Starting Year 7 is exciting, and students should be made to feel prepared, supported and welcomed.
It is an exciting time, but the transition from primary school is a process that needs to be handled with great care. At Carey, it commences in the year prior to entry. By arrangement with parents and the Principal of the relevant school, students transferring to Middle School are visited in their primary schools by a staff member and one or two of the current Year 8 students.
Our aim is that by the time the first day of school arrives, the new students will already feel part of the Middle School.
Our Head of Middle School, Michael Nelson, explains the transition process into Middle School at Carey.