When students change class, they must adjust to new surroundings and routines, become familiar with new teachers and, often, new peers, learn new ways of working and, perhaps, make sense of new agreements and expectations. Of course, at the same time, they must also adjust to the social changes that happen when shifting classes. Indeed, the National Middle School Association identifies five key aspects that are useful to consider at this time of transition, namely the intellectual, social, physical, emotional and moral.
In light of this, we are hoping that Monday’s “Transition Day” will help pave the way for a successful transition for all our Primary students next year, not least our P6 students as they move to M1. Of course, parents too are often anxious at these times of change and we welcome all current P6 parents to the Social Centre on Tuesday 11th at 7:45am, where David Ochieng (our MYP Coordinator) will share a brief introduction to the MYP and answer some of the questions listed above…and any more you might have.
Suffice to say that one thing that remains a constant is the focus on learning, connection and a sense of belonging to a supportive community.