Towards the end of Term 3, Secondary teachers met virtually with Year 6 students to help them transition to Secondary School. Grant Robertson, Senior Teacher, Student Welfare and Safeguarding Lead, reflected on the meeting.
“It was wonderful to communicate with the parents, guardians and students of Grad’28 in a live event on Thursday. We had a remarkable 429 people join us online for a session where our priority was to reassure the students (and some mums and dads!) that this was an exciting new chapter and nothing to be anxious about. In advance of this event we sent Year 6 families detailed information booklets to help with transition and clarify expectations for Year 7 students. This is all essential stuff, but inevitably can be a little dry in places with lots about rules and regulations, so to add a more personal touch we had Year 7s write letters to the Year 6 students outlining their experiences and telling them what to expect. The Year 6s then excitedly liaised with the older students with Q and A. The overall message from the Year 7s was ‘it’s no big deal, just do your best and teachers and other students will help: stop worrying as everyone will help you find your way. Secondary is fun!’ “
Read more about the transition they will have this coming school year here