Good Shepherd Lutheran College understands that the Middle School (Years 6 to 9) is an important time for building positive relationships with peers and adults as young people seek to define their identity, beliefs and place within the broader community. We strongly believe that children in this sub-school need learning experiences that are integrated, relevant, challenging and rewarding, and include practical activities that empower them to take responsibility for their own learning.
We appreciate that each child is a unique gift from God and we commit to helping parents nurture their children's growth and development. To fulfil this commitment, we provide a Pastoral Care program that emphasises the partnership between God, parents, our staff and the children entrusted to our care.
Middle School Learning
The Middle Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate (IBMYP) organises learning into eight subject groups, with an emphasis on inquiry through interdisciplinary learning. This approach helps students to take knowledge from two or more subjects, and create new understandings and connections. Through the programme, students are encouraged to be active learners who through international mindedness are able to empathise with others and pursue a life of purpose and meaning.
The MYP provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world and become critical and reflective thinkers. The Australian Curriculum is taught at Good Shepherd Lutheran College using the framework of the MYP as the basis for teaching pedagogy.