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

CharlieBillyTeleefaJoeAmiHannah

Charlie, Year 7

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

Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain?
The reason I accepted the nomination was because I had done it the year before and I loved doing it, having the opportunity to have a say in the school and to be able to help others by being a role model.

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
The best thing about being chosen as a leader was having the opportunity to improve the school, by taking other people’s ideas and putting them together to make the school a better place, and to be a role model to other students.

What are your favourite subjects and why?
My favourite subjects are MATHS and HASS the reason why they are my favourite subjects is because I find them interesting and there is always so many ways to be challenged and improve.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
I don’t have a favourite teacher because all the staff at Mount Compass Area School are all amazing because they connect with there students on a deeper level. I have been to five schools and Mount Compass Area School has been my favourite because of the staff and the students that have such a good bond.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
What I love the most about MCAS is that there are a lot of opportunities through out the school, the teachers are all amazing and take in your ideas for the school. I also like how it is a small school with not many people, so you get a lot of opportunities.

Would you recommend being a Year Group Captain, why?
Yes, I would definitely recommend being a year group captain because you get many opportunities to change the school and be a role model to others.

What would I like to see change in the school?
In our school I would like to see our canteen have some healthier options and improve the physical and mental health in our school.

Teleefa, Year 8

TeleefaWhich teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain?
Mrs Davis

Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain?
I accepted it because I felt a bit overwhelmed about the responsibilities and I didn’t want to let Mrs Davis down.

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
The best thing about being chosen as a Year Group Captain was the ability to make changes to the world around me.

What are your favourite subjects and why?
My favourite subject is English because I enjoy writing stories.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
I like Ms Mugsy because she is humorous and fun and gives interesting assignments.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
The thing I love most is seeing the little receptions come into the yard at the beginning of the eyar and watching them grow older.

Would you recommend being a Year Group Captain, why?
Yes, because it teaches students about responsibly and leadership as well as being an amazing and exciting experience.

What would I like to see change in the school?
The one thing I would like to see change in the school is helping the older students mix with the younger students more often.

Ami, Year 9

AmiWhich teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain?
Mugsy, Miss B and Ms Davis

Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain?
I accepted this nomination because I wanted to make a change in my school. It is also a great opportunity to show others that it is a way to be different.

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
The ability to make a difference and be a role model for my peers.

What are your favourite subjects and why?
My favourite subject is Art because I get to be creative and it helps me to relax.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
My favourite teacher is Ms Wilkinson because she understands the way you learn and helps you to achieve.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
I love Mount Compass Area School because we have amazing teachers who care about your learning and strive to the best for you and your learning.

Would you recommend being a Year Group Captain, why?
Yes, it provides you with lots of opportunities and it is great for your resume.

What would I like to see change in the school?
I would like to see fruit time and break time during classes.

Billy, Year 7

BillyWhich teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain?
Miss Potter
Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain?
I accepted the nomination because it is an opportunity to have a leadership role within the school.
What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
My favourite thing about being chosen for the role of student leader was being able to go on the leadership camp.
What are your favourite subjects and why?
I like P.E. because you get a chance to go outside and play sports. I also enjoy Design and technology because you get to design and built projects.
Who is your favourite teacher and why?
My favourite teacher is Miss Potter because she is really fun and caring.
What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
The thing I love most about Mount Compass Area School is the teachers.
Would you recommend being a Year Group Captain, why?
I would recommend being a year group leader because it is fun.
What would I like to see change in the school?
I would like to see the canteen obtain more business.

Joe, Year 8

JoeWhich teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain?
Miss B

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
I feel more involved in the school. I know more about what is going on. I feel really proud of myself; it was a surprise. I liked having mum there when I received the reward.

What are your favourite subjects and why?
My favourite subjects are PE and Ag.
I like PE because I like being active and it’s a space to clear my head.
I like Ag because I live on a farm.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
My favourite teacher is Mrs Fonfe because I enjoy helping the school and she teachers us about how to be good leaders.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
I love the Ag program because I am a farming kid. At home we have cattle and also do cropping.

Would you recommend being a Year Group Captain, why?
I would recommend becoming a Year Group Captain, it is a good experience and you get to go on camp.

What would I like to see change in the school?
I would like to more healthier food in the canteen and people volunteer more around the school.

Hannah, Year 9

HannahWhich teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain?
Mrs Fonfe

Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain?
I accepted because I thought that I could use this as an opportunity to change things that need to be changed.

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
The best thing is being able to make a real change within our school environment.

What are your favourite subjects and why?
I do not have a favourite subject because all subjects have their ups and downs, they can be both stressful and it honestly just depends on the day.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
I do not have a favourite teacher because all of the teachers at our school are good at what they do, and they all help when I need it most.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
I love the support and the programs that are given to us and the rest of the opportunities are also amazing.

Would you recommend being a Year Group Captain, why?
Yes, because you meet some amazing people and have lots of opportunities to do things that you think will make a change.

What would I like to see change in the school?
I would like to see fruit time in the middle school.