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 Junior Secondary Support Team 
Staff Member
Deputy Principal. Years 7 & 8
Deputy Principal. Years 9 & 10
Natalie Fergusson

Year 10 Year Level Coordinator
Year 9 Year Level Coordinator
Nick Pecchiar
Year 8 Year Level Coordinator
Jacob Miles
Year 7 Year Level Coordinator
Rebecca Shadlow
Junior Secondary Curriculum
Junior Secondary curriculum​ at William Ross State High School represents a sequence of carefully planned and balanced learning experiences designed to meet the current and future needs of students. It is grounded in student focused junior secondary philosophy and practice, responsive to individual student needs, as well as being rich in real-life significance. The curriculum is focused around a student’s active investigation of the world. Through investigation, students will interpret, interact and influence the world they live in. At the core of junior secondary curriculum is the focus on literacy, numeracy and ICTs.
Junior Secondary students study the Australian Curriculum for English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities (History, Geography and Civics). Students also participate in academic lessons in Health and Physical Education and the Languages (Japanese or Chinese) as well as completing subjects from Technology and The Arts areas.
Year 7 provides the platform for building the knowledge, skills, experience and understanding required for the junior secondary phase of learning. It is during this phase the foundations are laid to prepare students for tracking academic achievements throughout Years 8 and 9. At the completion of Year 9, successful students will be awarded the JCE (Junior Certificate of Education). This is a school-based certificate, pioneered by William Ross State High School that recognises the completion of the student’s junior phase of learning.
Junior Certificate of Education (JCE)
The Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) is a school-based junior secondary qualification awarded to eligible students at the end of Year 9 on completion of the junior phase of learning. Refer to the related links (on right) for more information about our JCE.
Junior Certificate of Individual Achievement (JCIA)
The Junior Certificate of Individual Achievement recognises and reports the learning achievements of students who are undertaking an individualised learning program at William Ross State High School. Refer to the related links (on right), for more information. 
Student Progress and Tracking (ACADEMIC Review Process)
Students will receive a report on their progress 4 times a year. The report indicates the grade achieved in each subject, as well as the student’s progress in relation to behaviour and effort. Each student’s progress is monitored closely and parents are contacted regularly by teachers and the Deputy Principal of Junior Secondary so that they may be aware of the progress being made.  Students are also responsible for being both accountable and actively aware of their progress and achievements throughout each school term.  Students are required to track their achievements in their school Learning Journal.  If individual students encounter difficulties with their learning, parents/carers are contacted before the formal reporting period. Parents/carers are welcome to contact the school at any time if they are concerned about their child’s progress.
Leading Learner Excellence Programs
Leading Learner’ Excellence programs in Mathematics, English, Art, Engineering, Science and Humanities are provided for academically advanced students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10.
Ensuring a quality transition from primary to a secondary environment is an integral aspect of planning and operations at William Ross State High School. This is fostered by working closely with primary feeder schools throughout the year.

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Mr Nathan Hustler

Deputy Principal - Junior Secondary  

Phone: (07) 4726 7666