Middle School Transition

Middle School Transition


Leaving your nurturing primary school environment is a big step – for both students and parents!

Whether you are continuing your Faith education, you’re coming from a small rural school, a large public school, or one of our neighbouring Lutheran schools, rest assured, we are used to welcoming families from up to 30 different primary schools each year.

Our 'Welcome to Faith Middle School' transition program aims to provide a number of opportunities to connect with the College and develop lasting relationships with teachers, staff, as well as other students and parents.

Our transition is designed to be smooth and well informed to ensure students are well set up and just as excited as we are to have them join us 2024.

In addition to the information we will provide via mail, email and in person over the coming months, you will find information available via this page that will increase as we get closer to welcoming you to Faith Middle School.  You will find information relating to:

- Music opportunities including Music Scholarship and Aspire program

- Stationery orders

- Uniform fittings


- Middle Years Program – International Baccalaureate

- Curriculum information

- Bus information


We have a dynamic Music program at Faith with a range of exciting opportunities for students to consider.

Our instrumental program enables students from Year 7 through to Year 12 to access a range of experienced, professional teachers for individual lessons throughout the school day, as well as after school. We invite you to watch the short videos, and meet some of our instrumental teachers. A Music Tuition Expression of Interest Form is also available via this page: Instrumental Music 


All students from Year 7 to Year 12 have the opportunity to apply for our specialist curriculum program with an Arts focus.

Identified as ‘Aspire’, this program aims to encourage and develop students as they explore new skills, try different techniques and establish their distinction as a performing artist.

Designed to foster and develop connections with industry experts, Aspire will deliver a specialised opportunity to launch and establish professional arts pathways in the largest regional theatre in SA – our very own onsite Barossa Arts Centre!

Two streams are available for students to consider – Performing Arts and Music. Places are limited and a detailed application process has been developed to provide a ‘real world’ audition experience for interested students. 

Further information and the Aspire application form can be found here: Aspire

Please note: Aspire applications for 2024 have now closed.

Curriculum Information

We invite you to read through the Curriculum Handbook available on the Faith website.

This will give you an understanding of the subject opportunities and choices available to students as they move up through the Middle and Senior School.

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

Faith Lutheran College delivers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP). This means that here at Faith, we deliver the Australian Curriculum through the IB methodology. IB World Schools share a common philosophy –a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education– that we believe is important for our students.

For more information about the IB, please follow this link: https://www.ibo.org/programmes


Faith has a smart and functional uniform. This includes a sports uniform for Year 7 students, and both a sports and formal uniform for students in Year 8 to 12.

Uniform fittings are required for new students commencing at Faith and appointment times are available from November 2023. Please refer to this information for opening hours: Uniform Shop Information and Fitting Appointments 

Bookings can be made by contacting the Uniform Shop on (08) 8561 4216 or email uniformshop@faith.sa.edu.au.

Further information about the uniform is available via this page: Uniform 

ICT Information

All Year 7 students will partake in the Middle Years Laptop Program where students are assigned a College-owned laptop to use throughout Year 7, 8 and 9. This device is covered by a 3 year warranty and accidental damage cover. An annual laptop program levy is payable by families, and at the end of the Laptop Program families can retain the laptop at no extra cost, if they choose.

The laptop is fully supported and maintained by the Faith ICT department and is supplied with all required software installed. Appropriate security updates are regularly applied to these devices, along with anti-virus and other mechanisms to help guard against online threats. More information will be available in Term 4 along with a Laptop Program Agreement form which will be distributed to families on the October 31 information night.

Further information available via this link: 2024 Middle Years Laptop Program

Bus Information

Faith Lutheran College operate bus services relating to school camps, excursions and inter-school activities. There is a dedicated Bus Coordinator who manages the College’s Bus Services. The Bus Coordinator can also assist families understand and navigate the Link SA and Department for Education Bus Services.

For further information and contact details will be available soon. 

Stationery Orders

Stationery orders are available through Lighthouse Books and Office Supplies. Further information will be provided during Term 4.

Orders open in November and will be required prior to mid-December to avoid a late fee.

Further information is available here: 2024 Lighthouse Books Information for Families

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