My name is Pete Usher and I am the transition coordinator at Whyalla High School. This letter and the attached calendar contain details about the transition process for 2020. I am excited to introduce some new initiatives to the transition process for your child. We are endeavouring to provide more opportunities to work with your child, their teacher, primary schools, and families to create a seamless transition from primary to secondary level of education. Your child will have the opportunity to engage in numerous site visits and events at Whyalla High School including: Open Night, Half Day Visit, Full Day Transition Visits, Parent Information Night and numerous visits to your child’s primary school.
The Introduction visit
This visit is designed for me to visit your child’s primary school and begin to build relationships with your child so that the transition to high school will be as seamless as possible and they will get to know me as a familiar face of Whyalla High School.
Half Day Visits
The half day visit is where your child visits Whyalla High School for their first taste of secondary school. The visits run from 9:00am until 1:20pm. The purpose of this initial visit is to provide your child with the opportunity to see what we have to offer and engage in hands-on lessons throughout the morning. It is structured in a comfortable setting with your child conducting the visit with their year 7 teacher and year 8 peer support leaders previously from their primary school.
This provides the opportunity for you and your child to have a look around our school and have a guided tour of the facilities to learn more about our community and teaching staff. You can also see what Whyalla High School has to offer through our Virtual Tour and School Life Videos.