Middle School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Middle School at Immanuel is a distinctive and caring community environment which values its Lutheran ethos and which focuses on nurturing and fully developing the individual potential of all students in a supportive and academically challenging environment.

 Students in the middle years are growing toward independence and the challenges of their adult lives. To support their growth and development in these critical years, Immanuel College has developed a distinctive Middle School facility which provides a secure, village like learning environment with outstanding contemporary learning facilities. Our dedicated and highly trained staff are familiar with the specialised social and academic needs of adolescent learners.

Students within the Middle School study within the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) framework. The Middle School curriculum provides challenging standards, skills, creativity, and flexibility to help students grow towards self reliance and responsible participation in Australian society.

IB MYP learners strive to be:

Inquirers They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
 
Knowledgeable They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
 
Thinkers They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
 
Communicators They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
 
Principled They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
 
Open-minded They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
 
Caring They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
 
Risk-takers They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
 
Balanced They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
 
Reflective They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.
Students are supported in their personal development by class tutors who mentor, monitor and support as students move through years 7-9. Class tutors provide a point of immediate contact for parents and a means to collaboratively address issues as they arise.
 
Students in each year level are immersed in a range of challenging outdoor experiences away from the campus and in some distinctive personal development programmes that aim to develop character, resilience and personal integrity as basis for their adult lives. These programmes culminate in their ‘Journey’ experience as a cornerstone of the Year 9 programme.
 
The Middle School at Immanuel operates on the premise, central to our mission as a school since 1895, that education can foster understanding among young people around the world, encouraging future generations to live peacefully and productively together.
 
Paul Wright, Head of Middle School

 

2017 Year 7 Course Information

2017 Year 8 Course Information 

2017 Year 9 Course Information