Our Junior Secondary Philosophy
Benowa State High School is committed to the seamless transition of students from primary school into engaging and supportive Junior Secondary school classrooms that optimise student learning at every opportunity.
Adolescent learners are experiencing an unmatched period of cognitive, physical, social and emotional change and growth. Students are beginning to think more broadly about issues beyond the home and family; they want to engage in authentic, meaningful learning in a modern global context.
We strive to provide a learning environment that is responsive and developmentally appropriate to the full range of needs, interests and achievements of young adolescent learners so that they will make a smooth transition into Senior Secondary and onto their future pathways.
Teachers of Junior Secondary are committed to providing learning opportunities that develop a diverse range of skills and offer knowledge and experiences in a safe, healthy and caring environment. This learning environment will meet the challenges associated with transition between primary and secondary school cultures whilst improving student performance. It will allow all students to achieve to their personal best, strengthen relationships between teachers, students and parents and teach a curriculum that is rigorous and engaging.