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2017

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The primary purpose of Middle School is to support students in their transition from primary to high school by catering to the needs of students in early adolescence. The transition from primary to high school is one of the biggest challenges young adolescents face and we are dedicated to supporting students with this change through our highly successful Middle School program. In mainstream Middle School we teach an integrated curriculum where subjects are combined into strands. This enhances the relevance of the learning by enabling students to see connections and linkages between subjects. If students' can see the relevance of what they are learning, they are much more engaged. The strands taught in mainstream Middle School are Humanities (English, Geography and History) and Measuring Physical Space (MPS - Maths, PDHPE and Science).

 

In the academic Middle School classes each subject is taught separately; however, teachers work collaborately on integrated projects across subject areas consistently cause distractions in the classroom and prevent the teacher from educating others. We will not accept or tolerate this behaviour. I will notify you if your child is not complying with school rules and procedures to seek your support in motivating your child to get back on track. Measuring Physical Space (MPS) The focus across each KLA involved with MPS this term is based on the essential skills required to gain a basic understanding of all aspects across the Science, Mathematics and PDHPE KLA's.

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Measuring Physical Space (MPS)

The focus across each KLA involved with MPS this term is based on the essential skills required to gain a basic understanding of all aspects across the Science, Mathematics and PDHPE KLA's.

 

Mathematics classes will focus on Computations with Positive Integers, Angles and Positive and Negative Integers. PDHPE Theory classes will be focusing on Sportsmanship and Anti-bullying by encouraging positive experiences and relationships for students in competitive and non competitive situations. Practical: Minor games to improve gross motor skills, sportsmanship, athletics and cross country running. It is compulsory for students to bring their sports uniform to school during PE Practical lessons and a hat is recommended. Science classes will develop an appreciation of the contribution of science to finding solutions to personal, social and global issues relevant to their lives now and in the future. Students will also develop a willingness to use evidence and reason to engage with and respond to scientific and technological ideas as informed, reflective citizens.

 

PDHPE Theory classes will be focusing on Sportsmanship and Anti-bullying by encouraging positive experiences and relationships for students in competitive and non competitive situations. Practical: Minor games to improve gross motor skills, sportsmanship, athletics and cross country running. It is compulsory for students to bring their sports uniform to school during PE Practical lessons and a hat is recommended.

 

Science classes will develop an appreciation of the contribution of science to finding solutions to personal, social and global issues relevant to their lives now and in the future. Students will also develop a willingness to use evidence and reason to engage with and respond to scientific and technological ideas as informed, reflective citizens.

Day 1 2017

 

Humanities

Humanities Throughout the first Semester, students study English and Geography, while in second semester they study English and History. The topics in Humanities this term are "Walk in my Shoes" for the English component and "Landscapes and Landforms" for the Geography component.

 

Lessons are developed to incorporate the outcomes of the English, History and Geography syllabus in an effort to enhance student comprehension of concepts and skills required for success in these courses. The development of students' reading, comprehension and vocabulary skills is viewed as an important requirement of the Humanities course and this topic builds upon these skills. It is expected that all students will read the novel that has been set as part of this term's unit of study.

 

Homework is set by each teacher at their discretion. It can range from set tasks to completion of activities which were not completed in class. Students in Year 7 should be reading for at least 20 minutes a night. To assist with numeracy rehearsing times tables up to 12 will help students with the concepts being taught in Maths. In addition there is a study guide booklet for Mathematics which is available from the school office for $16.00.