YEAR 7 - 9
In the middle years every student develops the knowledge, skills and dispositions to become autonomous and collaborative learners who actively engage in the challenges of contemporary, local and global issues.
The progression of schooling from the primary years into high school can be a challenging one, involving a new school environment, new peers from a variety of primary schools and a different timetable structure, with teachers specialised in individual subjects. The transition process also provides opportunities for students to be more independent and build relationships with a broader range of staff and students, who can support them until they successfully complete Year 12. Woodville High School acknowledges these challenges and therefore aims to provide support for every students’ learning, wellbeing and interests to help students to become autonomous and collaborative learners in contemporary, local and global settings.
Students in the Middle School are engaged successfully in a broad, balanced and meaningful curriculum. A focus on the Australian Curriculum’s General Capabilities helps to shape and frame the students’ skills and dispositions required to be a successful learner throughout their middle schooling and to prepare them for the SACE. Building on the rich diversity of our student population, the school embraces its role in developing intercultural understanding, citizenship and to help students to develop the respect for themselves and others. Intercultural understanding is incorporated into both subjects and in our pastoral care program called Pathways.