curriculum

Middle School
prospectus

Year 6 – 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 6-9 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)
Integrity, respect, kindness

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

RubyHenryTomReaganCharlieSiennaCameronBodie

Ruby, Year 6

RubyMy name is:
Ruby

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
The best thing was the excitement of being chosen and teachers thinking that I’m responsible.

What are your favourite subjects and why?
I like P.E because we get to run around and be free. I also like maths because it makes my brain stronger and smarter.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
I like Mr. O and Miss Potter because they are both great. Mr. O plays sport and I like sport.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
I love that in Mount Compass everyone is so kind and makes me smile. I also like playing football with everyone in the rain. I also like hanging out with Caleb, our School Captain, he is funny.

What would I like to see change in the school?
I would like to see the junior school develop just like the middle school to make that part of the school standout more. I would also like a netball court.

Tom, Year 7

Tom

My name is:
Tom

Which teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain?
Mrs Potter

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
The best thing is that teachers think I follow the school values and I am well behaved.

What are your favourite subjects and why?
My favourite subject is PE. This is because I’m active and enjoy sport and am very competitive.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
My favourite teacher is Mrs Potter because she helps me when I’m stuck. She also understands the way I learn.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
Almost all the kids are nice and the teachers are understanding and always help you with your learning. All the lessons are enjoyable and I like how a bunch of us from different year groups come together at recess and lunch to play sport.

What would I like to see change in the school?
In this school I would like to see less stairs. There are also not many ramps which makes it difficult for people who are in wheelchairs or use crutches.

 

Charlie, Year 8

Charlie

My name is:
Charlie

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
The best part of being chosen was that I get to have a say in the school. I also like being a role model for students.

What are your favourite subjects and why?
My favourite subjects are maths, agriculture and P.E. I like Maths because it is challenging, agriculture because I like working with the animals and P.E because I get to be social.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
My favourite teacher is Mr. Oosterwegel because we get to have brain breaks and he understands the way I learn.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
I love Mount Compass Area School because everyone is nice to each other and because it’s a small school everyone knows each other. I also like the teachers because they make the effort to know you.

What would I like to see change in the school?
I would like to make sure there were warmer jumpers as part of the uniform.

Cameron, Year 9

Cameron

My name is:
Cameron

Which teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain?
Mrs Potter

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
The best thing is you get to have a voice for the students.

What are your favourite subjects and why?
My Favourite subjects are Design and technology, this subject is joined to a career that I want to peruse. I also enjoy Maths, because I look forward to learning new skills.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
Mrs Lindavies is my favourite as she is able to connect to the students well and has great teaching methods.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
I love that this school has lots of different options to help with choosing a career path.

What would I like to see change in the school?
I would like to see the canteen acquires help from the students and from volunteers.

Henry, Year 6

Henry

My name is:
Henry

Which teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain?
Mrs DeZilwa

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
Being chosen has made me feel important and I think that teachers think you’re smart.

What are your favourite subjects and why?
My favourite subject is P.E. because you can run around and play sport.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
I like Mr O because he’s funny and a good teacher. I also like Miss Potter because she lets us have brain breaks.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
I like that we have a farm and we have good students and teacher.

What would I like to see change in the school?
I would like lines painted on the basketball court.

 

Reagan, Year 7

ReaganMy name is:
Reagan

Which teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain?
Miss Potter

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
The best part was being part of an important group of students

What are your favourite subjects and why?
I like PE. because you get to be active and play games.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
My favourite teacher is Mrs Edwards because she lets me help on the farm. I also like Miss Potter because she helps me when I need it.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
I love that the people and teachers are nice. They help me and everyone else that needs help.

What would I like to see a change in the school?
I would like to build a netball court on school grounds.

Sienna, Year 8

Sienna

My name is:
Sienna

Which teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain?
Mrs Edwards and Mrs Lindavies

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
The best thing about being chosen is being able to express my words

What are your favourite subjects and why?
Agriculture is my favourite because I can make new friends with the animals. I also like P.E because I love to learn new skills.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
All my teachers are amazing because they make me smile

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
I love the community because they are so kind and are like family.

What would I like to see change in the school?
I would like the younger and older students be more connected. I would also like to see different food in the canteen.

 

Bodie, Year 9

Bodie

My name is:
Bodie

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
I like that being chosen means I am able to experience new things and also get to be involved in casual days and excursions that are planned.

What are your favourite subjects and why?
I like PE because you get to have fresh air and I like sport. I also like HASS, learning about the past and the world. Another subject that I enjoy is DT when I get to make things with wood and sheet metal.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
Miss Farquhar is my favourite teacher because she makes everything fun and is a fun person. Mr O is funny too and always makes the subject fun.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
At Mount Compass all of the teachers and other students are the best. Everyone is friendly and cares for each other.

What would I like to see change in the school?
I think that we should have more excursions and camps throughout the years. I think that everyone loves to go on camps and excursions all the time.
I also think that we need more sports programs like a football and a basketball.