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The Middle YearsWelcome to St Andrew's Anglican College Middle Years
...where students are recognized, encouraged and challenged.
Our Vision Statement:(for all students, staff and families)
We co-operate in our learning environment to
- make differences be challenged, be inspired, and work beyond basic expectations.
- strive for independence be an individual, recognize our potential and take initiative.
- share in our efforts be safe, co-operate, show respect, and share the sense of belonging for all in our community.
- show depth of learning in all that we do be rigorous, take pride, demonstrate our true ability, and aim for our best achievement.
Contained within our Secondary school is the Middle Years with specialist facilities and a strong identity for students in the Middle Years (Years 7, 8 and 9). But more than this, it is our students' involvement in the practices which sets us apart in terms of preparing our students for their Senior Schooling studies, future career paths and life-long interests.
Our Middle Years approach is based upon research into the needs and specific developmental issues of students during early adolescence. At this age, young people need:
- a fun, safe environment
- a sense of identity and belonging
- opportunities to be successful
- understanding of the conflicts/paradoxes of this stage of life
- support and challenge in fulfilling their potential
- the developmental pressures of adolescence (social, emotional, personal)
- adolescent brain development (varied means of thinking and learning)
- the implications of this research in relation to students in Years 7-9
Through our curriculum structures and practices, our pastoral care programs, and the opportunities to participate in a range of life experiences, you will appreciate the ethos of a successful independent Anglican school, both in relation to scholastic achievement as well as in preparing our students to become happy, engaged and fulfilled members of our broader community and their own futures.
In Year 9 all students participate in the Year 9 Connections...opening up your world program. In this program unique to St Andrew's, students are exposed to a variety of experiences including, Melbourne City, Brisbane City, visiting the Indigenous on Stradbroke Island and participating in Global Citizens Week. For more information on this exciting program please click here.
The strengths of a Middle Schooling approach:
- focusing on the student's needs and interests
- developing skills in problem-solving and resilience
- rewarding success and effort
- strengthening identity and developing relationships
- engaging with the real world
- remaining engaged and ready for all that is to come...