Our purpose-designed Middle School program was established in 2007, and provides a stimulating and supportive environment for students as they move through the challenging adolescent years. The curriculum supports and engages students in learning, promotes acceptance and belonging and encourages personal development.
Growth through challenge
Middle School students are challenged to work independently and collaboratively. The curriculum is responsive to the needs of adolescent learners, providing a range of learning experiences.
An important element of our learning culture is the acknowledgement that everyone learns in different ways and at different rates. We provide a differentiated curriculum and a wide variety of learning experiences. Our Torana program builds on the College’s commitment to put students at the centre of learning, develop lifelong learners and provide opportunities to pursue personal excellence. We also encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning by teaching them learning and thinking strategies. Our on-campus specialist education support team supports those in need of additional help, whether short or longer term.
Learning with purpose
Middle schooling encourages engagement through relevance and meaning and students are empowered to make choices about their own learning. Prince of Peace is committed to providing a challenging and rigorous program that offers exciting and authentic learning experiences connecting students to the real world. These experiences include:
- participation in a musical production as part of the Year 8 Arts program
- setting up and running a small business as part of the Year 9 Enterprise Education program
- the GR8 Race, where students (under supervision) develop their planning and problem-solving skills to navigate their way around Brisbane landmarks using public transport
- the culmination of the Year 8 study of medieval history, Medieval Day, where students and teaching staff engage with history in a meaningful way, spending the day dressed in medieval clothing and participating in activities such as jousting, juggling and archery.
The highlight of our Middle School program is the yearlong Ubuntu journey in Year 9. Through a range of activities combining the disciplines of Christian Studies and Health and Physical Education and a challenging two-week outdoor experience, students prepare mentally and emotionally to tackle their senior schooling years.