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Middle Years of Schooling (Years 5-8)

Middle Years of Schooling (Years 5-8)

How does your state/territory define the 'middle years'?
What initiatives/programs are currently being implemented in the 'middle years' in your state or territory?
What are some of the current issues being addressed in your state/territory?

How does your state/territory define the 'middle years'?

In the NT, Middle Years are from Year 4 to Year 9.

What initiatives/programs are currently being implemented in the 'middle years' in your state or territory?

  • Curriculum Framework under development to take account of stages of schooling, including middle years
  • Curriculum In Action program: One manager and 5 project officers currently being recruited to support curriculum implementation in the Middle Years
  • Major professional development activity focusing on Literacy in the Middle Years currently being organised
  • Middle Schools projects running in some schools

What are some of the current issues being addressed in your state/territory?

Current issues being addressed:

  • Transition of students from one level of schooling to the next eg from primary to secondary
  • Integration of curriculum learning areas
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Gender issues, esp for boys
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