In Year 7 and 8, we establish the habits for success.

The focus of the Middle School is breadth - to build skills, knowledge and understanding across a number of areas such as music, art, science and technology, whilst remaining in a core class. These core classes are designed to build a sense of belonging as students remain together and have a limited number of different teachers, easing their transition into high school.

Middle School Highlights

  • In their first term at Catholic College, Year 7 students go to Harrietville for a two-night stay to engage in activities such as canoeing, raft building, mountain bike riding and team building activities. The focus of this camp is building a sense of community and belonging between the Year 7 students and their teachers.
  • In the Middle School, we dive deep and explore ‘what is Humanities?’ and ‘what is Science?’ aiming to prepare students for the Pathways program at Year 9 and 10.
  • In Year 8, students develop their sense of social justice when they participate in the Winter Sleepout’ experience where they gain empathy for those in our community who are doing it tough

Alex Reynolds
Director of Learning - Middle School