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Middle School

(Years 7 - 9)

The College Middle School is part of the Secondary School and caters for students in Years 7 to 9 providing a specific program aimed at meeting the particular needs of students in this age group. Students in these years are strongly influenced by their peers and typically question previously accepted conventions, practices and values. They are also developing an awareness of social issues and acquiring personal interests. It is particularly important that during these years students are supported by teaching staff who understand this developmental stage and are able to relate positively to their students. The Middle School curriculum, while developed to meet the requirements of the Curriculum Councils’ Framework and requirements, places significant emphasis on collaborative learning, integrated work units and values education. The emphasis on values is designed to reinforce and further develop a Christian worldview, providing students with a foundation from which they can examine and explore wider community and social issues. The main objectives of the Middle School program include:

  •  Providing students with a smooth transition into Secondary schooling.
  • Ensuring pastoral care is provided by staff who know the students and understand their needs.
  • Providing the flexibility in programming to ensure that students are given the best opportunities to achieve to the best of their ability.
  • Assisting students in the identification and development of their gifts and interests.
  • Providing learning support where necessary.
  • Extending gifted and talented students.
  • To prepare every student for Senior Schooling in their final years at the College
  • Encouraging positive peer interaction.
  • Building a sense of community and commitment to one another.

 The Middle School program seeks to build relationships and assist our students in finding their place in the community.  In doing so, our programs are designed to motivate interest in the wider community and guide students in their understanding of the world around them. In addition to the “core curriculum” and compulsory subjects, students are exposed to a variety of Interest Subjects, including: 

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Home Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Music 

Students may also avail themselves of the many other opportunities that the College provides  throughout their years in the Middle School.  

  • Tutoring from Staff
  • Study Café
  • Sporting Teams
  • College Choir
  • Musical Productions
  • Drama Productions
  • College Leadership
  • Student Councillors
  • College Choir Leadership
  • Sound Team Leadership
  • Professional Development programmes

The Middle School program is designed to keep students of this age interested and focused on their learning while helping them to understand their abilities and explore their limits in readiness for entry into the Senior College program and its various pathways.

Continue reading to find out more about Available SubjectsSenior School, our Chapel programme and our Enrolment process.