In Secondary School students begin to see that their individual differences are celebrated but that they must act together and use talents and gifts interdependently. Middle years is a time when it is important to gain and explore the content of curriculum studies but also to acquire the skills of socialisation and responsibility in the group experiences of school and extended excursions.
Student friendships and networks begin to expand and the challenges of greater freedom and teamwork become more important. Our home-group and pastoral care system assists students in the development of their identity and understanding of the organization of the College. Programs that engender social responsibility and Christian service become more significant and valuable as children mature.
As is normal, parents are encouraged to maintain contact with the College during these important years. Their involvement in, and support for, Christian education during children's adolescence is crucial for the values we wish to convey.