Our Middle School places great importance on the student-teacher relationship, the need for nurturing of young adolescents, their search for identity, and the integration of curriculum. Teachers work in a collegiate manner and adopt different ways of using learning spaces, student groupings and pedagogy. Teachers respond to the developmental needs of young adolescents and are prepared to use a variety of methodologies to suit varying learning styles.
Year 7 at Wirreanda Secondary School
Students entering Wirreanda Secondary School at Year 7 will join a specialised teaching and learning program designed to support students in their academic, social and emotional development. We strive for a smooth and personalised transition for each and every student.
Wirreanda Secondary School continues to be a leader in Teaching and Learning. All our Year 7 students have access to
- Specialist Teachers
- Quality Contemporary Curriculum
- Innovative Collaborative Learning Spaces
We will ensure our Year 7 students have opportunities and experiences that
- Raise Aspirations
- Develop an ethic of excellence
- Engage in authentic learning experiences that matter to the students
- Explore beyond the classroom
- Connect with professionals and experts in the wider community
- Use specific core skills including collaboration, communication and critique
Our Quality Transition approaches are focused on building and supporting a profile for every learner
Wirreanda Secondary School believes the key to a successful transition from primary to secondary school is acknowledging that every young person is an individual with unique passions, skills and learning needs, which must be embraced, understood and nurtured. Getting to know each future Wirreanda Secondary School Learner on an individual basis, prior to beginning at Wirreanda Secondary School, is our ultimate goal underpinning our Transition approaches and program.
Year 8 at Wirreanda Secondary School
At Wirreanda Secondary School we recognise middle schooling as the most critical phase in the cognitive, physical and emotional development of our students. Adolescents are naturally curious about the world, with a strong sense of justice and the need to develop a sense of identity. We work hard to establish a middle school community and environment which is both challenging and nurturing. With a strong connection and partnership with families and primary schools we strive to ensure a smooth transition into secondary school, supporting students to develop resilience while establishing positive and respectful relationships. Our curriculum at Year 8 is unique and designed to build skills and understandings through an interdisciplinary approach, where the lines between subjects is blurred and students experience learning in authentic ways.
Year 9 at Wirreanda Secondary School
Our Year 9 program is designed to build upon the experiences of year 8 and continue to develop a strong Middle School community. We aim to equip our young people with the skills and strategies that enable them to engage fully with their academic and social environment, to deepen their understanding of their role as contributors to their community and to embrace challenges which will lead to future success.