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Middle school

DSC_5285.jpgThe Middle Years at Tagai State College is specifically designed to meet the distinctive and diverse needs of students from Years 4 to 9. Our curriculum considers the intellectual, social, physical, emotional and psychological needs associated with adolescence, as well as needs that arise from different life circumstances, interests, skills and talents.

The Middle Years of Schooling of Tagai State College is characterised by:

  • Learning activities that are relevant and engaging.
  • Content that is purposeful and intellectually challenging.
  • Supporting the development of essential literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Providing all students with opportunities to achieve success.
  • Supporting student transition from year to year and from primary to secondary education.
  • Quality interactions between with teachers—each who are prepared to meet the distinctive and diverse needs of students.
  • Individual Learning Plans (ILP) to monitor an individual’s development in essential reading, writing, number, oral language and health skills.
  • Future career planning. 

 

English
At Tagai State College, we prioritise the teaching of reading. We believe that the skill of being able to read underpins all other learning. Each campus’ Reading program will include modelled reading, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
 
Tagai State College implements Language for Learning (L4L) units as a component of the English curriculum in P-7. Language for Learning units are differentiated for learners of Standard Australian English.
 
Mathematics
At Tagai State College, our mathematics program is organised around the interaction of three content strands and four proficiency strands linked to the Australian Curriculum. The content strands are Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. The proficiency strands are Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving, and Reasoning. We prioritise the teaching of Number within Mathematics as we believe it is important to equip our students with a solid base in Number.
 
 Science 
At Tagai State College, we implement Primary Connections science units in P-7 to meet the Australian Curriculum. Each year level covers a unit from Biological Science, Chemical Science, Earth and Space Science and Physical Science over the school year.