The Middle Years (Years 5 to 8) provides a rich and challenging academic, social and spiritual learning environment encouraging our students to strive for individual excellence. Our vision is to equip students with knowledge, life and thinking skills in preparation for their later years of schooling and beyond. Our goal is to foster a culture of compassion, a tone of global understanding and empathy to act as strong women of today on issues of social justice and equality.

Learning programs in the Middle Years are developed using the teaching model ‘Metacurriculum’ developed by the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. This framework for learning centres around building deep levels of understanding. Students are supported to ponder questions, to construct their own understanding and to make real-life connections.

Curriculum

The curriculum inspires our students to become spiritually active and socially engaged citizens within a local, national and global context. Students experience a wide and varied curriculum, undertaking units in:

  • Creative Arts
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Health
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Science.

Co-curricular

Middle Years students are welcomed into the College’s co-curricular and house activities. The range of sporting, academic, instrumental and creative/performing arts activities offered as part of the co-curricular program further enhance and develop students’ knowledge and skills and provide opportunities to applaud the individual and collective talents of our inspiring young women.

Wellbeing initiatives

Initiatives such as friendships, GenSTAR, the Buddy program and homeroom develop an inclusive learning environment that focuses on promoting leadership skills and developing students’ personal learning strategies. Students are encouraged to adopt repertoire of personal learning and thinking strategies. The explicit teaching of such learning strategies and study habits enables the girls to become increasingly independent and resilient learners as they move through the College.

Contact us

For more information, contact our College Registrar via registrar@genazzano.vic.edu.au or +613 8862 1000.

Information on the fees and levies is available on the Fees page.