Your child’s Middle School experience has been designed to allow for an opportunity for further learning and development, as well as prepare students for the challenges of today’s dynamic society.
The Middle School philosophy was born out of the changing needs of adolescents and has since adapted into a whole pedagogical approach to teaching and learning. It serves as a place where the transition from Primary to Secondary is managed in a way that respects the unique needs of this age group.
These young adult years are best served with an educational setting that provides the students with an experience of belonging, individualised attention, spiritual and social formation, and both interesting and varied curriculum opportunities.
Sunrise Christian School Naracoorte offers a broad range of Middle School subjects to thoroughly prepare students for their SACE studies in Years 11 and 12. We began our Middle School journey in 2020 and have now expanded from Grade 7 to Grade 10.
Our partnership with our sister school in Adelaide, Temple Christian College, influences our Middle School curriculum and provides our students with greater opportunities. Our specialist teachers liaise with other like-minded, skilled subject-specific teachers across Temple and Sunrise Schools, adding depth and knowledge to our curriculum. Our students participate in Athletic carnivals and Sporting competitions with other high school students from Temple Christian College and Sunrise Whyalla, in Adelaide.
Middle school students have the opportunity to apply their faith in the local and wider community. Your child will not only be encouraged to seek leadership responsibilities that actively connect them to the school community, but will also be given the chance to organise special events and support areas of need in the local and global community.
Students engage with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program in Upper Primary and Food Technology lessons in Middle School years. The program's philosophy is to introduce pleasurable food education emphasising flavours and the health benefits of fresh seasonal, delicious food to form positive food habits for life.
Growing, Harvesting, Preparing and Sharing garden produce are the four pillars of the course.
Students have practical lessons out in the garden, working in teams to learn about seasons, the life cycle of plants, caretaking and developing their gardening skills.
The whole school is involved in sustainable practises, running a compost system to minimise classroom food waste and caring for our school chickens. Students also have the opportunity to develop enterprise skills in selling their produce to the wider school community.