Middle Years

Seymour offers an outstanding Middle Years program for girls in Years 7–9, at this vital stage of their development.

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The Middle Years

Our approach to education in the Middle Years is focused on building foundational skills, whilst providing limitless opportunities for each girl to find her spark.

Learn about our Middle Years

The start of a new Adventure

The Year 7 entry into our Middle Years is focused on connection and exploration.

Whether students are new to the College or continuing from our Junior Years, there are boundless opportunities to be explored on Barr Smith Campus, both academically and through our broad range of co-curricular pursuits. Supported by a team of experienced and nurturing educators and wellbeing staff, girls begin finding their passions and their people right from the very start.

Cloris

Year 7 student
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Clementine

Year 7 student
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Aileen

Cloris' mum
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Brooke

Clementine's mum
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Cloris

Year 7 student

New to the College this year, Cloris is loving being at Seymour and experiencing everything the Middle Years has to offer.

Discover why Seymour was the only choice for Cloris and her family.

Clementine

Year 7 student

Joining Seymour in Year 7 this year, Clementine has enjoyed exploring all the opportunities on offer, as well as the many friendships along the way.

Hear from Clementine and her Old Collegian mum, Brooke, as they share why Seymour was the only option for them.

Aileen

Cloris' mum

When considering schools for Cloris’ secondary education, Aileen wanted to ensure that there was a focus on holistic development.

Brooke

Clementine's mum

An Old Collegian herself, Brooke loved her time at Seymour, but had to be sure it was the right place for her daughter. Now having been at the College for a year, Brooke is over the moon with her decision to choose Seymour.

A message from our Dean of Middle Years 

The Seymour College Middle Years is a dynamic, vibrant, and welcoming learning environment for girls in Years 7 – 9.

Providing a comprehensive suite of academic subjects, co-curricular options, and exchange opportunities, our Middle Years programs ignite girls’ interests, cultivating their skills and confidence as their sense of self and the world continues to grow.

Recognising the importance of doing rather than simply listening, our contemporary wellbeing programs involve collaborations with leading experts and proactively help girls build resilience and social connectedness. A robust Homegroup and Clan system ensures every girl is truly known and supported at every stage of her Middle Years education.

11 to 15 years old is a remarkable time of life, complete with changes, challenges, friendships to form and fun to be had.

Ramon Bartholomeusz
Dean of Middle Years 

With pride and dedication our teachers and staff make sure the Middle Years is an inspiring time and place to be.

Curriculum 

The Middle Years is a vital time in a young person’s development; a time when they build on the foundational skills and knowledge that they have developed in their primary education, begin to hone their own unique learning identity and forge an individualised learning pathway.

Discover all the Middle Years curriculum has to offer, from our Head of Academics, Leah English

Real world learning

Integrated learning subjects STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and GEM (Global Studies, English and Media) challenge our Year 7 and 8 girls to apply what they’ve learned to real world problems. They are supported by a core rotation of specialist subjects across technology, the arts and other interest areas.

Our curated Year 9 elective offering opens new doors in the lead up to the Senior Years without locking students out of any future pathways. By the time each Seymour girls leaves the Middle Years, she will have a strong sense of what interests her and what she’d like to pursue further.

Discover how our Year 8s became industrial designers

Beyond the classroom

Seymour’s array of ensembles, teams and clubs are outlets for expression and energy.

They represent an opportunity to discover a close-knit community and forge unexpected friendships, to hone skills and perform under pressure. We also take every opportunity to get our girls outdoors more often and for longer, creating exciting learning experiences through our outdoor education program. Our girls relish the challenge and freedom and embrace the personal growth these opportunities present.