Our teaching and learning philosophy centres on the education of the whole child and the Kimberley College middle school program is designed to provide learning experiences that serve to educate, enlighten and empower young adults in Years 7 to 9. Our students engage in experiential learning through the thematic exploration of relevant topics. Kimberley College embraces thematic curriculum planning and project-based learning experiences that explore Big Ideas and allows students to engage with their learning in authentic and purposeful ways.
Our middle school environment is designed to cater to the social and emotional needs of our students in addition to their academic requirements. The middle school program features twelve multi-aged classrooms or 'pods' with approximately 25 students per pod. Teaching teams coordinate learning experiences in each pod to drive a passion and enjoyment of learning.
On confirmation of enrolment, students are allocated to one of the following four 'boats', which provides a supportive atmosphere to succeed over the coming school years. Each boat comprises approximately 75 students from across years 7 to 9 with three teachers and dedicated Head of Boat responsible for pastoral care and wellbeing.
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Students embody the values of the school and their boat, and represent them with pride in academic, sporting and extra-curricular events. The Kimberley College community prides itself on the unique approach the middle school program offers. Our students are resilient, resourceful and lifelong learners. We honour their talents, support their challenges, and celebrate their accomplishments.