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Junior Secondary

Noosa District SHS Junior Secondary is a distinct phase of education that specifically caters to the learning and emotional needs of young adolescents (Years 7 – 9). Students are engaged in a holistic rigorous curriculum.  This ensures health, wellbeing and has high expectations of teachers, students and parents.  Our aim is to ensure that every student can thrive as life-long, resilient learners and be successful and valuable.  We are extremely fortunate to be able to offer our school community a unique campus structure where student’s transition from primary school to a purpose built Junior Secondary Campus at Pomona just for Year 7 and Year 8 students.  In Year 9 student’s move to the Cooroy Campus where they have access to both a safe and secure area in our Junior Secondary Precinct while still having access to a broader range of elective subject areas and specialist facilities to assist them in their preparation for the senior phase of education.

 
 

​Michael Small

Head of Campus

Amelia Duelberg

Deputy Principal

Junior Seondary

Stacy Wilmore

Year 9 Deputy Principal

 
​Year 7 ​ Year 8​ ​ ​ Year 9​
​Heads of Year



 Todd Richardson

Tania
Matthews
Lyndel
Zagami

Ben
Meredith​
Murray
Gordon
Vanessa
Quinlivan

Year Level Co-ordinators


 Adam Baker

Fiona Young

Lee Mackender

Junior Engagement Leader​

​Alex Nockles
Literacy Coach Numeracy Coach Success Coach



Olivia Smyth​ ​Alan Westlake Jeanette Gemmell
 
The Junior Secondary Campus has ensured that we have Junior Secondary teachers with the right skills, capabilities and attributes that will effectively manage the distinct learning needs of young adolescents.  Many opportunities for students to take on a leadership role.  Leadership structure link to sports house to ensure a strong identity.  A structured program to develop student leadership skills.  At Noosa District SHS – Junior Secondary Campus we meet the social and emotional needs of Junior Secondary students with a strong focus on pastoral care, building life skills and having personal goals.  Students are placed into a core class with a reduced number of core teachers.  They are with their core class students for all lessons with the exception of Languages.  Core teachers work together as a team to plan for the learning activities and welfare of the class.  Opportunities for all students to achieve success–Learning support, Advanced Learner programs e.g math extension, writers club, Leadership programs, Indigenous support, performing art programs e.g guitar club, dance group.  We want parents to stay connected with their students' learning when they enter high school. Parent involvement in assemblies, special events, award ceremonies and leadership presentations will be welcomed.
 
Cooroy Campus: Students must study units from all key learning areas. The core subjects consist of English, Mathematics, Humanities, Science and Health and Physical Eduaction. Students can choose elective units from the areas of LOTE, Business, Industrial Technology, Life Technology, Art, Drama and  Music. The LOTE subject taught is Japanese. Students also have access to an extensive music, performing arts and sport programs both within the school and the wider community.
 
  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

  • Art

    Art

    Art learning is important for every human being. Children all over the world draw long before they write, in fact, writing would never be able to develop without first understanding pictures as symbols.

  • Business

    Business

  • Design and make

    Design and make

    Design and Make is a subject that aims to develop higher order thinking, communication and problem solving in students. Students will use these newly developed skills to develop solutions to problems.

  • Drama

    Drama

    Drama is a craft that has been developed over more than two thousand years. Drama is concerned with living, with human behaviour and the human condition. As a learning experience, drama is unique.

  • English

    English

    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.

  • Health and Physical Education

    Health and Phyical Education Pomona

  • Home Economics

    Home Economics

    Home economics is an interdisciplinary field of study, having as its focus the wellbeing of people in everyday living in households and families. It covers knowledge and skills in food health and nutrition, and textiles technology.

  • Humanities

    Humanities

    The course aims to offer students a range of opportunities to experience the world in which they live.

  • Industrial Technology

    Industrial Technology Pomona

  • Language Other Than English

    Language Other Than English

    The study of languages provides opportunities for students to become more accepting of diversity, more respectful of others and more aware of their place in the international community.

  • Maths

    Pomona Maths

  • Music

    Music participation provides a unique opportunity for literacy preparation. Whether the children are singing, playing, or listening, teachers direct them to listen and hear in new ways which exercises their aural discrimination.

  • Science

    Pomona Science

  • Support Serivces

    Pomona Support Services