Middle secondary refers to Years 9 and 10 at Sunshine Beach SHS.
In Years 9 and 10, there is a clear focus that:
- classrooms are places for learning
- students take greater ownership of their own learning
- students develop a pathway towards senior school or further learning/employment.
Every day counts. Students are expected to be at school everyday. Our school expects students to have an attendance rate of 95% or greater.
Parent and community involvement
We want parents to stay connected with their students' learning throughout high school. Parent involvement in special events, award ceremonies and leadership presentations will be welcomed. Our school communicates
strongly with parents about learning with an email update focused on curriculum.
We strongly encourage students to nominate for leadership roles in Years 9 & 10. Students will be supported by the Principal, Deputy Principal, Head of Department, Heads of Year and our administration team.
Performance = success. Students are expected to either improve academic grades or maintain academic grades that are already very high. This is not about every student receiving As on their report card - it is about moving forward and not moving backwards.
High behaviour standards are expected of all students. Students are measured on their behaviour and effort and the expectation is of B or greater.
Contributing to the school and community is important in the development of middle secondary students. Students are expected to either represent their school through academic, cultural or sporting teams and/or contribute to a community event in the local area.
Regular reading can improve reading comprehension, writing skills, vocabulary and general knowledge. Students are expected to read, and log with their mentor, a minimum of 5 fiction books per year.