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Year 7 in High School 2015

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  1. Year 7 in High School 2015

  2. The facts • This change brings Qld in line with other states • Current Year 5s (2013) will be the first cohort of Year 7s in high school • They will be approx. 6 months younger than year 8s today • Additional facilities provided

  3. HPSHS – Guiding principles for Year 7 • A safe, familiar, predictable, disciplined environment • High Quality Learning & Curriculum– building strong foundations • Varied experiences supported by quality resources • Building a Secondary SchoolIdentity

  4. 1. A safe predictable environment • A disciplined environment conducive to learning • Parent access to teachers (weekly drop in time, classroom support, Term BBQ) • Dedicated playground • Priority access to canteen, buses • Transitioning to high school routines

  5. 2. High Quality Learning • Foundations for all students to develop a career pathway, whether academic or vocational • Informed by “The Art & Science of Teaching” pedagogy (ASOT) • Taught by middle school and specialist teachers

  6. 2.Cont Curriculum • Consistent with national and state curriculum in English, Maths, Science, History, Geography • Class Model – Middle school trained teachers taking core program, (English/History or Maths/Science), access to secondary specialists

  7. 3. Varied experiences, Quality resources • Opportunities for secondary elective subjects eg Home Economics, Manual Arts • Text hire and resource scheme will operate (currently $205) • Secondary sports competition (Tues) • Access to high quality IT

  8. 4. Secondary School Identity • Developing independence – time management, study skills • Developing skills with our expert support team – health and well being, safe behaviour (including online), relationships, conflict resolution

  9. Expected outcomes • Year 12 graduates with ambition and career aspirations - good OPs, strong vocational links, work readiness and business skills • Year 12 graduates who are confident yet humble, good citizens who care for others