Preparing for High School

‘Prepare for High School’ program aims to prepare your child for the educational challenges in the early years of High School

Suitable for children starting High School in 2025 (Year 7)

Essay writing skills are extremely important in a student’s transition from Primary school into High school.

From Year 7, students will be exposed to a vast range of new terminology as they are encouraged to analyse texts, and use the language of texts, such as: ‘composer’, ‘audience’, ‘language techniques’ and ‘creating meaning’. This program will help your child become comfortable with this new terminology, as well as help them to understand and implement the newly introduced NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) ‘discursive writing’.

Students will also be given essay questions to interpret and be expected to write both short answers and long detailed essays. Workshops will focus on the TEEL method of writing essays. Full direction and practise essays will be taught using explanations and scaffolds, to ensure that each student understands and can utilise the framework for each type of question.

These will range from:

  • Review
  • Analyse
  • Create
  • Discuss

The distinction between Primary School writing and High School writing will be made and students will be able to enter secondary school confident in their writing abilities for their early years of High School. Helping your child to build a strong foundation for their ‘writing style’ prior to starting their first year of high school.

Fundamentals taught in Stage 4, Years 7 and 8 are highly beneficial, especially with the change in academic expectations of high school life – which can be overwhelming and unnecessarily confusing.

Year 6 students will be offered the opportunity to prepare for critical maths concepts taught in all years at High School. During the program, students will briefly revise core Year 6 topics, including Order of Operations, Perimeter, Area and Volume, as well as, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. Following this, and perhaps more importantly, Algebra, Negative Numbers, Geometry and Perimeter will be introduced and covered comprehensively in readiness for Term 1.

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On occasion, this program is hosted as a holiday workshop, usually held as 2 x half day (3 hour) workshops and includes all resources and stationery needed, plus snacks (not lunch).

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