Right throughout their time with us, St Dominic’s girls are encouraged to pursue and build their own learning journey. Middle school is a particularly important time for inquiry and discovery, as our girls start to hone in on the topics and skills that are most exciting for them – and prepare for the choices they’ll need to make later in high school.
A Wide Range of Subjects to Explore
Our girls can experiment and engage with subject areas in line with Australian Curriculum, including:
- The Arts
- Health and PE
- History and Social Sciences (HASS)
Through interdisciplinary and problem-based learning, our students experience subjects in engaging and thoughtful ways. We also recognise the role technology has in preparing our girls to thrive in a modern world. This is why Information Technology is an integral part of daily learning at St Dominic’s – from Reception right through to Year 12.
Our Laptop program ensures every student from Year 5 to 12 has access to a thin client computer or laptop enabling all girls access to the applications required for each subject on a device with the right features. They are also supported to foster healthy online behaviours, through a curriculum that teaches the responsible and ethical use of technology.
Modern and Connected Learning
At St Dominic’s Priory College, modern learning extends well beyond the classroom. Our entire campus is covered by a wireless network that allows students to use their devices wherever they are. Students also have remote access to school-based files, programs and learning materials through our technology framework.
We also engage with our local communities to bring even more to the learning experience. This includes working with local industries, businesses and tertiary providers to add real world context to our curriculum.
Keeping Parents Involved in the Journey
Having parents involved in their daughter’s Middle School education is invaluable. We offer parents clear and open channels of communication about what’s happening at school – including SEQTA, our dedicated Learning Management System. It’s designed to keep parents connected and up to date with their daughter’s assessments, due dates, grades and general subject information so that they can be involved and support their daughter in their learning journey.