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Junior Secondary

Encompassing years 7, 8 and 9 the Junior Phase of Learning at GSHS is all about engagement. Our Year 7 curriculum structure, wellbeing programs and teaching and learning philosophy has an absolute focus on individual student achievement. We achieve this through acknowledging the importance of teaching the ‘whole child’, valuing and celebrating diversity, and providing positive learning environments that engage and challenge our young learners. We deliver our curriculum through deliberate class groupings based on a range of diagnostic data that identifies where students are at in their learning journey, and enact targeted intervention and extension programs that attend to individual student priorities. A combination of structural (customised classes) and instructional (targeted teaching) differentiation are combined with personal goal setting to ensure that individual learning goals are achieved.
The Junior Secondary curriculum philosophy (Year 7-9) is based on strengthening learning behaviours, foundation and success skills. Engaging minds and Empowering futures through active learning that is engaging and focused on the need so the learner provide a solid foundation for Senior Schooling pathways.                                                     


              SPECIALISED SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE                                  

            POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR                 LEARNING PARTNERSHIP                               LEADERSHIP

                 FOR LEARNING                                  PROGRAM      


     KA’BI PLACE             JUNIOR SECONDARY - CURRICULUM                       

                                                    DETAILED YEAR 7                DETAILED YEAR 8              DETAILED YEAR 9 


   Homework expectations develop a high standard of work ethic and develop a foundation of success. The Junior Secondary homework program is designed to consolidate literacy and numeracy focused self-managed learning tasks that will improve student capacity to engage more deeply with their learning journey and the world around them.​

                              PARENTAL SUPPORT

Parents  are  encouraged  to  be  involved  in  student  achievement  as  much  as  possible  and  this  is  supported through the use of junior secondary student planners. Student planners are used to record all homework tasks, assessment and the organisation of learning. Homework term planners will also be provided that will reflect both the strategies taught, content that will be taught and homework requirements.​

                               KEEPING INFORMED


Target 100% parental engagement. The Junior Secondary team at Gympie SHS will use a variety of strategies to ensure parent communication remains proactive and effective.  This will be particularly nurtured in the foundation year of our Year 7 program.



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​   Junior Secondary Heads of Year

                  Sondra Barry                        Kelli Swan

  Deputy Principal            Head of Junior Schooling

      Years 7-9 


​          Matt Hass                 Gay Collins

        Head of Year 7                Head of Year 8  ​



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