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The Junior Secondary program provides
opportunities for students to develop literacy skills through a variety of media and technology. Our curriculum is designed to be relevant and interesting while centred in real world contexts. Reading comprehension and writing strategies are a key focus of the course in Year 7 and 8. Students are taught explicit reading and writing strategies and these are reinforced across all subject areas. In addition, a Literacy Coach works with both staff and students to further the development of these skills.
 
Course Content
 
Effective communication and critical literacy are a major focus of the course. Students listen to, read, view, interpret, evaluate and perform a variety of written and spoken texts. Texts studied and created include newspapers, magazines, digital texts, young adult novels, non-fiction, poetry, biographies, creative texts and persuasive speeches.
 
Special Features
 
Academic Enrichment
‘Springboard into Comprehension’ - Reading comprehension program
Debating Competition
Writing workshops
Reading and Writing competitions
Lunchtime English support club
Author in Residence –Tristan Bancks
Sunshine Coast Readers Cup
ICAS English competition
 
Excursions
 
“Voices on the Coast”
 
Head of Department

 Literacy Coach: Olivia Smyth