Year 6s try high school

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Hedland Senior High School was overrun with Year 6s from the five Hedland primary schools for Transition Week.

In a week dedicated to preparing students for the leap into high school, parents tearfully left their children at the doors and reluctantly left them to navigate their way to success.

Deputy principal Avneil Swami said the students enjoyed their time as they immersed themselves in the normal daily life of high school students throughout the week.

“All students received a personalised Hedland SHS timetable and made their way from class to class on the hour — just like they would be doing in 2018,” he said.

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“The purpose of Transition Week is to immerse Year 6 students in many practical and theory lessons as possible, experiencing a range of activities across the school. As a school we are focused on supporting all Year 6s in their transition to high school and work closely with primary school staff and parents to ensure that this occurs.”

Students had the opportunity to experience different programs the school runs such as the V Swans Shooting Goals and Kicking Goals programs, Specialist Arts Program and the Follow the Dream — PHEP program.

Baler Primary School Year 6 student Hayley Picks said she enjoyed the week and was looking forward to starting high school next year.

The students will begin Year 7 on January 22.

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