Life as a Year 6 student at Scotch Oakburn College is a mixture of known and comforting pastoral care structures, such as a class teacher for all core subjects, together with some different and exciting opportunities to empower students to be creative, self-directed and innovative.
Year 6 students belong to a class, a House and a Tutor Group which gives three levels of pastoral care and a range of friendships and connections can be made across the school, which are often ones they will cherish for a lifetime.
Learning in Year 6 is experienced via a series of integrated units encompassing Humanities, English and Maths to allow students to learn in an inter-connected, meaningful and realistic manner. Allowing students to learn in this way lets them become self-directed and reflective about their understandings. The facilities for Year 6 classes enable teachers to teach their classes independently or combine classes and team-teach to facilitate for small group learning opportunities and further differentiation and extension possibilities.
Year 6 students also explore a range of specialist subjects which, when possible, are integrated into their core learning opportunities. Students have specialist teachers for Science, Music, Chinese, Japanese, French, Physical Education, Visual Art, and Education Outdoors, which provides them with a range of exciting new opportunities from dedicated and talented professionals in their field.
There are many exciting curriculum integration programs and enrichment programs that run in Year 6, such as our camp to Narawantapu National Park, Tournament of the Minds, The Middle School Arts Evening, Write a book in a Day, Inter-School Debating Championships, and The Canberra Trip which all contribute to the students’ holistic education and allow all students an opportunity to shine.
Scotch Oakburn firmly believes that Year 6 students are worthy of the specialist stimulus, curriculum engagement and leadership opportunities that come from being valuable members of the Middle School. With only three year levels on this campus, our Year 6s benefit from extremely personalised pastoral and academic care. Learning is tailor-made for the age and stage, it is constantly adapting to world’s best practice and staff are available and accessible in a more intimate locale to ensure that every child feels acknowledged and valued.