Promoting healthy minds
In the Middle School, the appropriate use of technology is further developed. Students become more aware of their world and channel their interests into practical and collaborative learning. Higher order thinking develops with teacher encouragement.
Electives are introduced as students begin to discern learning preferences.
Opportunities for extra-curricular activities that challenge previous reliance on family are provided through camps, excursions and group projects, requiring commitment and accountability.
We are proud to be one of a small number of schools offering the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in Melbourne. In line with the International Baccalaureate mission statement, Oakleigh Grammar values education that goes beyond academic development. The school encourages students to develop awareness beyond the individual and his or her immediate community.
As an International Baccalaureate World School, we have access to the best educational resources to further enhance and support our student learning. The program has a focus on the ‘learner’ and the development of ‘learning skills’. Coupled with high international assessment standards, this encourages students to reflect on their learning and performance.
Authorisation as an International Baccalaureate World School ensures strong accountability to best-practise teaching and learning from within this framework. Students learn best when their lessons have context and are connected to their lives and experience of the world.
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme encourages both personal and academic achievement. This challenges students to excel in both their studies and personal development.
Given the opportunity to study the Middle Years Programme from Years 6 to 10 provides students with outstanding preparation for VCE studies.
There is a focus on holistic education, and in their final year of studying the Middle Years Programme, students complete a Personal Project. This allows all students to have their own inquiry based on personal interest, setting challenging goals, solving theoretical questions and problems, and reflecting on their own learning outcomes.
The program ties in perfectly with our unique 9ways program, which is focussed on experiential learning.
The program is designed to meet the unique needs of Year 9 students and is comprised of a series of themed events and experiences throughout the year. 9ways learners will experience: