Extra transport for country SA Year 7 transition days

STUDENT SUPPORT: Funds have been made available to transport country SA primary students to secondary school for their transition day. Photo: Shutterstock
STUDENT SUPPORT: Funds have been made available to transport country SA primary students to secondary school for their transition day. Photo: Shutterstock

A $75,000 investment has been made to help alleviate the extra cost of transporting country primary students to their new secondary or area school on transition day this year.

The support for the year 6 and 7 students comes as the state prepares to include the year 7 cohort into secondary schooling from the start of 2022.

Importantly, transition days help prepare primary students for entry to high school.

The handout is in response to challenges expressed in transporting students from their current primary school to area or high schools for their normal transition days.

It was identified during a broad regional community consultation process.

Education Minister John Gardner said the move of year 7 into high school was on track.

He highlighted that transition days are valuable in helping primary students to prepare for the milestone of entering high school.

"They help students develop a sense of belonging and positively adjust to their new school by forging new connections with peers and teachers."

"It is critical that we recognise and respond to the unique interests and concerns the unique interests and concerns of our regional communities as we prepare for the statewide move in 2022," the Minister added.

More information on the year 7 to high school regional transition arrangements can be found on the Department for Education website.

This story Country's smooth year 7 transition boost first appeared on The Murray Valley Standard.