The Middle School at All Saints acknowledges that adolescence is a specific developmental stage and, in response, the curriculum provides a breadth of challenges to all students and involves them in making decisions about their own learning. It allows students to grow in independence and self-confidence whilst providing a safety net for risk taking, decision making and the establishment of a sense of personal identity. Priority is given to the development of positive relationships between all those involved in the students' learning. In partnership with parents, dedicated, enthusiastic teachers share a deep and genuine care for their students as individuals. They are committed professionals who see beyond the limitations and focus on the possibilities, by facilitating learning that feels good and taps into passion, interest and potential. A love of learning is encouraged, and relevant and purposeful experiences are delivered in a safe, stimulating and flexible learning environment.
Core learning in the areas of English, Maths, Science, History and Geography is delivered by teams of teachers at each year level. This teacher teaming provides: the structure to support essential aspects of middle school education; a positive psychological environment that allows flexibility, variety and heterogeneous grouping of students; and a structure to plan and deliver a curriculum that balances academic and social factors. In addition to the core learning areas, students undertake studies in the following areas:
As educators in the middle years, we actively promote, plan and design learning opportunities that will equip students with the skills to become successful
lifelong learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens.