Lanyon High School Transition Program
The transition from primary school to high school is an exciting time for most students. However it can also be a stressful time for both students and parents, when they leave the familiar faces from the old and venture into the new. At Lanyon High School, we work closely with our feeder primary schools in the Lanyon Cluster (Bonython, Charles Conder and Gordon) to provide the smoothest possible transition between primary school and high school.
At the beginning of each school year a Year 6 Transition Co-ordinator is appointed at Lanyon High School to work closely with the cluster primary schools. Their role is to establish a full year transition program for the year 5 and 6 students. Students in year 5 and 6 will start visits to Lanyon High School at the end of term one, and continue visiting the school throughout the year. During these transition visits, students experience high school life by going to classes in most areas of the school.
Students from the Sports Leadership, and Leadership & Community Service classes at Lanyon High School work closely with the Lanyon Cluster primary schools to develop relationships with the primary school students throughout the year. Our senior students take an active leadership role in primary school classes and school wide events such as the sports carnivals. Students from the Cluster Primary schools get to know the Lanyon High School students and develop positive relationships with their older role models, again making links that will ensure a smooth transition between high school and primary school.
The strong relationship between the four Lanyon Cluster schools with shared philosophy and teaching practices, and the importance that Lanyon High school places on the program developed for students making the transition between primary school and high school, ensures the best possible outcomes for all students entering our school, where individual needs are catered for and students are valued.
2021 Year 7 Cohort
A Transition Officer is already working with primary schools to organise student transitions for next semester. A Year 7 Pastoral Care Advisor for 2021 will be confirmed later in the year and will make contact with families of enrolled students. To help support students there is a Transition day in Term 4 where primary school students come to our school and experience a mini day in the life of a high school student. There are also extra days throughout semester 2 for those who need additional support.
Please feel free to contact our Transition Coordinator or Deputy Principal if you would like to discuss the transition of your child from primary school to high school.
Transition Coordinator 2020: Caitlin Taylor
Deputy Principal: Rebecca Cusick
Phone: 6142 1800
Year 7 Camp
Students in year 7 are invited to participate in an overnight camp in Term 1. This camp helps students to foster positive relationships with their peers and develop confidence through a range of challenging activities.
The Role of a PC teacher
The year group is divided into 5 groups called Pastoral Care class and has a smaller class size than other classes. The class meets once a week for a check in where students can learn lifelong lessons. The Pastoral Care teacher also provides personal support for students and is the first point of contact for parents.
Students will have many different teachers who will change from term to term or semester, however we aim to have a Pastoral Care teacher stay with the group through their 4 years of high school.
High School Timetable
Students are mostly with a variety of different students from their year group for each class. Most of our lessons go for 1 hour each with 5 lessons per day, rotating through different subjects including English, Mathematics, Science, Technologies, Japanese, Health & Physical Education, Arts, and Humanities & Social Sciences (HaSS).
Our timetable also allows for 40 minutes of Enrichment which is a mixed class of all years offering a variety of specialised topics for example, Bike Maintenance and Origami Making.
Lanyon High School caters to students of all abilities. Our Learning Support Unit provides high quality learning opportunities for students with particular disabilities with many of our Learning support students also participating in mainstream lessons. These students have individual learning plans and receive support from a specific teacher who case manages their needs.
Visiting Lanyon High School
Please contact the school on 6142 1800 to secure an appointment to visit our school.
Cluster Primary Schools Schools will be doing transition days throughout the year.
In order to enrol at Lanyon High school the online enrolment application needs to be completed. You will find the a link to the enrolment form on this page: https://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school
Once you have completed the online enrolment form the school will make contact. All new enrolments (other than students coming from Lanyon Cluster primary schools at the beginning of Year 7), must have an enrolment interview at the school with the Deputy Principal.
Please bring the following information to the interview:
- Proof of Identification (birth certificate or passport – original must be sighted)
- Proof of address (for example: residential lease, electricity/utilities account NB: a driver’s licence is not accepted as proof of residence)
- Immunisation records
- Any court documents regarding custody restrictions
- Previous school reports
Deputy Principal: Rebecca Cusick
Phone: 6142 1800
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Programs at Lanyon
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