Welcome to St Andrew’s Catholic College Middle Years.
The educational needs of our Middle Years students in Year 6 to Year 9 (10 to 14 year olds) can be quite challenging in today’s society. Therefore, we need to be proactive in delivering a learning environment that is responsive to their needs. The success of our Middle Years educational philosophy is that it allows for maintained student engagement through a specialised curriculum. We also have expert teachers that understand the learning environment and strategies required to get the best out of students at this stage of development.
All curriculum areas provide innovative programs which look to enrich our students and support their learning. All our students receive the assistance they need to continually develop. It is crucial that the teaching and learning is relevant, interesting, flexible, empowering and challenging. Community involvement is encouraged and social issues that make their learning more real and in context, are considered.
The Middle Years provide experiences that allow our students to develop their abilities to acquire information and make meaning through investigation and problem solving, to become effective communicators and reflective learners. We concentrate on the skills and knowledge that need to be developed within this stage, ensuring student’s transition from the Junior Years and progress to the Senior Years with the necessary learning skills for life in the 21st century.