In the Middle Years, there are a number of specialised programs offered to support health and wellbeing of students. Personal growth and development takes place in many ways and the sequential Camp Program is an example where self-reliance, teamwork, leadership, initiative and responsibility are encouraged, through the challenges of experiential learning and new adventures.
The Year 7 Orientation Program ensures that students transition seamlessly into Secondary School and become accustomed to the routines and expectations. The Program encompasses study and organisational skills and building resilience by identifying personal strengths and positive emotions. Students are asked to consider the Guiding Principles within a personal and school context. Positive relationships help students to respond to the impact of bullying and cyber bullying, as well as digital citizenship are also explored.
The Year 8 Program assists with the development of social skills, social justice, self-esteem and resilience, and encourages positive peer relationships and building cohesion within the Year Group. The essential aim in Year 8 is to inspire excellence in all aspects of school life and Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset philosophy is embedded in the Program. Students reflect on their strengths as learners, friends and individuals, becoming motivated to produce an outcome that reflects their best efforts. They are assisted with setting realistic and attainable goals. The explicit teaching of academic skills helps students to develop a manageable study program. Students also consider issues impacting young adolescents such as body image, the role of women and the influence of the media,including internet safety.
The Year 9 program is based around the concept of positive psychology to enable students to discover how they learn, what they are capable
of and the value of effort in achieving success. It inspires young people to be the best versions of themselves and fosters the development
of unity to improve social connections, self-esteem and respect amongst their peers. Learning will be enriched through opportunities to
connect to their peers and the world they live in, grow in terms of confidence and self-worth, succeed through planning and reflection
and thrive in all aspects of their schooling life..
In 2016, Year 9 students will follow the Connect — Grow — Succeed — Thrive Program:
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3||Term 4
Connecting with others
|Duchess at the Trough||Happify online||Elevate Education
Memory and Mnemonics
The 'F' Word (Failure
|Smiling Mind APP