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Middle school

Middle Schooling refers to the education of students in Years 7, 8 and 9. Here at PBC we strive for the best for our students in all areas. 
Statement of Intent
To be a world class school which nurtures the talents of every young adolescent student, ensuring a seamless and supportive transition from primary school into senior school. 


Success in the Middle School comes from engagement in learning and building relationships.
The Middle School at PBC is built around a caring, supportive environment enabling students a smooth transition into senior school. Students feel a sense of belonging and in such an environment strong teacher-student relationships are created. Shared decision-making and active participation along with a rigorous curriculum help to cultivate lifelong learners.​


Students in Years 7,  8 and 9 study core and elective subjects. All students complete studies in the core subjects of English, Maths, Science, Study of Society and the Environment (SOSE), HPE/Sports Excellence and Foreign Language.
The Middle School Electives Program allows students to select subjects that they study alongside core subjects, to explore their personal interests and sample, to help them decide if they would like to study in further depth as a senior.
All lessons run for 70 minutes and each subject has three 70 minute lessons per week
Further information about the subjects and pathways available for study in the Middle School can be found in the Middle School Handbook (PDF,1MB)​​​​​