- Middle School
- About the Middle School
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“Scots College Middle School provides the opportunity for students in Years 7-10 to realise their potential within all areas of College life, while recognising the unique age and stage of each student.”
We provide a world class education through high quality teaching, outstanding resources and a modern, internationally recognised curriculum. Our focus is to provide the relationships, structure and positive learning environment needed for every student to develop their all-round character.”
Scots College Middle School is a place where every students is known, personalised learning and small class sizes allow us to recognise each students’ learning styles. Quality in all that the students do is expected in a progressive and innovative educational setting where competition and just giving it a go is encouraged, excellence is achieved and success is rightly acknowledged.
Secondly, the Middle School ensures students are confident and well-prepared for the next level of their education and future Learning. For life. Routines and structures are in place, along with a comprehensive specialist teaching programme, ensure teachers’ passions and subject expertise motivates our students on their learning journey.
Committed, professional and competent teachers are dedicated to the task of realising each students’ potential. Their integrity and expertise ensures we remain at the leading edge of educational innovation.
I invite you to visit us to see the difference for yourself.
Middle School Principal (Yrs 7-10)
Watch this recording of our Middle School webinar to find out more about the Middle School from staff and students including details on our curriculum, pastoral care programmes, education outside the classroom and co-curricular activities. This webinar was recorded in March 2022.
About our Middle School Principal
Matt joined the Scots College staff in 2013 after accepting the role of Principal of Middle School. Previous to this he was the Assistant Rector at Lindisfarne College in Hastings and has had extensive experience in both primary and secondary education both in New Zealand and in England where he taught for two years.
Born and raised in Hawkes Bay and having taught from Year 1 through to Year 12 over his 20 year career, Matt is a passionate educator who strongly believes that the balance between academic, cultural, sporting and special character development is essential for establishing the vital skills needed to adapt to an ever increasing globalisation of learners.
Matt is married to Claire who is an early childhood educator and they have two young daughters. His interests include cooking, traveling, sports, camping and socialising with friends and family.