Middle and Senior Campus

Roma Mitchell Secondary College has been established to ensure the very best quality education for all students.

We embrace the importance of middle years and senior years across all levels of education. Both boys and girls at RMSC have an opportunity to grow and develop through their co-educational experience. At Roma Mitchell Secondary College we structure our learning environment to ensure that students get the most out of their education and are well prepared for transition from middle years (years 7 to 9) to senior years (years 10 to 12).

Boys Program

Explore – Discover – Create

What research says about boy’s single gender learning……..A large study by The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) found boys educated in a single-sex classroom scored on average 15 to 22 percentile ranks higher than boys in coeducational settings, concluding single-sex schools are better equipped ‘to accommodate the large differences in cognitive, social and development growth rates of boys’ (ACER, 2001).

What we offer. . . Our staff understands boys learning. We know boys often learn at their own pace and in different ways, requiring a variety of opportunities and platforms to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in curriculum areas. Our College provides a variety of learning spaces, support programs, and academic pathways to cater to student aspirations.

We also offer many opportunities for children to interact with the same gender to encourage or discourage particular behaviours and by creating norms that guide children’s behaviour.

The majority of learning will take place in a co-educational setting as boys and girls learning together enables them to work cooperatively in environments not dissimilar to their future workplaces.

We all want our children to be happy, and a great school experience plays a significant role in that happiness.

Picture: Scott Nagel (Middle Campus Assistant Principal, Learning Community Leader), Tash Taylor (Middle Campus Assistant Principal, Learning Community Leader), Darryl Ashby (Head of Middle Campus), Luke Piesiewicz (Coordinator, Student & Wellbeing Leader, Middle Campus), Taly Trayans (Middle Campus Assistant Principal, Learning Community Leader)

Transition to High School through Middle Schooling

To support year 7 and 9 students to be successful and happy in their transition to High School we have a middle school structure that minimises the number of teachers students have in their first two years. The students’ Home Class teacher will also teach them for at least two other subjects. This facilitates more effective communication between teachers and families and establishes strong relationships to support learning.

Roma Mitchell Secondary College is authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB MYP) for all Years 8-10 students in our Girls’ Education and middle and senior campuses.


This is a rigorous academic curriculum framework being used in a growing number of public and private schools across Australia and internationally. Our teaching and learning programs are developed with reference to the IB MYP Framework and the Australian curriculum materials.

Students are also given every opportunity to pursue their passions and talents through our extra programs:

Senior Years (Years 10-12)

Picture: Russell McLean (Senior Campus Assistant Principal, Learning Community Leader), James Biagi (Senior Campus Assistant Principal, Learning Community Leader), Pepe Bouzalas (Head of Senior Campus), Will Young (Senior Campus Assistant Principal, Learning Community Leader), Dayna Wilkinson (Senior Campus Wellbeing Manager, Child Studies and Design Teacher)

Students in the Senior School (Years 10-12) study the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

Some students may also choose to study nationally recognised certificates in Vocational Education and Training (VET) at the same time as they complete their SACE.

Assessment and Reporting

Student learning will be assessed against the Australian Curriculum.

Our student reports meet the requirements of the State Government plain-language student reports for South Australian public schools.

This means that our reports:

  • are provided in writing each semester
  • use plain English that is easy to understand
  • include A – E achievement levels for student learning (linked to our criteria based MYIB Levels 1 – 8 in years 8 to 10)
  • provide a professional assessment of each student’s progress and achievement.