Tully State High School School’s junior secondary model has been developed according to the six principles of junior secondary (distinct identity, quality teaching, student wellbeing, parent and community involvement, leadership, local decision making) and in consultation with primary schools in the Ulysses cluster.
Our school has a dedicated junior secondary precinct with the co-location of classrooms for core learning areas to create a learning space for years seven to nine. Junior secondary students will have core classrooms where their core subjects will be taught. Junior secondary students also share whole-of-school learning spaces in the library, MPC, computer rooms and specialist subject areas.
There is a distinct teaching team for junior secondary with a year coordinator for each year level, core teachers for classes, and a minimal number of subject teachers allocated - to maximise contact time and reinforce student-teacher relationships. This will mean that year seven core teachers will teach either maths/science or English/humanities to year seven classes.
Tully State High School will require approximately five junior secondary teachers for our 2015 transition of year seven into secondary school. We are currently seeking graduate teachers or teachers with upper primary experience. Junior secondary teachers will work predominately with year seven classes but may also have classes in years eight and seven. Junior secondary teachers need a strong commitment to building positive relationships with students and an understanding of explicit teaching.