Year 7 Information Evening                           TAS Middle School                            TAS / Presentation by Ci...
Why Middle School?         • Designed to meet the needs of young adolescents         • Period of rapid physical, emotional...
Why Middle School?                • Homeroom-based                • Challenging, integrated and innovative                ...
Staying connected                • Web page for every subject                • http://teams.as.edu.au/groups/middleschool/...
TAS Middle School Year 7 Information Evening                           Academic                           expectations    ...
Extension            • learning how to learn, cognitive and attitudinal            •faster pace, challenging content, nego...
Homework            • relevant, meaningful - consolidate and            develop skills and knowledge            •70 minute...
Assessment                • 5-6 formal assessment tasks per year                • we recognise that at this age, students ...
English             • Term 1: “It’s All About Me” (Portfolio)             • Term 2: Truth, Justice and “The Hunger Games” ...
HSIE and Geography                • Term 1: What is History?                • Term 2: Legacy of Ancient China             ...
TAS Middle School Year 7 Information Evening                           Co-curricular                           TAS / Prese...
Co-curricular                • excursions (boys’ own adventure Pindari Dam)                •creative arts, debating, publi...
TAS Middle School Year 7 Information Evening                           Service                           TAS / Presentatio...
Service and Leadership                • Community service (20 hours a year)                • Round Square - IDEALS - Junio...
Thank youThursday, 14 February 13
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Year 7 information evening

  1. 1. Year 7 Information Evening TAS Middle School TAS / Presentation by Cindy Barnsley / TAS Middle School / 12.02.2013Thursday, 14 February 13
  2. 2. Why Middle School? • Designed to meet the needs of young adolescents • Period of rapid physical, emotional and intellectual development •Bridge between traditional primary and secondary schooling •Partnerships between school and home that encourages growth and change in a secure environmentThursday, 14 February 13
  3. 3. Why Middle School? • Homeroom-based • Challenging, integrated and innovative curriculum • Key person to contact with any concerns regarding your sonThursday, 14 February 13
  4. 4. Staying connected • Web page for every subject • http://teams.as.edu.au/groups/middleschool/ • overview of learning aims and assessments • homeroom page, student portfoliosThursday, 14 February 13
  5. 5. TAS Middle School Year 7 Information Evening Academic expectations TAS / Presentation by Cindy Barnsley / TAS Middle School / 12.02.2013Thursday, 14 February 13
  6. 6. Extension • learning how to learn, cognitive and attitudinal •faster pace, challenging content, negotiated tasks • self-directed learners • requires commitment and engagement TAS / Presentation by Cindy Barnsley / TAS Middle School/ 12.02.2013Thursday, 14 February 13
  7. 7. Homework • relevant, meaningful - consolidate and develop skills and knowledge •70 minutes plus 20 reading • please contact me if students are struggling TAS / Presentation by Cindy Barnsley / TAS Middle School/ 12.02.2013Thursday, 14 February 13
  8. 8. Assessment • 5-6 formal assessment tasks per year • we recognise that at this age, students are developing study skills and we help them by providing scaffolding (providing clear steps to succeeding at tasks) and revision assistance • two formal examination periods T2, T4 TAS / Presentation by Cindy Barnsley / TAS Middle School/ 12.02.2013Thursday, 14 February 13
  9. 9. English • Term 1: “It’s All About Me” (Portfolio) • Term 2: Truth, Justice and “The Hunger Games” • Term 3: Shakespeare Study (King of Shadows) •Term 4: Dickens in Film (Great Expectations) TAS / Presentation by Cindy Barnsley / TAS Middle School/ 12.02.2013Thursday, 14 February 13
  10. 10. HSIE and Geography • Term 1: What is History? • Term 2: Legacy of Ancient China • Term 3: World Heritage •Term 4: Geographical Environments (negotiated research project) TAS / Presentation by Cindy Barnsley / TAS Middle School/ 12.02.2013Thursday, 14 February 13
  11. 11. TAS Middle School Year 7 Information Evening Co-curricular TAS / Presentation by Cindy Barnsley / TAS Middle School / 12.02.2013Thursday, 14 February 13
  12. 12. Co-curricular • excursions (boys’ own adventure Pindari Dam) •creative arts, debating, public speaking, junior stage band, TAS singers, Tournament of the Minds, da Vinci, Philosothon •sport •outdoor ed, Year 7 join cadet unit (C Company) TAS / Presentation by Cindy Barnsley / TAS Middle School/ 12.02.2013Thursday, 14 February 13
  13. 13. TAS Middle School Year 7 Information Evening Service TAS / Presentation by Cindy Barnsley / TAS Middle School / 12.02.2013Thursday, 14 February 13
  14. 14. Service and Leadership • Community service (20 hours a year) • Round Square - IDEALS - Junior Round Square conference (Perth 2013) •Service Projects (Fiji Year 8, International 9+) •Exchanges (Year 10) TAS / Presentation by Cindy Barnsley / TAS Middle School/ 12.02.2013Thursday, 14 February 13
  15. 15. Thank youThursday, 14 February 13

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