Thu 2nd August
The Middle School at Townsville Grammar School aims to provide an exciting and dynamic experience of schooling for our girls and boys in Years 7, 8 and 9.
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Townsville Grammar School is committed to best-practice middle schooling through an approach to teaching and learning that is student-centred, authentic, collaborative, developmental, and challenging.
Literacy and Numeracy
The development of literacy and numeracy across all core subject areas is a key focus of the Middle School curriculum. Our dedicated teachers work collaboratively in teams and regularly attend professional development initiatives to ensure our curriculum delivery is relevant and responsive to adolescent culture and trends. The core subjects on offer in our Middle School include the following:
- Modern Languages (Japanese, French and Italian) or Literacy Support
- Physical Education
- Performing Arts
The curriculum offers students opportunity to engage in:
- Design and Technology
- IT Foundations
Laptop Programme and BYOD Policy
Townsville Grammar School supports a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) platform for students. BYOD enables students to use personal devices including, but not limited to, laptops, tablets, notebooks and
Pastoral Care and Student Well-Being
Positive Education forms the framework of the Middle School Pastoral Care and Well-being Programme. Positive Education is about making students aware of their own character strengths and
Middle School Pastoral Care is supported by the School’s Pastoral Care Charter. The Charter provides a reference point for all staff and students in the School and describes the values we believe in and aspire to achieve.
A common thread linking our core curriculum, pastoral care and education values is a philosophical approach to behaviour management known as ‘Restorative Practices’. Restorative Practices enables students to explore harm that has been caused in conflict situations and to find common solutions for a positive way forward. This approach is effective in providing students with the skills required to resolve conflict situations and develop positive relationships.
The Head of Middle School has specific responsibility for the educational well-being of all students in the Middle School ensuring operational processes of the Middle School Precinct are aligned with best-practice delivery models. The Head of Middle School is also the Year 9 Co-ordinator and is supported by a Year Level Co-ordinator for Years 7 and 8, to deliver effective pastoral care to all students. The Director of Studies, Mr Stephen Monk, has overall responsibility for the