Our Middle School girls are happy, well-educated, considerate young women who have an abundance of opportunities to develop both academically and personally.
Your daughter receives special guidance through the transition from primary to secondary schooling and from co-education in the formative years to girls-only classes from Year 7.
Students who join us from other primary schools are placed in one of five Houses. Girls with relatives who attended the School are allocated to the same House. The cross-age nature of each House facilitates a nurturing relationship between girls across different ages, along with House spirit and a sense of belonging.
The IGGS rigorous academic curriculum strengthens essential learning skills, promotes connectivity and builds a solid foundation for further study.
Our Middle School Life Skills program, tailored to the needs of adolescent girls, enhances your daughter’s resilience and provides her with tools to approach her social and emotional life in a positive, proactive manner.
Years 7 and 8
Your daughter’s first year at Girls’ Grammar marks the exciting start of her secondary school adventure.
To facilitate a smooth transition, she will take part in our fun and friendly School camp where she will form friendships and develop communication and organisational skills through physical activities and teamwork.
In Years 7 and 8, our rigorous curriculum focuses on English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Health and Physical Education, The Arts, Design & Technologies and Languages (German, Japanese or Chinese).
Using their individual laptops, our girls increasingly engage at their own academic level through learning programs, including mathsonline and Education Perfect challenges.
We offer Learning Support in literacy and numeracy and Extension opportunities as well as a specialist teacher for our girls who have English as their second language.
In your daughter’s final Middle School year she is given more responsibility and leadership opportunities. We continue to build on her academic ability and offer camps and study tours to develop global citizenship and broaden her knowledge and skills.
IGGS’ specialist teachers continue to provide rigorous, challenging academic curriculum and our Wellbeing Team offers strong pastoral care.
Electives are studied in composite classes with Year 10 girls as part of an enriched curriculum, designed to meet the interests and capacities of each girl.