curriculum

Middle School
prospectus

Year 7 – Year 9

Successful learning in the Middle Years is dependent upon the level of engagement, wellbeing and cognitive skills developed across the Early Years.

The culture of this Reception to Year 12 school is supportive of the development of these important elements which foster the essential learning qualities of persistence, conscientiousness and a sense of self-efficacy

Middle School students are challenged with greater ownership for their own learning as they engage in collaborative problem solving, inquiry learning and interdisciplinary learning in flexible learning spaces. The learning environment in Middle School is more separated than the Primary Years and there is an expectation that students become independent learners with the capacity to be inventive and innovative.

Students in Years 7-9 undertake a range of subjects aligned with the Australian Curriculum. Their learning occurs through a continuous mixing of explicit teaching and negotiated learning. Students are provided with the skills to analyse their own learning style and negotiate a preferred method of preparing and presenting their learning.
Middle School students undertake a common curriculum in the following learning areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science (including Agricultural Science)
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • The Arts
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Technologies (Design & Technology, Media, Home Economics, Agricultural and Cross- curricula Technologies)
Respect, participate, achieve

Middle schooling at Mount Compass recognises the needs of the adolescent learner and provides a broad curriculum that allows students to develop independent learning skills in an environment of mutual respect and trust.

Middle School

Student Leaders

Braxton, Year 7

Braxton For what year are you the captain? Year 7

Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain? I accepted the role because I thought it would be a good opportunity to meet people and get to help people more.

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader? I felt honoured and respected.

What are your favourite subjects and why? I enjoy P.E. because I like sport. I like spelling because I am good at it.

Who is your favourite teacher and why? My favourite teacher is Miss Potter because she was my first teacher, she is really nice as well.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School? I enjoy the farming and the different lessons like Home Economics, Design and Technology and Agriculture.

What would I like to see change in the school? I would like to see Design and Technology not to change each semester. I would also like to see the toilets be cleaned and renovated because they look dirty.

Abbie, Year 8

Abbie For what year are you the captain? Year 8

Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain? I accepted the nomination because if my teachers trust me enough to be in this role I want to prove to them that they put their trust in the right person. I want to help make the school a better and safer environment for kids. I also want to help students have a voice.

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
The fact that the teachers trust me enough to be in this role and help kids at school who thinks they aren’t being heard, but really they are being heard.

What are your favourite subjects and why?
My favourite subjects are Agriculture, P.E., Art and English. I love to be creative around writing and drawing. I love animals and everything to do with farms and I love being active.

Who is your favourite teacher and why? I don’t have a favourite because they all help me in their own special way and make me a better person.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School? I love the staff and the chance we get to learn everything.

What would I like to see change in the school? I would probably try and change the way kids see the student leaders.

Asha-Lea, Year 9

Asha-Lea For what year are you the captain? Year 9

Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain? I accepted because I decided it was a great opportunity to become a part of the school and help represent my year level while being able to make changes.

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader? The best things is that I can be a role model for the younger kids and a figure for them to look up to and seek for help if they need it.

What are your favourite subjects and why?  My favourite subjects are Art and P.E., I love to be creative and sports is a big part of my life, sport is also one of my favourite things to do.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?  Mrs Lindavies is my favourite teacher because she always listens and does whatever she can to help when you have a problem or a worry.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School? I like the small community feel where everyone knows each other and it’s not intimidating compared to many schools.

What would I like to see change in the school? I would like to see more sporting opportunities given to the students, especially in competing in carnivals.

Levi, Year 7

LeviFor what year are you the captain? Year 7

Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain? I accepted because I want to make the school a better place.

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader? The best things is the ability to make changes.

What are your favourite subjects and why? My favourite subject is Agriculture because it is a different learning area.

Who is your favourite teacher and why? Mr Scholz because he has the best sense of humour.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School? How quickly time passes because I am having a good time.

What would I like to see change in the school? I would like to see the students having a louder voice around the uniform.

Ami, Year 8

AmiFor what year are you the captain? Year 8

Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain? I accepted the nomination because I wanted to make a difference in the school and help my peers.

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?  The best things is being given the opportunity to make a change.

What are your favourite subjects and why? My favourite subject is English because my Year 7 teacher was amazing as she pushed me to do my best and know my potential. I also like Science because I love learning about Biology.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?  My favourite teacher is Mrs Davis because she is an amazing teacher who pushed and extended me. She is also really funny and cool.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?  I love the opportunities I have in the school. The Ag program, the experienced teachers, the new buildings and the friendly people.

What would I like to see change in the school?  I can’t wait to see the new buildings and I would like to see the middle school students get more involved in our school community.

Nellie, Year 9

NellieFor what year are you the captain? Year 9

Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain? I accepted because I trust what my teachers think and say, so if they believe that I can be a successful leader and create positive change then I know I will do a good job. I also see it as an opportunity. I wasn’t planning on being a leader but knowing that I was nominated and chosen out of so many others makes me feel that I can be trusted to do the job.

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?  Just knowing that the teachers and staff have my back and believe that I am capable of a lot more than I sometimes believe.

What are your favourite subjects and why? I have actually grown to enjoy all of my subjects but P.E and English have always been my favourite.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?  We couldn’t be luckier with the group of staff we have at Mount Compass. They all truly help me in their own way. I can’t choose a favourite.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?  The teacher-student relationships I had, has certainly been a highlight each year. We all know each other and they are so much fun to have.

What would I like to see change in the school?  I would like to focus on the wellbeing of students in the middle and senior school.