Dear Parents, Carers and Students,
First and foremost, we would like to welcome you to Kelvin Hall School. Moving from primary to secondary school is an exciting and very significant time in a child’s life.
This period of transition is an important milestone, marking a change in expectations, independent working and self-organisation.
Students are joining Kelvin Hall, an Outstanding School. Our ethos is to Grow Talent and Promote Community.
How can parents help to make transition successful?
Moving from the ‘top’ of primary school, to the ‘bottom’ of secondary school, is always a challenge for any student. Don’t underestimate the significance of this moment in your child’s life, even if most of their friends are joining Kelvin and you have older children here.
As moving schools is such a big change, your child will almost certainly be a little nervous. Take time to talk things through or at least let your child know that you realise they might be anxious and you’re willing to listen.
Here are some top tips for transition to Kelvin Hall
Encourage your child to be organised. Get them to pack their bag, pencil case etc the night before so they don't have to worry in the morning.
Remind them never be afraid to ask for help, or talk to someone they trust, like you, their focus teacher or their Year Leader if they’re concerned about anything.
Suggest they make the first effort to make new friends.
First impressions last a long time, so encourage them to make sure theirs are good ones – for organisation, presentation, and behaviour!
Encourage them to make the most of all the new opportunities. They will have the chance to try out new clubs and activities.
Help them to find out about the layout of the school, and learn where classrooms are (and the toilets!)
Talk about their timetable , check what time they need to be at school, and what time they go home.
Make sure they know what uniform they need, and what to bring in for sport.
Encourage them to enjoy it! Making new friends and learning new things is exciting. Remind them that everyone else is in the same boat, so they should just aim to have a good time!
Should you have any questions please contact Mrs Carrington Tel.no. 496739.