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Middle School Students in uniform smiling at Portside Christian College Newport Adelaide South Australia a Western Suburbs School

Middle
School

PORTSIDE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE - MIDDLE SCHOOL - YEARS 7-9 

Middle School students identify their interests and talents through a range of subjects and disciplines in preparation for Senior School. We recognise the importance of deep and applied knowledge, as well as providing opportunities for students to develop the softer skills such as personal and time management, goal setting, critical thinking and collaboration.

Homeroom teachers mentor students spiritually with daily devotions, encouraging them to seek God and know Him personally.

We provide a nurturing, supportive and structured environment to give our students the confidence to explore and learn collaboratively. Christian values are strongly emphasised, with the focus on developing each student’s character and success.

Portside Christian College meets the goals of the Australian curriculum for our Middle School students. We provide a dynamic program which supports and extends student's abilities and creates independence. 

The Portside Christian College Middle School Australian Curriculum learning areas are linked below:

Middle School Students in uniform smiling at Portside Christian College Newport Adelaide South Australia a Western Suburbs School

The Arts at Portside Christian College

At Portside Christian College, we recognise the importance of developing our students' God-given talents in the Performing  or Visual Arts. Our Performing Arts activities include Junior Choir and Concert Band.

Middle School Student at portside Christian College

Our College Learns Indonesian

Portside Christian College offers Indonesian as a language throughout our students educational journey, up to Year 8.

 

We believe language learning enhances cross-cultural understanding, promotes tolerance and respect and creates opportunities.

The College partners with the School of Languages to offer multiple language choices from Year 9 to 12.

Middle School Student at portside Christian College

Sport at Portside Christian College

At our College, we believe that participation in sports is more than just a physical activity - it's an opportunity for character building and leadership development.

Our Middle school has a strong commitment to soccer and a dedicated group of coaches and managers making our College an exceptional place to play.

Our students compete from Years 3 to 12 in district and school competitions such as SACSA, SAPSASA and SSSSA, and are given the chance to participate in a wide range of sports including netball, basketball, athletics, hockey, AFL, swimming, kayaking, soccer and dance.

Middle School Student at portside Christian College

STEM at Portside Christian College

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) framework aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and capabilities required to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.

Students are encouraged to work collaboratively in problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills.

Students in Elective lessons at Portside Christian College

Year 7 - Encounter Program

The Year 7 Encounter program enables students to succeed through positive relationships, relevant and engaging curriculum and meaningful assessments in a caring, warm learning environment where students are challenged to succeed.

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Year 8 - Ignite Program

The Year 8 Ignite program enables each student to develop their unique skills, talents and abilities through relevant and engaging learning opportunities, allowing your child to reach their highest potential.

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Year 9 - Amplify Program

The Year 9 Amplify program enables each student to consolidate the skills learned in previous years whilst allowing them to specialise in areas of interest through Electives. This is a time where they can explore the various subjects that will be available to them in Senior school. It’s a time for students to spread their wings.

Year 9 - Rite Journey

Year 9 students participate in The Rite Journey. For over 20 years The Rite Journey has been providing unique educational programs in schools and organisations designed to support the development of self-aware, responsible, respectful, resilient and resourceful adults. 

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Elective Options in Year 9 and 10

Portside Christian College offers a wide range of electives for students to explore prior to their entry into Senior School. A list of elective subjects can be found below.

Students at Portside Christian College in elective lessons
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Principal Dr Susan Starling Portside Christian College Newport Adelaide South Australia a Western Suburbs School

Meet the Principal 

DR SUSAN STARLING

A great school has a clear curriculum and expectations, engages the community, values students and gives them a voice.

 

It focuses on relationships and lives out its mission day by day. This is my vision for our College.

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News

INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

Portside Christian College is passionate about investing in our site for the education of our students which is visible in our College Masterplan.

Our student leadership opportunities

Portside Christian College offers student leadership opportunities throughout our students life at the College. Student leadership programs offer many benefits including opportunities to develop essential skills like communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. 

 

Our College has  a student SRC for Middle School students.

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Community

We also offer a wide range of co-curricular performing arts activities, along with our own dance school Portlife Dance.

We are currently offering Hiphop, Jazz, Ballet and Open Contemporary. 

SEQTA Continuous Online Reporting for all Middle School students

Portside Christian College uses SEQTA  for our Learning Management System, to manage and share information with our College Community from Foundation to 12.

 

For more information on SEQTA please speak to a staff member or email us.

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Our College Uniform

Portside Christian College has a high standard of uniform requirements. We believe a properly worn uniform enhances the image of and promotes student pride in the College. For information on uniform purchase and requirements please click the link below.

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Portside Christian College Bus Service
for Families

The College operates a bus service for families to suburbs surrounding the College driven by our bus drivers.

Bus drivers with bus at Portside Christian College Newport Adelaide South Australia a Western Suburbs School
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