Welcome from the Head of Middle School
Welcome from the Head of Middle School Mr John Partington
At a time when young people will experience some of their most rapid personal growth and move towards academic maturity, St Andrew’s Middle School provides a purposeful program designed to engage students from Year 7-9 in a supportive learning culture and prepare them for a smooth transition into Senior College and beyond.
We are committed to providing an effective, flexible and dynamic education in the heart of Sydney’s CBD that reflects both our modern surrounds and the differing learning patterns of students. Our philosophy of learning is centred on custom-developed education that is tailored to the unique developmental needs of young adolescents.
All of our Middle School classes are coeducational. However, in Year 9, we run The Rite Journey program, which sees single-sex tutor groups covering gender-specific issues relating to adolescence.
Preparation for the Senior Years extends past the core curriculum – the Middle School is concerned with growth and supports this through year-based tutor groups, year coordinators and an academic coordinator, all of whom are involved with building and extending the skills of every student.
The teaching programs at St Andrew’s aim to foster a passion for learning that will stay with our students throughout their lifetime. We aim for students to grow in their understanding of themselves as valued children of God, with personal gifts to be nurtured, developed and engaged with in such a way that they are well prepared for life, able to enjoy it and able to contribute effectively to our own school and the wider community.