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 students learn in different and diverse ways; as such, our curriculum seeks to encourage them to take positive risks in a supportive environment and to seize opportunities which work best. Students 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 people and learners and succeed. Most importantly, our teaching is based on positive relationships in order to provide our students 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 subjects that suit their interests, abilities and future aspirations.
Students in Middle School are placed in Care Group classes and are supported by a Care Group teacher. These Care Groups are overseen 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 Senior School.
CLICK HERE to view 2019 Curriculum Information.