Supporting your child during the transition to secondary school

 ***Please note that Leeming Senior High School are now enrolling. If you wish your student to attend Leeming SHS in 2018 please enrol as soon as possible to assist with planning****

 

Moving from primary to secondary school is a significant event in every child’s education journey.

While we have developed transition plans and programs to support your child, as a parent you also play an important role at home.

By preparing for and talking about the move, you can make a big difference to how well your child makes the transition. If you are well informed and knowledgeable about the move, you are better able to support your child.

A series of information sheets has been developed to help you and your child. These include frequently asked questions, checklists and practical tips are on the Department’s website.

Moving to secondary school _ questions often asked by parents

Moving to secondary school _ questions often asked by children

Moving to secondary school _ first day checklist for parents

Moving to secondary school _ checklist and tips to help prepare your child

If parents are particularly concerned and feel their children need more support, especially during the school holidays, a range of additional information and services is available to help families. The family’s general practitioner is also a good first point for help.

Beyondblue
Confidential support and advice from a trained mental health professional. Telephone, chat online or email.
T: 1300 224 636
W: beyondblue.org.au

Kids Helpline
Free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people.
T: 1800 551 800
W: kidshelp.com.au

Mental Health Commission
W: mentalhealth.wa.gov.au

Parenting WA Line
Trained parenting consultants are available 24/7 to provide information and guidance on any aspects of parenting.
T: 6297 1200 or 1800 654 432

YouthLine
T: 9388 2500 or 1800 198 313