“The journey from childhood to young adult crosses over Middle Schooling. We incorporate passionate teaching, an interesting and exciting curriculum, and a strong focus on wellbeing.”
CRAIG MCFARLANE, HEAD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL
When students cross the bridge from child to early adulthood there is both trepidation and excitement as they take on greater responsibilities and become more independent. Our dedicated and enthusiastic Home Group teachers support student wellbeing throughout this journey.
A foundation of respect, inclusivity and open communication provides students with a strong sense of awareness and fosters a positive social and emotional learning environment.
Students in Year 7 learn life skills through “The Real Game” program. They role-play life in a town and learn to manage budgets, a job and working in their community.
Year 8 students engage in a wellbeing program, “Healthy Minds”, run by Psychologist, Tom Nehmy, focusing on positive mental health.
Students in Year 9 take part in “City Week” – a team challenge based on their chosen research topic. They experience the freedom to investigate our unique city location, conduct interviews, collect data and present their findings in a dynamic expo to parents, peers and community experts. The pressure is on and like all competitions, the authentic highs and lows of working as a team provide deep learning.
Whilst fostering confidence, risk-taking and resilience, we challenge students to achieve their personal best and take responsibility for their learning, ensuring they are motivated for their future learning endeavours.