We believe that school programming should reflect and support the Middle Years students’ growth and development, by offering programming that is different from that of the younger grade levels. Our middle years programming expands student responsibility and their subject offerings, while strengthening and maintaining the whole person development begun in elementary school. This curriculum meets or exceeds the requirements of the Manitoba Curriculum.
In our Middle Years program, students rotate among teaching-area specialists, participate in Advisory and Enrichment Groups, take a leadership role in the school, attend overnight camps, and represent the school through a variety of interscholastic events.
Each year, the Middle years students are grouped into small multi-grade groups and assigned to a particular staff Advisor. Throughout the year, the groups meet to discuss topics of common interest and to work together.
The students in Grades 6-8 are assigned to a Homeroom based on grade level. Students meet with their homeroom teacher each morning for prayer and announcements.
Students participate in 3 enrichment courses each year. Enrichment course options change from year to year. Options have included: Creative Arts, Sound Production, Leadership, First Aid, Boxing. Outdoor Education, Digital Art, Technokids, Traditional Art, Current Affairs, Cooking, Music Appreciation, Multicultural Affairs and STEM.
Our Middle Years program prepares SCCS students for success in high school with a variety of expanded subjects to master. Science, religion, and social studies become much more important at this level with students challenged to think critically with all of their subjects.
Our 1:1 digital technology program gives our Grade 7 & 8 students access to online learning and digital enhancements in all subject areas via our iPad program. Grade 6 students benefit from their own mobile laptop cart.
The transition between elementary and high school requires a completely new mindset–the ability to accept more responsibility, face greater expectations and take on new challenges. SCCS students are provided the skills in a safe, nurturing environment for future success and to prepare them for the next step in their journey.