At Woodville High School we acknowledge that adolescence is a time where young people are growing towards independence, where they are establishing and testing boundaries. Adolescent values are influenced by families, school, the media, youth sub-cultures and peer groups. In the Middle School (years 8 & 9 at Woodville High School), we recognise adolescents need to:
We know that young people need support to:
Therefore, we provide an environment that: acknowledges the needs of students of this age range and their preferred learning styles promotes and celebrates success, enthusiasm, commitment and continuous improvement of students and teachers values collaborative learning, critical reflection and action research uses democratic decision making processes and communication channels to involve students, teachers and parents in the educational process extends beyond theclassroom to include other people, sites, experiences within local and global contexts.
All students in the Middle School are engaged successfully in a meaningful, broad and balanced curriculum. The school accepts its role for developing citizenship and constructive social interactions. The staff help students develop the knowledge, skills and understandings to:
The Student Voice representatives meet in year levels to enable the discussing of year level relevant issues. Representatives from the Student voice year level meeting meet with all the year level team. The Student Voice Group act as guides on parent teacher night and have opportunity to attend a number of conferences for student leaders during the year. The Year 8 Student Voice representatives are also involved in the Open Night program and in supporting year 7-8 transition programs.