Transition to Year 7

Transition to high school safely

Starting high school can mean many exciting changes for students, like becoming an independent traveller.

It can also mean lots of new decision-making, problem-solving and learning new procedures to travel safely to and from a new school.

To assist students transition safely to high school, discussions and support are needed in both Year 6 and Year 7.

It is important to provide opportunities to discuss and highlight:

  • new modes of transport
  • new routes to be travelled
  • plan B suggestions
  • potential hazards and problem solve different scenarios that may occur along the way.

Resources for schools

Year 6 teaching and learning resources

Stage 3 unit of work - travelling safely by bus

Year 7 Orientation

Starting high school safely template Word (421KB)

Starting High School Safely - Year 7 road safety presentation PowerPoint (9.4MB)

Ideas for sharing information with families

Articles to share with Year 6 and Year 7 families:

Start high school safely

When can I let my child travel to and from school independently?

Information for travelling independently (flyers for students and families)

  • Starting high school safety
  • Walking to school safely
  • safety on public transport
  • Switch it up
  • Always wear a helmet
  • Skateboarding safely


  • DoE


  • Stage 3
  • Stage 4

Business Unit:

  • Teaching Quality and Impact
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