Middle Years

Information about our curriculum for Years 7 to 9 at Carmichael

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The Middle School at Carmichael College will provide a learning environment that is relevant, meaningful, and enriching, starting in 2020 at Carmichael College.

Focusing on the seamless transition from Primary School, our Christian teaching and support staff strive to develop the educational, spiritual, social and emotional growth of our emerging adolescent students. Students will be challenged through a diverse range of learning experiences, high standards, and opportunities to develop responsibility and accountability for their own learning, in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Strong foundations are created in a well-balanced curriculum that emphasises literacy and numeracy, within a positive atmosphere underpinned by the core belief that every student belongs.

Students are encouraged to become confident, enthusiastic and successful learners.

Excellent Education

We believe excellent education occurs when the environment the students are learning in is supportive but challenging, relational and respectful, visible and explicit and where students can exceed their own expectations.

Our pedagogical approach, based on a “Reading to Learn” framework, ensures that learning is made explicit for all students, and learning intentions are clear. There are opportunities for practice and re-learning and feedback is welcomed. A classroom that is successful is a classroom where mistakes can be made as a process of learning and where students can feel safe to do so.

Intentional Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care encompasses emotional support, behaviour management and structured curriculum time for social and spiritual development and service.

Pastoral Care is central to the ethos of Carmichael College. Based on the Gospel of God’s unconditional love in Christ, it permeates all aspects of school life and builds genuine community. Pastoral Programs at Carmichael College include, but are not limited to the College Devotional Program (Prep – 6), Behaviour Management Plan, Restorative Justice Process, Bullying Management, Critical Incident Management, and our “My Life Rulz” Program.

Curriculum Offerings

Carmichael College is committed to implementing the Australian Curriculum as our core content.

Mathematics

Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.

English

Building upon skills in language, literature, and literacy, and the relationship between the strands.

Science

Students build on science understanding, science as a human endeavour and science inquiry.

Humanities

Expanding upon HASS, History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, and Economics and Business.

The Arts

Growing the creative potential of students in Dance, Drama, Media, Music, and Visual Arts.

Technologies

Expanding upon the interaction between Design and Technologies, and Digital Technologies.

HPE

Students can enhance their own and others’ health, wellbeing, safety and physical activity participation.

Languages

Students continue to grow their communication, language analysis, and understanding in Chinese.

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