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 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 2023.
Please make note of the following key date: Transition Day - Wednesday 23 November, 2022
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 Transition progresses. 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. Applications have now closed. Students will have opportunity to apply again in 2023.
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.
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 will be available from November 2022. Bookings can be made by contacting the Uniform Shop on (08) 8561 4216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about the uniform is available via this page: Uniform
All students will partake in the Middle Years College Laptop Program. Students are provided with a laptop with a 3-year warranty that is fully supported and maintained by the Faith ICT department. The device is supplied with all required software installed, which is updated periodically by the College. Appropriate security updates are regularly applied to these devices, along with anti-virus protection to help guard against online threats.
For more information view this page: IT Device Program and the Middle Years Laptop Program
Laptop Collection dates: Pre-christmas collection dates to come
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 please view the information below.
Stationery orders are available through Lighthouse Books and Office Supplies.
Orders open November 14 and will be required prior to December 14 to avoid a late fee.
Please find book labelling instructions below.
Please label all of the standard stationery items. The Rite Journey Heroic Habits Journal will be delivered to the College.
1 Book Lined 8mm 48 Page Exercise
1 Folder Display 20 Pockets 186359 YELLOW
NAME ON FRONT AND LABELLED – GERMAN
1 Book Graph 10mm 48 Page
1 Folder Display 20 Pockets 186358 RED
1 Pencil HB Copperplate
NAME ON FRONT AND LABELLED – JAPANESE
1 Folder Display 20 Pockets 186353 GREEN
NAME ON FRONT AND LABELLED – DESIGN TECH
1 Binder 2D Ring 25mm PVC Insert Cover WHITE
Sheet Protectors A4 Economy 35mic Box of 100 1 Dividers 5 Tab Marbig PP 35010
NAME ON THE INSIDE - PUT THE DIVIDERS IN THIS ONE
Please put 50 plastic slips into each folder
2 Book Graph 5mm 96 Page Exercise
1 Calculator Casio Scientific FX82AU Plus II 2nd Edition
1 Protractor 360 Degree 10 cm
1 Binder 2D Ring 25mm PVC Insert Cover BLUE
NAME ON FRONT AND LABELLED – MATHS
PLEASE LABEL THESE
1 Book Lined 225 X 175 Exercise 64 Page
2 Book Lined 8mm 96 Page Exercise
NAME ON FRONT AND LABELLED – WORD STUDY (ALL THREE)
1 Folder Display 20 Pockets 186351 LIGHT BLUE (LIFE)
1 Folder Display 20 Pockets 186350 BLACK (SCIENCE)
1 Folder Display 20 Pockets BURGUNDY (LANGUAGE & LITERATURE)
1 Folder Display 20 Pockets 186357 PURPLE (NAME ON THE FRONT)
NAME ON FRONT AND LABELLED – LIFE
NAME ON FRONT AND LABELLED – SCIENCE
NAME ON FRONT AND LABELLED – LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
1 Visual Art Journal Canson Asst 60 Sheet 24cm x 32cm
NAME ON THE FRONT AND LABELLED - THE ARTS