Middle Years, Years 6-8
MLC School Middle Years provides a safe school environment that meets the specific needs of young girls socially, emotionally, academically, physically and spiritually in Years 6, 7 and 8. The learning environment in the Middle Years aims to address the needs of each student as a whole person.
At MLC School we know that girls in their middle years of schooling (10–14 year olds) have needs that are quite different from those of a primary or senior school student. The Middle Years learning program is one that nurtures both a capacity for critical thinking, and a commitment to learning. The learning environment encourages girls to actively explore beyond the boundaries of traditional schooling. Girls are encouraged to make the most of the opportunities that enable them to learn either on their own or in groups.
The Middle Years Academic Wellbeing Program, supported by the luminary program, provides opportunities for students to make connections with their learning and build relationships with peers and adults. It supports students in their exploration of new experiences through academic and extra curricular programs. Specialised Middle Years staff know how to meet the learning needs of younger adolescents and bring curriculum expertise to engage students in real and relevant learning experiences within and beyond the classroom.
The Gardens and Grounds
...girls in Year 6 can run and play in a place that is their own while also adjusting to the challenges of beginning high school.
Middle Years is located on the northern side of the Senior School. The Year 6 and Year 7 classrooms border the playground, which is for Middle Years girls only. There is space for handball, skipping ropes, outdoor chess as well as outdoor seating and a large grass area and garden affectionately called the backyard.
Information Technology (IT)
Exposure to IT is a certainty for young adolescents and using advanced technologies in a creative, exciting and safe way is very much a part of the Middle Years at MLC School.