High school transitions
Local primary school students prepare for one of the biggest steps in their education
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.”
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.