Transition to High School

Head Start to High School: Preparing for Year 7 2021

Head Start to High School is a transition to high school program that is unique to Gymea Technology High School. For Gymea, it has proven to better prepare students, emotionally, socially and academically for high school, while also building that proud excitement in the beginning of our partnership in this high school journey.

This year has brought challenges to everyone and as a result of necessary restrictions in schools, we have re-designed the delivery of Head Start this year that connects with families and students in preparation for a successful Year 7 2021.

What is coming

Our staff and students are designing a number of virtual experiences and activities to support our incoming 2021 students and families. We have previously enjoyed the face to face connections in our learning spaces and have connected online previously with our Year 6 students through a GymeaConnect online program, so we hope to emulate the gains that these connections made.

For Students

Students will be able to engage in online virtual lessons. This will involve sitting in and responding to challenges and questions immersed in a real classroom environment.

They will also connect with other students online through a supervised platform known as Edmodo, where they can undertake activities, share ideas and experiences, gain important information and connect with their assigned peer leaders here at school. This connection will build greater confidence when walking into high school but also allow those social connections to form with other students and peer leaders, who will be guiding them through Year 7.

For Parents

We are happy to share online vodcasts and an immersive view of what high school looks like “in action” inside and outside the classroom. There will also be important information about preparing students for school from uniform, through to equipment and travel.

Our online family interviews will provide an opportunity to connect with staff and let us know a little more about your child, so we can gain a smooth start to high school.

From Here

We will communicate the redesigned program of Head Start to High School in the coming weeks and communicate relevant details to each individual family. We are keen to start as soon as possible and start this supported journey to high school.

We will also communicate important news and events in the school, including current parent Newsletters so you can see more into the daily life of the school.

This year has posed significant issues for all but we will adapt so we do not lose focus on the important things that lay before us. We are committed to a strong start to high school and our Head Start program will prove to be an important part of that.

We look forward to meeting you and your children and the successful years ahead.

News
Upcoming Events

September 2020

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  • Year 9 Check-In Assessment
  • Mathematics 8A Task 3:Class Test
  • Mathematics 8G Task 3:Class Test
  • Mathematics 8Y, 8M and 8E Task 3:Class Test
  • English 10G, 10E Task 4:Close Study of Shakespeare Part A - In-Class Essay
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PASS1 Task 3:Investigation Task - Drugs in Sport
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PASS3 Task 3:Investigation Task - Drugs in Sport
  • English 10Y, 10M, 10A Task 4:Close Study of Shakespeare Part A - In-Class Essay
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  • Design & Technology Folio Workshop
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  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PASS2 Task 3:Investigation Task - Drugs in Sport
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  • VET Hospitality Cluster C Due
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  • P&C Meeting
  • Visual Arts 10PDM Task 3:Student Film / Animation
  • English 8G, 8Y, 8M, 8E, 8A Task 3:Sustainability Campaign
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8Y Task 4:Overcoming Adversity Movie Analysis Submit
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8E Task 4:Overcoming Adversity Movie Analysis Submit
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  • White Card Course
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8G Task 4:Overcoming Adversity Movie Analysis Submit
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8A Task 4:Overcoming Adversity Movie Analysis Submit
  • DAT Task 3 Due
11
  • 7TEB4 Grow and Thrive Assessment Task Due
  • 8TEB2 Grow and Thrive Assessment Task Due
  • 8TEB1 Fantastic Foods Assessment Task Due
  • 7TEB7 Grow and Thrive Assessment Task Due
  • 8TEB3 Fantastic Foods Assessment Task Due
  • 9FOO Funtiki Assessment Task Due
  • Movie and TV Production Task 3:Industry Quiz
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  • Visual Arts 8ART.7 Task 3:Critical and Historical Study
  • English 8E Task 6:Wide Reading Task
  • English 8Y Task 6:Wide Reading Task
  • English 8G Task 6:Wide Reading Task
  • English 8M Task 6:Wide Reading Task
  • English 8A Task 6:Wide Reading Task
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8M Task 4:Overcoming Adversity Movie Analysis Submit
15
  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Online Formal Assembly
  • Academic Adviser Session
16
  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Visual Arts 8ART.1 Task 3:Critical and Historical Study
17
  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Visual Arts 10VA Task 4:Body of Work
  • Visual Arts 8ART.2 Task 3:Critical and Historical Study
  • Visual Arts 8ART.7 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Science Task 5:Research Depth Study
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education 8Y Task 3:Basketball Practical
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 3:Critical and Historical Study
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 4:Body of Work
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Annual Oz Tag Teachers vs Yr 12
  • Food Technology 10 Task 3:Theory Task Due
  • Forensic Archaeology FOR 1 Task 3:Topic test
  • Forensic Archaeology FOR 2 Task 3:Topic test
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PASS1 Task 4:Movement and Performance - Lacrosse and Soccer
  • 7TEB5 Laser Lights Assessment Task Due
  • 7TEB6 Laser Lights Assessment Task Due
  • 10FOO Snack Founder Assessment Due
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Visual Arts 8ART.2 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Year 10 Work Experience
22
  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Yr 12 Carnivale
  • Year 10 Work Experience
23
  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Yr 12 Graduation Assembly
  • Visual Arts 10PDM Task 4:Photographic Journal / Folio
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PASS2 &10PASS3 Task 4:Movement and Performance - Lacrosse and Soccer
  • Year 10 Work Experience
24
  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Visual Arts 8ART.1 Task 4:Body of Work
  • Year 10 Work Experience
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  • Yr 11 Yearly Exams
  • Year 10 Work Experience
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