The Middle Years are a significant time of transition from Primary School to Senior School.
Our student centred differentiated curriculum aims to reach all learners through a variety of resources, teaching methodologies and innovative uses of technology. Allowing each student to develop a sense of achievement drives all learning plans and assessment tasks. St Mary's College recognises that all students learn in different ways. In the Middle School students are provided with opportunities to explore, build positive relationships and develop resilience. Our curriculum seeks to encourage students in the middle years to take positive risks in a supportive environment and to seize opportunities and participate in experiences.
Students in Year 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.
Students in Middle School are placed in Care Group classes with a Care Group Teacher. These Care Groups are suported by the Director of Middle School.
Parent Information Evenings and Student Information Sessions are held to assist students and their parents in the important areas of career and subject choices, as they near the end of their Middle Schooling and move into the Senior School.
CLICK HERE to view the full R-12 Curriculum Handbook 2021