Middle School

Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9

In Middle School, Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 at Holy Cross College, the focus is on meeting the needs of early adolescent learners. This is a time when young people are establishing their identity, learning about themselves, their peers and their community. It is a time when they discover what they like, their skills and talents, the interests and hobbies that they wish to pursue and the strengthening of their friendship groups. 

Students in Middle School are part of a learning community and will have a designated learning space in 
purpose-built middle school facilities. Year 7 students have all their class-based learning taking place in the same area. This should give students a greater sense of security as they make the transition from primary school to secondary school. Students move to other areas of the College to access the Learning Resource Centre and other specialist facilities.

Moving to Secondary School in Year 7 is an important time of transition and we hope to make this transition as smooth as possible. Recognising individual differences and recognising the importance of relationships, engagement, rigour, security and success is an essential part of our vision and mission.

Students have an introduction to Holy Cross College on Orientation Day and at this time meet staff and other students. In the first few weeks of the school year students participate in activities that will enable them to develop connections with other students as well as with College staff.
Students in Middle School Years 7, Year 8 & Year 9 study specialist subjects as well as Big Ideas, the Holy Cross College’s inter-disciplinary programme through which they have the opportunity to come to a greater understanding of themselves, their community and the world in which they live. The real world is not divided into separate areas of study and to engage with the world requires knowledge of how all areas of study are linked.
Holy Cross College welcomes your Enrolment Application to join our College community.

Year 8 Curriculum Info HBook.pdf

Year 9 Curriculum Info HBook.pdf