CURRICULUM

Curriculum

Junior and Senior Schooling Curriculum

Good curriculum is the lifeblood of learning, as it helps to direct and guide the natural curiosity that children have. 

Junior Schooling – Foundation to Year 6

Junior schooling is a time to build upon the natural curiosity and enthusiasm that children have. Your child’s early years build a platform on which the rest of his or her education stands.

At Mid North Christian College, we seek to prepare children spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally and physically for their future challenges. Features of junior schooling include the following:

  • Two hour daily literacy blocks with an emphasis on:
    • Jolly phonics
    • Guided reading
    • Daily writing
  • One hour daily numeracy blocks with an emphasis on:
    • Mental computation
    • Developing maths fundamentals through concrete materials, mathematical skills and real life applications
  • Christian Life programmes
  • Specialist Physical Education programmes
  • Early Intervention programmes in Literacy (including MiniLit and MultiLit), Numeracy and Coordination (Funtastics programme)
  • Intentional Science conceptual development from F to 6 (with upper primary access to secondary laboratories) in preparation for secondary school
  • Art/Music/Drama at all year levels
  • German as our Language Other Than English (LOTE)
  • History/Geography with Resource-Based Learning
  • ICT integration across Learning Areas
  • Social and Emotional Learning as part of the KidsMatter framework
  • Weekly Chapel/Assemblies – led by students
  • Auskick & Milo Cricket opportunities
  • Wider collaboration with local schools through annual SAPSASA and Festival of Music Choir events
  • Active After Hours School Sport community opportunities

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Middle Schooling – Year 6 to Year 9

Children in their middle years at school have specific needs. It is a time when they experience substantial emotional and physical change. The culture developed at MNCC to support children during their middle schooling years is about nurturing each individual student in a caring Christian environment.

All students at Mid North Christian College are on the same campus. This means that middle schooling students enjoy a seamless transition from primary to secondary education. From year 6 onwards, they are blessed to have access to secondary schooling facilities, including the secondary science laboratories and weekly home economics and technical studies classes.

Combined with specialist physical education teachers, our substantial PE resources enable students to prepare for a wide variety of extra-curricular involvement including annual camps (aquatics and rock climbing), SAPSASA carnivals, SSSSA knockout competitions, college community events, etc.

The performing arts programme culminates in the annual F to 12 celebration night, where we transform the middle schooling courtyard into a temporary theatre, with professional stage and lighting for an audience of up to almost 800 people.

Middle schooling at Mid North Christian College supports a gradual transition in the number of face-to-face teachers students have across all four year levels.

In a student’s first year of middle schooling (year 6) his or her day is structured much like a junior schooling day; he or she has one core teacher for most of the day with only one or two lessons taken by another teacher.

Over the next three successive year levels (year 7, 8 & 9), the number of different teachers a student has on a daily basis increases gradually as he or she reaches year 9. Specialist teachers are introduced through the middle schooling years in areas such as mathematics, English, science, design and technology and home economics. By the time students reach year 9, they operate on what is essentially a senior schooling time table.

Senior Schooling – Year 10 to Year 12

Senior Schooling is an exciting time in students’ lives. They are challenged by new subjects and greater workloads. It is a transition period for students as they prepare for their lives beyond secondary education. Subject selections at MNCC support pathways into University, TAFE, VET, a trade, traineeship or immediate employment.

In their senior years students are able to select from a broad range of subjects that will assist them with reaching the career goals they have set.

Possible Choices (Years 10/11/12)

  • The Arts
  • Aviation Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Community Studies
  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • German

  • History
  • Home Economics (Food & Hospitality)
  • Information Technology
  • Information Processing and Publishing
  • Maths (Studies, Specialist, Applied)
  • Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Studies of Society

Compulsory Subjects (Years 10/11)

  • Christian Life
  • English
  • Maths (choice of Pure Maths or Business/Applied Maths)
  • Personal Learning Plan (Year 10)
  • Science

Offerings may vary due to student choice and staff availability.

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