Flying Start Parent Information Presentation

Report
Parent Information Session
JUNIOR SECONDARY
WELCOME TO
CHARLEVILLE STATE HIGH SCHOOL
JUNIOR SECONDARY
Charleville State High School – A Snapshot

242 students enrolled Years 8 through to 12

Staffing to help your student:
-a teaching staff of over 21
-a non teaching staff of over 25
JUNIOR SECONDARY
Junior Secondary is a phase of education in
Queensland state secondary schools for Years 7,
8 and 9, which helps to ensure the bridge
between primary and secondary school is safe,
strong and consistent for all students.
Transitioning to High School
This period of time is already associated with huge
physical, cognitive, and emotional changes, in
addition to this there is social and academic change
of moving to high school.
Parents and caregivers also travel this path with
their children and, for many, it is equally
overwhelming!
JUNIOR SECONDARY
Junior Secondary will focus on age
appropriate education and support for
students’ wellbeing and transitions.
JUNIOR SECONDARY
Teenagers don’t always have a lot of self-control
or good judgment and are more prone to risktaking behaviour. This is because the selfmonitoring, problem-solving and decision-making
part of the brain – the prefrontal cortex –
develops last.
JUNIOR SECONDARY
• Research shows that both parents and students are
apprehensive about coming to high school
• Charleville State High School is a very supportive
school and we aim to ensure that we cater for each
and every students needs.
• Charleville State High School has been working with
the primary schools to ensure, that we have as many
similar processes in place, to allow for a seamless
transition from upper primary to junior secondary
school.
JUNIOR SECONDARY
At Charleville State High School we are well
prepared and have the right people and planning
in place to ensure that your student’s education is
well looked after.
Education is a partnership. We look forward to
getting to know you over the next six years of
your child’s education.
YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT
CHARLEVILLE STATE HIGH
SCHOOL
KEY STAFF IN JUNIOR
SECONDARY
Mrs Jenni Peters
(Deputy Principal)
M r N a tha n Ha lf o rd
Hea d o f Dep a r tm ent Ju n i o r
Seco nda r y
WHO’S WHO IN JUNIOR
SECONDARY
Mr Nathan Halford
A/HOD Junior Secondary
Mrs Ashlie Parker
Year 8 Coordinator
Miss Mandy Roser
Year 9 Coordinator
Charleville State High School – Support Staff
Biz Handley
Sue McDonald
Head of Special Education
Careers Officer
Stephanie King
Rowena Winks
Guidance Officer
Learning Support Teacher
Spring Thacker
Kerri Turner
School Based Youth Health Nurse
CEC
Les Penrose
Rachael Pratt
Chaplain
GRG Teacher
PHILOSOPHY OF JUNIOR
SECONDARY
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
PHILOSOPHY OF JUNIOR
SECONDARY
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
1. Distinct Identity
Junior Secondary students will
be encouraged and supported
to develop their own group
identity within the wider high
school.
PHILOSOPHY OF JUNIOR
SECONDARY
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
2. Quality Teaching
means knowing our students
and using research based
methods in our classrooms.
PHILOSOPHY OF JUNIOR
SECONDARY
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
3. Student Wellbeing
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
We meet the social and emotional needs of
Junior Secondary students with a strong focus
on pastoral care. We recognise the links
between student wellbeing and academic
performance.
PHILOSOPHY OF JUNIOR
SECONDARY
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
4. Parent and Community
Involvement
We want parents to stay
connected with their students’
learning when they enter high
school. Ways you can do this
may include: parent/ teacher
interviews, phone calls, P & C.
PHILOSOPHY OF JUNIOR
SECONDARY
5. Leadership
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
We have created leadership roles for students in
Years 7, 8 and 9.
Junior Secondary leaders play an important part in
the leadership of not only Junior Secondary but
CSHS.
PHILOSOPHY OF JUNIOR
SECONDARY
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
6. Local Decision Making
The needs of each school
community will influence how
Junior Secondary is
implemented in each school.
JUNIOR PRECINCT
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
• A designated area for Junior
Secondary students only.
• Junior Secondary students
are allowed to move freely
anywhere in the school.
UNIQUE TEACHING
STRUCTURE
•
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
A transition within a transition- Year
7, 8 & 9 timetable structure varies
slightly.
• 1 core teacher per class for Year 7- all
subjects except teacher non-contact
(similar to Primary School)
• Year 8- 2 Core teachers- Maths/
Science & English/History, then
separate specialist teachers.
• Year 9- all subjects will be taught by
separate specialist teachers- ready for
Senior Secondary.
CURRICULUM
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
• Year 7 will study:
English, Maths, Science, History, SOSE, HPE,
Pastoral Care, Technology, The Arts, LOTE
(Japanese).
• Year 8 will study:
English, Maths, Science, History, SOSE, Literacy,
HPE, Pastoral Care, LOTE (Japanese) Electives
(ITD, Home Ec, Art).
• Year 9 will study:
English, Maths, Science, History, SOSE, HPE,
Pastoral Care, Electives (ITD, Home Ec, Art, Ag
Science).
HOMEWORK/
ASSIGNMENTS
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
• Students in Year 7, 8 and 9 will be expected to
complete homework in their own time.
• Students in Year 7, 8 and 9 will have
assignments and will have time to complete
them in both allocated class time and in their
own time.
• CSHS has a homework club designed to assist
students with homework and assignment
work.
• The amount and structure of homework and
assignments will be designed around the needs
of the distinct cohort for which it is set.
ASSESSMENT/
REPORTING
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
• Assessment is completed by each class.
• An assessment calendar is available for each
term.
• Assessment is in a variety of forms- exams,
orals, assignments and classwork etc and reflects
what has been taught.
• Reports are sent home 3 times a year- end of
Term 1, end of Semester 1, end of Semester 2.
• Parent teacher interviews are available after each
reporting period.
• Parents are always welcome to schedule a
meeting with a member of staff to discuss their
child’s progress.
YEAR LEVEL
COORDINATORS (YLC)
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
2015
• Year 7/8 Coordinator
• Year 8/9 Coordinator
2014
• Year 8- Mrs Ashlie Parker
• Year 9- Miss Mandy Roser
• Role is to support students and teachers in
the areas of pastoral care, academic
progress and student wellbeing.
• After the classroom teacher, the YLC is
your next port of call.
WHO TO CONTACT?
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
1st- Classroom teacher
2nd- YLC
3rd- Head of Department
4th- Deputy Principal
5th- Principal
6th- Regional Office
In most cases after speaking with the classroom
teacher your issue hopefully will be resolved.
If it is an issue of a sensitive nature then the HOD or
Deputy may be called.
Feel free to contact us at any time. We would prefer
contact earlier rather than later so that we can work
through problems and find appropriate solutions.
PASTORAL CARE
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
• In 2015 we will change the way we deliver
pastoral care.
• Designated lesson times.
• Embed the SWPBS philosophy and values and
our 4 expectations- Be Safe, Be Responsible,
Be Respectful, Be an Active Learner and our 4
values- Organisation, Cooperation, Resilience,
Integrity.
• Year 7 and 8- Core teachers will deliver the
content, Year 9- Form teacher.
• Continuation of additional targeted programs
will still occur for identified students.
BEHAVIOUR
MANAGEMENT
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
• In 2015 we will move into becoming an SWPBS
school.
• Underpins all that we do and forms part of our
Responsible Behaviour Plan.
• Focus on positive acknowledgement.
• Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be An Active Learner,
Be Respectful.
• Inappropriate behaviour will start at the classroom
teacher level and move upwards if necessary.
• A phone call home will be your first signal.
• We need to work together to reach the high
expectations we set at CSHS.
PARENTAL
INVOLVEMENT/
COMMUNICATION
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
• In 2015 Year 7 and 8 classrooms will
expect your involvement once per term at
the least.
• Parent/ Teacher meetings.
• Newsletter
• Phone calls, email
• SMS
• Research shows that parental involvement
declines significantly after Primary School
and we would like to see this change.
STRUCTURE OF THE
DAY- YEAR 7- 2015
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
• Year 7- one classroom, one teacher.
• Bags stay in classroom- lunch taken out –
we are currently organising fridges for each
Year 7 and 8 classroom.
• Specialist lessons- teacher will meet
students and walk them to class.
• Semester 2- walk to class unassisted.
Start school- 8:40
1st break- 10:10-10:20
2nd break- 11:40-12:20
3rd break- 1:30-1:50
STRUCTURE OF THE
DAY- YEAR 8- 2015
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
• Year 8- one teaching space, two core
teachers, specialist teachers (e.g.
LOTE, Electives).
• Specialist lessons- teacher will meet
students and walk them to class.
• Semester 2- walk to class unassisted.
Start school- 8:40
1st break- 10:10-10:20
2nd break- 11:40-12:20
3rd break- 1:30-1:50
STRUCTURE OF THE
DAY- YEAR 9- 2105
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
• Year 9- every class potentially a
different room but within a set
precinct.
• Bags stay with the students- will need
to organise themselves for each
lesson.
Start school- 8:40
1st break- 10:10-10:20
2nd break- 11:40-12:20
3rd break- 1:30-1:50
STRUCTURE OF A
LESSON
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
• Every Junior Secondary teacher will follow the
Explicit Teaching methodology which is embedded
in the Charleville State High School pedagogical
model.
• This ensures teachers are working to standard
expectations and enhances consistency of practice.
• Students will know what the objective of each
lesson is, the input from them necessary to achieve
this and the link to the bigger picture- e.g. further
study in this area, assessment piece, career options.
• Research shows that in the Junior Secondary sector
the Pedagogy encompassed by this method
improves student outcomes.
LEADERS
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
• Special consideration has been
given to the leadership structure of
Junior Secondary.
• In 2015 we will have from
Year 9:
• 2 x Junior School Captains
• 2 x Junior School Vice-Captains
Year 7and 8:
• 4 x Student Reps from each cohort
UNIFORM
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
• Junior Secondary distinct identity
in a new uniform design for
Years 7-9 in 2015
• Clearly can see Junior Secondary
students in the playground
• Build a clear distinct identity
between the Junior Secondary
cohort
UNIFORM
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
TUCKSHOP
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
• We have a school tuckshop that
operates daily.
• Students can purchase food from
the tuckshop at all 3 breaks.
TRANSITION
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
• For the remainder of the year we
are working towards
transitioning the students.
• Term 3- 1 full day Year 6 and 7
students to the High School
• Term 4- 4 full days Year 6 and 7
students to the High School.
QUESTIONS?
Distinct
identity
Local
decisionmaking
Quality
teaching
Junior
Secondary
Student
wellbeing
Leadership
Parent and
community
involvement
• Please feel free to ask any
questions…
• Mingle and meet- spend some
time talking to staff and students
• Feedback- sheets are provided to
help us plan for our 2nd
information session for you that
will be held later in the year.

similar documents