Transition to Secondary School

Transition to Secondary School

A preview for Year 6 students…

At the beginning of a child’s educational journey, Secondary School appears a lifetime away. It is often only when a student arrives in Year 6 that they realise their primary education is finite. It provides them with an opportunity to reflect on what they have done, achieved and become, as well as consider what the future, beyond their primary classroom, holds. 

It is fortunate that our students learn at a school where Primary and Secondary are on the same campus, share facilities and have regular interaction. For many, the thought of moving into Secondary is full of excitement and mixed emotions. For others, the idea can be daunting. We want our students to feel protected, safe and secure as well as be given opportunities to build resilience, before they embark on their new journey; we want the transition between Primary and Secondary education to fill our students with more excitement than apprehension, so we do everything we can to prepare them. 

Year 6 children have been able to observe Music lessons. They have also been able to showcase and build on their drama skills, create a key chain in the impressive Design + Technology workshop and experience the thrills of Secondary Science in the labs. On each occasion the children have returned to the sanctuary of their Year 6 classrooms with smiles on their faces and one fewer worry about Secondary life. 

Year 6 students has been thrilled to be invited to Secondary break and lunchtimes, where they felt the buzz and positive energy of their Secondary counterparts, caught up with siblings and friends and embraced the oodles of food options available to them. In addition to the sights and sounds of Secondary School, the contributions of the Year 7 students to the questions and concerns of their younger peers has helped put some anxieties at ease. It was only a year ago that they moved from the Primary School so they have all the empathy to help make it a smooth move for the next crop. 

In essence, every effort has been made to ensure our wonderful Year 6 students will feel safe, secure and protected in August and we know that, through the help of our united community of teachers, student delegates and Year 7 students, many of our Primary students will have a greater sense of excitement as a result. 

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