As a transition to high school specialist I help primary school students prepare for high school so they can survive and thrive in the new high school environment.
By providing videos, worksheets, books and resources for year 6 and year 7 students, parents and teachers including:
Transition to High School Student Video Lessons and Worksheets - resources for Families (students and parents/guardians)
Transition to High School Book - for Parents/Guardians
Preparing in Primary for High School Online Guide - a resource for Schools
WHY I DO THIS
Moving from primary school to high school can be a very stressful time for students and their families, however, with the right knowledge, tools and strategies, the transition to high school process can be much smoother and easier for everyone. As a parent of three children, I have seen the benefits firsthand of helping students prepare for high school before they get there. Not only does it help students adjust to the change more easily, but it can help to improve academic and social outcomes and contribute to the student's overall wellbeing.
The resources I have created for families (students and parents), are drawn from my experience as a parent and what I learned as my three children moved into high school, as well as from the knowledge gained from many discussions with other parents, students, teachers and wellbeing support staff.
In addition to the resources for families, I have collaborated with Dr Prue Salter, an educational specialist who has worked in schools for over 20 years, to bring teachers the practical, valuable resources and strategies we provide in the online guide for schools. These resources are designed for teachers to help them help their students make a smooth transition from primary to high school.
The aim of all the preparing for high school resources is to reduce stress and anxiety in students and help them make a smooth transition from year 6 to year 7 so that they hit the ground running from the very start.