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Junior Secondary

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​​ Our Junior Secondary program provides education that is responsive to the development needs of students in the early years of adolescence.

Children in this age range are experiencing an unmatched period of cognitive, physical, social and emotional change and growth. Students are beginning to think more broadly about issues beyond home and family and want to engage in authentic, meaningful learning in a modern global context. Our Junior Secondary curriculum is aligned with the Australian Curriculum (ACARA) in Maths, Science, English and History. Each subject area includes the content descriptors to be taught, the general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities. All other Key Learning Areas (KLAs) are aligned to Education Queensland’s Curriculum and Assessment and Reporting Framework (QCARF).


​​​​​​​​​Years 7 and 8 Subject Selection

In Years 7 and 8, students engage in 12 units of study for the year (6 per semester).

These subjects must be studied for 2 semesters in both Years 7 and 8:

  • English
  • Humanities 
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Students study subjects from these areas for 1 semester in both Years 7 and 8:

  • Languages ( Japanese)
  • Health and Physical Education ​
  • Technologies (Design Technology, Digital Technology)
  • The Arts (Dance, Music, Drama, Media Arts, Visual Arts)

Year 9 Subject Selection

In Year 9, students must select 12 units of study for the year (6 per semester).

Compulsory subjects for two semesters:

  • English 
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics 
  • Science

Students then must select three elective subjects from the following:

  • Health and Physical Education ​
  • Technologies  Design, Digital Solutions,Business
  • The Arts  Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, Media Arts, Music
  • Science 
  • Languages (Japanese)

The electives students select can come from any of the Learning Areas. Students can select multiple electives from the same Learning Area.

Year 9 subject handbook 2022 (PDF, 783KB)​

Year 9 subject handbook 2023 (PDF, 739KB)​


Extension Programs

Signature programs

We are committed to supporting our advanced (beyond year level) and gifted (identified) students by providing differentiated learning opportunities through our signature programs. Please refer to our Signature Programs page for further information.

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Last reviewed 18 August 2022
Last updated 18 August 2022