ABOUT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Welcome to The Heights Middle School.
At The Heights we
- Work hard to learn
- Respect each other
- Value acts of generosity
In addition to the three statements above, we also believe that:
The school and the teachers working with students will ensure that
every opportunity is provided to achieve the best possible results
from studies at this school. However, we expect and encourage students
to demonstrate commitment, self-discipline and responsibility in
order to maximise their learning.
The Middle School caters for the learning needs of students in
Years 6/7, 8, and 9. We create a learning environment where the special
needs of all students are catered for.
At each year level students are placed into mixed ability home
groups, with roughly equal number of boys and girls. (See also the
All home group classes are housed in the separate Middle School
building, with a separate oval and play areas reserved exclusively
for Middle School students.
All students follow the 8 leaning areas as set out in SACSA.
(South Australian Curriculum Standards and Accountability)
The Year 6/7 students have their own class teacher with whom they
do the majority of their work. Depending on the skills and interests
of the Year 6/7 teachers, a system of rotation for different learning
areas may occur.
The Year 8 students are taught by a team of teachers so that generally
each class will have the same teacher for English and Society and
Environment, and also the same teacher for Science and Mathematics.
This ensures that for nearly 50% of their week the students are
taught within the Middle School, and by only 2 teachers. For the
remainder of the week the students move to other learning area sites
where subject specialists teach them.
Year 9 students are placed in to home groups so that have at least
1 learning area taught by their home group teacher.
Each year level has a year level coordinator, who with class and
home group teachers, meet regularly to discuss the needs and specific
programmes for that group of students.
Each week a separate year level assembly is held, with each class
responsible for the programme on a rotational basis.
Special whole of Middle School assemblies are held as required.