There is a range of support provided for students of JFHS to achieve optimal educational outcomes. Our school uses learning programs and specialised staff where needed and we work in partnership with parents and carers to assist students who have special learning needs.
We have Learning and Support Teachers (LaST), Student Learning Support Officers (SLSO) and an EAL/D teacher. This team of people provide students and staff specialised support to enhance the learning opportunities of all students. We monitor each student’s progress and provide additional learning support as required. Individual Learning/Education Plans are developed to cater specifically for individual needs and goals within the school setting.
Our school is committed to working with Aboriginal parents and community members in developing personalised plans for our Aboriginal students.
JFHS has a Learning Centre room centralising services, providing learning resources for staff and students and enabling a wider range of student needs to be addressed.
Our school library has seen a wonderful transformation over the past few years. Our enthusiastic Librarian, Mrs Kathryn Kane, has worked extremely hard to revitalise the Library. There is always an amazing display for students to see and student work is proudly displayed throughout.
The Library has an extensive collection of books and other educational resources. In addition to book and audio visual materials, the library subscribes to numerous pamphlets, periodicals and newspapers. The library is open for borrowing throughout the day. The library administration has been changed over to the OLIVER computerised system. Students also have access to computers, tablets and printers/photocopier. The library is connected to the internet and Intranet systems.
The Homework Centre operates on Tuesday afternoons from 3.30pm to 5.00pm in the Library. We always have amazing staff on hand to assist students with homework, assessments and class work. We put on a delicious afternoon tea. All are welcome and we always look forward to seeing new faces.
Throughout 2023 straight after school classes finish on Monday (3:30 – 5:30) the library is open to all senior students (Years 11 & 12) for senior study.
A teacher is always there to supervise and assist throughout the two hours. All senior students are welcome and strongly encouraged to come.