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Junior secondary

Our Junior Secondary school consists of a core program for Year 7 - Year 9 students. Throughout this phase of learning students are taught by a range of teachers who are experts in their curriculum areas and enable students to be challenged to incorporate their learning’s across all KLA areas. Junior Secondary provides students with the ownership of taking on the responsibilities of high school and engages them in more responsible and independent behaviours, whilst forging new and lasting relationships with staff and peers. 

Junior Secondary School incorporates the following:

  • Quality teaching across a variety of areas, including homework clubs and high expectations clubs
  • Access for all students to engage in technology across the curriculum and a specialist IT excellence program (ITEx)
  • The iXL program (high achieving students are invited to partake in a unique academic mentoring program and are provided with their own laptop)
  • Access to Japanese and cultural aspects
  • Learning support and modified programs for students with disabilities
  • Literacy and Numeracy programs which cater for all levels of ability
  • Targeted Reading programs for identified students
  • Classes on life skills, health and well-being led by a class mentor teacher
  • Leadership opportunities for Junior Secondary students including strong links with JCU and Industry associations
  • Transition program for Year 6 into Year 7
  • Leadership and transition to secondary program for Year 9 into Year 10
  • Student case management including support from the Guidance Officer, School Youth Health Nurse, School Based Police Officer, Community Education Counsellor, Chaplain and the Youth Support Co-ordinator.
  • Student progress and academic intervention including mentor interviews and data tracking
  • Holistic approach to behaviour management and classroom expectations

Contact Information:

Any further questions relating to Junior Secondary at Northern Beaches State High School, please do not hesitate to contact our Head of Junior Secondary – Melissa Whalley.