addition to the four units, students complete the Certificate in Community Engagement: Collaborating for Change from the University of Michigan using the edX online learning platform across Terms 1 to 3 in preparation for creating their 'Video for Change'. 

The four units that form the BRIDGES curriculum are:

Healing Creation

• Sustainability and stewardship of God’s creation
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives 
• Close the Gap – Indigenous health and education
• Study tour to regional Victoria

Inviting and Welcoming All

• The plight of asylum seekers
• Human rights
• Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project (BASP)

Walking in Solidarity

• Uncover the city of Melbourne
• Who are the marginalised and vulnerable in our city?
• The role of NGOs and NFPs

Seeking Change

• Responding to the changing needs of our world
• Develop a growing capacity to engage with empathy
• Response – voice and choice
• Videos for Change (Film Festival)