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Middle School

‘Education of the heart is the heart of education’

Life Learning

Pedare Middle School provides a responsive environment to all students. 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 are at the centre of what we hope for all students. A ‘village-like’ 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, service and student impact have always been shared values of Pedare and the IB community. Students develop agency and take action, when they can 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 and contribution to the lives of others and to the environment.

Personalised Learning

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

The Middle School years represent a critical time in the lives of students and families. In recognition and to accommodate the importance of this time, our specially designed Core structure nurtures and supports 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 and beyond.

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, Food Technology, Product Design including use of 3D printers)
  • Individuals and Societies (Humanities)
  • Christian Life
  • Language Acquisition (Mandarin Chinese or German)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • The Arts (Music, Drama and Visual Arts)
  • SPARK (Innovation and student agency for Years 6, 7 & 8)

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 comprehensive Outdoor Education Experiences

Music
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 and beyond.

Middle School Handbook