Bayview (Years 5 to 8)
'Bayview' is the name of an original house and later early school property on the site between Warrigal Rd and Lucerne Street, where the Bayview Middle School is located.
The Mentone Grammar middle school, Bayview, is where our unique education model truly shines and sets our school apart. It is quite different from other forms of ‘parallel education’ because MG is one campus, one community - not separate schools within a school.
While boys and girls in middle school (and into Year 9) study in separate gender classes, boys’ and girls’ classrooms are adjacent to each other creating natural opportunities for interaction and socialisation in hallways, recreational and pastoral areas.
We know from experience, and modern thinking and research tells us, that at this time of development boys and girls develop at different rates. Curriculum delivery is well-considered and tailored to the needs of the gender. Even the way the classroom furniture is configured, for example, can be different for boys and girls to facilitate their typical and preferred learning and interaction styles.
Students have the opportunity to interact with each other in school productions, assemblies, and some excursions and camps. Having all middle school students studying in the same environment also allows for streamlined mixed gender learning experiences, such as incursions, guest speakers and special events, and facilitates pastoral care and communication across the student-teacher population.
Bayview students have access to the Frogmore Campus learning environment with regularly timetabled specialist classes such as science, art, drama, music and technology scheduled in the classrooms there. Year 7 and 8 students are able to begin finding their way around the Frogmore senior campus during breaks, to further enhance their independence and transition to senior school in Year 9, allowing them to access the Frogmore grounds, sporting facilities, library, sports and function centre and canteen.