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Year 6 Transition

Pinjarra SHS works closely with our local Primary Schools to ensure that we know as much as possible about your child’s academic and social/emotional needs before they begin high school. We understand that many students and their parents feel anxious about the change from Primary school to High school. At Pinjarra SHS we aim to provide a transition process that is as smooth and uncomplicated as possible. We offer a number of opportunities for students and parents to become familiar with our school, from the Parent Information Night to our Primary School Visits and Orientation.

The 2020 Transition team consists of:

  • Fiona Davidson – Year 7 Associate Principal
  • Imogen Ambrosa – Year 7 Coordinator
  • Anthony Pittman – Student Services Manager
  • Lelaine Boardman – Early Transition

Below is the schedule of events which take place as part of our Transition program.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Transition Team at Pinjarra SHS on 9531 7000.

Year 6 Transition

2020 Transition Events

Local Primary School Visit #1

Students meet the Transition Team who visit local Primary Schools. Enrolment packs are distributed to the students along with the Student Handbook. Students are able to find out about Pinjarra SHS and ask questions of the Transition Team.


Enrolment forms need to be completed and returned to your school as soon as possible. The information gathered from the enrolment forms is used to plan our staffing for the following year and begin building our Year 7 classes.

Term 2

Local Primary School Visit #1

Students meet the Transition Team who visit local Primary Schools. Enrolment packs are distributed to the students along with the Student Handbook. Students are able to find out about Pinjarra SHS and ask questions of the Transition Team.


Enrolment forms need to be completed and returned to your school as soon as possible. The information gathered from the enrolment forms is used to plan our staffing for the following year and begin building our Year 7 classes.

Term 2

Early Transition

Students who require more intensive support to ensure a smooth transition are identified and join our early Transition program. Students in the program visit Pinjarra SHS six times over Terms 3 and 4 to better ensure their readiness for starting high school. The program takes students through various aspects of high school life, such as reading school timetables and utilising school resources.

Term 3 & 4

Early Transition

Students who require more intensive support to ensure a smooth transition are identified and join our early Transition program. Students in the program visit Pinjarra SHS six times over Terms 3 and 4 to better ensure their readiness for starting high school. The program takes students through various aspects of high school life, such as reading school timetables and utilising school resources.

Term 3 & 4

Local Primary School Visit #2

The Transition team visits local Primary Schools to speak with the Year 6 students about what high school is like and what Pinjarra SHS has to offer. Year 8 students accompany our Transition Team to answer any questions from the Year 6 students about how they have found their high school experience. We have found that the Year 6 students really value hearing from their peers about the reality of high school.

Term 4

Local Primary School Visit #2

The Transition team visits local Primary Schools to speak with the Year 6 students about what high school is like and what Pinjarra SHS has to offer. Year 8 students accompany our Transition Team to answer any questions from the Year 6 students about how they have found their high school experience. We have found that the Year 6 students really value hearing from their peers about the reality of high school.

Term 4

Year 6 Parent Information Night

The Parent Information Evening provides parents the opportunity to gain an insight into the transition process, students settling into secondary school, the structure of the school and courses on offer for Year 7 students. This is a great opportunity to ask questions of the Transition Team and become familiar with Pinjarra SHS.

Term 4

Year 6 Parent Information Night

The Parent Information Evening provides parents the opportunity to gain an insight into the transition process, students settling into secondary school, the structure of the school and courses on offer for Year 7 students. This is a great opportunity to ask questions of the Transition Team and become familiar with Pinjarra SHS.

Term 4

Small Schools Activity Day

Year 6 students from all of the smaller local Primary Schools (not including Pinjarra PS) meet together for a day of activities and team-building.

Term 4 - November

Small Schools Activity Day

Year 6 students from all of the smaller local Primary Schools (not including Pinjarra PS) meet together for a day of activities and team-building.

Term 4 - November

Orientation Days

Year 6 students attend 2 full Orientation Days at our school during Term 4. The students attend classes as if they have already commenced high school. Students move to different areas of the school and undertake lessons with teachers from a number of Learning Areas


(e.g.: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Arts, Food, Textiles, Woodwork, Metalwork, Physical Education etc.). Orientation provides students with the opportunity to experience what it will be like at high school; such as attending classes with students from other schools and seeing a number of teachers over the course of the day. Students also watch a number of high school performances in Music, Drama and Dance.

Term 4 - December

Orientation Days

Year 6 students attend 2 full Orientation Days at our school during Term 4. The students attend classes as if they have already commenced high school. Students move to different areas of the school and undertake lessons with teachers from a number of Learning Areas


(e.g.: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Arts, Food, Textiles, Woodwork, Metalwork, Physical Education etc.). Orientation provides students with the opportunity to experience what it will be like at high school; such as attending classes with students from other schools and seeing a number of teachers over the course of the day. Students also watch a number of high school performances in Music, Drama and Dance.

Term 4 - December

2021 Transition Events

Parent Meet and Greet BBQ

Within the first month of your child beginning high school, Pinjarra SHS holds a Parent Meet and Greet BBQ. This afternoon provides an opportunity for parents, students and teaching staff to get together in an informal setting. You are able to talk to your child’s teachers regarding their transition to high school. This is a great setting to familiarise yourself with our school, put faces to names of teachers and enjoy music from the school’s students.

Term 1

Parent Meet and Greet BBQ

Within the first month of your child beginning high school, Pinjarra SHS holds a Parent Meet and Greet BBQ. This afternoon provides an opportunity for parents, students and teaching staff to get together in an informal setting. You are able to talk to your child’s teachers regarding their transition to high school. This is a great setting to familiarise yourself with our school, put faces to names of teachers and enjoy music from the school’s students.

Term 1

Team Building Days

All Year 7 students will be involved in a series of personal development and team building activities across several days to help them settle into high school life and build positive relationships with other students and staff. Some of these activities will be school based but most will be off site and lots of fun.

Term 1

Team Building Days

All Year 7 students will be involved in a series of personal development and team building activities across several days to help them settle into high school life and build positive relationships with other students and staff. Some of these activities will be school based but most will be off site and lots of fun.

Term 1
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