High school tran­si­tions

Lo­cal pri­mary school stu­dents pre­pare for one of the big­gest steps in their ed­u­ca­tion

Isis Town and Country - - News -

FUND­ING, master teacher ap­pli­ca­tions and months of prepa­ra­tion has the new wave of Isis Dis­trict State High School stu­dents ready to roll for 2015.

The school’s pop­u­la­tion is set to in­crease 100 stu­dents to 550 next year thanks largely to the tran­si­tion of Year 7 from pri­mary to sec­ondary school.

Mem­ber for Bur­nett Stephen Ben­nett said Isis Dis­trict State High School in Childers re­ceived five class­room re­fur­bish­ments in readi­ness for the tran­si­tion worth $179,000, with works com­pleted in April last year.

Isis High prin­ci­pal Brett Ka­vanagh said the school was as ready as it could pos­si­bly be.

“We just need the kids to turn up,” Mr Ka­vanagh said.

“We had Year 8 tran­si­tion on Mon­day and Tues­day with the Year 7s later this week.”

Mr Ka­vanagh ex­plained there would be only 60 stu­dents in next year’s Year 8 classes as they were the first co­hort of stu­dents since the age change for Prep stu­dents, while “about 100” will start Year 7.

“We have plenty of room for them so that won’t be an is­sue,” Mr Ka­vanagh said.

“It’s a very busy time of year at the mo­ment. We’ve got the Master Teacher ap­pli­ca­tions at the mo­ment. Ev­ery­thing is com­ing to­gether.”

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

NEW ERA: Mem­ber for Bur­nett Stephen Ben­nett (left) with Isis Dis­trict State High School prin­ci­pal Brett Ka­vanagh (right) as 2015 Year 8 co-or­di­na­tor Danielle Ney (sec­ond from left) talks with stu­dents at the school’s Ju­nior Sec­ondary Tran­si­tion day.

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