School Years - Year 7 2018

Moving into year 7 can be an exciting time in a students' education. New friends, new teachers, a larger school, and more subject choice are just a few of the changes. It can be a daunting time for some students. It is important that students find their feet quickly when attending high school, making new friends and settling into class and a routine helps alleviate any anxiety that students may feel when starting out. Former students are here to help.

Former year 7 students talk about their transition

Year 7 Checklist 

Click here for the moving into high school checklist

Jumpstart Program

Jumpstart at MHS is an extensive transition program for students who require extra support when transitioning to High School.  The program is divided into two groups and focuses on school routines, daily organisation and support systems in the school.  This program allows students to familiarise themselves with staff, Peer Support students and support staff such as Year Advisor, Student Support Officer, Learning and Support Teachers, Deputies and Head Teacher Wellbeing.  Students can only be nominated by their teachers for participation in this program.  Parents are asked to provide transportation to and from Maitland High School on Jumpstart days. 

Important Dates in 2017/18

22nd February - Information night for Year 7, 2018

Stay tuned for orientation days and school visits, scheduled for later this year. 

 

 

Year 7 Camp 

Year 7 camp photoTo make the transition easier for students the year 7 camp begins early in the year. This is an extremely important time for students. Most students return from camp with new friends that they often stay close to for their remaining years at high school. If you are concerned about your child attending camp please contact your Year Advisor.

 

 

 

 

Booklists

Click here for Year 7 Booklists


Assessment Planners

Click here for Year 7 Assessment Planner for Semester 1

 

Year 7 Diary Policy

 

Picture of DiaryIn 2017 all year 7 students received a MHS Diary courtesy of the P&C. To support this large investment,  cooperation from students, parents and teachers is required to ensure its success. To assist in this process all Year 7 students are required to bring their diary to school everyday. Students who do not bring their diary to school will be recorded at the beginning of the day. Contact with home via phone, letter or email will be made if a student does not bring their diary to school on 3 consecutive days. In the event that the diary is lost or damaged by the student a replacement diary can be purchased at the office for $15.

 
The diary is an important learning tool for students to assist them in becoming organised and prepared for the many challenges at high school. The diary also serves as an important communication link between parents and teachers. Parents are encouraged to view and comment, or intital each week to assist students in understanding the importance and expectation of its use.

If a student is caught damaging or defacing other diaries, displinary action will be taken and recorded on the student's record. If the damage is deemed serious the student may be formally cautioned or suspended and the diary replaced at the offender's expense. 

Uniform

Click here for the Maitland High School Uniform shop. 

Alinta is holding fittings at Tenambit, Metford and Bolwarra Public Schools in early December 2016. For more information, see our Year 7 Uniform Fitting Days letter. 

 

Message from Ms Primrose (Year 7 advisor 2018)

I am very excited to take on the role of Year Adviser for Year 7, 2018 and look forward to the opportunity of guiding my year group through their time at Maitland High School. Transitioning into high school is often an exciting and uncertain time for students and their parents and at MHS we work hard to make the transition as smooth as possible. I will be visiting individual schools throughout Terms 3 and 4 to get to know students and hopefully become a familiar face before they begin high school. Our Orientation Day, held in Term 4, provides students with the opportunity to make friends and meet some of their 150 peers before their first day in 2018.

At the beginning of Year 7, your child will be presented with a wide range of new and exciting opportunities and I encourage everyone to get involved in as many opportunities as possible. This will assist them in meeting new people and making new friends and will enrich their time at Maitland High School. To find out more about these programs and when they run please visit the 'Curriculum and Activities' section of this website.

Early in Term 1, students will have the opportunity to attend a three day camp which is a great time for students to bond and forge friendships that will last a lifetime. More information regarding the Year 7 camp will be distributed to students in the second half of this year. 

If you have any queries regarding your child joining Year 7, 2018 please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or by phoning the school.

At Maitland High School we encourage all students to work hard to achieve their potential. We support students to make positive choices and encourage them to always try their best in all aspects of schooling. I will leave you with the Year 7, 2018 mantra:

Good. Better. Best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better’s best.

I look forward to meeting all Year 7 2018 students in the months to come.
 
Ms Stephanie Primrose
stephanie.primrose@det.nsw.edu.au