DEVELOPING POSITIVE ATTITUDES AND A STRONG T
sense of self
he Middle Years at Strathcona offer a broad academic program, supportive pastoral care and a wide range of co-curricular opportunities. Our priorities are to ensure that each girl makes a smooth and confident transition into her secondary school years and that she lays the foundations for future success. Challenge and rich learning experiences, developing positive attitudes, resilience and a strong sense of self are the hallmarks of this important stage in each studentâ€™s educational journey. While the foundations of disciplinebased learning are laid in a comprehensive core curriculum, it is recognised that choice is an important motivator for adolescents. It is equally important for them to make connections with
their changing world. The SEED Program (Seek, Engage, Enrich and Diversify) is a transdisciplinary program that explicitly teaches the skills of Guided Inquiry. Students learn how to expand their view beyond what they already know and form questions worthy of investigation. These questions then guide their inquiry, which expands their knowledge but typically raises more questions and increases their awareness of the complexity of the field under investigation. The learning from SEED provides skills that assists our girlsâ€™ learning in their subjects and other pursuits. Our staff are also developing their teaching to enhance student learning and metacognition as part of a program linking with Harvard University.
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