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Junior secondary

Noosa District State High School 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

Junior Secondary

Stacy Wilmore

Year 9 Deputy Principal

Deputy Principal
​Heads of Year

Tania Matthews

Graeme Lisso





Alison Rexa



Year Level Co-ordinators

Blake Pattenden

Year 7

Matt Patick

Year 8

Bridge Muir

Year 9

Numeracy Coach Success Coach
Todd Richardson 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.
Last updated 08 March 2019 
Last reviewed 08 March 2019
  • 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 is a course where students will develop knowledge of a wide range of effective and valuable skills such as teamwork,research, marketing, organisation and business operations and a variety of financial skills.

  • 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 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


    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 Physical Education (HPE) is an essential component of Junior Secondary Schooling. HPE teaches students how to enhance their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts.

  • 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


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

  • Industrial Technology

    Industrial technology is a dynamic and diverse course of study aimed at a wide range of students who want to learn about materials, tools and processes used in manufacturing, engineering, woodworking and design.

  • Japanese


    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

    Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge across the strands of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.

  • 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

    Mathematics is an integral part of a general education. It enhances both an understanding of the world and the quality of participation in a rapidly changing society. Mathematics is central to nearly all major scientific and technological advances

  • Support Services

    Support Services assists the students that require educational adjustments to access school curriculum.