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Middle school

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The 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.


Bright Futures

​​Tagai State High School Secondary Campus is offering an exciting opportunity for Year 5 students from all schools to participate in the Bright Futures extra-curricular extension program. This after-school program will run for 12 sessions during Term 4, 2023 Term 1 and 2 2024 (3 terms), offering Year 5 students the chance to access specialist facilities while engaging in challenges utilising and developing 21st century skills.

The Bright Futures program is designed to engage, develop and extend students through participating in rigorous challenges, and will include:

  • Access to specialist facilities and equipment;
  • Collaboration with likeminded and driven students from other primary schools;
  • Emphasis on developing resilience, initiative, innovation, teamwork and communication skills through engagement in a tailored curriculum;
  • Targeted skills development in the use of digital technology.

Bright Futures will utilise an inquiry and investigation framework, building capacity for students who may be considering applying for the Tagai Secondary EXCEL​

TAGAI Bright Futures Info and Application.pdf

Bright Futures Info and Application.docx

TAGAI Bright Futures Consent Form.pdf

Bright Futures Consent Form.docx



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Last reviewed 09 November 2023
Last updated 09 November 2023