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Corrimal High School

Corrimal High School

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Student transition

Transition is a very important aspect of a student’s progression from a primary school setting, through secondary school and into a post-school career pathway. While the change may be exciting, for many, the shift from Year 6 in to Year 7 can be a difficult time for students as they move from a familiar setting to a new environment.

Corrimal High School staff are committed to making the transition for students an enjoyable process that will continue not only through Years 6 and 7 but follow through all school stages and even the first year after school completion.

If you have any further queries or concerns please do not hesitate to call the school’s Front Office on 42851199 and request one of the friendly Transition Team members.

The Transition Team Members:

  • Joel Foster
  • Holly Organ
  • Hayley Chisholm
  • Sarah Zaleski
  • Ben McDonald
  • Roslyn Mahon
  • Mark Allen
  • Jenny Kennedy 

The Transition Team consists of several teaching staff, with Mr. Joel Foster as lead team teacher. It is their role to work with students in Years 4 to 6 to assist students to prepare for a secondary school setting. In particular, the Transition Team will work with students in Stage 3 across our Primary CoS to coordinate and run transition programs including Peer Support, Gala Days and more. Upon entering secondary school, Peer Support and Anti-Bullying workshops continue across the year to further support the transition process.

A Transition Camp is organised, with new Year 7 students and Year 11 mentors attending to better develop student relationships. The Transition Team continues to support students throughout major transition periods in Years 8 and 10 subject selection events. The support remains in Years 11 and 12 through the completion of Aspiration Plans, where students identify post-school pathways and receive tutoring support, work experience and tertiary education connections. Finally, team members contact and support students for the first year after graduation, assisting with well-being, connection and references.


Year 4 and 5 Transition/Taster Days

We invite students from our local primary schools from years 4 and 5 to come to Corrimal High School throughout the year to experience transition/taster days. During these days students get to familiarise themselves with the school, its facilities and the layout. They get to meet teachers from a variety of faculties and interact with our peer support students. They will be able to experience some of the subjects that Corrimal High School has to offer.