Middle School Years 6-9
Middle School develops “Breadth and Depth”
Whilst Year 7 is a year when Bialik welcomes significant numbers of new students, entry to Middle School at Bialik starts at Year 6.
The College recognises that adolescence is a period of dramatic personal and social change which is why Mr Ian Poyser, The Head of Middle School, is also the Assistant Principal–Pastoral Care. The atmosphere of community and support is very strong in the Middle School, a function that is particularly supported by the Year Level Coordinators. You can read more about Pastoral Care and Student Wellbeing at Bialik by clicking here.
The Middle School curriculum is deliberately flexible, enabling students the time to delve more deeply into topics in which they become engaged and to take more responsibility for their learning as they progress from Year 6 through to Year 9.
Bialik's acclaimed Year 8-9 ETGAR (Challenge) program is an avenue for students to gain important life skills, as well as to get involved with Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World). Students spend one term engaged in community service and three terms exploring options as varied as aquatics, building a business, Barista and Café training, Masterchef and robotics. The students' innovative projects and interesting involvement in community programs features regularly in College News - Etgar
Recognising the importance of integrating technology into learning, the Middle School 1:1 Notebook program ensures each student from Year 6 onwards, is equipped with a laptop.
Middle School students enjoy camps at Mount Buller and Wilson’s Promontory as well as a Canberra experience. A week in the City further develops their understanding of the social and economic challenges Melbournians face.