Year 7 to 8 Transition Program
The move from primary to secondary school can be quite daunting, and we believe that students feel safer and develop a much stronger sense of belonging if they are familiar with the school, with its students and a number of teachers before they arrive in Year 8.
The school believes strongly in developing links with our local primary schools. We have a number of transition visits in Term 1 and 2, where all Year 6 and 7 students in our local schools can experience lessons and activities at Paralowie R-12.
Our Student Voice Group also visits the local primary schools and shares their experiences of being a new Year 8 student in Term 3.
Open Night is held at the beginning of Term 1, and students and their families are invited to visit and talk to teachers/staff and tour our facilities.
In Term 4, all our new students visit for an Orientation Day, where they meet other new students in a classroom setting.
The students enjoy the program and quickly feel comfortable and familiar with the welcoming and friendly atmosphere of our school.