In the Middle School students apply their expanding knowledge and skills in reading, writing, and mathematics to their learning across the curriculum.
Students at this age have a developing capacity for reflection and goal setting and teachers use this in a range of subject areas to foster increasing resilience and independence in learning. Students are increasingly expected to be able to generate their own ideas, in narrative, descriptive and artistic forms and are provided with plentiful opportunities to individualise their work through research and inquiry.
The Middle School student’s increasing capacity for critical thinking is fostered through the study of science and history and through values exploration relating to the myriad of events, individuals and groups they encounter in their studies. As they progress through Classes 7 and 8, students develop an increasing capacity for empathy and the skills to reason and argue both sides of a problem.
The visual arts continue to be experienced through drawing and painting, where topics include linear and colour perspective, light and shadow. All students participate in Eurythmy, Music and the performing arts and in festivals, drama productions and concerts.
The practical curriculum includes handwork, woodwork, and environmental science which is facilitated through our extensive programme of camps and outdoor education.
During their journey through Middle School, students are supported to become more resilient and resourceful in their learning and increasingly self-managing, responsible and upright in the context of their class community and the school as a whole.
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