The successful transition of students from primary school to our school is very important to us. A number of steps are undertaken to ensure that Year 7 students find transition easy, exciting and enjoyable.
The transition process from Grade 6 to Year 7 commences as follows;
- Grade 6 parents and students are invited to attend our Information Evening in May to meet our staff, see our facilities and find out about our curriculum and other programs.
- Grade 5 students from our key feeder schools will be invited to visit our school for a half day in July/August and find out what we have to offer. They will meet our teachers and be familiarised with our school environment.
- In August and September the Transition Co-ordinator will visit students at their primary schools. The students will have the opportunity to get to know the Transition Co-ordinator. Students feel less apprehensive in the knowledge that they have a contact person at their new school.
- In late October/early November, students in the Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program and students who are the only student from their primary school attending Lilydale High School in the following year will attend an Orientation morning.
- In November, the Transition Co-ordinator will liaise with the Grade 6 teachers. The Transition Co-ordinator will obtain an indication of each child’s level of academic performance and any other information about the special educational needs of your child.
- In December Grade 6 students will attend Orientation Day at Lilydale High School. On this day students will be given the opportunity to experience ‘half a day in the life of a Year 7 student at Lilydale High School’! Students and parents will each receive a handbook on this day. The handbooks are important reading for prospective students and parents.
Term 1 of Year 7
- Year 7 students participate in an organisational skills program called ‘Launch into High School’ which covers goal setting, planner usage, locker, workbook and homework organisation.
- Year 7 students will participate in the Peer Support Program. This program is aimed at developing self-confidence and self-esteem by providing a support network.
- During March/April, Year 7 students will have the opportunity to attend a Transition camp at Christian Youth Camp, Phillip Island. The purpose of the camp is to promote socialisation with other students and teachers.