We prepare our students to be successful and active citizens who know how to set and reach high personal and professional goals. Our Middle School program provides the means for students to experience a smooth transition from primary to the senior school in an environment that fosters a sense of belonging, stability, security and happiness.
Following the successful implementation of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme in Junior School in 2017, the next strategic development in our academic vision was our application for IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) candidacy for Middle School. In 2020, TAS Middle School received full authorisation as an IB World School to deliver the MYP, with all subject areas in Year 6, 7 and 8 (MYP Year 1, 2 and 3) implementing the MYP framework, with our Year 8 students also participating in a Community Project. It is a journey that we are taking with students, staff and parents together, for the overwhelming benefit of our Middle School students. The NSW curriculum will still be at the heart of what is taught at Middle School, but the MYP changes how it is taught, encouraging a great level of inquiry, curiosity and exploration of the content as it is taught.
At the heart of the philanthropic centre of the School, since it was established in 1983, is the TAS Foundation. Its purpose is to generate funds to enable the School to give financial assistance and to continually develop the campus through new and improved facilities.
This year the projects we are looking for financial assistance are: