Starting high school is a time of new experiences as your child adjusts to a new school, makes new friends and gets used to having different teachers and classrooms for each subject.
The following resources can help with the transition to high school and includes information for getting organised, a ‘Ready for High School’ checklist and tips on making friends and coping with new teachers and subjects: Starting High School
There are great opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities. These include competitions, exhibitions, sport, performances and special events. Student leadership programs provide many activities that broaden your child’s experience at school.
Year 7 students sit the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test in May. There are three tests covering numeracy, reading, writing and language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation). Year 7 is the first time students use a calculator in one of the numeracy tests.
The results of the NAPLAN test can help teachers and parents meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of students. You will receive a report of your child’s achievement in the NAPLAN test.