Recently, the government has confirmed that year 7 public school students will be taught in high school from term 1, 2022.

The move will align South Australia’s public schools with the national curriculum taught in high schools making it easier to deliver subjects and improve outcomes for students.

Access to dedicated facilities and resources and exposure to different teaching styles will also give each year 7 student opportunities for deeper learning, greater peer interactions, and greater independence and responsibility.

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At Woodend Primary School it means that children currently in year 4 will be the last to graduate as year 7’s from our school in 2021. Our current 2018 Reception to year 3 students will graduate from Woodend Primary School when in year 6.

The impact will include;

  • students in year 6 being the oldest age group in primary schools
  • the ability for us to take additional enrolments once approximately 82 year 7 students transition to high school
  • year 5’s to be considered for both the Canberra Trip and Myojo visit
  • year 7 students accessing high school facilities
  • plus some teachers and SSO’s currently in a number of schools may need to transition to a high school

Please note that the government has stated that all movement of students from primary schools to high schools will take place in 2022. Nothing changes for the next 3 years.  During that time there may be a few trial schools as there are greater complexities in some areas e.g. rural areas.

As updates become available, they will be sent to you via the NewsBlog.



Steve Freeman