We have two classes in the middle school covering grades three and four. The middle school caters to students’ learning needs by running fluid groupings across reading and number. This allows for targeted point-of-need teaching. Other learning areas such as writing and applied maths are differentiated within the individual classrooms.
Students are encouraged to take an active part in their learning. Student voice is important with students setting their own learning goals. Students are able to articulate the next step in their learning journey. Students, home and teachers work collaboratively to ensure that each student has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Students’ social and emotional development is also important to the middle school. Year threes enjoy their annual sleepover, and in alternating years students will participate in either an urban or outdoor education camp. Middle unit also values their supporting roles in the senior production.