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.

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.

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.

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.

Michael Small 

Amelia Duelberg 

Stacy Wilmore 

Michael Small

Head of Campus

Amelia Duelberg

       Junior Secondary
        Deputy Principal

Stacy Wilmore

Year 9 Deputy Principal

Heads of Junior Schooling


Olivia Smyth

Heads of Year

Tania Matthews

Graeme Lisso

Nicolas Banks 

Lyndel Zagami

Alison Rexa 

Anne Collingwood 


Tania Matthews
Year 7

 Graeme Lisso
Year 7


Year 8

Lyndel Zagami
Year 8

Alarna Priestley
Year 9
Greg Wilson
Year 9


Year Level Co-ordinators

Blake Pattenden

Bridge Muir 

Tony Mountford

Year 7

Matt Patrick

Year 8

Sarah Thornley

Year 9

Inclusion Coach


 Literacy Coach


Jeanette Gemmell​ 

Emma Darrouzet

Jeanette Gemmell

Last reviewed 10 May 2021
Last updated 10 May 2021