Connecting with the school
Transitioning from primary school to high school can be a daunting experience. At Girraween High School, our transition and wellbeing programs are fundamental in supporting Year 7 through their first year of high school.
Year 7 start their school year with a transition program before settling into their new classes. We offer a camp attended by our peer support leaders to help students create relationships and build self-confidence. The peer support program continues throughout terms 1 and 2, running alongside our wellbeing lessons program, taught by their year adviser, that students participate in once a fortnight.
We also encourage and foster open communication between school and home with harmony night and parent information evenings central to the establishment of relationships between parents, staff and students.
Year 7 also participate in a research skills program run through the library and perform community service, creating posters to support our higher school certificate students.
Ms Wendy Quarmby (Library)
Assistant year adviser
Mr Simon Graham (HSIE)