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Junior secondary

Harristown State High School is united in its pursuit of excellence in the Junior Secondary years.   Junior Secondary recognises the early phase of adolescence as a distinct stage of development, by understanding Year 7-9 students’ developmental and learning needs.  Students are engaged in age and content appropriate teaching and learning practices, providing future work and study opportunities for students in the context of a rapidly changing external environment.

Students will complete study each semester in the areas of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Health and Physical Education. In Year 7 and Year 8, students will experience an array of elective subjects, such as Industrial Skills, Home Economics, Business and Information Technology, LOTE, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts and Music. This experience then assists them to nominate two elective subjects to study in each additional semester during their junior secondary education.

Specialised academies in Academics and Sport are offered to eligible students from the beginning of Year 8. To find out more about these specialisation programs, please contact the relevant Head of Department at the school.

You can find more information about Harristown SHS Junior Secondary's distinct identity, quality teaching and the ways we ensure student wellbeing, parent and community involvement and leadership in the Junior Secondary information booklet under Related Links.