Curriculum

Middle School – the Life of the College

 

curriculum The Middle School at The Cathedral College commenced in 2005 after extensive research and consultation. The Middle School provides a rich and meaningful learning environment for students in Year 7, 8 and 9.

The Middle School Program acknowledges the special needs of adolescents and strives to provide opportunities for our Year 7, 8 and 9 students to become reflective and self-directed learners through rich, innovative and rigorous curricular and co-curricular experiences within our faith community.

The students do not undertake this journey alone; they are supported in a safe and caring environment by all other members of the TCC community – staff, students and parents in partnership – who value each person’s uniqueness as a child of God. In achieving our vision for the Middle School, the TCC community works to foster and enhance the three-way partnership of parents, teachers and students so that strong relationships are forged among them to allow a rich, meaningful learning environment to develop.

The learning environment is characterised by an effective pedagogy developed collaboratively by teachers in response to the Australian Curriculum, the needs of the students and the expectations of parents. All students in the Middle School (Year 7-9) are allocated a Core Class and a Core Teacher. Core Teachers work closely with students, other teachers of the Core Classes and parents to ensure the academic needs of the individual student are met during this crucial time in the student's educational journey.

Middle School Teachers

Coordinator                                    Ms Karen Lester

Acting Assistant Coordinator       Ms Eleanor Duffin

 

Year 7

Mr Dane Stevenson

7 Gold

Mrs Veronica Walters

7 Blue

Mr Kevin Farr

7 Aqua

Miss Maddie Derepas

7 Green

Mrs Emily Stevenson

7 Red

Mrs Leonie Wanchap

7 Purple

Miss Eleanor Duffin

7 Orange

Mr Andrew Lamb

7 Silver

 

Year 8

Mr Jared Press

8 Red

Mrs Leisa Allwood

8 Orange

Mr Dane Coughlan

8 Gold

Mr Justin Griffin

8 Blue

Mr Mark Gabriel

8 Green

Mr Trent Benson

8 Aqua

Mrs Patricia Billman

8 Purple

 

Year 9

Mr Shane Caird

9 Orange

Mr Andrew Lawrence

9 Aqua

Mr Cameron Wust

9 Green

Ms Judy Hoch

9 Purple

Miss Sarah Watson

9 Red

Miss Suzy Ryan

9 Gold

Mr Sam Williams

9 Blue