West Wallsend High School

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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 are available at the links below:

High Potential and Gifted Education (HPGE) Spark Class

Horizon Program  (Previously known as Middle School).

Year 7 2023 Handbook

Arriving for a shadowing day

Year 6-7, 2023 Transition Program

Key Dates:

Year 7 2023 Family Information Evening

Monday 4 April – 5pm at West Wallsend High School MPC. Please complete the Registration Form here.

1st Taster Lesson Afternoon

Thursday 19 May from 12:30-3pm (approx) 

Shadowing Days

Small groups of students shadow Year 7 2022 for the day. Commencing Monday 25 July, parents/carers will be informed of the date for their young person's shadowing day closer to the time.

2nd Taster Afternoon

Thursday 18 August 12:30-3pm (approx)

2nd Family Information Night

Monday 14 November 5pm in the MPC

SAIL and Support Transition Program

  • Friday 18 November (morning time TBA)
  • Friday 25 November (morning time TBA)
  • Friday 2 December (morning time TBA)

Yarn up Morning Tea

Monday 28 November, Aboriginal students are invited for a yarn and morning tea. 

Orientation Day

Tuesday 29 November.

Inclusive learning support

NSW public schools are well prepared to support students with disability and additional learning and support needs and staff are ready to answer your questions.

Visit our Inclusive learning support hub for more information on:

Year 7 Advisor 2023

Ms Rae Chambers

As the Year Advisor for Year 7, 2023 Ms Chambers 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).