Year 7 Transition

Year 7 is an important ‘bridge’ for our boys as they become young men. Our dedicated Year 7 teaching staff are experienced at dealing with young adolescents who are developing emotionally, cognitively, socially and physically.

The team recognises and respects the desire of students to seek greater independence and the importance of strong personal connections in their lives. We understand that boys need to feel confident about who they are, what they can achieve and how to be the best versions of themselves.

Opened in 2010, the Middle School building is located next to the Senior School. It houses the year 7 classes upstairs and has a dedicated safe zone for the boys to use at recess and lunchtime. This enables the boys to be introduced to the Senior School more gradually, yet have access to the ‘big school’.

Year 7 is all about easing the boys’ transition from primary school into the Senior School. Pastoral Care Leaders (PCL) are in charge of each Year 7 boy’s academic and social wellbeing, which they facilitate through careful support, planning and communication with both the boys and their parents. 

Students will be introduced to a learning environment that will encourage and support a greater level of academic independence, self-regulation and a passion for knowledge. As they head towards Senior School, Year 7 boys have several curriculum options to give them a taste of different subjects and to help them to narrow down their preferences. These include a choice of musical instruments in Year 7, Art and Drama classes, and a selection of languages (Mandarin, Japanese and French).

Hale Year 7 prides itself on providing a safe and structured environment for our boys to grow and learn. All aspects of the programme help to develop young men’s respect and confidence – including being greeted with a smile and handshake by the Headmaster at the gate every week, and the Outdoor Education experiences that teach life skills

Middle School Course Handbook
Year 7 Course Handbook

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