Transition to High School

Preparing for Year 7 2023

Head Start to High School is a transition to high school program that is unique to Gymea Technology High School. For Gymea, it has proven to better prepare students, emotionally, socially and academically for high school, while also building that proud excitement as we begin our partnership in the high school journey of your child.

This year we are happy we can return to our onsite delivery of Head Start to High School, welcoming incoming Year 7 students and their families.

Head Start 2021

Key dates and times

Term 3

  • Head Start to High School – Tuesday 23 August:       4.30pm – 6pm
  • Head Start to High School – Tuesday 30 August:       4.30pm – 6pm
  • Head Start to High School – Tuesday 6 September:  4.30pm – 6pm

Term 4

  • Information Evening – Tuesday 15 November:     6:00pm – 7:30pm
  • Family Interviews – Tuesday 22 November          1:00pm – 5:40pm
  • Orientation Day – Tuesday 29 November             9.15am – 11am

Explore Our Unique Programs

HPGE Writing Program
HPGE Numeracy Program
Accelerated Mathematics Program
Accelerated English Program
Accelerated Technology Program

In Years 9 and 10, our Talented Technology Program provides students with unique experiences in areas of technology combining creativity with collaborative problem solving.

Accelerated into the HSC course, they confidently undertake HSC study while in Years 9 and 10 and as with our 2021 HSC group achieving Band 6 and Band 5 HSC results, these year 10 students were ahead of their time.

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Register now for Head Start to High School

We have sent out email invitations for those families who are on our enrolment.  If you have missed or did not receive the invitation email, please contact our enrolment officer by phone on 9521 3244 or email the school at [email protected].

Student Workshops

Session Lesson Description
Maths Maths Jeopardy: Group problem solving challenge – solve the numeracy brainteasers to win as many points as your team can in 20 minutes.
Science The Pop Test:  Gain some hands-on experience in conducting a scientific experiment to look at a chemical reaction.
PDHPE Cooperative Games: Play together as a team in a series of cooperative, team building challenge games.
English Colour Symbolism: Explore how the use of colour can symbolise emotions and engage in a visual representation activity to convey the emotions they feel about starting high school.
HSIE History Mystery : Explore historical time periods by piecing together clues to solve the mystery about a historical event.
TAS Space-X Challenge: Work collaboratively alongside your peers to complete a design challenge – a rocket capable of safely returning an astronaut to earth from space.
Student Video Messages Our teachers will lead students through an activity that invites them to deliver a video message about themselves and their thoughts of high school.

Family Workshops

The following topics are presented through the Head Start weeks for families.

  • Introducing our Year 7 Advisers
  • Digital Devices for Learning
  • Year 7 Curriculum and Learning
  • Positive Strategies for Success
  • Innovative Learning Environments
  • Student Organisation App – MyGymea
  • Get Ready for High School
  • Supporting children’s learning

Online Transition

Our Transition program has enjoyed an online presence since 2015 in a program called GymeaConnect.

 Connecting online serves to connect students and year advisers and gives students a leg up with their learning before landing in at school on day 1 2023.

Each student will be provided with login credentials, emailed to parents for an online learning. Students can access the Edmodo site here https://new.edmodo.com/.  This login also provides students access to our numeracy skills site, Essential Assessment, which is accessed here https://essentialassessment.com.au using the school code 8386.

If students experience difficulty accessing or need their user name and password re-sent, please contact Heather in our office on 9521 3244.

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INSPIRE.

Innovative learning spaces that empower students to work collaboratively, creatively and critically.

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LEARN.

Integrated technology, developing all students as confident learners through an engaging curriculum.

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SUCCEED.

Engaging all students in positive growth and individualised success in all areas of school life.