ViennaMiddleSchool
ViennaMiddleSchool
‘Strengthening Strengths,
Reducing Weaknesses’
The VMS motto.
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ViennaMiddleSchool
The ViennaMiddleSchool is a
school for all children.
 Pupil enrolment does not depend on final report card
marks from primary school.
 All pupils from one primary school class can move on
together to the VMS.
 Specially trained teachers who are familiar with the
transition phase from primary school accompany
pupils during their transition to the VMS.
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ViennaMiddleSchool
The ViennaMiddleSchool
is a modern achievement-oriented school.
 Teaching is based on the curricula of the Austrian
Grammar School.
 Whoever wants to can learn two modern languages.
 German, Maths and English will be divided into core
and extension material.
 Talents will be fostered in Achievement Courses:
Special Training Courses help pupils catch up,
A solid learning base will be achieved.
In Extension Courses special gifts and talents
are supported.
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ViennaMiddleSchool
The ViennaMiddleSchool
has Class-Teacher Teams.
 At the VMS, teachers from Secondary Modern and
Secondary Grammar Schools teach together.
 Primary school teachers support pupils in their new start
at the VMS (5th Grade).
 Special Education Needs (SEN) teachers are an integral
part of the Class-Teacher Teams in Inclusion Classes.
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ViennaMiddleSchool
The ViennaMiddleSchool
respects and supports individual
pupil differences.
 Particular care will be given to individual pupil differences
through differentiated and individualised teaching.
 Learning-Coaching-Sessions help pupils plan their
learning week.
 Multilingualism is perceived as positive and will be fostered.
 English will be partly used as a language of instruction.
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ViennaMiddleSchool
The ViennaMiddleSchool
offers more than just normal education.
 A voluntary whole-day programme offers learning help
and meaningful leisure activities.
 An ‘Arrival Phase’ in the morning shows pupils that
they are welcome at school even before lessons begin.
 A joint start to the week’s learning with a LearningCoaching-Session helps pupils plan their individual
learning goals.
 Support and help with learning outside of normal lessons
makes private tuition unnecessary.
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ViennaMiddleSchool
The ViennaMiddleSchool
enables easier transition
to any type of upper secondary
education.
 Advice and support at the VMS starts already in the
4th Grade of primary school and continues through
to 9th Grade.
 An individual statement of achievement provides
orientation regarding the next steps in the
academic career.
 The final report card shows that pupils are qualified to
move on to any upper secondary school.
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ViennaMiddleSchool
The ViennaMiddleSchool
will start with classes in different districts.
 The VMS will start at various Grammar and Compulsory
Schools in the academic year 2009.
 Details of the schools will be published by 1 December.
 The schools will offer parents individual counselling
during the enrolment talks.
 Further details are immediately available by calling the
‘Vienna Middle School’ hotline (Tel. 52525-77111).
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