Early adolescence is a time of rapid physical, social, emotional and cognitive change for children.
We target teaching and learning to each level of developing maturity represented by our Middle School. This includes emphasising values, prioritising social-emotional wellbeing, and developing extracurricular activities and classroom structures to meet their specific needs. This approach equips Middle School students with vital skills, knowledge and attitudes for their senior years and helps them reach their full potential.
During Middle School, students make the gradual transition from primary school to the greater independence of secondary school. In Years 5 and 6, they enjoy the security of a single classroom and one teacher for most of their core learning, while also exploring a limited number of additional classrooms and teachers for specialist subjects. By Years 7 and 8, they gradually transition to subject-based learning characteristics of the secondary school curriculum, while still enjoying the additional security and support of a homeroom teacher. This gradual increase in independence and stimulation allows students to experiment with new specialties, pursue passions, take greater responsibility for their learning, and include or exclude subject options for their senior phase of schooling.
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We help your child develop values based on the qualities displayed by Jesus. These values will contribute to shaping their characters as adults. Love, justice, compassion, forgiveness, service, humility, courage, hope and appreciation are taught explicitly during morning devotional time and our weekly chapel service. They are also inherent in the way we instruct, guide and support students in their daily learning activities and social interactions.
Firm boundaries and an emphasis on service to others during the middle school years enables students to look beyond themselves and explore how their behaviours and attitudes make a contribution to the lives of those around them.
Year 5 & 6
- History & Geography
- Personal Development
- Health and Physical Education
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
- Technology (Food Tech/Timber Tech/Textiles)
- Biblical Studies
- Personal Development, Health & Physical Education
- Visual Art
- LOTE (French)
- 2 x 50 hour electives
- 1 x 100 hour electives
Please note Year 8 electives are based on student interests so can change from year to year.
It is understood that each student learns in a different manner. Our teachers aim to cater for all learning styles and incorporate a wide variety of activities such as student-led tutorials, excursions, question and answer sessions, experiments, group work, creative expression and arts, multi-media, games, technology, and discussions. These activities complement teaching, textbook use, projects and assessments.
- String Ensemble
- Music tuition
- Interschool worship program
- Sports carnivals
- Gala Days
- ASISSA interschool sports competition (primary school)
- CSSA interschool sports competition (high school)
Personal excellence is a focus in every classroom, with assessments and activities used as a basis for extending those who show greater levels of interest and ability. Further extension opportunities are available through international competitions and assessments for schools (ICAS) and co-curricular activities distinctive to Middle School.
Our classroom teachers and year level coordinators are on the front line of pastoral care as they interact with students on a day to day basis. We have an anti-bullying policy and discipline practices that are designed to build harmonious relationships and resolve issues of concern or conflict openly and respectfully.
Our chaplains provide support to students, staff and school families regardless of their faith. They are active in coordinating programs for social wellbeing and emotional development, interacting with students in the playground and offering a friendly listening ear, mentoring students with behavioural or emotional needs, enhancing engagement with the broader community, and providing a range of opportunities for spiritual reflection. In times of loss and trauma, they provide additional support to individuals, families and the school community.
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Our school counsellor is available for more specific social-emotional needs that require specialist assistance or outside referral.
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We value our partnership with parents and recognise that when school and parents have shared expectations, positive behaviour and change for the better is most likely to occur. Concerned parents are welcome to contact their child's teacher, school chaplain, school counsellor or administration at any time.
Academic Scholarships for Year 7 starting in 2021 - CLOSED
Wahroonga Adventist School is offering three academic part (50%) scholarships for entry into Year 7 in 2021; scholarships awarded will follow through from Year 7 to Year 12. We encourage all students entering Year 7 in 2021 to apply.
The scholarships awarded to Year 7 are for applicants who achieve excellent results on the ACER Scholarship Exam. The test date is scheduled for Monday, 27th April 2020, students can register online by going to our Acer Scholarship Page http://scholarships.acer.edu.au/intro/1949. The exam fee is $100, payable when booking. Students will also be required to attend an interview.
The closing date to register for the Scholarship Exam is Wednesday, 15th April 2020.
On the 27th of April, Students sitting the Scholarship Exam need to arrive at Wahroonga Adventist School, 181 Fox Valley Rd Wahroonga, by 9.00am. Please enter through the SAN Hospital lights, turn right at the roundabout and follow the signs to the School.
On the day of testing, students require two 2B pencils and an eraser; blank paper will be supplied. Students will also need to bring a packed lunch, water bottle, and a snack. Please ensure those taking the test attend in their current school uniform. Testing will be complete and students ready for pick up by 1:30 pm.
If you require any further information please lodge an enquiry through the enquiry box, or call the School Office on 02 9487 2100.
Our classrooms are digitally equipped with age-appropriate technology. This enhances the delivery of the curriculum, caters to a broad range of learning styles, and allows students to solve problems, work, and connect with each other in today's world.