At Ingham State High School, students follow the 4 Be’s: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe and Be a Learner,while developing the 5 Values including Organisation, Getting Along, Persistence, Confidence and Resilience. Timetabled Positive Youth Development (PYD) lessons explicitly teach skills to assist students in these areas.
Transition from Primary School to High School
At Ingham State High School we aim to make the transition from primary school to high school as smooth as possible. The Junior Secondary classrooms are set up within the Junior Secondary Precinct. Junior Secondary Teachers, the Junior Secondary Coordinator, Junior Secondary Teacher Aide and Junior Secondary Head of Department are all centrally located within the precinct ensuring easy access for students. This self-contained environment breaks down many of the perceived issues associated with enrolment in a large secondary school. Most of the Junior Secondary teachers are located in the G Block staffroom to enable students and teachers to build positive relationships. In the majority of instances, Year 7 students have the same teacher for core subjects and Year 8 students have 2 core subject teachers. These teachers work closely together to support the educational, social and emotional needs of the students.
Throughout the year, many transition opportunities take place with the local primary schools. These give students the opportunity to experience school life at Ingham State High School and to meet some of the teachers. Working together with the local primary schools assists students to transition easily into high school. High School Experience Days occur throughout the year.
Academic Extension Programs
HOMEWORK SUPPORT FOR BUSY FAMILIES:
The Ingham State High School Homework Centre operates on Mondays and Wednesdays each week. Students are provided with afternoon tea and have the chance to work with teachers and teacher-aides supporting their assessment and learning. Please contact the school for a registration form for either of the time slots that occur on Mondays or Wednesdays - (students are not required to attend for the entire session).
Students also have access to the following after-school programs:
- Arts Honours Program
- STEAM Team
- Maths Tutoring
In Junior Secondary, there are many challenges that students can access. Each year a variety of students participate in a range of sporting and cultural activities. Ingham State High School has a proud reputation in the sporting arena and nominates teams in both traditional and non-traditional sports. The Chess Challenge is popular with Junior Secondary students who eagerly participate to compete in the representative team at the district competition. The School Instrumental Ensemble and Signing Choir are an integral part of the school culture. Students from Ingham State High School are also active citizens within the wider community volunteering their time in charitable events. Students receive recognition for active citizenship and cultural participation as well as academic achievement.
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