Transition programs prepare students for next stage

Henry Kendall High School has two programs in place during Term Four that aim to help students prepare for transitions to the next stage of their education.

The Stage Six Preparation Program supports year 10 students in the last five weeks of term four before they move into senior study in stage six (years 11 and 12). The program replaces the traditional timetable for year 10 students and offers experiences for the students to improve their skills in study skills, literacy and numeracy, job readiness, organisation, stage six taster lessons and compulsory welfare curriculum content.

As part of Henry Kendall High School’s successful partnership and transition program, a mentoring program has been implemented to support year six students who may feel nervous or unsure about the move to high school in 2016.

Students from Gosford Public School and Point Clare Public School have been working with trained mentors from year nine to orientate themselves with the high school setting. “This program will be celebrated in week six with students from our partner schools presenting information to their peers at the primary schools,” said Henry Kendall High School deputy principal, Ms Donna James.

Newsletter, Oct 30, 2015 Donna James, Henry Kendall High School

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