Junior Secondary school is built on the foundation of Relationships, Relevance
and Rigour. Each class has one or two foundation teachers for over half of the
week who will get to know their students very well through focused lessons on
Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography and inquiry based
investigations and projects.
The creation of a
distinct Varsity College Junior Secondary school is designed to respond to the
needs of students in early adolescence. Six principles which underpin the
Middle School phase of education are:
Identity – Students are encouraged and supported to develop their own group
identity within the wider high school. This includes dedicated school areas and
Teaching – Teachers working with students in the Middle School years will be
given the skills they need through additional professional development so they
can support young teens through these crucial early high school years.
Wellbeing – We will meet the social and emotional needs of Middle School
students with a strong focus on pastoral care. Students in our Middle School
are based in a Foundation classroom with a Foundation classroom teacher for
most of their learning. Routines and school processes are adjusted to meet the
needs of students.
and Community Involvement – We encourage parents to stay connected with their
students’ learning when they enter high school. Parent involvement in special
events, award ceremonies, leadership presentations and parent partnership
meetings are welcomed.
– Leadership roles are available for Years 7, 8 and 9 students.
Students in the Varsity
College Junior Secondary school have the opportunity to possess their own
laptop to support and enhance their learning - anywhere, anytime. This program
will allow students to have their own tablet technology, 24 hours a day, with
curriculum and learning experiences focused within an on-line, collaborative
Our laptop program
is an amazing opportunity for students to increase their access to a range of
learning resources and enable them to utilise a tool which provides them with a
platform to enrich their learning experiences. On the students’ laptops,
parents are encouraged to engage in their child’s learning program that will
contain summaries of learning sequences, assessment requirements, curriculum
links, as well as enrichment and support materials.
We look forward to
the opportunity to provide a high quality education to all students in these
very important years of development. Please contact us if we can assist you further in any way.
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