In the middle school, the curriculum has a strong academic and social emotional focus to meet the diverse and individual needs of our students.
In Years 7, 8 and 9 students work in small groups with a teacher and education assistants to improve literacy, numeracy, health, self-management and social skills. Our small class groups provide the optimum environment to support the academic needs of our students. The teaching programs are aligned to the Western Australian Curriculum and our HAPEER – Positive Education model.
The Western Australian Curriculum guides the teaching, learning and assessment of English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences. Additionally, students integrate with mainstream peers spending approximately 30% of their class time participating in option classes.
We believe social and emotional learning for our students is critical in providing the skills needed to effectively manage emotions, behaviours and relationships with others. These skills are addressed by explicitly teaching bullying, character strengths, social skills, protective behaviours, and Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS). To support students to demonstrate their skills and build relationships with peers, social engagement activities are provided during recess and lunch.
Our teachers work in partnership with the senior school staff to ensure students have a seamless flow as they progress through to the senior school vocational programs.
We strive to work collaboratively with our parents and we actively encourage parent involvement to assist development and implementation of Individualised Education Plans. In working together we can ensure we are delivering the best possible opportunities for each and every student.