Middle School (Years 7 to 9)

Middle School at Arden represents a significant shift in a student’s journey after the years of primary schooling. We stand beside our students as they move towards increased independence, tackle a broader approach to subject matter and are introduced to a wider scope of extracurricular activities.

A successful transition

At Arden, transitioning students successfully is one of our highest priorities. From day one at Arden we help and encourage our students to transition into confident and capable independent learners.

Pastoral care

Pastoral care is integrated into all areas of a student’s school life. We begin our structured pastoral care curriculum in Year 7 and each year we focus on key issues relevant to each stage of a student’s development.

Our approach to student wellbeing integrates a Christian worldview that sees each child as a unique and beloved individual. We develop resilient students who are outward thinking, with a service oriented approach to the world in which they live and work. We work with each individual and take a strengths based approach: our students come to understand themselves better and build positive relationships with peers and staff.

A range of options

In the Middle School we offer a diverse range of subject electives, preparing students for their progression to the Senior School and later tertiary pursuits.

A broad range of co-curricular activities complements the rigour of the Arden classroom, allowing students exposure to individual interest areas, whether in sport, music, dance, creative arts or charity organisations, among other opportunities.