High School Ready

Some private schools had year 7 students in highs schools but now public schools will follow suit.

According to the experts, this is what parents need to know to prepare their kids:

Practice social skills - role play situations they might be faced with like how they should react if they're teased.

Communicate - talk to them about their feelings and expectations about their day.

Buddy Up - find your child someone else who's going to school so they can meet up on their first day.

Build their confidence and resilience at home - provide opportunities to take them out of their comfort zone before they start high school.

Attend orientation - Ensure your child knows the layout of the school, and who to go to if they have any problems.

Changes will begin first school term next year. More info to help your child build confidence for high school:

http://www.helenogrady.net.au