Standard 7-9 (Ages 11-13)
Recognising every student's unique social, emotional and academic needs, Hebron expertly weaves together these years. The middle school years are focused on developing students' self-confidence, grit, curiosity, and study habits to help pave the way for academic achievement in the years ahead.
Our opportunity to interact with peers and adults during our school life builds our confidence and ability to have positive interactions.
With a strong emphasis on theoretical and practical subjects, as well as numerous artistic, musical, and drama opportunities, Hebron creates an ideal balance of intellectual excellence in these transition years. Students follow the English National Curriculum, taught and mentored by specialist teachers where they are trained in all subjects offered by the curriculum, including French and Hindi taught in Standards 7 and 8. However, in Standard 9, they choose to do two Foreign Languages out of the three offered (Hindi, French and German). Subject lessons are taught according to the English National Curriculum, by specialist teachers. The PSHE course is taken by the PD tutors.
Middle school students are avid athletes who participate in inter-house and inter-school competitions on a routine basis. One of the salient features is the Merit System, where students are rewarded for exceptional work with merits in each subject, to ‘climb’ the Merit Ladder. Another unique feature is weekly class inspection, which instils discipline in a strong competitive environment as they aim for the reward.
Head of Middle School
Mrs D'Silva came to Hebron in January 2018 from Hyderabad, India, where she taught Geography and Environmental Management in an international school.
Apart from teaching Geography and being the Middle School Head, my husband, Alister, and I dorm parent an energetic bunch of wonderful Standard 10 lads. Jonathan (15) and Jason (12) are currently studying at Hebron.
Before starting my teaching career in 2012, I worked in the corporate sector in educational counselling, customer service, and HR processing.
My goal is to support every student achieve their full potential, and we believe that young people develop best when they are happy and cared for at school. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, cycling, tennis, and spending time with family and friends.