Year 6 to Year 7 Transition
Transitioning into secondary school can often be a daunting time for both students and their families. Here at LCS, we aim to make the transition to high school as easy as possible, by communicating with both families and secondary schools the necessary information, enrolment dates and answering any questions you may have.
Our main purpose however, is to help students deal with the anxiety of their transition process, by providing them with opportunities such as:
Extra curricular days at some of our feeder secondary schools,
Visits from Yr 7 students to explain the process and their own experiences (often former LCS students)
Organising a Meet & Greet from all secondary schools transition coordinators, to come and give a presentation to prospective students, showing them their school, their systems and structures as well as answering any questions the students may have.
Encouraging students and families to go on open days and school tours, to get a feel for what will be most suitable for their child.
Provide student support groups (involving the secondary school) for students who are experiencing high anxiety levels.
Touching base with each Grade 6 student, to allow them opportunities to discuss what they are excited about, or nervous about. Often talking about how they are feeling and helping them understand their emotions are natural is a great way to relieve some of their anxiety.