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Transition Year 6-7

At West Wallsend High School we have many programs in place to ensure the successful transition of students from primary school into high school.

From early in their final year of primary school, our Learning and Support Team connect with students and begin to gather information that is relevant to building a successful support system for incoming students. Various aspects of each student’s academic, social and medical history are looked at to ensure we have the best strategies in place for students to thrive in their new high school environment.

Students can apply for placement in Spark and Horizon classes, further information and criteria is available at the links below:

High Potential and Gifted Education (HPGE) Spark Class

Horizon Program  (Previously known as Middle School).

Year 7 2022 Handbook 

Arriving for a shadowing day

Year 6-7 2022 Transition Program

Parents and carers of Year 7 2022 who are Facebook users are encouraged to join the private WWHS Year 7 2022 group.

Parent Information Evening

Monday 29 May 2021.

Term 1, 2021

Monday 29 March – Parent information evening 5pm WWHS MPC

Term 2, 2021

10 May – Year Advisor visits to partner primary schools

13 May – First day of taster lessons for (In-Zone) Year 6 students onsite at WWHS

2 June – Standardised High Potential and Gifted Exam onsite WWHS MPC

9 June – Catch-up Standardised High Potential and Gifted Exam for students unable to attend 2/6/2021 (Medical certificate/travel documentation required)

Term 3, 2021

19 July onwards – CANCELLED shadowing days for Year 6 students at WWHS (small groups)

19 July – High Potential and Gifted class placement notification

12 August – CANCELLED second day of taster lessons onsite at WWHS

Term 4, 2021

18 October – SAIL class transition information sent to parents and schools

20 October – Q & A Zoom session for parents and carers with our transition team. Zoom Link 4pm.

8 November – Parent information night (2) 5pm, Year 7 handbook and camp information - cancelled

12, 19, 26 November – SAIL and supported 3-day transition program - postponed

6 December – Orientation day 

Yarn up morning tea –TBA


Year 7 Advisor 2022

Ms Breanna Burnes 

As the Year Advisor for Year 7, 2022 Ms Burnes is working closely with the transition team and our partner primary schools.
Parents and carers whose children require additional support should contact the high school as soon as possible to assist us to provide the necessary support.

A day in the life of Year 7

Ben and Ella share some tips on life as a Year 7 student and give you a peak into some of their classes. (Durantion 3:05 minutes).