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Year 5 to Year 8

Middle School at a glance

Specialist teachers dedicated to nurturing students' growth and fostering a love for learning
Popular handball courts for active play and friendly competition
80 %
Of class time spent with their core teacher in Year 5 & Year 6
Exciting student camp that promises unforgettable experiences held every year
12 +
Kangaroos spotted daily on our beautiful school grounds
  • Year 8 students in class working on a team project

    Age-Specific Learning

    Students in Years 5-8 undergo a significant cognitive shift from concrete to abstract thinking, which fosters greater curiosity and independence as they begin to define their values and perceptions of life.

    The Pacific Group of Christian Schools pioneered a tailored Middle School environment in 1997, to meet this need, complete with specific programs, resources and learning spaces.

  • Staff and Middle School students talking outside

    The Whole Child

    In Middle School we believe in nurturing all aspects of a student's life, including their spiritual, emotional, social, and physical development. Our approach to education incorporates this holistic perspective into our learning programs.

    We also encourage students to participate in extracurricular activities to further their growth outside the classroom.

  • Middle School student leaders

    Serving Our Community

    Service to others is one of the pillars of our School culture. We encourage our students to consider their God-given giftings and look for ways in which they can be utilised to serve the Pacific Valley and Clarence River communities.

    There are many benefits to serving, including developing courage, compassion for others and leadership skills.

Seamless Transition

Uninterrupted learning and growth

The conventional education system transfers students from a key teacher in Primary School to multiple teachers in High School. This change can be overwhelming for students whilst they navigate their personal development.

Middle School has become a proven initiative in helping students to navigate those differences. The result is uninterrupted learning and growth which prevents students from becoming disconnected or falling behind.

Home Room Teacher

Year 5 and 6 students have a Home Room Teacher for most of their core subjects

Specialist Staff

Science, Technologies, Visual Arts, and Music are taught by specialist staff

Gradual Change

Each year, students make a gradual change to more specialist teachers

Prepared For Senior School

By the end of Year 8, the students have been prepared for school life in Senior School

Middle School implements the NSW curriculum and provides customised subjects aligned with NESA's key areas. Download the comprehensive Middle School Handbook for detailed information on subjects, pastoral care, and all aspects of Middle School.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

- Philippians 4:6-7

Middle School student listening in class

A place to call home

Middle School features a Home Room and Home Room Teacher, who is specifically trained to understand and meet the unique needs of young adolescents. The Home Room Teacher assumes a pastoral role and strives to establish a strong connection with each student. This connection fosters a sense of safety and familiarity, providing students with a comfortable learning environment. 

Friends helping to tie shoe laces

Christian Education in Community

Middle School students are part of a nurturing Christian community where dedicated teachers recognise each child's unique gifts and talents. Our goal is to help your child grow their skills and serve the community, while all learning is approached with a Biblical worldview.
Spiritual growth is so important to us that students attend a Pastoral Care class every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the School offer personal tours?
Yes, we would be delighted to show you around our campus, explain Christian education and how we holistically nurture our students, and introduce you to our staff. Click below to register for a personalised tour.
Where can I get the uniform?

The Uniform Shop in Maclean is our school's uniform supplier and they have summer and winter uniforms available in sizes to suit Junior to Senior age students.

Click below for more information.

Do we have to be Christians to enrol?
No. We welcome families from a variety of backgrounds and faiths and also those who are not churchgoers. However, all families enrolled at Pacific Valley are required to support and respect the Christian beliefs and values.