Our Junior Secondary Vision
A place of happy and inspiring students
Our Junior Secondary vision is for every student to succeed at Keebra Park State High School.
The Junior Secondary phase at Keebra Park provides students with a successful transition from primary to secondary school in a safe and supportive school environment. Students are provided with the tools to become life-long and curious learners, and independent and creative thinkers through high quality and research driven explicit teaching. Students will learn in engaging and collaborative classroom environments that are authentic, relevant and challenging.
Parents and the school are partners in supporting students to develop a growth mindset that will see them pursuing and ultimately achieving their personal goals and dreams. The school takes a holistic approach, focusing on the diverse needs of students and fostering positive learning relationships that allow for personalised learning and to maximise opportunities the school provides.
Our goal is that every student leaves Keebra Park attaining excellence and a desire to continue to pursue excellence in areas of academia, culture and sport to be a valued individual within our community.
Transitioning to Year 7
Prepare for your child's transition from Primary to High School with the help of these helpful links and downloads:
National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests identify whether all students have the literacy and numeracy skills that provide the critical foundation for their learning, and for their productive and rewarding participation in the community. Students are assessed using common national tests in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.
The results will provide teachers, students and parents or carers with information to inform discussions about student learning. These assessments will give students an opportunity to show what they have learned in class and will provide the school with valuable data that will inform future teaching.
The NAPLAN tests are held in May each year and are conducted nationally. We provide our students with fruit each morning in order to support them to ensure they are ready to perform and achieve their best.
All eligible Year 7 and 9 students must sit for the tests. However, parents/carers wishing to apply for an exemption due to religious beliefs or philosophical objections to testing must complete the QCAA (Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority) approved Notice of Parent Withdrawal. This form can be obtained by contacting the school via phone or email.
Encouraging your student to simply engage in the joy of reading in their own time is shown to significantly improve literacy and numeracy skills across all areas.
New Senior Assessment
QTAC will administer a new tertiary entrance system based on a single rank for school leavers, known as the Australian Tertiary Admission rank. The ATAR will replace the Overall Position (OP).
The new senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems in Queensland will start for students entering Year 11 in 2019.
Information about the changes for Year 8 and Year 9 students, and their parents, is available on the links below.
New Senior Assessment and tertiary entrance system in Queensland - a guide for parents
Introducing new senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems in Queensland - popular questions
New Senior Assessment and tertiary entrance system inQueensland - a guide for Year 8 and 9 students
If you have any questions or require assistance, please call our Administration Office and speak with one of our staff or make an appointment on 5509255.