Middle Schooling at Mt St Michael's College includes Years 7 to 9
Middle Schooling Principles
As adolescents are in their formative years (11-15 years of age), middle schooling pedagogy aims to enhance this time period for optimal learning. The process utilised ensures all Year 7-9 students are provided with access to high quality schooling, developing successful lifelong learners, confident and creative, active and informed community members with a sense of self-worth, self-awareness and a strong personal identity.
The MSM Middle Schooling philosophy focuses on schooling that is appropriate to adolescents’ developmental and educational needs, whilst still ensuring students are nurtured in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity. They are to be principled young women, with a passion for life, a commitment to justice and the courage to live out the teachings of Jesus. (MSM Philosophy and Practice 2013).
Adolescent wellbeing and academic achievement are strongly linked. The College encourages parental/family involvement in the learning process both within the school community and in the home, ensuring high educational outcomes for students, within a safe and happy learning environment.
As Australian Curriculum outlines core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities is important for all Australian students. The Australian Curriculum describes the learning entitlement of students as a foundation for their future learning, growth and active participation in the Australian community. It makes clear what all young Australians should learn as they progress through schooling. It is the foundation for high quality teaching to meet the needs of all Australian students.
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