Roseworth Year 7 Students Move to High School
The following information is provided to assist parents in understanding the rationale behind this decision and answers some common questions about Year 7s in secondary school.
Will my child be affected by this decision?
Why is this change being introduced into public schools in WA?
Year 7 students are, on average, six months older than in the years before the school starting age was raised; and currently approximately half are celebrating their 13th birthdays while still in primary school. They are ready for the challenges that secondary schools can offer them and have the maturity to thrive in the new setting.
Western Australian public school students deserve access to the same educational opportunities as their peers in other schools in Western Australia and other parts of the country.
What happens in other parts of Australia?
What is the impact of the national curriculum?
In secondary schools, young adolescents will benefit from the support of specialist teachers, pastoral care coordinators, psychologists, chaplains and other health and social services specialists.
Secondary schools also have a wide range of specialist facilities to motivate and engage students in subjects such as science, design and technology, the arts, languages and physical education.
Can Year 7 students access Gifted and Talented programs and Specialist Programs?
How will my child prepare for secondary school?
Secondary school principals and staff are experienced in helping students settle into their new environments. They will build on transition programs already in place, refining and adding to these to better suit Year 7 students.
They will also develop plans and processes to make the transition for Year 7s as smooth as possible.
When Will My Child Enter High School?