Sanderson Middle School’s curriculum at Years 7, 8 and 9 is based on the Australian National Curriculum. The implementation of the Australian Curriculum includes a wide range of experiences that cater for individual interests and abilities.
The Sanderson Middle School curriculum is based on the Australian Curriculum learning areas of English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education, and a wide range of Arts, Technologies and Languages electives and experiences that cater for individual interests and abilities. Our curriculum provides direct pathways to Casuarina Senior College and Darwin High School Centres of Excellence, SEDA and VET programs.
In Years 7, 8 and 9 students engage in a rigorous student-centred program based on the four core subjects of:
- Humanities and Social Sciences
In addition, students will be offered choices from a range of other subjects including:
- Music, Band and Choir
- Multimedia and Visual Arts
- Drama and Dance
- Languages (Japanese and Indigenous)
- Food Design and Technology
- Health and Physical Education
- Materials Design (Woodwork and Metal Work)
- Information Technology
Throughout middle school, students are expected to produce work that demonstrates evidence of achievement of the standards of the Australian Curriculum. Students also participate in ACER Academic testing once a year in Maths and Reading; NAPLAN (Years 7 & 9); and relevant standardised testing such as eWrite.
Progress reports are available on Compass prior to the Term 1 and 3 Parent/Teacher Conferences. Semester reports are available on Compass at the end of Semester 1 and 2. Semester reports will not be provided if a student’s attendance is below 40%.