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The introduction of Year 7 into high school


Junior Secondary - Bridging the gap between primary and secondary schooling

In 2015, Year 7 became part of Balmoral State High School. This phase of learning coincides with a time of significant physical, emotional, social and cognitive change in the lives of our students. At Balmoral State High School we have established a proud tradition of preparing our students for the rigors of life beyond school.

Principles that underpin the Junior Secondary phase of education are:  

​The additional year in high school will enable prolonged exposure to our outstanding school culture, high quality teaching practice, varied learning pathways and state-of-the-art resources. Within the context of Junior Secondary, creating and maintaining a safe, supportive and challenging school environment is vital for student wellbeing and learning. The transition from primary into secondary can be demanding for every child as they undergo a period of great change and begin to form individual opinions, values and beliefs.

At Balmoral, we believe that the establishment of strong moral values and a solid foundation in core academic skills is critical for our students' success into the future. With this in mind, our Junior Secondary philosophy is focused around nurturing our students' social and emotional wellbeing and developing life-long learning skills required for success in the 21st Century.