In the Classroom

Middle School


We recognise that the years between ages 13 and 16 are vitally important, as young people meet the challenges of adolescence and creating healthy relationships with their peers, while acquiring the skills and values necessary for lifelong learning. 

During these years our academic emphasis is on providing a sound grounding in essential learning areas while expanding the range of subject options. We encourage independent learning, and begin preparing students for the NCEA assessments that commence in Year 11. Year 9 students are tested in a nationally-moderated assessment that serves as a benchmark against which students, teachers and families can measure progress.

Key goals of the Middle School are to encourage students to learn self-discipline and organisational skills, become socially responsible, and take responsibility for their own learning. We provide an environment that gives students a sense of security and the motivation to become independent, lifelong learners. 

2018 Curriculum Book

Please download a curriculum book from the sidebar on the left or click here to view our online version.

StAC100 Commemorative Issue Magazine

StAC100 Cover

StAC100 is a special edition magazine that celebrates the magic and community of our Centenary year. Click here to view more images of the weekend, and to view the magainze itself. 

From The Rector

CLT On Strowan CMO

“...we can reflect upon a myriad of student achievements across sporting, cultural and academic pursuits.”

Regulus Magazine


The Rector's magazine, Regulus, is an important part of the College’s communication with our whole-school community.

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