Transitioning into Year 7 poses many new challenges, but also offers exciting opportunities. It comes with several mixed feelings. Unfortunately for many Year 6 students, 2020 was marred with remote learning due to the pandemic and the overall impact of this is still unknown.
For many students, regular orientation activities at the end of 2020 were disrupted. Therefore, some students may be feeling a little bit more anxious than usual about their expectations of starting Year 7. Grasping new skills and establishing new study practices can quickly become daunting and overwhelming.
During this time of transition, parents and guardians need to be supportive, but also realistic in their expectations. This is an important milestone in your child’s life. There will be feelings of exhilaration, but also the fear of the unknown. Therefore it will be important for parents and carers to be vigilant in monitoring their child’s mood and mental health during this time. They could easily become overly anxious or even depressed.
In this Special Report by SchoolTV, there are several strategies offered that can make this transition period smoother and start things off on the right foot! We hope you take some time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback.
If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please Student Services for further information or seek medical or professional help.
Here is the link to the special report on Transitioning into Year 7:
All parents at Swan Christian College have access to SchoolTV reports as part of our Living Well program. SchoolTV is a new ongoing resource that is now available to our parents. Each edition will address a major topic with expert interviews, fact sheets, parent quiz, recommended apps, books and much more. SchoolTV aggregates information from many great resources such as BeyondBlue and ReachOut, amongst others. SchoolTV provides a single stream of independent factual information that saves parents time and confusion of searching online across multiple sites for information.
Swan parents can access SchoolTV via SEQTA Engage or via our Living Well Resources webpage.