Ms A was talking about high school in class today and it sounds so different from school as I currently know it.
I won’t just have one teacher but many new teachers across the different subjects – Mrs A said I could end up having more than 8 different teachers!
This also means moving from one classroom to another each day. I’ll have to say goodbye to my own desk and space I get to sit at every day. What if I get lost going from one classroom to another? What if my bag is full of so many textbooks, I can barely carry it around without hurting my back?
I don’t know how I feel about all this change happening at once.
And that’s not all there is – each student will get a timetable. Which means I may not be with my friends
I wish I could say that’s it, but Mrs A also mentioned that the way we learn will be different. I’ll get less support from my teachers and will be expected to be more independent in my learning. That’ll be interesting – I don’t struggle much in school, but I do find staying in every period. What if I can’t make new friends and I get lonely during my English class? I’ve never been one to kickstart a new friendship without the other person reaching out first. This will push me outside my comfort zone. motivated hard sometimes.
I can’t believe that this time next year, I’ll be a high school student!
Though there’s a lot I’m nervous about, I’m also excited about getting deeper into certain subjects like Science (especially looking forward to biology) and English (some of the books on the reading list look like they’ll be fun to read). I’m not as keen about Maths – that’s one subject I just can’t seem to get right.
Mum said she’s been speaking to Mrs A and other expert educators about ways to help me get ready for high school. Apparently, brushing up on Maths skills like numeracy and problem-solving is very important and tutoring might be the solution. But I don’t mind. I’ll do anything to help me feel more prepared!
Mum has also agreed to sit down with me tomorrow and help me figure out a few things, like:
There are also videos about high school on the NSW Department of Education website that we’ll watch together. Knowing there are all these resources to help me; the more I think about high school, the more the idea is growing on me!
Just like the student in the story above, the thought of starting high school can be daunting for many students. To help your child feel as confident as possible for high school, first answer the question – are they ready for the transition to high school?
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