Huntingfield Campus

To assist students as they move into secondary education, St Aloysius Catholic College has implemented Middle Schooling principles for students from Grade Five to Eight.  A Middle School curriculum is delivered in a manner that engages today's students, including the integration of modern technology in learning.  However, the literacy and numeracy needs of Grade Five to Eight students are still central and are explicitly taught.  Middle Schooling at St Aloysius is about balancing age appropriate teaching and learning with opportunities for students to grow in their independence and maturity as learners.

Grade Five & Six

To ensure a smooth transition from Grade Four, the Grade Five/Six learning centre follows many of the learning structures from the Kingston campus.  This includes dedicated daily literacy, numuracy and spelling programs using the Soundwaves resource.  Grade Five/Six students undertake all core subjects.  Religious Education, Maths, English, Humantities and Science, with specialist teachers delviering weekly lessons in French and Phystical Education and some Arts and Technology subjects.

Grade Seven & Eight

Middle Schooling also provides for the different pastoral needs of early teenagers.  A central pillar of Middle Schooling at St Aloysius is the role of Home Room teachers.  In most cases Grade Seven & Eight staff teach their Home Room classes for a number of subjects. This enable teachers to develop a sound understanding of the pastoral and learning needs of the students in their care.  Home Room teachers take on the special responsibility of ensuring their students transition smoothly into Grade Seven.  The Home Room teacher is the first point of contact for parents.  Effective communication between the College and home is highly valued at St Aloysius Catholic College.

As per the Australian Curriculum guidleines, students in Grades Seven and Eight undertake study in the following core learing areas:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities (History, Geography, Civics and Citzenship)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • French

Grade Seven and Eight students also study three elective subjects from areas of their own personal interest.  As required by the Australian Curriculum, students must study at least one Arts and One Technology subject until the end of Year Eight.

Grade Nine and Ten

A major focus for Grade Nine and Ten is to prepare students for thier post Grade Ten education and careers.  Students are also supported to become independent, lifelong learners as they reach the end of their education at St Aloysius.

Students study the following core subjects:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Work Studies

The College also offers a number of elective subjects that aim to support all students depending on their areas of interest or career pathways.