Middle School aims to be a bridge between the primary years of schooling and senior secondary. "Middle Schooling" is about meeting the needs of young adolescents. At Ceduna Area School we do this by nurturing positive relationships between; students, teachers, parents and caregivers; promoting resilience and positive social, emotional and physical development; developing an inclusive curriculum that supports the different individual needs and learning styles of our students; celebrating successes and achievements throughout the school year and by accessing up-to-date technologies to assist learning.
Students in the Middle School Section (Years 6-9) study a broad range of subjects, all of which are mandated as compulsory by DECD. These include a full line of 6 lessons totaling 270 minutes in the academic areas of Maths, English, Science and SOSE. The remaining subjects of Art, PE & Health and Design and Technology have a half line of 3 lessons with a range of options within each learning area. Students select one of the options and still maintain the same pattern of requirements to ensure they cover all subject areas. For example Arts offer two choices, Music or Visual Arts, Design & Technology offers Tech Studies, Computing, Textiles and Craft. Additional lessons include Personal Development Plan and Be Active.
The schooling they undertake is flexible to meet their learning needs. It gives them opportunities to develop their identity and place in the world within a supportive environment. We have high expectations of our students and if we work together they will have a very successful and rewarding time. Students are expected to take an active part in their learning and are encouraged to express themselves in a positive way in lessons which foster both independent and co-operative learning skills.