Welcome to Year 7 at Armidale High School!
At Armidale High School we provide ongoing support for all of our students from Year 7 through to Year 12. Each year group has a Year Advisor who follows the cohort through from transition to HSC. The 2017 Advisor for the Year 7 group is Mr Tobie White.
On Tuesday, 21st February, we invite parents and students to a welcome BBQ at the school and look forward to having a chat and getting to know each other a little better.
Towards the end of Term 1, Year 7 will be undertaking an excursion to Coffs Harbour. Students will be camping and taking part in a number of outdoor activities including beach activities, swimming, bushwalking, land a variety of excellent learning and teamwork opportunities. Closer to the time more information will be provided both to students and to parents and information and permission notes will be sent home regarding the excursion.
During Term 1 and Term 4 all of Year 7 will take part in Lifesaving and swimming activities at the town pool during sport.
Looking forward to an exciting year of learning and new opportunities and friendships!
Starting high school is a time of new experiences as your child adjusts to a new school, makes new friends and gets used to having different teachers and classrooms for each subject.
These resources can help with the transition to high school
- Starting high school and How to have a great year at high school View videos of Year 7 students introducing primary students to high school life, plus great tips on making friends and getting organised.
- Ready for high school checklist (PDF 1,047)
New teachers, new subjects and new friends require a different approach for students.
There are great opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities. These include competitions, exhibitions, sport, performances and special events. Student leadership programs provide many activities that broaden your child's experience at school.
Year 7 students sit the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test in May. There are five tests covering numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Year 7 is the first time students use a calculator in one of the numeracy tests.
The results of the NAPLAN test can help teachers and parents meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of students. You will receive a report of your child's achievement in the NAPLAN test.