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Starting High School in Year 7

 
Junior Secondary Principles
In 2015, Year 7 became part of high school under the Queensland Governments Flying Start for Queensland Children program.

Listed below are some responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Junior Secondary transition (Year 7 into high school) at Forest Lake SHS. 
 
How is Forest Lake SHS preparing for the Junior Secondary transition (year 7 into high school) in 2015?
Forest Lake SHS was built as a Year 7 to 12 high school and had Year 7 cohorts until 2009, prior to the current reform. We are therefore well prepared already for the return of Year 7.
 
Will the catchment change as a result of the Year 7 transition?
No.  There will be no changes to the catchment.
What is Forest Lake State High School's catchment?
For more information on our Enrolment Management Plan, including our catchment, please refer to our School Enrolment Management Plan and Catchment map.  
Who do I speak to about my child who has a verified disability?
Follow the regular enrolment processes.
How can my child be involved with Instrumental Music?
All Year 7s will be able to continue their instrumental music tuition at high school.
Can my child be involved in sport in Year 7?
Yes, within the school, our HPE program is mandatory for students up to Year 10.
What bus services will be available to the school?
The school is well served by the public transport system with bus stops outside the school entrance and on Forest Lake Boulevard. Please visit the Translink website for information.  
Will there be leadership opportunities for students in junior secondary?
Yes.  Our leadership structure includes Junior Secondary leaders who take on significant responsibilities within the Year 7, 8, and 9 cohorts. We have a number of programs that help students build leadership capacity in all year levels, including Student Council and school Camps.
Will the Year 7s have a designated space at lunch breaks?
An area adjacent to the Year 7 Pods will be designated as a Year 7 only area. This will provide them with a safe environment to get to know each other, eat lunch and participate in various lunch activities. 
What will be the length of the school day?
The current school day is 8.30am to 2:30pm. There are no plans to alter the times of the school day.
What uniform will students be wearing?
The Forest Lake SHS formal and sport uniforms have been designed to meet the needs of all students.