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Junior secondary

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​​​​​​​​​​​Philosophy

Brisbane Bayside State College (BBSC) creates an education environment which is 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, engage in high order thinking skills and use of technology for learning.

Building strong learning focussed relationships between the student and teacher is critical to student success. Students have a wellbeing teacher who is also one of their core subject teachers (English, Humanities, Mathematics or Science) and also have a common home room for the core subjects of English, Humanities and Mathematics.

Distinct identity

We seek to provide Junior Secondary students at BBSC with a distinct identity which is supported through the establishment of some year level specific designated lunch spaces. Students have a specific Junior Secondary uniform and a Junior Leaders programme, allowing for representation of this cohort in both the school and broader community. Junior Secondary students engage in a developmentally appropriate Wellbeing programme specifically designed for their needs.

A supportive team

The Junior Secondary school is a holistic environment in which student's personal, social and education needs are met. A dedicated team of staff and support personnel include a core wellbeing teacher, who remains their teacher for one of the core subjects, a Wellbeing Year Level Co-ordinator, a Junior Secondary Deputy Principal, a Junior Secondary Head of Department, a School Based Health Nurse, Guidance Office, School Based Police Officer, Social Worker, community education counsellor, Maori Pasifika Liaison Officer and respective faculty based heads of department.

To contact the Head of Department for Junior Secondary, please phone 3893 5314.

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Last reviewed 02 March 2022
Last updated 02 March 2022