After a year of preparing for the big move to high school, 130 public school students visited Eden Marine High School as part of a nationwide orientation program on Wednesday.
Year 6 students from Eden, Towamba, Wyndham, Pambula, Merimbula and Wolumla will make up the Year 7 class in 2014 led by year advisor Naomi Schoobridge, a special education teacher.
Principal Ian Moorehead said the day concluded a yearlong program to support students and their families in the transition to high school.
“A number of these kids have already participated in more individualised transition programs and we’ve run a number of events to ease them into it,” he said.
“Because of the Sapphire Coast Learning Community, particularly the performing arts festival, they’ve also been involved with other events at the school.”
The day began with a welcome in the school hall followed by activities.
“Ms Schoobridge has organised a fantastic day full of fun activities that will get them moving around the school and finding things,” Mr Moorehead said.
Parents were also invited to join in.
“It’s a big day for them too,” he said. “Letting the little ones out of the nest, and we expect to see a few of them back here on the first day of term one.”
For more support with the transition to high school contact your child’s school or visit www.schools.nsw.edu.au.