Bring it on!
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 Catalyst Program provides a smooth transition to secondary schooling and a rich and varied curriculum.
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:
- Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS)
- The Arts (Years 7-8)
- Technology (Years 7-8)
- Languages (Years 7-8)
- Health and Physical Education
- Philosophy and Ethics
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
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:
- Media Film Production
- Freestyle History
- Music Concepts and Creation
- 3D Modelling
- The Ethics of Games
- Sports Science
- The Art of Strategic and Tactical Thinking
- Engineering and many more!
If you are interested in learning more about our middle years curriculum, read our Catalyst Program Handbook.