The Middle School at Orroroo Area School bridges the divide between Primary and Secondary education by extending students across Years 7 to 9, equipping them with the skills to become independent learners and successful citizens in this new and ever-changing world. Our approach in pastoral care and student well-being encompasses all aspects of students’ lives both inside and outside the classroom. With an emphasis on high expectations and support, we encourage students’ physical and social-emotional development through building strong relationships between students, between students and their teachers and between teachers and families.
In these years 7-9 students study the following subjects, with some weighted more heavily time-wise than others.
HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Design & Technology
The 7/8 and Year 9 classrooms are equipped with a data projector and wireless internet access. All Year 9 students have access to their own laptop, current software and a wireless network.
Students take part in a range of activities including:
The Amazing Race – a week long Middle School activity where students are in multi-age teams set across curriculum challenges both at school and in the community. They present their learning to a panel of judges at the end of the week.
Sports days and swimming carnivals
State-wide Knockout Cup competitions in cricket and football
Year 7’s have the opportunity to participate in SAPSASA sports
Year level camps
Lunchtime competitions organized by SRC students
Performing Arts opportunities including: Visual Arts exhibitions, and school productions
Student Representative Council