The education principles that underpin the Middle School Program aim to provide students with an easier transition to high school.
The curriculum is planned to use an interdisciplinary approach by integrating the core subjects: English, Social Science (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business) and Religious Education into Humanities.
Teachers work collaboratively to plan units of work applying an inquiry-based approach to learning. This helps to create a rich and cohesive learning environment that enables students to understand the connections between subjects and their relevance in the world.
Middle School Humanities is taught by one teacher to build strong pastoral relationships between the teacher and students, minimise repetition and maximise teaching time—giving teachers more knowledge of each student’s abilities and learning needs.