Transition

At Beechworth Secondary College, we understand that the transition from primary to secondary school can often be a daunting experience, for both parents and children alike. With this in mind, we hope to introduce prospective students to our school over a series of transition days throughout the year prior to attending the College. We also organize an annual Year 7 parent information night, so that new parents can tour the college facilities, meet the staff and gain an understanding of what is on offer to students at the College.

Our Peer Support Program is also a vital aspect in our Transition Program. A transition program that incorporates the following four phases is essential for students to experience effective transition from primary school to secondary school.

Preparation - The Year 7 Coordinator from Beechworth Secondary College travels to the primary schools to visit students and assist teachers in delivering relevant information and preparatory programs.

Transfer - Transfer activities include student/parent meetings and student orientation days. It also includes some special activity days where prospective students are invited to participate.

Induction - The College provides a variety of programs intended to orientate students to the expectations and operations of the school. Among other one-off and ongoing activities, students participate in an Orientation Camp in the first or second week of school. Students are also supported in this phase by a Peer Leader, a specially trained Year 10 student who looks after a small group of students.

Consolidation - Transition activities assist students to merge into the overall student welfare and support programs. Late Year 7 and early Year 8 present an opportunity to introduce activities specifically designed to provide students with the means of resolving conflict as well as with managing their own learning.

 

 

 

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