In the Classroom

Middle School

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We recognise that the years between ages 13 and 16 are vitally important, as young people meet the challenges of adolescence and creating healthy relationships with their peers, while acquiring the skills and values necessary for lifelong learning. 

During these years our academic emphasis is on providing a sound grounding in essential learning areas while expanding the range of subject options. We encourage independent learning, and begin preparing students for the NCEA assessments that commence in Year 11. Year 9 students are tested in a nationally-moderated assessment that serves as a benchmark against which students, teachers and families can measure progress.

Key goals of the Middle School are to encourage students to learn self-discipline and organisational skills, become socially responsible, and take responsibility for their own learning. We provide an environment that gives students a sense of security and the motivation to become independent, lifelong learners. 

2017 Curriculum Book

Please download a curriculum book from the sidebar on the left.

Regulus Magazine

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The Rector's magazine, Regulus, is an important part of the College’s communication with our whole-school community.

Let Us Show You Around

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Book a School Tour

Our tours are personalised to suit your needs and give you every opportunity to see our students in action in the classroom. A guided tour gives you the opportunity to talk at length and in depth about the College programmes. The tour is also a chance to view our facilities including the new Preparatory School, Spiro Science and Mathematics Centre and Boarding Houses.

Contact Registrar Lynn Smith enrol@stac.school.nz or 03 940-2016 to book an appointment or request an information pack.

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