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

Learning through the Middle Years

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.

Learning Through the Middle Years

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.

 

IB organization To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international...
The Good Shepherd Lutheran College MYP Curriculum Handbook provides students and parents with...
Each year, the College sends teams of students Interstate to compete in the Australian...
Good Shepherd Lutheran College is a Christ-centred community providing educational excellence in a...
The College offers an extensive Outdoor Education program that focuses on developing leadership,...
Music Music is offered as a subject to all students from Year 6 to Year 9. Music...
Technology Good Shepherd’s Technology program is designed to develop and foster creative...
Students from Year 6 to Year 9 undertake a compulsory Physical Education subject which...
Student leadership at good Shepherd is developed within formal programs but also nurtured and...
Each year, Good Shepherd students and staff organise and participate in a variety of clubs that...
The College aims to challenge students to become global citizens with international-mindedness a...
Good Shepherd students greatly enjoy the opportunities provided through debating at both inter-...
In 2017 all students in Years 6 - 12 are expected to bring their own computing device to school...
Pastoral Care Program Every student in the Middle School at Good Shepherd Lutheran College...