Explore their talents in Middle School
Middle School at Redlands College (from Years 6 to 9) is a key transition period for our adolescent students. We ensure their personal and academic needs are nurtured at this critical time in preparing them for the next stage of their learning journey. We truly believe that when teachers and students enable meaningful relationships to form, that encouragement and inspiration fosters a culture of learning.
In Years 6 and 7, students are required to undertake a range of compulsory subjects, which enable them to gain grounding in essential areas and experience the variety of elective subjects the College offers in later years. In Years 8 and 9, students can select from a wide offering of specialist elective subjects. This helps them explore options in preparation for Senior School. Students will have a ‘home teacher’ for a number of subjects, supported by an increasing range of teachers for more specialised subjects. Students have an opportunity to participate in co-curricular programs, as well as core PE classes and camps.
The culmination of our Middle School journey is Project Vila, a two-week residential immersion service-learning program in Vanuatu for all Year 9 students.
In addition to our teaching and learning staff, students are supported by a Wellbeing team and Learning Enrichment (Support) programs to help all students have equal opportunity. For students achieving in the upper bands of their academic results, we offer a Learning Extension program.
Enhancing opportunities for growth, development and leadership
Middle School at Redlands provides a greater connection through a seamless curriculum and access to facilities and resources College-wide. Staff members have an enthusiasm for teaching young adolescent students. Activities and facilities for Middle School students are tailored to support their needs, enhancing opportunities for growth, development and leadership.
We are specialist teachers focused on personalised learning
All students are capable of high achievement. Middle School students learn best when they have good relationships with teachers, defined boundaries and their teachers expect high standards acting as catalysts to their learning experience.
Inter-school connections are pivotal to success. The Middle School provides a bridging mechanism between Junior and Senior schools within which there is a gradual progression away from having a main teacher with whom students have a strong supportive relationship to specialist teachers keeping supportive relationships alive during time of significant change.
Sports Excellence Program
We offer a special program for our elite athletes called Sports Excellence. It is currently offered for our Year 7 and 8 students and is by application only. All applicants are interviewed and the best 15-18 are chosen. Year 7 students participate for 2 periods a week during Core PE. Year 8 students participate for 3 periods a week as an elective subject.