Brisbane Bayside State College (BBSC) creates an educational environment which remains supportive, disciplined and academically challenging, facilitating student engagement in a rich curriculum that enables them to develop both the skills and capabilities to emerge as learners and leaders of the 21st century.
The Junior Secondary classroom is one characterised by an emphasis on the development of highly literate and numerate inquiring students who, through the application of literacy and numeracy strategies, engagement in high order thinking skills and use of technology for learning, are equipped with the skills and capacity to become active citizens.
Building strong learning focused relationships between the student and teacher is critical to student success; as such Junior Secondary students have a core teacher for English and History/Geography as well as for Maths and Science. Students also have a common home room for these core subjects.
We seek to provide Junior Secondary students at Brisbane Bayside State College with a distinct identify which is supported through the establishment of year level specific designated lunch spaces. Students have a specific Junior Secondary uniform and a Junior Leaders program, allowing for representation of this cohort in both the school and broader community.
A supportive team
The Junior Secondary school is a holistic environment in which students personal, social and educational needs are met through the operation of a team of staff and support personnel beginning with a core wellbeing leader, who remains their teacher for two of the core subjects, a wellbeing year co-ordinator for the year, a junior secondary deputy principal, a school nurse, guidance officer, school based police officer, Indigenous liaison officer and respective faculty based heads of department.
At Brisbane Bayside State College we had a purpose built year 7 building open in 2015. This space includes 9 state of the art, technologically rich classrooms, which are furnished with modular educational furniture fostering the creation of a supportive and collaborative learning environment.