Middle School Report – June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019

The Middle School Examinations have all been concluded this week. Next week our boys will undertake the Ballarat Community Health led SSMART ASSK Program. The purpose of this experience is to reduce the risk of alcohol and other drug harm to young people and the broader community of Ballarat.


  • Increase knowledge of risk

  • Reduce risk of harm associated with partying


1.- – – – – – To increase the knowledge of young people about:

a.- – – – – – The risks of alcohol and other drugs in relation to binge drinking and unsafe partying

b.- – – – – – The support and emergency services available in the community

c.- – – – – – – Basic first aid in a party situation

2.- – – – – – To improve attitudes and behaviours of young people about adopting harm minimization strategies to keep them safe in party situations.

Next Term the Melbourne Experience is designed to promote important life skills, such as independence, initiative and responsibility, and provide a real world link to the Year 9 Curriculum. The Melbourne experience will be

The Melbourne Experience Objectives include:

  • Learn about different aspects of Melbourne

  • History, Culture, Arts, Sport, Design and Innovation

  • Learn how to use public transport

  • How to navigate around the Melbourne CBD

  • Develop teamwork and independence skills

  • Experience a range of activities across the CBD

  • Enhance the Humanities Investigation which is centered around Melbourne

  • Experience a range of activities across the CBD: Such as

    Victorian Institute of Sport Tour, Shrine Tour, NGV Tour, Eureka Skydeck Tour, Old Melbourne Gaol Tour, Melbourne Museum to do the TAC Road To Zero Experience, The Intersection Homelessness Tour, The Magistrates Court, A Lap of The Tan, Melbourne Botanical gardens and the Humanities Investigation Melbourne Walks.

    So as you can see, we are going to be off to a very fast start next term!!


    Mr Michael Busscher

    Director of Middle School.