2017 Middle School Update
It is our great pleasure to share with you exciting news about our Middle School learning program as of 2016. Specialist areas are reflective of the Australian Curriculum and are indicative of the need for breadth of learning in young adolescence development. These compliment the core curriculum of English, HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences), Mathematics and Science. In 2017 a number of new learning areas will be introduced to create richer and deeper experiences for each individual child.
Alongside this initiative is the important introduction of Years 6 and 7 Core Teachers. 2017 will also see the growth of the Noble Laureate, a Middle School Prize awarded to those who have undertaken and successfully completed a project involving critical thinking and report writing in the areas of Science, The Arts, Social Awareness or World Peace.
Above and Beyond will also be introduced, a program aimed at challenging and enhancing our children’s experiences. Through self-identified ‘service-projects’ children will be able to experiment and extend themselves in meaningful and unique ways expressing their passions and interests. Children are encouraged to consider the contributions that they can make and to take action in the service of others.
Our Middle School learning environment is one where academic rigour, creativity, curiosity, critical thinking and risk taking are practised. The academic and co-curricular programs equip students with the skills to learn: to be an active listener, to develop excellent communication skills and to formulate opinions and attitudes based upon balanced enquiry. Children acquire knowledge and skills across a broad range of learning areas to enhance choice and experience subjects that cater for a range of thinking skills and learning styles.