Smooth move for students
YEAR 6 students felt right at home at Blackwater State High School last week as they baked cookies in the home economics block and busted out some dance moves under the hall.
They might look too little to be at big school, but after a year of smooth transition, they are ready to attend their senior years of schooling when the time comes next year.
Teacher Georgia Wignall said that for the past year the Year 6 students from Blackwater North State School, Blackwater State School and Bluff State School had taken excursions to the high school to prepare them and ease pressures for next year.
"They have been visiting all year, but this term we have increased the visits to weekly," she said.
"They have visited every Wednesday afternoon for this term as an intensive lesson."
Mrs Wignall said they had been interacting with all year levels, and attended different subjects each time they visited.
She said it was a great way for them to interact with the other students and familiarise themselves with the teaching staff.
"It's been a great transition to make the Year 6 students comfortable," Mrs Wignall said.
"Because they'll have a number of teachers next year, it will all be new to them.
"They've been building that confidence to walk around the school grounds and know where they will be going next year when the time comes for them to be at high school.
"We've been learning about school rules and routines and they've been taking part in all the subjects.
"It makes it less daunting and a bit easier for them for next year."
The school year comes to an end next week.