Middle School
Building positive relationships with peers and adults as young people seek to define their identity, beliefs and place within the broader community.

Middle School Learning

Good Shepherd Lutheran College understands that the Middle School (Years 6 to 9) is an important time for building positive relationships with peers and adults as young people seek to define their identity, beliefs and place within the broader community. We strongly believe that children in this sub-school need learning experiences that are integrated, relevant, challenging and rewarding, and include practical activities that empower them to take responsibility for their own learning.

Uniqueness

We appreciate that each child is a unique gift from God and we commit to helping parents nurture their children's growth and development. To fulfil this commitment, we provide a Pastoral Care program that emphasises the partnership between God, parents, our staff and the children entrusted to our care.

Middle School Learning

The Middle Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate (IBMYP) organises learning into eight subject groups, with an emphasis on inquiry through interdisciplinary learning. This approach helps students to take knowledge from two or more subjects, and create new understandings and connections. Through the programme, students are encouraged to be active learners who through international mindedness are able to empathise with others and pursue a life of purpose and meaning.

Framework

The MYP provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world and become critical and reflective thinkers. The Australian Curriculum is taught at Good Shepherd Lutheran College using the framework of the MYP as the basis for teaching pedagogy.

 

Learning Journey The learning journey of learners from Year 6 through to Year 10 within the...
Within the MYP at Good Shepherd Lutheran College, teachers wholeheartedly embrace an inquiry...
  Learning Enrichment The Learning Enrichment Team at Good Shepherd Lutheran College...
Fundamental to a Lutheran and International Baccalaureate education is service learning and action...
Assessment within the MYP at Good Shepherd Lutheran College seeks to engage learners in relevant...
The Community Project and the Personal Project - are learner-centered and age-appropriate projects...
Learning through the Arts is fundamental for learners to develop a sense of self and a deeper...
With inquiry at the core, Christian Studies is a subject that aims to guide learners to...
Learning through Design is essential for students to develop as critical and creative thinkers who...
Inquiry-based learning within Individuals and Societies helps learners to develop their identities...
The ability to communicate in a variety of modes in more than one language is essential to the...
Language is fundamental to learning, thinking and communicating; it therefore permeates all...
Learning within Mathematics promotes a powerful universal language, analytical reasoning and...
Physical and Health Education within the MYP at Good Shepherd Lutheran College aims to empower...
With inquiry at the core, Sciences within the MYP at Good Shepherd Lutheran College, seeks to guide...
Learning within our unique Good Shepherd Lutheran College subject Social and Emotional Learning,...
Within our IB Middle Years Programme at Good Shepherd Lutheran College we are committed to...
Outdoor Education and Camps The College offers an extensive Outdoor Education program that...
Head of Middle School: Daniel Yamada IB MYP Coordinator: Laura England Enrichment and...