The Middle Years are increasingly recognised as a crucial stage of schooling. A constant consideration for teachers is to deliver effective learning and teaching for young adolescents by providing the best learning opportunities for engagement and in turn, student achievement.
It is through the thoughtful adoption of intentional approaches to learning and teaching that take into account of, and respond to, young adolescent learners in formal and informal contexts that effective middle years' education can be achieved. (Pendergast, 2020)
At St Eugene College, we encourage our Middle Years' students to Enter to Learn, Dare to Grow, Leave to Serve. We do this through:
We align our curriculum with the Australian Curriculum ensuring that the general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities are mapped accordingly. Teachers design a wide variety of engaging learning activities that seek to expose students to multiple opportunities in multiple ways so each learner can successfully demonstrate what they know and can do.
For more information download the Middle Years Curriculum Outline below:
Year 9 Subject Selection Handbook.pdf