Welcome to Middle School
Our Middle School provides a distinct space for a distinct age and stage of adolescent development. The intentionality of our community to honour the broad needs of the students entrusted to our care is our distinguishing feature.
During the Middle School years our focus is to support and encourage students through a thoughtful transition from primary to secondary schooling. This journey is one that benefits from a commitment to student engagement and the integration of innovation.
As an International Baccalaureate (IB) school with a commitment to the Middle Years Programme (MYP) our inquiry pedagogy is used to deliver the Western Australian version of the Australian National Curriculum.
The MYP framework has a focus on the development of the four features that are central to all IB Programmes.
- The IB Learner Profile
- International mindedness
- A broad, balanced, conceptual and connected curriculum
- Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATL)
In the Middle School at Scotch College, we place the student at the centre of all that we do. We utilise our physical and human resources to support each individual to develop the skills necessary to enter Senior School armed with the tools to successfully navigate the next chapter of their learning journey.
This publication in conjunction with Home.SCOTCH are the two most significant sources of parent information with regard to the operation of the College and in particular Middle School.
The Middle School Handbook contains the most pertinent information with respect to student requirements, expectation and organisation. In addition to the handbook all College students and their families will be set up with log in details to access SEQTA Engage. This online resource contains more specific information relating to your son’s courses and details such as Sport fixtures or Co-curricular activities that are updated on a weekly or term by term basis. Both sources are important reference sites for information; however, Middle School Reception is always a phone call or email away if you have any queries or concerns.
Of the 200 students who are new to the College each year, 120 of these students begin their time at Scotch in Middle School. Leaving local community schools, both rural and metropolitan, and crossing boundaries to join a large cohort of new peers is always challenging. Being in or on the cusp of adolescence makes it even more so. These two factors are significant contributors to the purpose and mission of Middle School and our role in preparing students for the next phase of their life. I look forward to working with you and your son during this dynamic stage in his education, growth and development.
Head of Middle School