Founders’ Hall is our specialist Middle School facility, specifically designed to meet the learning needs of the developing adolescent from Years 5 to 8
The Middle School campus - Founders’ Hall - is located on Molle Street in Hobart, opposite the Senior School. The campus is specifically designed for the learning needs of young adolescents between 10 to 14 years of age. We aim to deliver a supportive environment in which staff, students and parents understand, acknowledge, accept and appropriately respond to the change and growth associated with this time of development.
In the Middle School students are expected to reflect upon and begin to control and understand how to self-regulate their social, emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual interests. Throughout their Middle School journey students are encouraged to become less reliant on the direct support of teachers and parents and as a result during this time both teachers and parents begin to take on a more adult, mentoring relationship with their girls.
Opportunities are provided to encourage innovation, the use of the imagination, the further development of inquiry skills and the capacity to take a chance. Students develop key skills in the areas of teamwork, communication, problem-solving, empathy, gratitude and giving and the showing of respect to all. The development of personal decision-making skills, taking and using initiative and learning to lead is also central to the Middle School experience.
The Middle School program is aligned with the Australian Curriculum. In Years 5 and 6 class teachers are responsible for the delivery of the core curriculum of English, SOSE, Mathematics and Science. In Years 7 and 8, where possible, two core teachers deliver these learning programs. All year groups take part in Faith and Life, Health and Physical Education, Foreign Languages and Performance and Design lessons. All subjects are led by specialist teachers who have a genuine passion for their learning area.
We expect our students to strive for individual excellence, accuracy, persistence, success and consistency in all areas of their personal development. Girls are able to choose from a wide range of co-curricular activities including Music, Art, Dance, Drama, Sport, Debating and Public Speaking, Clubs and EDGE.