Middle School

Shaping the person that is yet to be

Junior Secondary (Year 7 to 10) CRICOS: 08266E

Building relationships, creating confidence, changing and challenging – Middle School is all about shaping the person that is yet to be.

This is a time when students experience significant emotional and physical growth and where influences such as self-image and peer pressure are at their greatest.

The journey begins with the Year 7 program designed to transition students smoothly from their Primary phase of learning into Senior School.

During this time students will test boundaries and strive to understand more about themselves and others. Our welcoming, secure environment promotes self-confidence, independence, responsibility and safe risk taking.

 

Enrolments

Our Parent Handbook outlines all of Middle and Senior School teaching, learning and operational procedures.

For parents/guardians interested in enrolling a child in Middle School, we ask that you complete an Application for Enrolment form at your earliest possible convenience.

 

A Unique Area of Teaching

Our Middle School  (Years 7, 8 and 9) is a unique area of teaching, and our exciting learning programs recognise that academic progress depends on students feeling socially and emotionally connected.  It is where young adolescents grow towards greater independence as they transition from childhood to young adulthood.

Our approach embraces all of the possibilities of the adolescent years and our learning programs develop open minds.  Our unwavering support underpins strong relationships. Success in all of these areas builds new levels of self confidence.

We are ‘Student Driven’ and believe that all students are capable of making progress and reaching their full potential. This belief is translated into high expectations and a relentless determination to ensure all students achieve success in whatever path they choose to follow.

 

Specialist Pastoral and Learning Programs

Our specialist Middle School pastoral and learning programs aim to engage each student in learning while challenging them to grow. We recognise that academic progress during these early adolescent years depends on students feeling emotionally and socially connected.

Our Head of Middle Schooling, along with the Heads of each year level, ensures that the specific learning development and pastoral needs of every child is overseen.

The Middle School teachers aim to understand each student’s learning style and provide a nurturing environment to enable students to strive for their personal best, whilst understanding that they will be challenged by all of the characteristics of adolescence.

All students are expected to develop new opinions about important issues and to strive to make positive choices in their lives.

To support our students, our pastoral care program focuses on mutual respect and provides students with the freedom to grow as individuals within our Christian ecumenical community.

Regular communication with parents allows teachers to work in conjunction with the home to achieve the best possible educational outcomes for each student.