The junior school encompasses Year 7 to Year 9. Research shows that during this time children begin to think in more abstract ways about global issues.
It is also during this time that young people are experiencing the greatest physical, emotional, intellectual and social changes in their lives.
Bribie Island State High School recognises the needs of students in the junior school and these are addressed through a number of school initiatives.
School organisation - Students in the junior school are taught by teachers predominantly from the same learning community. This provides a level of consistency and connectedness for students. Year 7 students have home rooms and a designated Year 7 precinct.
Junior school zone. The zone includes a shade shelter, outdoor seating, power access for learning devices, wireless access, basketball and mini handball courts all in a safe shaded space.
Transition - As part of our extensive Year 6 into 7 Transition Program, all Year 6 parents and students from our feeder schools participate in the Transition day where students try some new learning areas, parent information evening, enrolment presentations, academy applications and welcome to high school evening.
Industrial technology and design transition day
Physics lab transition day
Curriculum - is organised under the 'Key Learning Area' (KLA) structure. There are 8 KLAs: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Health, Language other than English (Japanese), Arts and Technology. Students are required to complete a program of study encompassing all of the KLAs in Years 7, 8 and 9.
Students have the opportunity to apply to be a member of our specialist program. Students are enrolled in our CREST programs for Years 7 and 8 and can choose from one of the following:
Details of each program are available in the enrolment package available from this website or the school administration office.
STEM students hard at work
Year 9 - Students leave the Academy Program and are formed into cross learning community classes in Year 9. Extension classes in Maths, Science, English and Humanities are formed based on academic performance in Year 8. Students select three elective classes for a semester. Students also study Health and Physical Education for one semester.
Effort and Behaviour Matrix