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Transition to Year 7

 
If you are coming to SSHS next year, welcome!
What is there to look forward to?
 
One of the best things about high school is all the opportunities that are available. 
You will have brand new, exciting subjects not taught in primary school, such as the Technology subjects: Food, Design, Digital and Engineering Technology. Many subjects will give you a chance to develop new interests in new areas. 
 
Things you might be wondering about right now
 
If you are in the full blast of transitioning to high school, and are wondering about something, don’t worry! There are heaps of people at SSHS to answer all your questions and make your transition smooth and easy.
Firstly, you might be wondering, how will I not get lost?  On your first day of school you will be handed a SSHS Diary. This contains lots of information about the school and a map to pinpoint exactly where you are. You can’t get lost if you use it! If in doubt, always ask an older student or teacher. We are a friendly bunch at SSHS and will do all we can to help you.
Wondering about the Seniors? Big senior students are one of the scariest things to people going into high school. Some of them seem huge! Actually, our Seniors are great, and can be really helpful when you need them.
Friends? Making new friends can feel daunting, especially if you are coming to high school not knowing anyone or wanting to reinvent yourself. Just trust that you are cool, just by being you. SSHS caters for so many different students that you are bound to find your tribe quickly.
Lastly, you will hear about homework. Managing homework is easy – OneNote software is used for homework and assignments which can be accessed both online and offline.
 
Getting ready for high school
 
If you don’t know how to prepare for the big transition from primary school, this information should help you be prepared for the big first day.
Most of you will be very excited about getting a brand new uniform and will want to buy it as soon as possible. Just keep in mind that we are all growing very quickly. Leave purchasing your school uniform until late this year or mid-January next year. For more information about uniforms visit the Uniform Shop page on this website. At SSHS we wear our uniforms with pride.
Have you thought about how you are going to get to school? If not, it would be a good idea to sit down with your parents/caregivers and have a chat about how you will do this. Consider catching the bus, walking, riding your bike or getting a lift to school. Directly in front of the school is a very busy pick up and drop off zone, so perhaps plan a meeting point in a less busy spot. Make sure that you will get to and from school safely!