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Junior Secondary


Junior Secondary School (Year 7, 8, 9)

William Ross State High School is recognised as the first choice education provider for families in the Townsville community. We are creating a school where every young learner develops a sense of belonging and is inspired to shape their preferred future.

The school mantra ‘success through commitment’ provides a focused mantra that is so much more than words on an emblem. It conveys the meaning of why we are here and that for which we strive. It will be woven into the very fabric of our culture.

We will achieve our vision because:

·         we have a strong foundation of values that are touchstones for everything we do
·         we have an unrelenting focus on quality outcomes for students
·         we prepare students for future career pathways
·         we deliver a world-class education.

Our school’s values are the beacon that guide our students and instil the essence of what makes us unique.  Every teacher, every school staff member and every student at William Ross State High school will be expected to embrace these values and be proud to champion them.

Junior Secondary Support Team 

Role​​​​​​​ ​Staff Member
​Deputy Principal. Junior Secondary Nathan Hustler
​Junior Secondary Coordinator Raylene Brown
​Year 9 Year Level Coordinator Garrett McKenzie​
​Year 8 Year Level Coordinator Shauna Fowler
​Year 7 Year Level Coordinator Jacob Miles




These values form the very heart of our school, and we will be recognised amongst the greater community for:

·         Respect – showing respect for self, for the dignity of others, our school, our world
·         Pride – celebrating excellence and sharing our successes
·         Resilience – picking ourselves up in the face of adversity, refocusing and never giving in
·         Community – forming strong networks as active citizens in a global community
·         Quality Teaching – explicit and differentiated instruction
·         Successful Learning – our passion for learning and desire to grow.

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.


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 achievments 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. 


Junior Secondary Curriculum

William Ross State High school’s Junior Secondary curriculum represents a sequence of carefully planned and balanced learning experiences designed to meet the current and future needs of our 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.  Our curriculum is focused around a student’s active investigation of our world.  Through investigation, students will interpret, interact and influence the world they live in.  At the core of our curriculum is the focus on literacy, numeracy and ICTs.  Our students will be studying the Australian Curriculum for English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities (History, Geography and Civics).  Students will participate in learning experience in Health and Physical Education and the Languages (Japanese or Chinese) as well as completing subjects from Technology and The Arts areas.  Students meeting the criteria for exemption from the Languages will participate in the specialised Literacy and Numeracy support and enhancement program.


Career Planning

From Year 7, students begin investigating career options as part of planning for the direction of their future education will take.  They will be guided by their core teachers and school support staff in planning and mapping individual pathways.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Literacy and Numeracy

    Literacy and Numeracy information for parents and students of William Ross State High School.


    Information abut NAPLAN requirements at William Ross State High School


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Mr Nathan Hustler

Deputy Principal - Junior Secondary  

Phone: (07) 4726 7666