In Year 7 and 8 a broad-based education provides the foundation for informed subject choices in Years 9, 10 and beyond. The following core curriculum areas form the basis of the broad Middle School curriculum:
English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Science, LOTE (Spanish), Home Economics, Arts and Physical Activity.
In Years 9 and 10 students study a core of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Science and Physical Activity. They also select three Electives of particular interest for deeper exploration. They may choose any three from:
Agricultural Science, Business, Dance, Drama, Home Economics/Hospitality, Spanish, Music, Digital Technology, Health and Physical Education and Visual Art
Private tuition in Speech and Drama and Instrumental Music are also available at the School.
To assist all new students settle into life at Girls Grammar, an Orientation Day is held in November preceding the year of entry. Boarders also have the opportunity to stay in the Boarding House overnight to assist their smooth induction into Boarding life.
The first day of each year is designated Orientation Day for new students.
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – MIDDLE SCHOOL
- Care Groups are established within the school as an aid to communication amongst students and between students and staff.
- Year Level Representatives on Committees such as The Arts, Health & Sports, Library, English, Maths/Science and Environment.
- Year Level Student Council Representative for Student Councils including – ATSI, Boarding, Middle and Senior
YEAR 7 – 9 CAMPS
Year 7 – 9 camps are scheduled in Term 3 each year. Camps involve travel and minimum three nights stays at places like North Keppel Island, Boyne Island, Camp Fairbairn Emerald, Agnes Waters and even Canberra.
REPORTING – MIDDLE SCHOOL
Term 1 – Diagnostic Interim Report; Parent/Student/Teacher Learning Conversations
Term 2 – Written Progress Report
Term 3 – Diagnostic Interim Report, Parent/Student/Teacher Learning Conversations
Term 4 – Written Progress Report
For more information please phone Dr John Fry, Dean of Senior Studies on 49300974.