Murrays Bay Intermediate Principal
Mr Colin Dale
Ph 477 2121 Ext: 701
At Murrays Bay Intermediate School we have a special way of thinking called 'Invitational style of learning'. This style of learning leads to higher level thinking and invites children to be learning partners. For example, in soft materials the students are learning how to sew two pieces of fabric together - previously students might have been told what the end result would be. With our invitational style of teaching our students are invited to think and contribute to how the end design will be.
Intermediate School is a very important stage in one's schooling. It will be for most people the most wonderful, positive, empowering experience and I am committed to helping that be the case for each and every one of our students. There will be some specialisation in preparation for College and students will be introduced to many new and interesting aspects of the curriculum.
Since its establishment in 1958, Murrays Bay Intermediate has always been at the forefront of year seven and eight education. We strive to recruit only highly regarded and well qualified teachers. All our teachers have degrees and many of our teachers have a University Masters degree or part there of. Adding to this, all our staff participate in ongoing professional development each month.
The school is committed to excellence in everything that it does.
We endeavour to achieve high standards of academic study. Consequently, the development of sound work habits and a positive attitude to learning are a focus.
The school takes a pride in offering opportunities for children to gain experiences in technology, and to develop a talent in cultural areas such as choir, band, orchestra, dance, drama and art.
Children also have the opportunity to participate in more than thirty sporting activities.
An important emphasis on thinking skills and teaching children how to learn has been introduced as well as opportunities in the acquisition of other languages. The pupil’s personal development is very important.
We intentionally value each child’s uniqueness and foster the growth of valued attitudes, confidence, self-esteem, independence, responsibility and tolerance of other peoples views and beliefs. The school values the many ethnic backgrounds of the children that attend. In contemporary society it is essential that people from all cultures and backgrounds live and work together harmoniously with understanding and integrity.
If young people are to achieve to their potential it is essential that they are supported from the home – it is a shared responsibility – yours and ours, so please feel free to access our staff to ensure that we are working towards the common goal of achieving the very best for your child.
It is my hope that every family when leaving this school can say that the experience was positive, happy, challenging and dynamic. I will do my best to ensure that this is the case.