Our goal is to prepare our young learners in a caring, positive atmosphere where they develop the academic and social skills needed to successfully transition to the Senior College. With teachers who understand what the adolescent learners need to be successful, our Junior Secondary students are able to thrive and reach their potential.
Our Junior Secondary curriculum is designed to allow students to experience a range of subjects before making the defining subject selections into Year 10.
All 8 key learning areas of the Australian Curriculum are taught across Years 7 to 10 providing the foundation for their senior studies. Our personal development program is integrated as part of the Health and Physical Education course.
- The STELLAR program for academic extension is a unique program designed to extend the more academically able students. Year 5 and 6 students within primary cluster schools also participate in the STELLAR program, experiencing a secondary school setting which enables access to specialised learning areas.
- Talented sportsmen and women are also catered for through the Heatley Pride Sports Academy where they will have the opportunity to specialise in Football (Soccer), Rugby League and Volleyball.
- Our Creative Arts and Technologies Academy brings students into our state of the art TCTC and our new Performing Arts Centre where they will explore game design, animation, programming, art, drama and dance to develop 21st Century skills.
Learning Support programs are provided in the areas of literacy and numeracy to students needing extra support. It is offered through Focussed Literacy and/or Focussed Numeracy, and is aimed at developing skills that students need for their core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities. Students who undertake these subjects are those identified as below the National Minimum Standards in their Year 5 or 7 NAPLAN data. Also taken into account will be school based PAT testing and their subject area results.
Free tuition is offered in English, Mathematics and Science after school through our tutorial program.