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Middle Years - Years 7 & 8

The Middle Years are the bridge between primary school and  high school. We aim to celebrate and cater for the unique needs and qualities of young adolescents. As a result we will provide multiple opportunities for every student to experience success.

The Middle Years will provide a broad range of teaching and learning activities that build upon the transdisciplinary approach of primary school and prepare students for the subject based approach of high school. The program will be differentiated where appropriate to cater to the needs of each individual student.

In Year 7 students will have a tutor who will teach them for two subjects. In Year 8 their tutor will teach them for one subject. They will also be exposed to the wealth of talent from experienced specialist teachers.

Students will study English, Maths, Science, History/Geography, HPE, RaVE and LOTE as the core subjects. In addition they will participate in rotations over the two years covering ICT, Drama, Music, Food Studies, Woodwork , Art, Graphics and Design and Textiles.

Students will all be involved in a service learning activity of their choice. Values Education will be taught by tutors.

Students will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of enrichment activities, such as:

Head of Middle Years

Ms Claire Melloy claire.melloy@radford.act.edu.au

Middle Years Reception
 Phone: 61626269 

Mrs Kerrie Shevlin Kerrie.shevlin@radford.act.edu.au

Year Coordinator (7)

Ms Delanie Lewis delanie.lewis@radford.act.edu.au

Year Coordinator (8)

Ms Renae Woods - renae.woods@radford.act.edu.au

 

The Middle Years Academic program

(For Years 9-10 Academic Program, see High School Academic page)

Middle Years Academic Handbook (.pdf format, file size over 1MB)

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

Core Program
English
Humanities
Mathematics
Physical and Health Education
Science
Chapel
Religious & Values Education

 

Core Program
English
Mathematics
Physical and Health Education
Science

Languages:
French OR Japanese
(OR for selected students:
Support Based Learning)

Chapel
Religious and Values Education
Computer Basics
(one period)

 

One each semester:
Performing Arts:
Music, Drama

Languages (selection of 2 from):
French, Japanese OR Chinese
(OR for selected students:
Support Based Learning)

 

One each semester:
Humanities:

Geography
History

Rotations
Students study each of the following subjects for one term:

Graphics and Design
Information Technology
Wood Construction
Visual Art

Rotations
Students study each of the following subjects for one term:

Visual Art
Drama
Food Science
Graphics and Design
Music
Religious and Values Education
Textiles
Wood Construction