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Years 5-8

Middle School at a glance

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Year 7 class launched in 2020, an important milestone in our
school’s history
76 %
of Middle School students actively engage in community service projects
80 %
of class time spent with their core teacher in Year 5 & Year 6
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Vibrant annual cultural events celebrated across Middle School
113 year-old
historic church building offers Middle School classes a unique learning environment

A nurturing community

Age Specific Learning

In Years 5-8, students experience significant changes in the cognitive processing where they shift from concrete thinking patterns to abstract thinking. They begin to define the perceptions of life and consolidate their values as their independence and curiosity develops.

In 1997, the Pacific Group of Christian Schools pioneered Middle School as a tailored learning environment, complete with specific learning programs, learning spaces and resources to respond to the developmental shifts in year 5-8 students.

The Whole Child

As children develop holistically and understand all of life is a gift from God, they grow in wisdom. Our dedicated teachers are passionate about shaping the whole child; academically, spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially so they can flourish and become all God created them to be. The Middle School environment encourages students to use their unique giftings, serve others and develop their character and make a difference in their worlds.

Serving Our Community

Serving others is one of the pillars of the Pacific Brook culture. As children serve they develop personal courage, compassion and an understanding of how they make a difference. Their leadership skills also grow. We encourage children to find ways in which they can serve and help others, using their God-given gifts in our school and local community.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

- Matthew 5:16

Quality Interactive Learning

Continuous learning and development

Starting High School can be overwhelming for students whilst they are also embracing their personal development. Transferring students from a key teacher in Primary School to multiple teachers in High School is a practice of the conventional education system. Middle School is a proven initiative in schooling, helping students seamlessly transition to Senior School. Students remain connected, keep pace and enjoy continuous learning and development. They feel supported, secure and able to progress.

Home Room Teacher

For most core subjects the students have a Home Room Teacher.

Gradual Change

As our School expands, we aim for students to make gradual changes to more specialist teachers.

Specialist Subjects

Specialist teachers will teach Technologies, Science, Music and Visual Arts as we grow and expand.

All set for Senior School

As students conclude Year 8, they are well prepared for life in Senior School.

Middle School follows the NSW curriculum, offering tailored subjects that align with NESA key learning areas. Call or email us for further information about learning in Middle School.

Middle school students using their lockers and chatting with friends

A place to call home

The Middle School Home Room helps students feel at home and know they belong. Our Home Room Teachers are specifically trained to work with adolescents and meet them where they are at. They assume pastoral care roles and build meaningful connections with each student to create a ‘place to call home’, a sense of safety and an engaging learning environment.

students studying the Bible outside, combining nature and learning

Christian Education in Community

Middle School students are connected into a nurturing and caring Christian Community. Our dedicated teachers affirm each child’s value and unique gifts and abilities. We strive to help your child develop their skills whilst learn to serve in a Christian community where teaching is shaped by the Biblical worldview. Our daily pastoral care classes are a priority for cultivating spiritual growth.

We promote Positive Behaviour in Middle School via PeaceWise Youth which is a Christian-based program that helps young people to build positive and enriching relationships with their peers. It also teaches them how to resolve conflict in a healthy way. Understanding relationships in a Christian framework and being a peace maker is a valuable life skill.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do we have to be Christians to enrol?

No. We embrace families from varying backgrounds and faiths, including those who are not churchgoers. However, all families with children enrolled at Pacific Brook are required to support and respect the Christian beliefs and values. It is a requirement for Pacific Brook to deliver all teaching in alignment with the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) guidelines. However, as a distinctly Christian School, the curriculum is taught and framed by the Christian worldview and through a Biblical lens.

Does the School offer personal tours?

Yes, it would be our pleasure to show you around our School campus and to discuss a Christian education with you. You can meet our staff and understand how we holistically care for and nurture our students. Click below to register for your personalised tour.

Where can I get the school uniform?

All uniform requirements are available through Muswellbrook Lowes store who is our uniform supplier.

For further information visit our Uniform page.