Middle School Curriculum
Students in Year 7 and 8 undertake a broad curriculum. They study all eight Key Learning Areas (KLAs) / Core Subjects. This introduces them to core and elective subjects that they can choose in Years 9 and 10.
Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, the Middle School courses focus on developing higher-order thinking skills, with a focus on analysing, evaluating and justifying. An important part of the academic program is to encourage and promote proactive, resilient and independent learners.
In Year 9 students continue studying core subjects along with two elective subjects. Whilst the core subjects provide students with a broad educational base, the electives allow students the freedom of selecting subjects they are interested in. Elective subjects are studied for two years, continuing into Year 10.
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By the time students reach Year 10, they commence their transition to Senior school.
The key focus in Year 10 is to assist students in choosing the most suitable pathway for their Senior studies. Facilitated through Student Services, an Education Planning and Assessment Program is developed for each student.
Accompanied by a parent, each student has a career development session with the School’s Career Advisor. Through a career testing process early in Year 10, our Advisor helps students to identify their strengths and skills, areas of interest and distinctive personal style. Possible career goals, along with school performance and Senior subjects are also discussed. A Senior Education and Training Plan (SET Plan) is then developed for each student.
Students are encouraged to keep their options open, and select subjects that they enjoy. Throughout Year 11 and 12 the School conducts regular performance reviews to ensure each student is achieving her personal best.