Middle School at Mueller College encompasses year seven, eight and nine and is specifically concerned with the educational, social, spiritual and emotional development of students in early adolescence. Teachers meet these needs by applying Biblical principles through excellent education in a distinctly Christian environment. Providing a vibrant Middle School within the wider context of the College allows the students to transition smoothly from their primary school experience and integrate into high school in an environment that is supportive and nurturing.
The year seven and eight students engage in a varied curriculum that focuses on teaching the fundamentals well while developing students who are inquisitive, grounded in foundational skills and are participating in classes that use up to date technology in the delivery of lessons. Once in year nine the students study four core subjects and then choose four individual electives relevant to their interests or course of study in senior school.
Year seven classes are allocated one teacher for a significant portion of their timetable ensuring there are some elements of a primary classroom in the new high school setting. Staff introduce students to secondary specific elements such as a daily timetable and movement from one classroom to another as subjects change.
Mueller College offers a variety of subjects in the Middle school with course content written in line with the Australian Curriculum (where relevant). The following subjects are offered:
Health and Physical Education
Business Information Processing (Year 9)
Geography (Year 9)
Graphics (Year 9)
Information Technology Systems (Year 9)
In 2013 Mueller College appointed a senior teacher into the position of Numeracy Coach. His role encompasses working in classrooms with students, withdrawing small groups for extension or revision work, overseeing the planning and implementation of the curriculum and designing teaching segments to professionally develop staff.
Teachers are committed to maintaining their own Professional Development by attending subject specific and school wide in-servicing, both on site and through other Educational facilities. Each also maintains a current first aid and CPR certificate. Mueller College teachers are committed to their profession and to delivering innovative and creative lessons.
An excellent education encompasses life outside the classroom. Mueller prides itself on offering a plethora of activities and courses that students can become involved in to develop a sense of community and belonging in a school of over 1350 children. Such activities involve; chapel choir and band, MUROC (Aviation competitions), instrumental band and choir, sewing club, children programs for the Primary school, VELA boys program, Choko Club with the chaplain and programs implemented by the School Prefects.
Distinctly Christian Environment
Mueller College is a distinctly Christian School providing a curriculum embedded with Biblical truths and teaching.
The students participate in class devotions three times a week with their form teachers, there is a weekly Biblical Studies lesson for all Middle School students and Chapel runs every Friday. This is a highlight of the week for many of the students as they are taught from God’s word, guest speakers and bands are brought in and students worship together with the chapel band building a sense of community within the sub-school.
Mueller College has chaplains who work with the students as the need arises and who are involved in developing programs aimed at connecting students from across the campus. This sense of community is built on through extra curricula activities such as the annual fete, Mega Chapels, mission trips, sporting teams, New Zealand ski trips, swimming and athletic carnivals, year seven camp and the year nine semi-formal.
Unique to Mueller College is the Pastoral Care Committee that includes key staff such as the Head off College, Deputy Head of College, Heads of Sub-schools, Chaplains, School Nurse, Head of Careers and Guidance and the Learning Assistance Co-ordinator. The team meets together weekly to address issues or concerns that staff or parents have raised in relation to students. Each case is dealt with in a sensitive manner and then referred to the best person or team of people to support the child and in many cases their family.
Equipping for Life
Mueller College equips its students for life through the implementation of a broad curriculum, appointing innovative teachers and support staff who challenge the students in their care to reach their potential, think outside the box and who are involved in fund raising as well as local and overseas missions. Cultural pursuits are encouraged and offered as part of the life of the College and include such things as school musicals and Music tours.
Opportunities arise that offer students the chance to interact with others on the campus such as the Aged Care Facility, as they make rugs and clothing for children in China, Vanuatu, Outback Australia and beyond who are visited by students from Mueller College on short term mission trips.
Mueller College Middle School….. is more than a school. Come and see for yourself, book a school tour, drop into Chapel or join us for Mega Chapel. You are always welcome.