Students in Middle School are part of a Care Group class facilitated by a Care Group teacher and supported by the year-level coordinators and the Director of Middle School. Each Care Group community aims to support the student's academic, pastoral and spiritual aspects.
The spiritual growth of our students guided by the four Dominican pillars is prayer, study, community and service. The student's engagement with Dominican Charism is evident through various leadership initiatives and engagement in the Care Education program, and stillness moments.
St Mary's College recognises that all students learn in different ways. Our student-centred differentiated curriculum aims to reach all learners through various resources, teaching methodologies, and innovative technology. Further to this, provided for Middle School students are opportunities and experiences that aim to develop the whole person and build positive relationships with each other and our community.
Years 7 and 8 follow a core curriculum, incorporating a diverse range of learning areas underpinned by ACARA's "General Capabilities" and "Cross-Curricular Priorities." In Year 9, students continue to study the core curriculum, with the additional opportunity to select elective subjects that suit their interests, abilities and future aspirations.
The Middle School connects families and the community via Parent Information Evenings and Student Information Sessions held throughout the year. These aim to assist students and their families in career, subject choices, and education supporting social and emotional wellbeing.
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