Dear Students and Families
Welcome to Dripstone Middle School, a "Community of Achievers". The move to middle school is a time of great change and exciting opportunities as you transition from a child into a young adult. You will meet new students, make new friends, experience new and exciting activities and have greater responsibilities as you get older. At Dripstone we cater for a wide range of students with differing abilities. In 2016 we introduced our Learning Enrichment for Advancing Pupils Program (LEAP) and Recognising Individual Student Effort (RISE) programs to challenge and extend students. We also offer Judo as part of the PE program, an excellent Performing Arts program featuring Music and Dance and in Year 9, Duke of Edinburgh and VETiS programs to cater for our students.
We have high expectations of students at Dripstone, both academically and behaviorally. Our staff expect you to try, and will assist you to rise to meet these and the challenges that you will face going into middle school. We uphold our SOAR (Safety, Ownership, Achievement, Respect) values in everything we do.
The transition program to our School will include visits to primary schools, you attending an orientation day at Dripstone where you will meet staff and students as well as learn about the School and participate in some lessons. The Enrichment program will continue in Semester 2 as will your invitation to participate in CricKids (Year 6), and there will be an Information Evening for all new parents and families that will include a tour of our excellent facilities.
I look forward to working with you at Dripstone Middle School.