JUNIOR SECONDARY – ENGAGING PERSONAL BEST
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.
SECONDARY CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK
Junior Secondary curriculum philosophy (Year 7-9) is based on strengthening
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.
YEAR 7 MODEL DIFFERENTIATED LEARNING
SPECIALISED SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE
POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR LEARNING PARTNERSHIP LEADERSHIP
FOR LEARNING PROGRAM
IN JUNIOR SECONDARY
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.
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.
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.