Junior Secondary School

Students in junior secondary school choose from a broad range of subjects and take on more personal responsibility for their learning. They must present personal opinions and interact during lessons as well as ask questions and participate in group activities.

The junior secondary school program covers Years 7 to 10. Students may commence anytime up to the beginning of Term 4 (October) of the academic year.


Learning in Years 7 to 10 focuses on eight key learning areas (KLAs):

  • English
  • Creative Arts (Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts)
  • Human Society and Its Environment
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Science
  • Technological and Applied Studies.

Students who are talented in performing arts (dance, drama, visual arts or music), technology, languages or sport may apply to high schools which offer specialist facilities.


Years 7 to 10

  • Term 1 (January)
  • Term 2 (April)
  • Term 3 (July)
  • Term 4 (October)