Recently Year 8 students participated in the Dirrum Dirrum Conference event called Beyond Borders, with Radford College. The aim is to connect students who live in the same area, play sport in the same region, catch the same public transport, wear a different uniform and yet are often strangers. It is about finding the common ground that brings us together. To see the art installation they created watch this video here: Beyond Borders 2016
The education principles that underpin the Middle School Program at St Francis Xavier College aim to provide students with an easier transition to high school. The curriculum is planned using an interdisciplany approach by integrating the core subjects: English, Social Science and Religious Education into Humanities and Mathematics and Science into Sciences. Teachers work collaborative to plan units of work applying an inquiry based approach to learning. This helps to create a rich and cohesive leaning environment which enables students to understand the connections between subjects and their relevance in the world.
The Middle School core subjects are taught by two teachers instead of the traditional six. This builds strong pastoral relationships between the teacher and students, minimises repetition and maximises teaching time thus giving teachers more knowledge of each student’s abilities and learning needs.
Middle School teachers are dedicated to promoting a positive learning experience. Teachers employ a range of teaching strategies in the classroom with an emphasis on ‘co-operative learning’ and are constantly developing and updating their skills. Middle School presents a learning environment that is progressive, engaging and rigorously evaluated. This approach to learning promotes authentic relationships between staff, students and families.
Middle School Class
Middle School Class
Year 7 Dry Ice
Year 7 Dry Ice 2
Year 7 First Day
Year 7 First Day 2013