“The Middle School aims to provide programs that are ideally suited to the requirements of young adolescents. These programs, both academic and co-curricular, are aimed at enabling students to develop traits and skills that ensure they are well-equipped, well-rounded and well-prepared for future challenges.

Academic focus is important and students are urged to deliver their best at all times. To this end, study skills and tips, organisation and time management, and goal setting are explored to ensure that students are able to reach their full potential. A dedicated teaching staff is on hand at all times to provide the necessary support and guidance and to ensure that all learning expectations are met. Extension and support programs cater for the needs of individual students.

Co-curricular activities underpin the notion of developing students who are well-rounded and who can adapt to the environment in which they find themselves. The tutor program activities aim to foster a sense of responsibility and ownership for actions, with a resilient, persistent and determined approach to dealing with setbacks.

Team-building activities are essential when fostering a nurturing and caring atmosphere. The tutor program, structured in Houses and led by dedicated tutors, develops the School values of Respect, Resilience, Responsibility, Achievement, and Care and Empathy. By creating an awareness of others, students are nurtured to have a higher regard of the opportunities and prospects available to them, and to work together with shared values and a common goal.

The Middle School encourages students to achieve their best, show respect for others, be accepting of differences and develop a sound sense of honesty, integrity and thoughtfulness.”

Toni-Ann Bright
Head of Middle School

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Middle School Opportunities

There are vast opportunities to take part in fun and exciting co-curricular activities such as:

  • House Carnivals including Swimming, Athletics, Cross-Country, Creative & Performing Arts
  • Academic Competitions including: University of New South Wales, Westpac Mathematics & Rio Tinto Science
  • Enrichment Program and Year 7 Decathlon
  • Tournament of Minds
  • Interschool Debating
  • Public Speaking Competitions
  • Interschool Sport
  • Robotics Program

Music

Year 7 students have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument at no additional cost as part of the Music BASE Program (Band and String Extension). Students can choose their own instruments and receive training once a week in a group situation. The Classroom Music curriculum is linked to the BASE program, providing students with a thorough and rounded Music Education.

Students have the opportunity to play in a vast range of ensembles and choirs. Students are encouraged to enrol in the Instrumental Music Program if they wish to receive expert individual instrumental tuition.

There are many performance opportunities for all year levels as well as a busy Music Concert Series which continues throughout the year.

Camps

The Year 7 camp at Campaspe Downs near Kyneton provides an ideal opportunity early in the academic year for students to bond. It also gives students the chance to build on their skills and confidence while undertaking a range of challenging, team-building activities.

Year 8 students take part in adventurous team-building activities at Camp Rumbug near Foster. Year 9 students spend a week on Western Port Bay where they participate in a wide range of science-based activities designed to provide them with an appreciation of marine flora and fauna, as well as an understanding of the importance of conservation, ecosystems and environmental sustainability.

All of these camps provide a wonderful opportunity for students to work together and develop new skills in unique environments.

Need more information?

Contact our Registrar today to arrange a tour. Ask about our Spend A Day program.