The transition journey for our 2017 Year 7 students began on Monday 12 September. The goal for each of these sessions is for our young learners to feel comfortable and safe in their new environment. While the program included a balance of academic and fun activities, sessions at the beginning and conclusion of the day gave the opportunity for the boys to hear the research-based ‘big’ concerns students have when beginning Secondary school, as well as air their own apprehensions. Many smiles were seen on the faces of the boys throughout the day, as they made new friends and experienced classes in the Middle School for the first time. The success of the day was enhanced by four of our Year 8 boys who provided great leadership and guidance to the new students. They were a wonderful demonstration of our Compass points.
by Anthea Watkins, Year 7 Boys’ Level Co-ordinator