The Middle Years are a significant time of transition from Primary School to Secondary School.
Our differentiated curriculum aims to reach all learners through a variety of resources, teaching methodologies, uses of technology and through developing a sense of achievement. St Mary's College recognises that all of our girls and young women learn in different and diverse ways; as such, our curriculum seeks to encourage girls and young women to take positive risks in a supportive environment and to seize opportunities which work best for them. They form a relationship with learning to achieve the best that they can in an educational environment which places high expectations on them, but one which also journeys with them through high levels of support in learning.
Our student-centred approach is applied at middle school through curriculum differentiation which allows students to engage, explore, take positive risks, build resilience as young women and learners and succeed. Most importantly, our teaching is based on positive relationships in order to provide girls and young women with the best chance to succeed.
Students in Year 7 and 8 follow a core curriculum, incorporating a diverse range of learning areas. In Year 9, students continue to study the core curriculum, with the additional opportunity to select elective subject that suit their interests, abilities and future aspirations.
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 look to the Senior School.
There are two class of Year 7, five classes of Year 8 and five classes of Year 9 which are overseen by the Middle School Director.
CLICK HERE to view 2017 Middle School Curriculum Information.