“Learning in the Middle Years is about ensuring a successful transition to high school in an environment that is inclusive and supportive of each individual student."Stacey Readman, Assistant Principal - Middle YearsThe Middle Years curriculum is designed to ensure our students successfully transition into secondary school, by equipping them with effective study skills and encouraging independence and increased responsibility for their learning. Their progress is monitored carefully by our pastoral care teachers, who play a key role in guiding students to achieve their best and supporting their social and emotional well-being. The pastoral care at the College is organised so we get to know each student as an individual and understand how they learn best. We aim to spark a love of learning in each student and build academic confidence both inside and outside the classroom where students can choose from numerous co-curricular clubs and activities in sport, the arts, cultural, and academic life. Pastoral care support is structured in a way so as to afford younger students more time with their pastoral care teacher in a familiar classroom throughout the day. Year 7 students can have a support for three extra subjects, Year 8 two extra subjects, and Year 9 one extra subject. This ensures all students can build strong nurturing relationships with support staff.In addition to pastoral care teachers, each year level has a year-level coordinator who follows students through their six-year journey at the College, forging strong bonds of trust, support, and builds belief in self. In Year 7 and 8, the Middle Years students study a range of core and rotation subjects. Students participate in three rotations each term to ensure that they experience a wide range of learning opportunities that enhance their knowledge and skills. In Year 9, students have the first opportunity to choose electives while still maintaining a strong focus on essential core subjects. This enables them to begin to develop their interests and talents in preparation for the Senior School.