Transitioning into Secondary Education
Moving from primary to secondary school is a milestone for young people and their families. It is often a time of mixed emotions; it is not unusual for students to feel excited, but also just a little apprehensive.
Our goal is to make the transition as easy and smooth as possible for everyone. We do this by beginning the transition process early; we have strong partnerships with our local primary schools and offer a series of transition visits for students as early as Year 5.
In the lead up to students’ final transition to secondary school, the college offers a dedicated Parent Information Night for parents and incoming students where families are provided with information on the day-to-day process of secondary school. Students then take part in a Transition Day where they will meet their classmates and teachers and have a chance to try some of the exciting curricular activities that take place at the college. By doing this, we make sure that our new students develop a sense of belonging to the College, well before they begin their secondary education.
The transition process builds confidence for these students and their families; students know their way around, have positive relationships with our teachers and our routines and learning areas feel familiar to them. Most of all, they know that our teachers are caring and will support them to do their very best, ensuring the move into secondary education is a positive experience.