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"Middle School is a time of young adolescents

finding out who they are and
becoming comfortable
with their own identity."

Mrs Alesha Alcorn, Head of Middle School 

Middle School

YEARS 5-8

 

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The Middle School program at Wagga Wagga Christian College has been designed to cater for the unique needs of students in Year 5 through to Year 8. It is a period of significant physical, spiritual, emotional and social change. The Middle School program is designed specifically to support students and families during this time.

Allowing the students to explore, apply and extend their skills and abilities with support helps to grow confidence in who they are.

 

MEET THE HEAD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL

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As Head of Middle School, Alesha leads a team of teachers who have a unique energy in relating to and engaging with children in this wonderful age group.

The Middle School staff constantly seek to develop their understanding of what is beneficial for the whole student – educationally, spiritually, emotionally, physically – ensuring that the curriculum is responsive to the
ever-changing developmental needs of the young adolescents in their care.

Each student enjoys the stability of a core teacher complemented by the introduction of subject specific teachers who also teach into the Senior School.

Mrs Alesha Alcorn, Head of Middle School

"Healthy relationships that we build with students around the small things gives them the confidence to talk and trust us about the big things."

Our Middle School

curriculum

The Middle School staff actively encourage students to make connections and to think about their own learning. Through this process the students are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and to challenge their own understanding.
 

For each child our aim is to provide a rigorous and engaging learning program within a supportive environment where students enjoy learning and are willing to take risks. This is achieved through a relevant and challenging curriculum that differentiates to meet the needs of the emerging adolescent.

 

Each class is led by a Core Teacher who directs learning in an integrated manner, bringing to life and giving relevance to the foundational teaching.

 
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Our Middle School

A sense of stability and security characterises the Middle School years with each student experiencing the constancy of a Core Teacher. Their role is to care for their welfare needs and maintain and develop close relationships with students, parents and the teachers. Students spend regular time with their Core Teacher exploring units of work that integrate the key learning areas and allow genuine authentic learning to occur. As students move through their four years in Middle School their reliance on the Core Teacher will lessen with the gradual introduction of a growing number of subject specific teachers. This structure ensures a smooth transition to the Senior years.

Our Middle School

supports, encourages and activates student growth

As students are challenged though the engaging learning program of Middle School, the opportunities of the curriculum are partnered with the scope to develop and expand individual giftings, growth of a leadership mindset and skills in a teacher supported, student-led team environment, and extension of learning through hands-on collaborative investigations.

 
 
 

"Students are developing independence but often need and will seek encouragement and support from the adults in their lives."