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Parent Information Evening

Middle School 2014
Why Middle School?
• Designed to meet the particular intellectual, social
and emotional needs of young adolescents
!

•Per...
Why Middle School?
• Homeroom-based
!

• Challenging, integrated and innovative
curriculum 
!

• Key person to contact wit...
Staying connected
• Web page for every subject
!

• http://teams.as.edu.au/groups/middleschool/
(accessible via the parent...
TAS Middle School Information Evening

Academic
expectations

TAS / TAS Middle School / 13.02.2014
Extension
• learning how to learn, cognitive and attitudinal
!

• faster pace, challenging content, negotiated
tasks 
!

•...
Homework
• relevant, meaningful - consolidate and
develop skills and knowledge 
!

•Year 7 = 70 minutes 
!

•Homework time...
Assessment
• 5-6 formal assessment tasks per year 
!

• we recognise that at this age, students are

developing study skil...
English
• Term 1: It’s All About Me 

• Term 2: Justice (The Hunger Games) 

• Term 3: Introduction to Shakespeare
!

•Ter...
HSIE: History and Geography
• Term 1: The Ancient World/Ancient Greece

• Term 2: Ancient China 
!

• Term 3: World Herita...
Absences and Leave
• email middle@as.edu.au 
!

• Leavers form (notify House, MS Head) available
on TAS website 
!

• New ...
TAS Middle School Information Evening

Co-curricular

TAS / TAS Middle School / 13.02.2014
Co-curricular
• excursions (Pindari Dam Term 2, Week 2)

•creative arts, debating, public speaking, 


junior stage band, ...
TAS Middle School Information Evening

Service

TAS / TAS Middle School / 13.02.2014
Service and Leadership
• Community service (20 hours a year) 
!

• Round Square - IDEALS - Junior Round Square
conference ...
Thank you
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MS information night '14

  1. 1. Parent Information Evening
 Middle School 2014
  2. 2. Why Middle School? • Designed to meet the particular intellectual, social and emotional 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 environment
  3. 3. Why Middle School? • Homeroom-based ! • Challenging, integrated and innovative curriculum ! • Key person to contact with any concerns regarding your son
  4. 4. Staying connected • Web page for every subject ! • http://teams.as.edu.au/groups/middleschool/ (accessible via the parent portal on the school website)
 • overview of learning aims and assessments ! • TAS Talks !
  5. 5. TAS Middle School Information Evening Academic expectations TAS / TAS Middle School / 13.02.2014
  6. 6. Extension • learning how to learn, cognitive and attitudinal ! • faster pace, challenging content, negotiated tasks ! • independence and focus ! • requires commitment and engagement TAS / Presentation by Cindy Barnsley / TAS Middle School/ 12.02.2013
  7. 7. Homework • relevant, meaningful - consolidate and develop skills and knowledge ! •Year 7 = 70 minutes ! •Homework timetables ! • please contact me if students are struggling
  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
  9. 9. English • Term 1: It’s All About Me 
 • Term 2: Justice (The Hunger Games) 
 • Term 3: Introduction to Shakespeare ! •Term 4: Great Expectations, Dickens Study
  10. 10. HSIE: History and Geography • Term 1: The Ancient World/Ancient Greece
 • Term 2: Ancient China ! • Term 3: World Heritage ! •Term 4: Global Environments
  11. 11. Absences and Leave • email middle@as.edu.au ! • Leavers form (notify House, MS Head) available on TAS website ! • New sign in book MS staff room for appointments TAS / Presentation by Cindy Barnsley / TAS Middle School/ 12.02.2013
  12. 12. TAS Middle School Information Evening Co-curricular TAS / TAS Middle School / 13.02.2014
  13. 13. Co-curricular • excursions (Pindari Dam Term 2, Week 2)
 •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) !
  14. 14. TAS Middle School Information Evening Service TAS / TAS Middle School / 13.02.2014
  15. 15. Service and Leadership • Community service (20 hours a year) ! • Round Square - IDEALS - Junior Round Square conference (NZ 2014) ! •Service Projects (Fiji Year 8, International 9+) ! •Exchanges (Year 10) ! TAS / Presentation by Cindy Barnsley / TAS Middle School/ 12.02.2013 !
  16. 16. Thank you

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