East Waikiki Primary School

november, 2020

wed18novAll DayYear 6 High School Transition(All Day: wednesday)

Event Details

Dear Parents/Guardians

For one day in Term 4, Year 6 students will be attending Safety Bay Senior High School for a whole day of their teaching and learning program, on Wednesday as part of the Peron North Network’s High School Transition Program. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to undertake lessons with both their current primary school and future high school teachers’, get to know the key teaching and non-teaching staff in the high school, become familiar with the routines of high school and prepare for the transition from primary school in a secure, safe and well-planned way.

Students from East Waikiki Primary School will need to attend Safety Bay Senior High School from 8:30am – 2:40pm on the following day:

East Waikiki Primary School (Wednesday) – November 18

Students will need to make their own way to and from the high school, which is located on Malibu Road, Safety Bay, on these dates, arriving at 8.30am and leaving at 2.40pm. Students will assemble in the amphitheatre (in front of Administration block, and adjacent to staff car park), from where they will be escorted to their classroom for the day. The meeting point for students will be clearly marked and sign-posted on the days of the transition program. For safety reasons, parent vehicles are not permitted to enter the staff car park and we recommend pick up and drop off along Georgetown Oval, behind the school. Parents may escort their students to and from the meeting point at 8.30am/2.40pm as necessary.

Students will need to wear their full primary school uniform on the days of the transition program, so that they can be clearly identified by all staff. They will need pens, pencils, rulers, calculators and other important items such as water bottles and hats – all the equipment that they would need for a normal school day. It is advisable that students pack their own lunches on the first day that they attend the high school but students will be allowed to purchase food from the high school canteen. They can order lunch before school, or stand in line to order at break times. Students would need to take money to purchase food from the school’s canteen.

There is no cost for the transition program.  Students will undertake a challenging and exciting program of work that complements their current primary school assessment and reporting program while utilising high school facilities such as science laboratories, workshops, media rooms, home economics kitchens and other specialist rooms. Students will be provided with a journal that contains all the work that will be covered throughout transition. Parents are invited and encouraged to read students’ transition journals as this will be the best way to gain an insight into the program. The timetable of classes for the four weeks of the program will be as follows:


  Year 6  Week 6

18 November

Period 1 Learning Support
Period 2 Maths**
Period 3 HASS**
Period 4 English**
Period 5 Science**

**Please note these classes may occur in a different order

Students’ key staff members during the high school transition program will continue to be their classroom teachers. In case of emergency or in the event that you need a message to be delivered to your child at any time the key high school contacts are:

* Miss Erin Parry                        erin.parry@education.wa.edu.au                         Deputy Principal

* Mr Dwayne White                    dwayne.white@education.wa.edu.au                   Student Service Manager

* Mrs Kylie Taylor                      kylie.taylor1@education.wa.edu.au                     Year 7 Coordinator

Parents and students are reminded that it is Department of Education policy that mobile phones are “Off and Away, All Day” and may not be used during class time. All contact with students should be through the school office 9527 0200.

Please complete the permission slip at the end of this letter and return it to the Classroom teacher by no later than Monday 16th November. Queries about the Year 7 transition program can be directed to Miss Brodie-Hall or any of the high school personnel listed above.

We trust that you and your child will find the Year 7 transition program a valuable learning introduction to high school life and a great way to set your students up for success in their secondary school education.

Yours sincerely,

Serena Brodie-Hall


All Day (Wednesday)

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