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Year 8 Transition Program

2016 transition program

Year 8 students begin the school year with an eight day Year 8 Transition Program. 

The focus of this program is to enable students to successfully transition into Adelaide High, develop relationships with both peers and staff and feel confident to begin their study. The feedback from students about the program each year is positive and most highlight that the program fully prepares the students and allows them to be in the mind set for when the academic program starts on Thursday, Week 2. 

The program consists of the following;
Introduction to the library / resource centre
Information about co-curricular sports options
Pastoral care sessions (PC)
An induction to their House
Camp preparation meeting
Peer leaders working with students on  transitioning
Introduction to AUSLAN (signing to communicate with deaf students)  
Tour of the school to find where rooms are
Introduction to computing and ICT ( passwords, login details and account setup)
Well-being sessions with the  Student Counsellors and wellbeing staff
Introduction to Rowing
Cyber safety session
SASI- sports activities to help the students learn where their strengths are 
Introduction to study skills (Elevate- is an organisation specialising in study skills)
Letter writing where students write a letter to themselves to open at the start of Yr 12
Standards day allows students to try sports day events whilst socialising with their class mates 
Learning the School song and War Cry
Introduction to DayMap ( school operating system where school work is distributed and submitted)
Positive education looking at character strengths 
Introduction to leadership opportunities in the school led by our student leaders

The attached program highlights the program for each Pastoral Care class. As most days have a practical session, students are encouraged to wear their sports uniform each day. Uniforms are not required for students on the Year 8 camp. Please consult the list of items to take camping for clothing suggestions.