Kids get taste of high life

Pilbara News - - Education - Ali­cia Per­era

■ Leav­ing pri­mary school for high school can feel like a big step up in the world, but a bit of early prepa­ra­tion goes a long way to set­tling in.

St Luke’s Col­lege hosted about 70 in­com­ing Year 6 stu­dents from lo­cal pri­mary schools for its ori­en­ta­tion day last Wed­nes­day to give them a taste of Year 7 life.

The stu­dents ro­tated be­tween ac­tiv­i­ties as var­ied as tech­nol­ogy and en­ter­prise, me­tal work, maths and re­li­gion as they got to know their fu­ture school teach­ers and peers while also hav­ing a lot of fun.

Head of Year 7 Brent McDon­ald said the in­com­ing stu­dents had shown plenty of en­thu­si­asm for their ori­en­ta­tion.

“They’ve all been anx­ious and ner­vous but ex­cited at the same time,” he said.

“They’ve re­ally rel­ished the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence all of their Year 7 ac­tiv­i­ties.”

Th­ese stu­dents will be the sec­ond co­hort of Year 7s to join the high school.

Year 6 stu­dents Delilah Mun­nich, 11, and Is­abella Creighton, 11, with book­marks from their re­li­gion ori­en­ta­tion class.

Pic­tures: Ali­cia Per­era

Year 6 stu­dents at St Luke’s Col­lege ori­en­ta­tion day pre­par­ing for Year 7 sci­ence.

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