Middle School

(Year 5 – Year 8)

The middle years of schooling is a stage of education where young adolescents can explore and respond to the world in which they live. The Middle School, by way of its structure and curriculum, caters to different learning styles and abilities, thus providing students with opportunities that assist them to enjoy learning and experience success.

Year 5 Band Concert

Year 5 Band Concert

German Poetry Champions

German Poetry Champions

Year 7-8 Singfest

Year 7-8 Singfest

Year 8 Camp

Year 8 Camp

Our holistic approach, which caters for the development of the whole person, promotes student engagement through fostering relationships with teachers and with other students, and influencing student motivation and interest in learning. The Middle School provides a safe and nurturing environment that is based on Christian values and principles. Supported by caring, expert professionals who have a genuine interest in this age group and are keen on meeting the individual needs of young adolescents, students are encouraged and guided to explore their gifts, talents and dreams as they go on their journey to discovery, exploration and understanding.

The broad curriculum continues to be responsive to change in the global environment so that it offers the middle years’ learner a wide range of academic and practical subjects, clubs and competitions that are structured around areas of interest to engage students in learning, thus improving their attendance and participation while at school. Approaches such as the alignment of subjects, Inquiry Learning and Differentiation that are supported by thinking skills and ‘Habits of Mind’, aim to equip students with competencies for developing a conceptual understanding that are needed for future learning.

Through our holistic program that offers a diverse range of learning opportunities, students explore the world in which they live and learn to make wise decisions.

Staff work to maximise student learning and enjoyment through partnerships with parents and by encouraging regular, healthy communication. Middle School is a place where students are encouraged to achieve their personal best, to develop Christian faith and character and a desire to serve and pursue excellence in all areas of the curriculum whether academic, creative or practical.