Fairvale High School

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Student wellbeing

Are you ready Year 6?

We can't wait to meet you!

Starting high school is a time of new experiences as you adjust to a new school, make new friends and get used to having different teachers and classrooms for each subject. On this page you will find many things that will help you make a smooth transition into high school.

Your 1st stop - check out our Fairvale High School student diary

Starting high school is an exciting time for students and their parents.

Going to high school will be a new experience for your child. The school is likely to be much bigger than the primary school and your child may feel a little insecure at first. Instead of being a senior in a small school, they are now a beginner in a big school. However, it is also an exciting time with many opportunities and a broader curriculum.

Each year our students are given a school diary with important information in it. The diary contains all of the school policies and procedures as well as important information for students and parents.

Each week students should have their diary signed by their parent or carer. Please take the time to look at your childs school diary each week to check their homework and familiarise yourself with school rules, practices and events. 

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00:01 [Music]

00:18 [Music]

00:25 you're probably thinking right now that

00:27 high school is a lot bigger than primary

00:29 but that doesn't mean you have to get

00:31 lost in the crowd you might have noticed

00:33 the kids in high school were a lot

00:34 bigger too but they'll help you out if

00:37 you need it

00:38 we're in your seven now but a couple of

00:40 months ago we were where you are feeling

00:42 a bit scared and a bit excited we want

00:45 to show you that high school can be

00:47 really awesome we'll show you around our

00:49 school and show you what it has to offer

00:51 but all high schools are different so

00:53 you have to check out what's on offer at

00:55 your school here's what you'll learn

00:57 English maths science human society in

01:03 its environment

01:04 creative arts languages technological

01:07 and applied studies and personal

01:09 development health and physical

01:11 education you all know about English and

01:14 maths but science no marine science labs

01:17 protective gear and cool experience in

01:19 year seven and eight you study history

01:21 and geography in HSI a creative arts

01:24 includes music dance drama visual arts

01:28 visual design photographic and digital

01:31 media

01:31 Skinner come up one Eliska in a comical

01:34 walk me home goodness howdy bad dog

01:36 languages are heaps of fun and you might

01:38 get to travel overseas or exchange

01:41 students might come to you technological

01:43 and applied studies which we call Taz

01:45 could include design and technology food

01:48 technology industrial technology

01:51 information software textiles

01:53 agricultural technology and would work

01:56 PTH PE is personal development health

01:59 and physical education we change into a

02:01 sports uniform for this sport is

02:03 different in every high school but you

02:05 will get some really cool choices with

02:07 whatever you like doing you'll usually

02:10 have a different teacher for each

02:11 subject

02:12 and one for roll call as well you carry

02:16 our bags to classes with you most

02:18 schools also have lockers or other

02:20 places where you can store things

02:21 classes run for about 45 minutes and

02:24 Accord periods sometimes you have double

02:27 periods too so you can really get stuck

02:29 into something use several inator

02:30 introductions to high school subjects so

02:32 you can really get a taste of everything

02:34 that's black up cake I made that would

02:37 you do that for years 7 & 8 really

02:40 matter you develop new skills and ways

02:42 of thinking that set you up for the rest

02:44 of your high school years in your rate

02:46 you choose electives for years 9 and 10

02:49 in year 10 you choose subjects to study

02:51 for years 11 and 12 when you start

02:54 school you will save a timetable it

02:56 looks complicated but it actually tells

02:58 you where you are meant to be and what

03:00 you're studying at what time whatever

03:02 fun you have in the classroom there's

03:04 even more fun going on outside the

03:06 classroom here's also offered our school

03:08 for extracurricular activities

03:13 I left the ring here's what happens at

03:18 lunchtime and recess

03:28 [Music]

03:32 so here's our top tips on how to have a

03:35 great first year at high school number

03:37 one making friends in high school really

03:42 isn't that hard joining clubs is a great

03:44 way of meeting people from all the

03:46 different years the most important thing

03:48 is just to be yourself

03:49 even if you're bringing your primary

03:51 school friends with you high school is a

03:53 great opportunity to meet new people I

03:55 first met my best friend at year 7 can

03:58 you make friends easily when you get

04:00 involved in activities your school

04:02 offers this leads to the next tip try

04:05 something new high school is full of

04:07 possibilities

04:08 you really don't know what can come of

04:09 it in high school you're expected to be

04:12 more independent and organised so you

04:14 need to use a diary have plenty of

04:16 copies of your timetable around and

04:18 colour code your subjects

04:20 if it helps most nights you'll have

04:22 homework so starting a regular study

04:24 routine is a good idea set up a quiet

04:26 place at home where you can work without

04:28 distractions know when your assignments

04:30 are due and plan what you have to get

04:32 done

04:32 write to-do lists for homework and

04:34 assignments and tick them off as you

04:36 finish each task ask teachers for help

04:39 with assignments if you need in so now

04:42 you're sure to have a great year

04:44 [Applause]

04:48 [Music]