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The Middle Years

Problem based learning is encouraged

Students in Years 7 and 8, study a broad curriculum. Similar to our primary model, teachers at Iona College foster strong relationships between with students and families.  Staff also facilitate a safe, supportive transition into secondary schooling, ensuring consistency in learning whilst establishing a strong sense of belonging.  Year 7 is a crucial year as students have entered a new, exciting and large environment.  Helping students engage and access this potential is a core role of the teaching team.

In Years 7 and 8, students use their laptops to ensure efficient, effective learning across all curriculum areas. Students use these devices with increasing complexity as they move through their time in education.  A focus on knowledge and understanding is replaced with research and critical thinking skills. Throughout this time, there is constant support regarding digital citizenship and safe practices. Hands on, problem-based learning is encouraged and technology is used as a tool to enhance creativity across a range of learning areas including robotics, visual art, science, music and industrial design and technology.

 

Welcome to Secondary School

The iBELONG Program has been introduced to Year 7 to assist and support the transition to secondary schooling. Every Year 7 student is encouraged to prosper, flourish and ‘let your light shine’!

The following resources have been designed to provide relevant information which will support your family’s transition to Year 7 at Iona.

Parent Handbook for Secondary Students

Year 7 iBELONG Transition Guidebook

How to read your timetable

Year 7 Parent Information Presentation Video 

Blank Term Planner

How to Study

Instructions for weekly timetable

Weekly Planner Hourly