Home Groups in Year 8 & 9 have approximately 25 students. Home Group Teachers form close relationships with their students and are the first contact for students and parents to discuss academic, emotional and social well-being. Students have two dedicated Home Group lessons per week, with a focus upon developing foundation skills for learning including organisation, getting along with others, confidence, perseverance and resilience. Home Group Teachers also teach their Home Group for one of their curriculum subjects, strengthening the relationship between teacher and student.
The Middle School curriculum is closely aligned to the Australian Curriculum. The aim is to provide a broad and balanced range of learning experiences. This provides an opportunity for students to develop their interest and passion for pursuing specific subject choices in their senior years. In Year 8, students study a common curriculum. Year 9 students have a mix of common curriculum and elective choices. A real strength of the Middle School program is the development of close-knit learning communities that are created by keeping Home Groups together for their common curriculum.
Student leadership development opportunities are provided through a vibrant and active Student Representative Council with membership from Years 8, 9 and 10.
Loxton High School prides itself on the many and varied extra-curricular activities offered to enhance student learning and personal development. These include, but are not limited to, concert band, instrumental music tuition, musical, choir, subject academic competitions of which public speaking is a highlight, Maths quiz night, knock-out sport, Volleyball and Pedal Prix programs and the Duke of Edinburgh award.