Middle School

middle school at brisbane christian college

Middle School at Brisbane Christian College is a time of discovery and making choices in a supportive and challenging environment. Students are supported through the College House system; allowing them to journey alongside their peers and also be individually nurtured.

The dynamic Middle School curriculum challenges students to achieve their best through the application of their God-given talents. Students are given the opportunity to explore a range of elective subjects as they move confidently from a single teacher and classroom to many in preparation for the Secondary School learning environment.

Many co-curricular opportunities are available for participation and of particular note is the Outdoor Education program. Students can apply their class knowledge and understanding to hands on experiences in our National Capital, Canberra, and participate in Outback Queensland life at Longreach.

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SUBJECTS

Middle School students rotate through all the elective subjects that are available to students in Years 9-10. They will study each subject for a semester so that they can get a feel for the subjects they may like to select for Year 9.

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Christian Studies

Christian Studies in the Secondary School builds on the foundations taught in the primary years and is reflected in our school Mission Statement.

The Bible is presented as God’s word revealed to us and written to teach us God’s truth and to express God’s love for us.

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English

English is used by most Australians to communicate with others in our culturally diverse communities. As a major international language it has power to influence in the world context. Proficiency in English for all Australians enables them to share in and contribute to current and future local, national and global communities and cultures.

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Mathematics

Mathematics is an integral part of a general education. At Brisbane Christian College the coursework is aligned with the National Curriculum and teachers use research-based programs, targeted teaching and online resources to allow students the best opportunity to achieve success within this subject.

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Art

“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.” — Michelangelo

The choice of Art as an elective will encourage your student to express themselves creatively and develop confidence in their own ideas.

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Science

Junior Science is a core subject to Year 10. Students cover five key learning areas that allow them to explore God’s creation and the world around them.

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Drama

Junior Drama at Brisbane Christian College is designed to develop the abilities and skill base of students who are interested and talented in this area.

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Physical Education

Good health, fitness, sport and physical activity have become important elements in the Australian way of life.  Therefore, upon leaving school it has become essential for students to have participated in and considered their health and physical education.

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Music

There are many social, aesthetic and psychological benefits associated with the study of music.  As well as developing creativity, self-expression and artistic growth, studies show that it improves language and mathematical abilities, listening, memory and analytical skills. Music may also foster self-discipline, concentration and fine-motor skills.

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History

A philosopher once said that “to be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child”. History is about change. It looks at peoples over times past and present in different societies, noticing and explaining their attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviours, and interpreting their reactions to the various pressures, conditions and events that induce change.

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Geography

Geography is the exploration of the earth and its peoples. It integrates the study of the Earth’s places, peoples, societies and environments and the relationships between them using inquiry.

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Latin

To remain open to continuous learning should be the prime mover of student academic activity. Latin is presently a component of an Extension Programme formulated to promote higher learning in students with intellectual gifts and a scholarly attitude.

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Design and Research

Design will develop the practical and theoretical skills required to work creatively in a wide range of product design and development areas. The program explores design fundamentals with a view to creating product designers for the future. Students will develop higher order thinking skills and learn a variety of design presentation and communication techniques.

Specialist Learning Areas

Year 6

Chinese (Mandarin)

Chinese (Mandarin)

Computer Science

Computer Science

Above and Beyond

Enrichment Learning

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Art

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Physical Education

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Music

Year 7 and 8

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Health and Physical Education

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Drama

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Art

Chinese (Mandarin)

Chinese (Mandarin)

Computer Science

Computer Science

Latin

Latin (Literacy Foundations)

Above and Beyond

Enrichment Learning

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Design and Research

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Music