After an extraordinary Term 2 (and a restful break!) our Middle Phase team are ready for a term that is much closer to “normal”. It was encouraging for me to see our students ready and enthusiastic on Wednesday morning in our assembly together.

There are a number of events coming up for our Middle Phase students this term:

Year 7 – Project-based Learning (PBL) Task
This term Year 7 students are working on a cross-curricular task which they will be completing in their four core subjects, English, Humanities and Social Science, Mathematics and Science. Students will be investigating the population, climate, energy usage and governance of a country of their choosing. Using their research, students will write a comparative text, prepare a brochure and finally a stall presentation at our Groves World Expo (held in Week 10) to share what they have learned with other students, parents, and our Groves community. More details regarding the World Expo will be provided in the coming weeks.

Year 8 – Choosing electives for Year 9, 2021
In Years 7 and 8, students were able to experience a range of technology and arts subjects by rotating through the different subjects each term. Students will be able to choose which subjects they have tried in Years 7 and 8, they would like to continue to study for next year, going into further depth in those areas. More information will be provided to students about those subjects further into term.

Year 9 – Transitioning to Senior Phase
This term is the time where our Year 9 students are considering their path and direction for their Senior Phase of schooling at Groves Christian College. Last term, students started to meet with our Senior Pathways Support Officer to consider their strengths, passions, and goals for Senior Phase. Our subject selection evening will be held later in the term to provide guidance and information for students and parents to help with that transition. If you have not already seen the Transition to Senior Series , it would be worth taking the time to watch it before attending the subject selection evening.

We are looking forward to this term, and continuing to partner with you in educating our young people.

Daniel McComber
Head of Middle Phase

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