The South Australian public education system will be moving Year 7 to high school in 2022. This will bring our state into line with the national curriculum taught in high schools and make it easier to deliver subjects and improve outcomes for students.
A small pilot program of 3 high schools has been identified to significantly contribute to the project planning, communications and successful implementation of Year 7 transition to high school in this state.
Wirreanda Secondary School and primary schools in the Panalatinga Partnership have been short-listed to join the pilot program. Two other high schools have also been short-listed for the pilot program; Mitcham Girls High School and John Pirie Secondary School.
The schools were selected because of their strong connections and positive working relationships, a focus on the important transition between primary school and high school, and progressive approaches to teaching and learning.
The pilot is voluntary and therefore the program is dependent on the number of parents who register an interest for their current Year 6 children to attend Wirreanda Secondary School in 2020. Normal transition and enrolment processes will continue at Wirreanda Secondary School for current Year 7 students enrolling as Year 8s next year.