Welcome to Middle School!

Head of Middle School - Mrs Pauline Bourke



Be inspired, be challenged, become the best you can be!

Middle school students are emerging adolescents who are experiencing profound changes in the intellectual, physical, social and emotional areas of their lives. These changes call for unique learning environments where students can mature, achieve success and be challenged at their own developmental rate. The design of the Middle School creates a supportive and progressive learning environment for students in Years 7 – 9 through the provision of specific academic, co-curricular and pastoral care programs that are sensitive to the developmental needs of young adolescents.

The College strives to foster an environment based on harmonious working relationships, responsibility and mutual respect. The goal of the College is to nurture and develop our students into creative and critical thinkers instilled with a lifelong love of learning, who will be active citizens striving to create a just society.

Structure of Middle School

Ursula Frayne Catholic College promotes the balanced development of our students within a community atmosphere. Young people need support and encouragement during the 'middle years'. This is put into practice in the Middle School through a caring but disciplined environment designed to make students feel safe and confident to develop their potential.

The pastoral support of students is an important element of the Middle School. To improve the care for each child, the Middle School is divided into three separate Clusters; Joachim, Rice and MacKillop. Each Cluster is comprised of a Cluster Leader who is responsible for the overall coordination and organisation of their Cluster. The Cluster Leader works closely with the Form teachers who are the link between school and home for general information concerning the student’s academic progress, study, attitude, attendance and general happiness at school.

Joachim Cluster
MacKillop Cluster
Rice Cluster