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The transition to high school

All transitions are important, but the transition into high school is unique. Successful transitions rely on a number of social, emotion and practical factors. Being well prepared is key to an easier transition that should be viewed as a process over time, rather than a one-off event.

Starting high school can feel exciting and challenging, all at the same time. However, it would not be uncommon for this to heighten any pre-existing mental health conditions or concerns your teen may have. Parents and carers will need to remain vigilant in monitoring their teenager’s mood and behaviour as they settle into their new “normal”.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted students' lives in various ways. These different times pose unique challenges that may have many students feeling a little bit more anxious than usual about their expectations of starting high school. Parents and carers will need to be mindful and supportive, but also realistic in their expectations

The information at this link offers strategies to help support students and their families as they navigate the challenges of high school. We hope you take time to reflect on this information. If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact your child's Housemaster.