Middle School News

Why it’s important to contextualise learning in Middle School

Twelve to 14-year-olds are on an extreme learning curve at this stage in their life. It ranks only next to toddlerhood for this sort of growth. At this time in their lives, they need reasons for why they’re doing things, they’re fighting for independence and hormones are messing with (albeit sometimes controlling) their emotions and
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USC Robotics and Coding Day

The University of the Sunshine Coast hosted a Robotics and Coding day and some Year 8 students attended and experienced the puzzling and complex world of using computer coding to control machines, specifically Lego EV3 Mindstorms. At the event, the students were able to create and program lines of code to make their robot complete
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Calani Payton – ‘A Towering Achievement’

One of our Middle School students, Calani Payton, represented our College in the Rostrum Voice of Youth public speaking competition recently. Calani crafted and delivered a speech in front of trained adjudicators about ‘A towering achievement’. She did herself proud speaking for well over five minutes on the ‘towering achievement’ fully inclusive education would be.
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Middle School News

Making Homework Productive and Achievable and some other Middle School notes. It was great to meet many of our parents at the recent Student-Led Conferences and Interviews. Thanks for making the time to invest in your child in this small way. Having parents involved in their child’s education, makes a difference to how they progress
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Success in the MLTAQ French poster competition

The annual Sunshine Coast MLTAQ Foreign Languages Poster competition was held in Term 1. The topic this year was the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages. The topic challenged students to think about the importance of native languages in the society, and the role of languages as a means of communication, socialising and belonging.
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Middle School News 5 April 2019

If you are a parent of a middle school-aged child this quote may resonate and encourage you. They’re capable of reasoning intellectually, interpreting emotions, and taking a moral stand, but they lack perspective or life experience. Sorting out social drama can consume large chunks of their time, and they tend to experience emotions in polarities.
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Year 7 Term 1 events and activities

So much has been happening for the Year 7s in the last few weeks. Finding out about each other’s stories is important in knowing who we are and Year 7 is focusing on the power of a person’s story this term as they work towards producing their main multi-modal assignment for FUSE, entitled ‘Who I
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French film excursion

On Thursday 14 March, all Year 7 students and Year 9 French students made an excursion to Brisbane to take part in the annual French Film Festival. This year, we selected an animated film Dilili à Paris made by an animation maestro Michel Ocelot. The purpose of the excursion was to celebrate and gain appreciation
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Yr 9-10 Science and Engineering Challenge at USC

On Wednesday 13 March, 30 Year 9 Science students attended the annual Science and Engineering Challenge at the University of the Sunshine Coast. During the challenge the students competed in groups of three to four against seven other schools from the Sunshine Coast District. One of our groups received a trophy for winning the Return
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Middle School News 1 March 2019

Seasons: We have already had several eventful weeks in Middle School with the Launchpads (a retreat day where students had the opportunity to get to know their classmates and teachers and reflect on important aspects that will direct their focus for the year), for our Year 9 leaders – a Leaders’ Retreat and Induction Assembly,
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