Learning and Curriculum
Trinity Christian School nurtures students through the middle years of childhood and adolescence. We allow them to experience a range of subjects and learning opportunities, identifying and exploring their God given giftedness. Our students are encouraged to develop their thinking, research capabilities and communication skills to build confidence in themselves and their work.
Middle School provides students with the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Christian Life Studies in a familiar classroom environment. We know that due to their developmental stage, a model that provides them with fewer teachers, who they see more frequently, is crucial to their academic success. As a result, students are allocated to a core class. They spend the majority of their learning time with this consistent group of students, enabling strong peer connections.
In Year 6 students spend time with one core teacher, as well as learning from various specialist teachers in a variety of practical subjects. In Year 7 students have two core teachers, one who teaches them integrated English, Humanities and Christian Life Studies units (called Core 1) and another who teaches them Mathematics and Science. In Year 8, whilst students still have a Core 1 teacher, they transition to having separate Mathematics and Science teachers. Enrichment subjects are delivered across a wide field of specialties including the Arts, languages, sport and technology and encourage students to excel in a range of areas. While digital technologies is incorporated right across the curriculum, it is also taught in a dedicated specialist subject.
The following subjects are taught by core teachers in the Middle School:
- English (Year 6 – 8)
- Literacy (Year 6 – 8)
- Humanities (Year 6 – 8 )
- Christian Life Studies (Year 6 – 8)
- Mathematics (Year 6 – 7)
- Science (Year 6 – 7)
Specialist teachers are utilised for:
- Mathematics (Year 8)
- Science (Year 8)
- Sports, Physical Education and Health
- Music and the Creative Arts
- Languages (Indonesian, German and Spanish)
- Technologies (Home Economics, Textiles, Design/Woodwork/Metalwork)