Curriculum (Middle School)

The Middle School for Years 7, 8 and 9 is part of an integrated learning program written from a Christian perspective, which begins at our Early Learning Centre and flows through to Year 12. However, because adolescence is a distinct developmental phase, it requires a unique response. Being the bridge between Primary and Senior schooling, Middle School aims to nurture, stimulate and challenge students.

In Years 7 to 9 we seek to inspire, engage and challenge our students to embrace a love of learning each day with a commitment to working to meet the needs of the adolescent learner by using:

  • a relevant, meaningful and rich curriculum
  • specialist teachers – teaching with a passion in their chosen fields
  • world-class, age-appropriate pedagogy – including using the latest interactive technologies supported by a campus-wide wireless network

To assist all students to learn effectively, the curriculum has been written to the Australian Curriculum and re-designed with an innovative, integrated and practically oriented focus. As much as possible, learning is made relevant to the lives of young people and the activity-based emphasis more adequately meets the needs of young adolescents.

A significant milestone for the Marrara Christian College Middle School was the opening of D Block as a teaching space for all Middle School classes in 2016. Comprising a large open area space, equipped with 2 large screens and an Interactive White Board and sound system this space can be used for teaching in a collaborative model. The use of this building has further enhanced the special sense of identity for our Middle School students. Maths Prac, STEM, The Rite Journey, Production rehearsals, Performing Arts rehearsals and other year level cohort events are held there.