The Middle School Learning Environment
The Middle School teaching team comprises a small group of teachers working collaboratively to present a diverse curriculum to students in Years 7, 8 and 9. This team is led by the Assistant Principal for the Middle Years of Schooling.
John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School implemented a middle school structure in 2000, with the inclusion of Year 7 students from its primary and associated feeder schools on to the Mirrabooka Campus. A purpose built Year Seven Suite is specifically provided for the Year Seven Learning Community. This building caters for 192 Year 7 students and their needs in their transition from the upper primary phase of schooling, particularly fostering the important aspect of relationships and community that have a great bearing on the development of students in early adolescence.
A separate Years 8 and 9 Middle School Learning Community building caters for the educational and social needs of 384 students. The features of the Middle School building include 12 classrooms, kitchenette, lounge facilities and a ‘learning street’ where integrated programs and informal social interactions between staff and students are encouraged and initiated. A staff preparation area caters for the requirements of the 12 teaching staff. The Assistant Principal, Chaplaincy Team and Middle School House Co-ordinators are also located in this building.
The wide, light-filled Learning Street runs the length of the building and contains student lockers, comfortable chairs and a student food preparation area. Classrooms, all equipped with Smart Boards open off this area. The Year 8 and 9 building has a dedicated student reception desk where attendance checks, uniform passes and other administrative tasks can be handled efficiently. On the south side the modern exterior opens onto Carnley Court, the campus' central recreation area. The Middle School building has easy access to all major facilities including the Catherine O’Neil Library, ICT Centre and Canteen.
John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School is a school of The Anglican Schools Commission with a mission to build a Christian community of learners, to provide a quality educational experience, and to nurture the whole person in the three dimensions of mind, body and spirit.