Year 7 and 8



Welcome from Deputy Principal

 Yeronga State High School:

Quality Pathways to Success …

Yeronga State High School is a strongly connected, environmentally conscious, school community that has the well-being of the child central to all learning experiences. Students will be equipped with the real world capabilities, experiences and knowledge to think creatively and critically as active participants in a global community. (Vision Statement)

Deputy Principal (Years 7 and 8) - Jason Evans
Ph: (07) 3249 1400

At Yeronga State High School our school culture and curriculum is focused upon the holistic development of each student to enable them to create and access a world of opportunities.

This is embodied in our Vision above and our Latin motto Scientia ac Humanitate (Knowledge and Humanity) which we interpret as:

'creating knowledge, benefiting all'

Our Junior Secondary School is supported by a Quality team of expert staff dedicated to working with students throughout Years 7, 8 and 9. We believe in:

  • the right of every individual  to learn and grow

  • excellence in teaching and learning at the forefront of all that we do

  • a strong emphasis on building Literacy, Numeracy and 21st Century skills for lifelong learning

  • every lesson, every experience is an opportunity to learn and develop, both inside and outside the classroom.

As Deputy Principal of the Junior Secondary School, my team and I see it as our responsibility to provide numerous interactions, opportunities and programs for all students to achieve success as outlined in our Vision and motto. The links that follow are examples of these opportunities framed around our guiding values of:

Quality, Harmony and Sustainability

Quality – excellence in all that we do

Harmony – unity through tolerance and understanding

Sustainability – enduring and maintaining balance

On behalf of my team, the Dean of Students and Year Level Coordinator, I welcome you to our amazing school.

Wunyah: Welcome

(language of the traditional custodians – the Yugara people of the now Brisbane region)

Dean of Students

Dean of Students (Years 7, 8 and 9) - Imogen Rothwell 
Ph: (07) 3249 1400

Junior Secondary schooling is a crucial time in your child's education where young adolescents have unique physical, psychological, social and emotional characteristics. With this in mind we have a targeted focus on student wellbeing, a distinct Junior Secondary identity, specific leadership opportunities, parent/carer involvement and Quality teaching. Specific initiatives include:

  • Care Group classes where teachers monitor students' wellbeing
  • Senior Gurumba Bigi leaders, the big sisters and brothers who welcome students new to the school
  • separate Year 7 and junior secondary play areas
  • designated buildings housing Year 7 and 8 classes
  • leading Year 5 and 6 primary school groups on open days
  • parent/carer welcome bbq
  • specialist Junior Secondary teachers.

In my role as Dean of Students, my focus is ensuring every child succeeds in alignment with our school values:

  • Quality - that your child is challenged to achieve at their highest potential, in order to reach their quality pathway
  • Harmony- that your child feels connected with their teachers, peers and school community and that they are treated and act harmoniously
  • Sustainability- that your child is engaged in their education in a way that can be sustained and supported through difficult circumstances.

I look forward to partnering with parent/carers and school staff to bring about the best outcomes for our wonderful students.

Year 7 Coordinator

Year 7 Coordinator - Jessica Corsbie
Ph: (07) 3249 1400

As students navigate their first year of high school, they are faced with infinite opportunities to learn and grow. In my role as Year 7 Coordinator, I function as a dynamic connection point between parents, students and the school to ensure that all students are positioned to thrive and succeed in this new environment.

Please don't hesitate to contact me or your child's teachers if you require information or support.

Year 8 Coordinator

Year 8 Coordinator - Johanna Searles


Ph: (07) 3249 1400

Young adolescence is an extraordinary time of personal growth.  As Year 8 Coordinator, I work collaboratively to foster a sense of community for students and connect with students to engage and empower them in their learning and holistic development.  In Year 8, there are many opportunities both in and out of the classroom for students to be challenged and to flourish.

Please don't hesitate to contact me or your child's teachers if you require information or support.

 To find out more about our Junior school, please contact us.


Last reviewed 27 October 2021
Last updated 27 October 2021