Successful Transition to College

Successful Transition to College

Here at Whangaparaoa College we provide a seamless transition moving from primary into year 7. We offer our learners a range of cultural, sporting, music and art opportunities. We encourage learners to aim for the highest level of which they are capable of in both their learning and extra-curricular involvements.

What are we doing to ensure our learners have a successful transition to College?

· Year 7 learners visit their old primary school and talk to the Year 6 classes.

· Year 6 learners get to visit the college for the morning.

· We meet with Year 6 teachers to discuss Year 6 learners.

· Year 6 teachers fill in a transition form for each year 6 learner and let us know learners predicted transition experience.

· A kickstart programme runs for Year 6 learners whose teacher identifies as needing extra support with their transition.

· We focus on careful placement of learners into classes with appropriate teachers.

· A padlet is run for Year 6 learners to ask Year 7 learner’s questions.

· Year 7’s have made a welcome to Whangaparaoa College video for Year 6’s.

· We have a Year 7 information booklet.