Seaton's Middle School curriculum enables all students to study a comprehensive and balanced curriculum. Learning Programs are developed in line with the Australian Curriculum.
Learning in the Middle School is structured so that students will have greater opportunity to:
Develop positive relationships with a small range of people within the school community
Develop a stronger sense of ownership of the curriculum and the learning environment
Experience a wide range of learning experiences that are relevant to their needs and enable a range of pathways and choice in their senior school years.
To support these aims Year 8 and 9 students study many of their subjects in stable class groups. Home group teachers build close relationships with their classes, which they generally teach for two or three subjects. Class sizes generally average between 25 - 28 students. Teachers can provide prompt support to meet students' individual needs. Students learn to co-operate, and to support each other's learning. Teachers work together in teams to ensure coherent, effective, high quality teaching. Assessment in the Middle School includes a range of authentic practices including student presentations to a panel.
Both Year 8 and Year 9 students participate in a Year Level camp, where relationships and curriculum are further developed.
Health and Physical Activity: Students select one of Physical Education, Dance or Baseball
A wide range of choice subjects is offered to meet individual student needs and pathways. These include:
- The Arts: Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Arts
- Design and Technology: Timber & Metal Materials
- Design and Technology: Electronics & Control Technologies
- Home Economics (a term of foods & a term of textiles)
- LOTE: Japanese (full year)
- Health & PE
English as a Second Language and other special assistance is provided as necessary
Intensive Literacy and Numeracy classes are provided as necessary
All Year 9 students are taught technology skills as part of their courses