In the Middle School learning is personalised and students
are encouraged and supported to take responsibility for their learning.
Students collaborate with teachers to devise personal learning agreements,
set goals and success criteria and reflect on their learning.
For the first two weeks of the school year, the students of the Middle
School (Grades 2 and 3) have enjoyed working on a "Learning To Learn" Program.
We've discussed the various ways we can maximize our learning by working together in
groups, listening to others, being persistent when working through difficult tasks, being
resilient when necessary and asking for assistance when we need it.
Students have learnt about their own different character traits that make us
both similar to and different from others. We celebrate both similarities and
differences, knowing that each of us is special and our diversity makes our
Learning Centre a better place.
The Middle School students have also come to the understanding that their work ethics
and behaviours can enhance not only their own learning, but the learning of others as well.
As part of our learning, students created their own self-portraits and wrote about their own character
traits. Students also surveyed classmates to find out about how others view them.
The Middle School Students have enjoyed the varied and interesting experiences of the Learning
To Learn Program and are excited to continue their learning. Their wonderful enthusiasm promises
that 2016 will be a great year.
Our Middle School Motto was made up by the students in the Middle School. This, together
with our views about our Middle School community, were shared in our presentation at the
Heatherhill Primary Learning To Learn Assembly on Friday the 19th February 2016.
When discussing our Learning Centre, these were some of our thoughts: