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Welcome to Junior Secondary

Welcome to Junior Secondary at Clontarf Beach State High School!


(Please download the Junior Curriculum guide in pdf format below)

2018 Junior Curriculum  Guide.pdf2018 Junior Curriculum Guide.pdf


2018 Year 10 Curriculum Guide.pdf2018 Year 10 Curriculum Guide.pdf

Junior Secondary is a phase of education in state secondary schools for Years 7, 8 and 9, which helps to ensure the bridge between primary and secondary school is safe, strong and consistent for all students.
Junior Secondary will focus on age-appropriate education, and support for students’ wellbeing and transitions.


 How will Junior Secondary be different to Senior Secondary?
  • Year 7 & 8 POD teachers who are a blend of both primary and secondary teaching backgrounds
  • House Coordinators and Deputy Principal
  • Peer Support Programs via CARE in year 7 to supplement transition programs run through years 4 – 6 
While it will look different in every secondary school, six principles have been developed to underpin Junior Secondary. Under six guiding principles, Junior Secondary will provide challenging educational offerings that engage young adolescents, while giving them a sense of belonging and support through the changes they face.
Distinct identity
Junior Secondary students will be encouraged and supported to develop their own group identity within the wider high school. This can involve dedicated school areas and events.

Quality teaching


Teachers working with students in the Junior Secondary years will be given the skills they need through additional professional development, so they can support young teens through these crucial early high school years.


How is Clontarf Beach State High School developing staff to specialise in Junior Secondary?

  • *      Specialised junior secondary staff to focus on POD groups
  • *      Specialist teachers in elective subject areas
  • *      PODs: behaviour plans, seating arrangements, targets and goals set by PODs, establish classroom  resources
  • *      School Technology: iPads and apps, green screen technology, Wi-Fi, audio manipulation, BYOx program
  • *      Pedagogy: ASOT; Excellence in Teaching; Differentiated Learning
  • *      Extension classes with cross-curricular assessment and teaching
  • *      Literacy and Numeracy programs to improve all students

Student wellbeing


We will meet the social and emotional needs of Junior Secondary students with a strong focus on pastoral care.




How will Clontarf Beach State High School meet the social and emotional needs of Junior Secondary students?

  • *      Establishment of POD teaching
  • *      Physical teaching space
  • *      Peer Support Mentoring Leadership
  • *      Junior Leadership programs and involvement
  • *      Senior student mentors from within CARE groups
  • *      Enrichment Programs
  • *      Support Services: Chaplain, Indigenous liaison, Guidance Officer, Nurse, House Leaders
  • *      Constant and open communication with parents and care-givers
Parent and community involvement
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.

How can parents and the community remain involved in students’ learning?

  • *      Involvement in cultural programs such as the Pasifika Group
  • *      Attending sporting events and carnivals
  • *      Attending and encouraging students to take pride in their work at display events
  • *      Involvement in special events and awards ceremonies
  • *      Involvement in leadership programs and presentations
  • *      Stay informed by downloading the skoolbag app
  • *      Downloading and joining QParents online for easier access to reports, and other communication information
  • *      Regularly visiting school website
  • *      Join our newsletter to receive via email
  • *      Take part in parent forums hosted by Principal Jo House



Students have the opportunity to take a leadership role via house and school council, and through Junior Leadership positions and programs. Dedicated teachers experienced with teaching young adolescents will lead Junior Secondary supported by the Principal, Junior Secondary Deputy Principal and Junior Secondary Transition Coordinator.


Local decision-making


The needs of each school community will influence how Junior Secondary is implemented in each school.


How is Clontarf Beach State High School meeting the needs of our local community?

  • *      Parent Community involvement feedback via parent forums, surveys or conversation
  • *      Dedicated enquiries email
  • *      Join our database
  • *      Download our free Skoolbag App (Apple iTunes store or via Android.  Search “Clontarf Beach State High School”)
  • *      Newsletters online
  • *      Respond to our surveys
  • *      Continued involvement in transition days

 Where to From Here?

Future Enrolment Dates
  • Term 4:  Ongoing now
  • Orientation Day (enrolled students only) November 15th, 2016
  • Download our Skoolbag App to receive our latest news and information.
  • Phone our administration for an enrolment interview now on (07) 3480 4777.
 Need More Information?



If you have any questions or would like more information about Junior Secondary at Clontarf Beach State High School, please don’t hesitate to contact Ms Leanne Fisher, Deputy Principal on 3480 4777 or email