Middle School is a bridge from primary to the senior years of schooling. It builds on the foundation of primary school and thoroughly prepares students for their senior studies, whether that be fully academic or vocationally based.
Middle School is a rich learning environment that allows for consistent change from childhood, through adolescence, to young adulthood. A smaller environment with supportive staff ensures students are personally cared for during these changing years.
In the Middle School, Araluen Christian College focuses on an approach which is Christ-centered, relevant to the 21st century and caters for students’ individual needs. Programs are based on a Christian world view and cover all educational requirements of the Australian Curriculum.
Adolescents need good role models to help develop a positive self images and gain acceptance by both their peers and by the adults around them.
Home-room teachers are the first point of contact between the school and home and have the academic and pastoral responsibility for each student in their care. They are responsible for monitoring student progress and well being across all subjects and for communicating with parents regarding any issues of concern which affect the student.
As with any year of schooling, the students’ emotional, mental and physical needs will be catered for throughout our Middle School programs.
Due to the size of Araluen,students are well-known by staff and other students and operate in an environment which resembles a positive family atmosphere. It is an engaging, friendly and secure place in which to move through adolescence.