Learning the way around a new school

Parents and future students were provided with an overview of what Gloucester High School is all first thing in the morning before heading off for a tour of the premises.
Parents and future students were provided with an overview of what Gloucester High School is all first thing in the morning before heading off for a tour of the premises.

It can be a little intimidating going to a new school, especially if you're one of the incoming year sevens.

To help combat the nerves, Gloucester High School organises an orientation day to help with the transition.

Students from the nearby primary schools were invited to GHS for an orientation day on Wednesday, December 4.

It's the official day when the students and parents get an overview on what the school has to offer, and they can ask all the questions they like.

Typically the day is open to all the students from the feeder schools, however, any student looking to enrol can attend, with one travelling over from Cundletown for this year's event.

Around 60 students plus a handful of parents took part in the day which allowed parents to have a chat with the staff, pick up school uniforms and have a little look around the school.

The year six students were taken on a tour of the premises by the year 10 peer support students before taking part in a few activities.

They were also given a rundown on a few of the school rules around safety, and an understanding of how the school library and its resources work.

It's the first time the students have spent a full day at the school having taken part in a few transition sessions prior to orientation day. The transition days offer the students a few hours at the school to cover off on a few of the different subjects as well as giving the students a chance to get to know their new classmates coming in from different schools.