The Middle Years is a unique period of student growth and development.
Ocean View College delivers a rich and diverse Middle Years program designed to, extend students’ academic skills, develop skills in collaboration and problem solving, promote personal development and the dispositions to become a responsible futures ready citizen. As students move through the Middle Years they begin to take greater ownership of their learning through negotiating aspects of their study program through electives that compliment our core curriculum.
Life in the Middle Years at Ocean View College
In the Middle Years at Ocean View College we believe that adolescents are at a critical stage in their life and in learning, therefore it becomes imperative to nurture their developing intellectual, social, emotional and physical skills with a Middle Schooling philosophy. By believing that all students can learn when given the opportunity and by providing a caring and safe middle schooling environment we enable our students to experience challenges and successes
What is Middle Schooling at Ocean View College?
Middle Schooling is a set of principals about teaching, learning and curriculum for students in years 7 to 9. These principles are designed to be flexible in order to cater for the developmental needs of adolescents. A major focus of these principals is to improve the engagement and attitudes of our young people towards their learning and to school as a whole. Our Middle Schooling philosophy at Ocean View College promotes improvement in curriculum, pedagogy, pastoral care and school organisation.
Values and Beliefs
The teachers at Ocean View College believe that the following are essential when responding to the needs of students in years 7 – 9:
- Developing Student’s Intellectual Capacities
- Differentiated Instruction and Curriculum to Meet Students’ Diverse Learning needs
- Developing Student Leadership and Voice
- Creating a Safe and Nurturing Learning Environments with a focus on Pastoral Care and Mentoring
- Engaging Students in the Community