Year 7 public school students will be taught in high school from the start of Term 1, 2022. This means that from 2022, Year 6 will be the last year of primary school and Year 7 will be the first year of high school. Year 7 is already part of high school across the country so this move will bring South Australia in line with other states and territories, as well as other education systems in our state. This means that students who are currently in Year 5 will be our first group of Year 7 students.
Woodville High School has already started the planning to support the students to transition to high school and to welcome our new Year 7 students from the start of 2022. This includes the planning of a new timetable that will support Year 7 students to focus on the skills and mind-set required to be successful at Woodville High in the junior school (Year 7 to 9), preparing them for the senior years (Year 10 to 12).
We have also been communicating with our feeder primary schools to find out what programs and supports Year 7s need when in primary school to ensure we are prepared for their learning and wellbeing needs.
In Term 3, Woodville High School will be inviting our feeder primary schools to bring their Year 5 classes to our school, to experience a taste of high school and to share their ideas and hopes for what high school will be like for them in 2022.
There will also be a Year 5 Parent Evening later in the year, providing an opportunity to invite families to the school to learn more about the school and to answer any questions families may have.
In 2021, there will be a taste of high school and a transition day for the Year 6 and Year 7 groups to support the students to build relationships with other students and staff, and become familiar with the school and its programs.
If you have any questions regarding Year 7 students starting high school from the start of 2022, please call me, Luke Smith, on 8445 9833.
Luke Smith Assistant Principal of Middle Schooling