Years 5-9

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"Building Relationships that Matter" 

Traditionally, schooling for young Queenslanders has been divided into Primary and Secondary. Primary schools have offered a nurturing, pastoral environment where one key teacher works with students across connected subject areas. Secondary schools have operated quite differently, with students from Years 8 to 12 having many teachers and many subjects in a variety of locations around the school campus.

Years 5–9 at Nudgee College seeks to make a connection between Primary and Secondary schooling by offering young adolescents an authentic, meaningful and connected education as they move through the Middle Phase of Learning. Nudgee College recognises the very specific needs of students in this age group and looks to guide them in finding their "place" as they become autonomous learners through challenge and variety of learning opportunities. The College aims to close the traditional divide in educational experience through the structures and curriculum offered, whilst maximising the diverse teaching and learning resources available.

Through a process of extensive research, structural change, curriculum renewal, professional development and recruitment of enthusiastic and dynamic staff, Nudgee College has drawn on Middle Schooling philosophies and practices to meet the needs of students in Years 5–9. This has been in practice since 2003 and has worked to improve student achievement and engagement.