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Parent Information Evening. Middle School Thursday 7 February 2008. Middle School Procedures. Diaries Uniform Form classes and Form teachers Specialist Lessons Absentees Behavior Management. Middle School Timetable. 7 x 45 minute periods Form and Subject Teachers

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Parent information evening

Parent Information Evening

Middle School

Thursday 7 February 2008


Middle school procedures
Middle School Procedures

  • Diaries

  • Uniform

  • Form classes and Form teachers

  • Specialist Lessons

  • Absentees

  • Behavior Management


Middle school timetable
Middle School Timetable

  • 7 x 45 minute periods

  • Form and Subject Teachers

  • Form time - last 15 mins (2:45 - 3:00pm)

  • Pastoral Lessons - 3 Mornings per week

  • Chapel and Assembly + Middle school time


Middle school staffing
Middle School Staffing

  • Mr. Hamish Pike - Team Leader Middle School / Sports Master / WHSO (PE)

  • Mr. Bob Nicholson - Team leader Yr 4-6 + Yr 7 Form Teacher (English + Maths + SOSE)

  • Miss Melissa Heirdsfield - Year 8 Form Teacher (Drama, English + SOSE)

  • Miss Sarah Smith - Yr 9 Form Teacher (Japanese + SOSE)

  • Dr Brett Sawyer - Yr 10 Form Teacher (Science and Mathematics)

  • Mrs Diana Patchett – Assistant Principal (Yr 8 Mathematics and Science)


Aims of the middle school
Aims of the Middle School

  • Develop a pastoral relationship with Form Teacher

  • Facilitate personal reflection and introspection

  • Encourage personal development

Other MBBC Opportunities

  • Co-curricular activities

  • Camps and excursions

  • Leos, Debating, Friends of the Nature Refuge


Behaviour management
Behaviour Management

  • To support the development of personal responsibility, organisation and socially acceptable behaviour

  • Consequence Chart (Student Diary and Parent Handbook)


  • Reminder Signatures

  • Detention

  • Positive Signatures

  • House Points

  • Award cards

Term One Focus:

Homework, Uniform, Courtesy


How can you help
How can you help?

  • Routine

  • Regular check of Student Diary

  • Encouragement and support

  • Be involved (P&F, Class Rep, College events, Friends of the Nature Refuge)

  • Be informed (newsletter)

  • First point of contact Form Teacher

  • If further action – Consult parent inquiry chart


Mathletics
MATHLETICS

  • Your son’s subscription to this programme is a 24hour/7day subscription. Therefore the boys can access Mathletics at home and earn points toward certificates. Teachers will be able to check what they have worked on in their own time.


Homework
Homework

As per Student Diary

  • Year 7 – 9 will be expected to complete between 40 and 75 minutes of homework per night

  • Homework is issued on a nightly / weekly basis





Library
Library

  • Open during lunchtimes

    • There will be a quiet area for silent work

  • 3pm to 4pm Tuesday – Friday

    • Research, assignment preparation, homework, borrowing and reading

    • Not child-minding


Camps
Camps

  • Middle School Moreton Island Camp – Week 9, Term 3

    • Fishing, swimming, snorkelling, 4WD touring, orienteering, sand tobogganing, climbing sand dunes, games, living together, washing up, and many more exciting experiences

    • Extension program for Year 9


Personal development
Personal Development

Focus is different in each Year level

  • Yr 7 – Personal Hygiene

  • Yr 8 – Nutrition

  • Yr 9 – Drug Education

  • All Grades – Personal Development and Human Development


Representative sport
Representative Sport

  • Boys can represent MBBC at District, Met East and State Level

  • Yr 7 is still Primary (Wynnum and Lytton District)

  • Yr 8, 9 is Secondary School (Gateway District and Metropolitan East)

  • All representative sports are by nomination through Sports Coordinator (MBBC)


Parent involvement
Parent Involvement

  • Class Parent Representative

    • Point of contact between class parents and P&F, teachers, other parents

    • Mobilisation and organisation and of support for special activities such as Carnival Day, night and other social activities

  • Support-a-Reader (from 30 mins/week)

    • Support readers from Years 1 – 10

    • Training provided – Wed 13 Feb 3pm


The secret to success
The Secret to Success…

  • Hard Work

  • Perseverance

  • RESILIENCE!!

  • Dedication

  • The will to succeed

  • Always giving of your best

  • Setting Goals


Year 7Bob Nicholson [email protected] 8Mel Heirdsfield [email protected] 9Sarah Smith [email protected] 10 / Science and MathsBrett Sawyer [email protected] LeaderHamish Pike [email protected] Principal / Deputy Principal (Curriculum)Diana [email protected] [email protected]


Thank you
Thank you

We welcome you all to introduce yourself to your son’s Form Teacher now and so we will head off to individual classrooms for the next 15 minutes.


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