Bring it on!

The Year 7 and 8 approach

From 2024, we will transition to our Year 7 and 8 learning space – the Hub, which will create a hive of social and learning spaces within the School. This will create an age-appropriate community within the larger Guildford Grammar communities, allowing students to form greater connection and an improved sense of belonging to their cohort, whilst forming a close bond to their House group.

This softer landing into Senior School will create a nurturing and purposeful environment for our younger students and bridge the gap during these important, foundational years.

To learn more about our Year 7 and 8 Approach, click below to read our brochure.

Learning in Years 7-9

Our Middle Years program focuses on a strong student-centred approach to teaching and learning, supported by specialist teachers. We understand that students in their early teenage years are only just beginning to form a personalised picture of what a purposeful and fulfilling future could look like; it is a work in progress.

Our Year 7-9 program offers a wide range of opportunities for our students to explore and better understand the very nature of who they are, what they like doing and what they are good at. Our goal is to empower students on their journey of discovery so they can choose their own aspirations for the future and decide what success looks for them like in a supportive and inclusive school environment.  

As they embark on this new venture, our unique middle years program provides a smooth transition to secondary schooling and a rich and varied curriculum. Click on the handbooks below to read more about the curriculum for each year.

Learning Together

Our core courses allow all students to engage with a common curriculum together whilst our teaching and learning program focuses on the individual needs of each student.

Middle Years curriculum – core learning areas include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS)
  • The Arts (Years 7-8)
  • Technology (Years 7-8)
  • Languages (Years 7-8)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Religion
  • Philosophy and Ethics

Actioning learning

We know that enabling students the opportunity to draw on their skills and knowledge to question, debate and problem solve makes learning more engaging and memorable. Our termly Action Projects are designed for students to explore broader and deeper applications of their learning, allowing them to apply new-found skills and understanding to relevant, real-life problems and issues.

A taste of our Action Projects include:

  • How Vital is Water?
  • Voice of the People
  • Life, Death and Germs
  • The Science of Toys

Discovery time

We believe students should have agency in their learning and the freedom to explore their interests, passions and natural curiosity. Our Discovery courses allow students to develop their skills and pursue creativity in a broad range of personalised courses that cater for the varied interests of our students, studying eight courses throughout their middle years journey, including:

  • Astronomy
  • Dance
  • Media Film Production
  • Freestyle History
  • Robotics
  • Music Concepts and Creation
  • 3D Modelling
  • Drama
  • The Ethics of Games
  • Sports Science
  • The Art of Strategic and Tactical Thinking
  • Engineering and many more!
Senior school girls working on robot in robotics class