There are three classes in the middle school covering years three, four and five. Learning needs in Literacy are catered for by conducting reading and writing groups which allow for differentiated programs within each classroom. Numeracy lessons involve grouping students according to individual learning need, allowing for point of need teaching across the middle unit.
Students are encouraged to take an active part in their learning by setting individual learning goals and monitoring their own progress. Students, teachers and home work collaboratively to ensure that each student has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
We believe student social and emotional development plays an important role in allowing students to achieve their best so that they become happy and positive contributors at school and in the wider community.
The Middle Unit participates in annual school camps. In alternating years, students in year 3 and 4 attend a three day outdoor adventure camp to Howman’s Gap and an overnight camp to Echuca. The Year 5 students are a part of the senior school camps program which visits Canberra and Borambola Adventure Camp in alternating years.
The Middle Unit plays a key role in the annual Senior School production by providing choir support and minor speaking roles as a prelude to their time as senior students where they will be given the opportunity to fill major parts in the production.
The Middle Unit participate in a range of sporting programs throughout the year. They take part in the Senior School Cross Country, Athletics, and Swimming Carnivals. Successful Year 4 and 5 students then have the opportunity to advance to the District level. Middle unit students participate in the Winter Sports Carnival, as well as a Swimming program held in December. In term 4, students also participate in the “Chupa Chup Cup”, a round robin Kanga Cricket tournament conducted over the course of term 4.