Mitcham Girls High School

Year 7 Transition 2020

Our aim is to strengthen the Home-School partnership through offering guidance and support to parents and students by keeping you up to date with the school’s preparation for the Year 7 to HS Pilot.

Over the past month (August) the Leadership Team has met with all Year 6 students who have enrolled in Year 7 for 2020 which has provided us with an insight into the needs and interests of our future students.  We thank parents and students for taking the time to meet with one or more members of our staff to introduce themselves and ask questions.  If you would like to discuss the Pilot and/or receive further information, please consider the following:

Updates

Transition Days

Extensive planning has gone into planning for the upcoming transition days.  There are two transitions days in Term 4:

Wednesday 6 November, 9:15am - 2:15pm      A Day in the Life of a Mitcham Girl

  • Joint parent/student session in school gym commencing at 9:15am (this is optional for parents).
  • Information Session for parents following the joint session, concluding at 10:15am, followed by morning tea in the Boardroom.  Return at 2:15pm to collect your daughter from the pavilion alongside the gym.
  • Sample lessons and activities for students to get to know other Year 7 students.
  • Recess / Lunch:  The Canteen will be open for students to purchase food and drinks.

Wednesday 4 December, 9:15am – 4:30pm      Nuts and Bolts

  • Students arrive at front gate and will be escorted to the school gym.
  • Introduction to Care Groups, Library and Daymap.
  • Student ID photos will be taken.  The ID card is required for public transport, borrowing of school resource materials and registering credit for internet and printing use at the school.  Ensure return of permission slip by Friday 2 November.
  • Recess / Lunch:  The Canteen will be open for students to purchase food and drinks
  • Parents arrive at 1:30pm for Induction Assembly in the gym.
  • Pool Party/ BBQ with parents, students and teachers (2:30pm – 4:30pm).

Year 7 Jacket
We have collated the sizes and an order has been placed for the Year 7 jackets.  These will be presented to students at the Induction Assembly to be held at the conclusion of the second Transition Day on 4 December.

Camp

There has been a change of plan in relation to the venue hosting the Year 7 camp. Students will now be travelling to the CU@Wallaroo campsite in the coastal town of Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula.

The Year 7 Camp will be an essential part of our transition program.  As our students come from such a large number of primary schools, the camp plays an important role in enabling students to feel part of the school as quickly as possible.  The activities will look at developing friendships, cooperating in group situations, the culture of the school and relationships.  House Captain and SRC elections are also held during this time.

Given the size of the Year 7 cohort, it will be necessary to conduct two camps in 2020 which will be held early in Term 1.

More information regarding the Year 7 camp will be distributed on the first Transition Day on Wednesday 6 November.

Latest News

Year 7 Intake

On Tuesday 28 May the Premier of South Australia and the Minister for Education announced that Mitcham Girls High School will be a pilot school to ‘Lead the Way’ and offer Year 7 in a high school setting from 2020. We have been shortlisted because of our focus in progressive approaches to quality teaching and learning, our safe and supportive environment and our extensive transition program.

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2018 SACE Results

The Mitcham Girls High School community congratulates the Class of 2018 for their outstanding results!

National History Challenge State Winners

Congratulations to Michaela Collins and Sahithya Paramasivam for their successful entries in the National History Challenge.  Michaela is the State winner in the History of Sport category and Sahithya is the State winner in the Year 9 category.

Year 10 Student - Open Girls State Squash Champion

Congratulations to Remashree Muniandy representing Mitcham Girls at the 2018 High School Squash Championships.

STEM @ MGHS

Work on the new MGHS STEM Centre has commenced.  Once completed students will have access to flexible learning spaces and various technologies which will enable them to explore ideas, test various hypotheses and apply what they learn to real situations.

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