Stu­dents pre­pare for life as a high schooler

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bec Singh

YEAR 6 stu­dents from the Ma­reeba Shire got a taste of high school life on Wed­nes­day, with a tran­si­tion day at Ma­reeba State High School.

The 132 stu­dents ex­pe­ri­enced a re­al­is­tic school day, fol­low­ing timeta­bles of their classes for the en­tire day.

Ma­reeba State High School prin­ci­pal Scott Why­bird said it was an ex­cit­ing time for stu­dents to un­der­stand what they will be do­ing next year.

“They have dif­fer­ent classes and science equip­ment which they might not have seen at their pri­mary school,” he said.

“Stu­dents from all dif­fer­ent schools come to­gether to form one school. I want all the stu­dents to do their best to achieve what they want.”

Mr Why­bird said the day was made to be as re­al­is­tic as pos­si­ble.

“When they start high school next year they will be bet­ter pre­pared and know what to ex­pect,” he said.

Bi­boohra State School year 6 stu­dent Ev-Lucy Findlay, 12, said she could not wait to start high school next year.

“I am look­ing for­ward to make more friends and hav­ing dif­fer­ent classes,” she said.

“It will be good to meet new peo­ple and be­come more con­fi­dent by speak­ing to them.

“To­day has been great. I got most of my nerves out to­day. I will be ready for next year.”

Ev-Lucy said she was ea­ger for drama classes at high school.

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