Chittaway Bay Public School

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6 to 7 Transition


We recognise that the transition to High School is a very important milestone in a student's education. We therefore make every effort to ensure that the transition to High School is a smooth one. 

Most of our students progress from our Year 6 to Year 7 at our partner high school, Berkeley Vale Secondary Campus of the Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College. However, some may go to another high school e.g. Gosford Selective High. 


An important component of the transition process is the collaboration between the High School teachers and the teachers from the partner Primary Schools. Stage 3 teachers from our school work closely with representatives from the Berkeley Vale Secondary Campus and its other primary schools.

We meet each term, to ensure quality teaching programs and consistency of skills and language across the Year 6 to Year 7 continuum, with particular emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy.  This also gives teachers the opportunity to discuss former primary students who may be experiencing difficulties in the High School setting as well as the needs of those students who will be attending the High School in the following year.

During the year, many Year 6 students have the opportunity to attend a variety of day workshops held at the High School.  These include Science, Design and Technology and Writer's Workshops.  High School students also visit our school to perform and workshop with our Year 6 students to allow the primary students to develop some understanding of what courses are offered at the High School.

Year 6 students are given the opportunity to sit tests to gain a placement in the Extension Class and the High School has a Learning Support Class, which assists students with learning difficulties.

Staff from the Berkeley Vale Campus hold an information session for Year 6 students and their parents.  The date and time is provided to our Year 6 students.


In Term 4, all High Schools host an orientation program for Year 6 students to attend.