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.
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 five tests covering numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. 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.
Helping Your Child Learn
Study in high school requires a new approach. Your child can become more self-reliant and independent by getting into a routine and planning their weekly workload. They may need your help with getting used to new routines.
New teachers, new subjects and new friends require a different approach for students.
Setting priorities and time management
Good time management helps students juggle their many commitments and interests and establish good habits for life. Weekly and monthly planners can help your child with time management.
Help with online research
Students in the middle years need help with online research skills including finding, evaluating, communicating and reflecting on information.