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Middle School Curriculum

Inquiry Based Learning and the IB

Engagement and challenge are at the heart of learning in the Middle School. Our IB Middle Years Programme is inquiry based, meaning that every unit of work begins with a question. For example, "Is Language Power?" With this approach, students immediately understand the relevance of what they are learning and find it more engaging.

Teaching must be precise and rigorous. Students are taught the rules of spelling and grammar, the strategies for solving algebraic equations, and then given the opportunity to apply this knowledge. Providing an opportunity for students to demonstrate and test their understanding is essential. In applying learning, our students enjoy the immense satisfaction of having the disparate parts fall into place as a cohesive whole. This understanding allows them to confidently relate new learning to their everyday lives.

Students in Year 7 and 8 follow a set programme in which they spend half of each day in the familiar Homeroom situation with their own teacher who covers several subjects. The rest of the day is spent with specialist tutors in subjects such as sciences, arts or sports. In Years 9 and 10, the programmes become more specialised and the students are offered choices as Option Subjects. All students learn a second language and utilise personal laptops or tablets in their daily classroom activities.

Our learning programmes are diverse and engaging, with particular emphasis on developing genuine understanding and mastery. The sense of achievement that our students gain from these programmes provides a strong academic foundation as they move forward into their senior schooling years, confident in their own abilities and equipped with a passion for learning.

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Middle School News 
Captains Knock Sets Up Epic Win
The Cricket 1st XI boys had an epic win over Maclean`s College last Saturday with the match going down to the wire. Captain Nicholas...
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North Harbour Swimming Zone Day
A really exciting day was had with 12 Year 7 & 8 students representing Kristin at the NH Intermediate Swimming Zone Day, on Tuesday 21...
Kristin Golf
Kristin`s Premier Golf Team this year is captained by Dexin Kong, who has led the team in a professional manner and by example. The...
Auckland Secondary Schools Athletics Results
Yesterday saw 3 gold and 3 silver medals, including two Auckland records among the results for Kristin at the Auckland Secondary School...
Colts Beat Rangitoto
Kristin Colts opened the bowling and after 13 overs of little runs and missed opportunities, Muka Thompson made the first break...
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