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Middle School

Middle School (Years 7 & 8)

The Middle School program is designed to make the transition from primary school to secondary education a smooth and gradual process for students so that they settle more easily into high school.

The Middle School core subjects are taught by two core teachers instead of the traditional six, divided into Humanities and STEM. This builds strong pastoral relationships between the teacher and students, minimises repetition and maximises teaching time—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 ‘cooperative 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 and helps to create a rich and cohesive learning environment enabling students to understand the connections between subjects and their relevance in the world.

Middle School handbook

Middle School curriculum




Religious Education

HASS: History/Geography (Year 7)

HASS: History/Civics and Citizenship/Business and Economics (Year 8)




Integrated Technology

Engineering Concepts

Health and Physical Education

* Essentials

An intensive literacy and numeracy class focused on improving core skills through the study of culture. Students cannot elect to join Essentials—the College will contact students directly with an invitation.
Students in Essentials do not take part in a language elective.

ELECTIVE rotations (1 semester of each over both years)

Design and Technology

Digital Technologies

Performing Arts

Visual Arts

The College also offers a large variety of co-curricular activities which our Middle School students are encouraged to participate in from the SFX Band, Homework Club, College Sports, Green Team, Reading Cafe and more. 

Visit this page for the full list of activities on offer.


The College reception is open from 8.15am to 4.15pm, Monday to Friday during the school term.

02 6258 1055

Barnard Circuit
Florey ACT 2615
PO Box 3248 BC
Belconnen ACT 2617

The student office is open from 8.15am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday during the school term.



Contact the Enrolment Officer for any questions regarding enrolment at St Francis Xavier College.


We acknowledge that we are living, leading and learning on Ngunnawal Land.
We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in our community and pay respects to Elders past and present.

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