The middle-school years are exciting times as our students start to identify their abilities and pursue their interests. They’re well advanced on their journey of discovery and highly motivated to achieve their goals.
Teachers continue their focus on integrating subject matter for students. They work closely together to promote this holistic approach of learning.
In these years, students can extend their studies and develop an appreciation of other world views through collaborative projects with outside agencies. Experiences may include the Arts Cultural Exchange project with Columbian students, the French Cultural Experience in New Caledonia, the Northern India Cultural Tour and the Indigenous, Environmental and Philosophy camp.
Year 10 students also have an opportunity to take up positions of service in the wider community. In these cases, the value of social service and community connectedness is developed. Students are also responsible for running the school canteen – ordering stock, serving customers, cooking and allocating profits – with a portion often donated to charities. This teaches them to manage basic business practices and solve problems as a group. It also includes the completion of a Food Handling Certificate.