transition to high school 

Tips to help primary school students prepare to start secondary school  

Free online learning for a smooth transition to high school

Recommended for grade 6. Maximum 50 students per session.

Students will learn:

  • how to express and normalise their common worries and concerns about going to high school 
  • how to prepare for high school  
  • strategies for making friends in your new school 
  • what to expect on your first day of high school 
  • optional focus areas such as: emotional regulation; study tips; and help-seeking How to seek help

All our topics and sessions are aligned to the Australian Schools Curriculum and based on the latest in psychoeducational research.

This session is made possible thanks to Bupa           Bupa Foundation logo

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what happens on the day

Our counsellors personalise the session based on the needs of your class.
Here is an example of how a session may run.


Introduction (5 mins):

  • Interactive ice-breaker
  • Brief summary of Kids Helpline

Presentation (30 mins)

  • Presentation of key content in your chosen topic/session, including coping strategies & support options
  • Interactive learning activities (group work, video watching, games, role playing, etc.)
  • Practical application of key strategies
  • Movement/interactive breaks included as needed

Conclusion (5-10 mins)

  • Summary of session
  • Group reflection
  • Questions & answers

resources you may also like

Created by Kids Helpline counsellors for teachers and students

positive self-talk worksheet
Student activity sheet with examples to help them overcome negative self-talk and identify positive self-talk strategies.
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For all primary school grades
5 fingers of support worksheet
Interactive worksheet to help students consider who in their community can support them.
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