The Junior Secondary Phase of Learning is a very important phase as teachers need to respond to the changing cognitive, physical, emotional, economic, social, and technological needs and conditions associated with adolescence. The relationship therefore between teachers and students is crucial as teachers need to adapt their teaching and learning strategies to cater for these distinctive needs and to maximise learning. Students who are actively engaged in purposeful and intellectually challenging learning throughout their Junior Secondary Phase of Learning are more likely to complete twelve years of learning and gain qualifications that will prepare them for further learning, training or work.
Bellbird Park State Secondary College prides itself on providing our students with learning pathways for the future. We have processes in place to ensure that every student’s progress is closely monitored. Students will participate in intensive lessons designed to improve their literacy and numeracy skills and ensure that they are able to access the curriculum in all areas. They will also explore topics essential to their well-being and participate in activities designed to ensure a smooth transition through their schooling years.
Junior Secondary Framework
To develop and maintain a consistent teaching approach which encompasses best practice strategies that are evidence based and developmentally appropriate within the Junior Secondary sector. Working collectively as an effective high performing teaching staff to ensure our students are achieving a years’ worth a growth in a year. Our focus is to ensure our students feel a sense of connectedness and belonging to our school community which has a strong focus on wellbeing, positive relationships and developing a strong sense of identity to support their developing pathway into adulthood and society.
- Successful transitions to high school and within the junior secondary year levels is a priority for all students
- Positive and productive relationships exist between staff, students, families and the wider community
- Student belong and can articulate their connection with the school
- Minimise lost learning time and increase student engagement – lift in attendance and reduction in SDAs
- Improved mental health and wellbeing - students and staff
View the full framework in our Junior Secondary Student Handbook.