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Primary School Transition

We are collaborating with our fourteen local primary schools to develop rich transition events to ensure our future students are prepared for High School. We are establishing strong community links and also connecting with external providers to explore opportunities that can be utilised in establishing effective relationship and learning opportunities with students from year 4.  

 

Introducing our Wheely Good Education Bus!

We endeavor to offer our local primary schools an opportunity to watch our shows and interact with the activities. We design and deliver to our local primary schools, 1-hour subject related shows for Stage 2 and 3. 

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In term 2 week 8, our Wheely Good Education bus had a Science Show travel to some of our local primary schools. Our show captured many scientific experiments, chemical reactions and dry ice explosions!

We have also been expanding our transition opportunities for our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. Below are some photos from our first Stage 3 to 4 transition opportunity at both Balmain and Leichhardt Campuses. 

 

 

2021 Reflections and 2022 Directions

By the end of 2021, both junior campuses had appointed Transition Coordinators and together with the College Head Teacher Transition, plans were established for all 14 significant, local primary schools to hold multiple transition opportunities for Year 4-6 students throughout the year.

2021 was a challenging year for cross-campus opportunities with COVID-19 preventing most initiatives from happening. However by mid-year SSC had managed to hold some transition events with very positive feedback from both primary and high school students highlighting the important value in opportunities that only local schooling can provide.

It has been pleasing to see the percentage of local students enrolling in SSC has increased by 6% in 2022 with now eight of the (14) local primary schools having 50% (or more) local students enrolling.

In 2022 transition events and opportunities will increase for the local primary schools to engage with SSC. Early targets estimate a minimum of two general opportunities for Stage 3, four specific for Aboriginal students and one for Band. Collectively, through these initiatives we aim to continue to grow our local area enrolment and meet the needs of our local community.