At Warwick Senior High school, we provide our Year 7 students with a part of the school that is just for them. This is all part of the transition program that we implement to ensure our new Year 7 students feel welcome and confident when they start at high school. The Year 7 area allows the Year 7 students to interact with their new peers and to make long lasting social bonds. Year 7 students are welcome to move around the school during break times but many choose to stay in their area. At the end of last year, we surveyed our Year 7 students to ask them about their first year of high school. The survey results were overwhelmingly positive but the students gave us a clear message that they would like to have more to do in the Year 7 area. The students spoke and we listened. Over the school holidays we have started on a range of improvements for the Year 7 area. We have installed two 4-square courts and provided a base for a permanent outdoor table tennis table and a basketball court. To get the students started, Mr Allan (Year 7 Coordinator), had a quiz for students to win a ball to get the games started. Our future plans will include some more seating and a patio to keep the students out of the rain or sun. We are also planning to have other events from time to time including games and karaoke. The Year 7 students have been loving the improvements and can be seen playing 4-square before school and during the break times.
Year 7 Enrolments 2021
We have been really pleased with the strong numbers of enrolments coming into the school from Year 6 students, for Year 7 in 2021. With the official closing date for enrolments being the 24th of July, we were able to confirm a large number of general enrolments as well as across our Specialist and Elite programs. Currently our Academic Extension Program (AEP) is full and the places for our other Specialist programs in Netball, Football and Elite Dance also filling quickly. If you know anyone who would like to apply for an enrolment in 2021, please encourage them to get their enrolment paperwork in as soon as possible as the final few places will be filled quickly. Students who have a confirmed enrolment for Year 7 2021, will be invited to participate in our first transition event on Tuesday 8th of September.