Kids get taste of high life
■ 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.
Year 6 students at St Luke’s College orientation day preparing for Year 7 science.