Years 7 - 9
Our Monte Middle School Mission and Vision:
At Monte our Middle School aims to recognise, understand and meet the pastoral, academic and spiritual needs of students in the period of early adolescence, as they make the crucial transition from primary school and complete their first three years of a Mercy education. Our approach utilises carefully developed systems and processes with a focus on building strong connections and respectful relationships, while nurturing resilience and resourcefulness and fostering a love of learning.
We seek to identify and develop the individual differences and potential of every student, while explicitly developing skills, habits and attributes to support the growth of independence and responsibility, thus leading to ongoing success and well-being. We believe that all Middle School students should feel known and valued, whilst also valuing others in their words and actions.
There is no ‘Middle School’ building or area at Monte, nor are students in Years 7, 8 and 9 separated from the Senior School by a different timetable or taught by different teachers. Rather, the younger students are able to access all of the College’s facilities, benefit from specialist teacher expertise and mix on a regular and productive basis with both their peers and senior girls.
In Years 7 to 9 all students undertake a course of study that meets requirements for both the NSW Educational Standards Authority and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme.