At Cathedral, Middle School learning is about extending and developing curiosity, imagination, creativity and problem solving within a strong framework and structure in the key areas of learning. Students in our Middle School are developed as individuals, are known well by their core teachers, are introduced to the academic elective program, and are formally taught the skills of leadership. With the care of their Homeroom teacher and under the supervision of a Year Level Coordinator, students can take advantage of the offerings of our Learning Enhancement team to help them thrive.
The Middle School’s academic aspiration exists for each child, regardless of their academic profile, and means that appropriate rigour for them is an ongoing conversation between child, teachers and parents. Opportunities for differentiated learning pathways are supported with a strong emphasis on core subjects in conjunction with a wide range of electives.
Students are provided with increasing choice and control of their learning with electives that can be explored in Year Seven. They are encouraged to become more independent in their learning and develop the confidence to engage in the many experiences offered at school; we will ask students to set goals in all aspects of their learning and their personal development is supported strongly by specialist Middle School staff.
Having teachers in Middle School who value this stage of education highly and want to continue their own development as teachers in the pursuit of teaching early adolescents is important. As Head of Middle School, I am keen to support the staff in driving the interests of the students of that age within the context of our Prep to Twelve setting.
Mrs Brigid Perkins
Head of Middle School