Middle School

‘Education of the heart is the heart of education’

Life Learning

Pedare Middle School provides a responsive environment to all students, including those needing additional assistance and those with exceptional abilities. Students develop skills to be internationally minded, technologically adept and ready to become future leaders within their local and global community.

Our curriculum and pastoral care programmes in the Middle School at Pedare are at the centre of what we hope for all students. A community where all students want to come each day and engage in learning with supportive and dedicated staff who hope to bring the world alive to each individual in their classroom so the heart can flourish.

Approaches to learning

A unifying thread throughout all MYP subject groups is the approaches to learning provide the foundation for independent learning and encourage the application of their knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts. Developing and applying these social, thinking, research, communication and self management skills helps students learn how to learn.

Service as action, through community service

Action and service have always been shared values of Pedare and the IB community.
Students take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond. Pedare learners strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a commitment to service—making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Personalised Learning

The Middle School is a place of warmth, focus, stimulation and achievement.

The Middle School Years and adolescence represent a critical moment in the lives of students and families. In recognition and to accommodate the importance of these years, a specially developed Year 6 Learning Centre and the use of Core Teachers at Year 8, nurture and support students through the social emotional challenges that come with adolescence. Our students emerge from the Middle School with the skills and confidence required to tackle the challenges of Senior School.

Pedare’s Middle School Curriculum offers all students the opportunity to engage in learning in a balanced and challenging manner. The structured support helps guide the students as they develop their sense of purpose and self-worth in the world.

The staff are committed to best practices and continually look for ways to engage the students in a curriculum that offers learning experiences which are real and relevant to all. Where the holistic development of the student is central to what occurs in and outside the classroom each day.

Curriculum & Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

Students in Year 6-9 study:

  • Language and Literature (English)
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Digital and Design Technology (Robotics, Computer Programming, Home Economics, Product Design including use of 3D printers)
  • Individuals and Societies (Humanities)
  • Christian Life
  • Language Acquisition (Chinese or German)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • The Arts (Music, Drama and Visual Arts)

As well as classroom based curriculum, students are offered a diverse range of opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities including:

  • Outdoor Education Programme
  • Community based activities including swimming and athletics
  • Extra-curricular sporting programme
  • da Vinci Decathlon
  • Excursions and camps

Pedare offers an extensive music programme and includes many opportunities for students to perform and enhance their talents.

All these opportunities allow students to make informed decisions about future pathways for study as they move into the senior years of schooling.

Middle School Handbook