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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 Friday, Week 2. 

The program consists of the following;
  • Introduction to the Library
  • Information about co-curricular sports options
  • Pastoral care sessions (PC)
  • An induction to their House
  • Camp preparation meeting
  • Camp
  • 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)
  • Wellbeing sessions with the Student Wellbeing Leaders
  • Introduction to Rowing
  • Cyber Safety session
  • SASI identification: sports activities to help the students learn where their strengths are
  • Letter writing where students write a letter to themselves to open at the start of Year 12
  • Standards Day allows students to try Athletics Carnival events whilst socialising with their class mates 
  • Learning the School Song and War Cry and about the school Music program
  • Introduction to Daymap ( school online system where school work is distributed and submitted)
  • Positive education looking at character strengths
  • Introduction to the health and fitness program Turn Your Health Around
  • Begin the Premier's Reading Challenge and the Premier's be active Challenge

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.