Junior High Schools
Tasmanian Government Junior High Schools have a focus on teaching the fundamental core subjects and offer a wide variety of elective subjects and enrichment activities.
Our schools follow the traditional school model and students are required to wear school uniform and address teachers formally. Class sizes in our schools are typically 20 – 25 students, allowing students one-to-one time with their teachers.
Students will study a range of subjects across various learning areas, including:
- Health and Physical Education
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- The Arts
In Year 7 and 8, students will study a range of compulsory subjects, including core subjects Mathematics, Science, English, and Humanities, as well as recreational subjects such as Physical Education, Art, Computing, and Design and Technology.
In Year 9 and 10, students will continue to study compulsory core subjects – Mathematics, Science, English, and Humanities – and in addition select other subjects they would like to study. For example, a student that has a strong interest in Science and Computing may elect to study Computing and Extended Science.
Click here to find out more about Years 9 to 12 Curriculum Framework. Years 9 to 12 Curriculum Framework (education.tas.gov.au)
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Tasmanian Government Schools offer English as an Additional Language (EAL) support to students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
The EAL support is a needs-based service depending on a student’s English skill level. EAL tuition will be delivered alongside mainstream subjects, such as Mathematics, Science and History and Art. This means that students will get to attend classes with local Tasmanian classmates, which is a great way to practice English.
Additional English language support is also provided on-campus by support teachers.
The majority of Junior High Schools do not require students to sit examinations. Some do set exams, but the purpose of these exams is to prepare students for their further studies. Instead, students will undertake assessment activities throughout the school year, including assignments, projects, and tests.
Students are required to wear a school uniform in Junior High Schools. The school will provide information regarding uniform requirements for the student to purchase on arrival in Tasmania.
If a student is only studying at a Junior High School for a short period of time, the student may not have to wear a uniform, or the school may provide the student with a uniform to borrow.
Junior High School campus guide
Schools in the South of Tasmania
- Kingston High School
- Taroona High School
- Rose Bay High School
- Clarence High School
- Hobart City High School
Schools in the North of Tasmania