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Junior Secondary

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our Junior Secondary team is made up of staff members who work closely with students during their transition.  Our Year 7 Deputy Principal is dedicated to the Year 7 cohort only.  From Year 8, the year level team will follow the cohort through their journey schooling journey.

Year 7 Team

Year Coordinators: Rob Morrison and Helen Murray
Guidance Officer: Drew Ricker
Head of Department: Linda Hooper​
Deputy Principal: Tess Hennessey

Year 8 Team

Year Coordinators: Jen Kelly & Mike Philp
Guidance Officer: Lisa Blair
Head of Department: Sam Anderson
Deputy Principal: Rob Watts

Year 9 Team

Year Coordinators: Rhana Ralph & Sharyn Gane
Guidance Officer: Jayden Delacour
Head of Department: Kassie Mayfield
Deputy Principal: Dan Ball


Year 7

How is our Year 7 curriculum​​​ arranged into a student timetable?

In Year 7, our curriculum is arranged around the exciting focus:  STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths.

Students will study all year:

​English & li​teracy​

​3 x 70 minute l​essons

​Mathematics

​3 x 70 m​inute lessons​

​Science & numeracy 

​3 x 70 minute lessons

Students will study for one semester each:

​Humanities and LOTE*
*(Chinese, AUSLAN, Kabi Kabi)

​3 x 70 minute lessons​​

​Health & Physical Education and Digital Technology

​3 x 70 minute lessons

​Agriculture & Industrial Technology and The Arts

​3 x 70 minute lessons

Students can participate in SPORT in Terms 1, 2 and 3 @ 1 x 70 minute lesson.

Student wellbeing, assemblies and career education is embedded in the home group program attached to the subject students study on Line 5 in the timetable.​​

Year 7 Subjects

Agriculture

Auslan

Chinese

Digital Technology

English

​Health & PE

​Humanities​

Industrial Technology

Mathematics

Science

​​The Arts

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Yea​​​r 8

How is our year 8 curriculum arranged into a student timetable?

In Year 8, our junior secondary program opens up a world of options for our students to have a some more choice in which electives they study with a focus on developing 21st century skills.  We want our students to be self-regulatory and resilient as they navigate the learning options that will take them to a bright future.  

Our Year 8 curriculum is arranged around student choice and the development of foundational skills that will prepare students for their senior years as they move through junior secondary.  

Students will study all year:

English & literacy
3 x 70 minute lessons
Mathematics & numeracy
3 x 70 minute lessons
​Science
3 x 70 minute lessons
Students will study for one semester each:​​
Health & Physical Education and LOTE*
3 x 70 minute lessons
History and Geography  
3 x 70 minute lessons
Elective 1 and Elective 2
1 x 70 minute lesson

Students can participate in SPORT in Terms 1, 2 and 3 @ 1 x 70 minute lesson.

Student wellbeing, assemblies and career education is embedded in the home group program attached to the subject students study on Line 5 in the timetable.​​

Year 8 Sub​​jects

Agriculture
Auslan
Chinese
Computer Aided Drafting and Design​
Dance
Digital Technology
Drama
English
​Food Technology
Geography
Health & PE
​History
Mathematics
Metal TechnologyMusic
​Music Extension
Science
Visual Art
Wood Technology



Year 9 

How is our year 9 curriculum arranged into a student timetable?

Year 9 is the final year of Junior Secondary and delayed specialisation in subject choices.  At Caboolture State High School in year 9 our Junior Secondary program continues to open up a world of options for our students to have a further choice in which electives they study with a focus on developing 21st century skills. 

Students will study all year:

English & literacy
3 x 70 minute lessons
Mathematics & numeracy
3 x 70 minute lessons
​Science
3 x 70 minute lessons
Students will study for one semester each:​
Health & Physical Education and History
3 x 70 minute lessons
​Elective 1 and Elective 2
3 x 70 minute lessons
Elective 3 and Elective 4
1 x 70 minute lesson

Year 9 Subjects

Agriculture
Auslan
​Business in Technology
Chinese
Computer Aided Drafting and Design
Dance
Digital Technology
Drama
English
Food Technology​
Geography
Health & PE
History
Mathematics​
Metal Technology
Music
​Music Extension
Science
Visual Arts
​Wood Technology

Students can participate in SPORT in Terms 1, 2 and 3 @ 1 x 70 minute lesson.

Student wellbeing, assemblies and career education is embedded in the home group program attached to the subject students study on Line 5 in the timetable.​​​

​Guiding Principles

Education Queensland has provided all state schools with six guiding principles to help during the planning and preparation stages of the transition. These include: distinct identity, quality teaching, student wellbeing, parent and community involvement, leadership and local decision making. 

Distinct identity

Through the implementation of house groups, staff help to create a strong sense of belonging for their students through developing relationships with a specific group of students that continues from Year 7 through to Year 12. 

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Core teaching teams are established where teachers may be paired to two core areas such as Math and Science or English and SOSE; thus reducing the number of teachers for each student.

A designated physical space has been established called the Junior Secondary Precinct, which helps students feel safe and have a sense of belonging.

A clear identity for our Junior Secondary students has been created through the new look Junior Secondary uniform that helps to visually separate our Junior Secondary students to the Senior Secondary students.

Quality teaching  

In the Junior Secondary school, The Art and Science of Teaching pedagogy is implemented as it provides teaching strategies that are evidence-based and suited to adolescents.

With staff practicing the Art and Science of Teaching in their classrooms, we have a consistent approach when it comes to establishing routines, following rules and procedures.

PRIDE logoTeachers also create learning environments that reflect our school values:

Student wellbeing

Peer support and mentoring programs, such as the Triple S Leaders (Seniors Support Sevens), support our students' well-being and transition needs.

Students are also supported by house group teachers who have the responsibility of mentoring and providing pastoral care for their subset of students within the broader group. This involves establishing a safe, supportive, caring and inclusive school community that fosters school connectedness and encourages a healthy lifestyle, including good nutrition and exercise.

Students are offered a range of extra-curricular opportunities as these programs are important in providing a sense of meaning and purpose through peer support, participation and working together as a group.  

Parent and community involvement

Caboolture State High School encourages parents to stay connected to their children’s learning throughout secondary school. Parents are invited to:  

  • Come into school to participate in twilight sessions.

  • Where possible, accompany their child to school events and functions.

  • Help with learning at home.

  • Be involved in school life by supporting the Parents and Citizens Association.

Leadership

Caboolture State High School supports our Junior Secondary students by giving them an opportunity to take on new challenges, build self-esteem and mentor other students through leadership.  

The Junior Secondary leadership team, consisting of our Year 9 students, are appointed to lead the junior school. The leadership team includes two Junior Secondary Captains, two Junior Secondary Vice Captains, and two House Captains for each of the four house teams.   

Two House Group Captains are also appointed in all house group classes in Years 7, 8 and 9. 

The leaders in our junior school help to organise key events throughout the year including student forums, carnivals and formal assemblies. This provides our students with the opportunity to influence, motivate and serve the needs of their peers.   

Local decision making

Caboolture State High School nurtures strong relationships with the community by providing parents with opportunities for involvement in school events and school-based decision making.  

Opportunities are also provided for student involvement in decision making during the student forums run by our Junior Secondary Captains.​

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Last reviewed 28 March 2022
Last updated 28 March 2022