Helpful tips to start high school
What to check off your list before your child embarks on their high school journey.
At high school orientation
Does your child have allergies or a health condition? If so, let your school know at orientation or as soon as you can.
Find out whether your child will need a device such as a laptop. If you are buying a device, check the recommended minimum needs with your school.
Learn how you can become involved in the school.
Find out the school start and finish times.
Find out about any transition to high school program available.
Ask about the specialist staff your child can talk to if needed – such as the Year 7 adviser or the Aboriginal Educational Officer.
Before Term 1 starts
Buy school uniforms, appropriate shoes and socks, books, stationery, school bag, drink bottle, house key and any other supplies.
Follow your school and the department on social media to get relevant updates.
Provide your current contact details to the school.
Talk positively to your child about the move to high school. Ask them what’s exciting about high school. Does anything worry them?
Provide your child with money and your contact numbers in case of emergencies.
Make sure you save the school’s phone number.