Students prepare for life as a high schooler
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.