Welcome to the Middle School. My name is Jo Lapointe.
Middle School consists of students in Years 5 – Year 8 and is a model designed to support the transition of the student from Junior School to Senior School. This model provides many advantages for the students. In the earlier years of Middle School the students are exposed to a more diverse range of learning opportunities through the access they can have to new and different subject areas. For the students in the upper end of Middle School, they have the benefit of the stability of Core teachers that support their learning across a range of subject areas.
Students in Year 7 and Year 8 can apply to be involved in our project HAWKE class (High Ability Wisdom and Knowledge Enrichment). This selective program is taught by teachers experienced in Gifted Education and allows the students to experience acceleration or enrichment beyond the basic curriculum.
All of our staff are passionate in seeing the students achieve their personal best. It can be a challenging time for students in this age group. The Pastoral Care Teachers meet regularly with their students and will support them in their academic challenges and matters concerning their welfare. The staff are committed to providing a quality Christian education. Proverbs 22:6 says “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” We endeavour to teach and equip students not only for their time in Middle School, but for the whole of their life.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Mrs Jo Lapointe
Head of Middle School