Help your child to understand the common challenges
Some of the challenges faced by students entering secondary school include:
New school environment
Your child has spent the last 6 years getting used to their primary school, and now they’ll be going somewhere new. They’ll also be the youngest students there.
Many of your child’s friends may be going to different secondary schools. This can be difficult, but it’s also an opportunity to form new, long-lasting friendships.
Secondary school subjects are more challenging, and there are also new subjects, including biology, chemistry, physics, geography and history. Your child will also have more choice in choosing subjects, especially in upper secondary.
New life phase
Your child is about to enter their teenage years, when they and their classmates will go through complex physical, emotional and mental changes. During secondary school, your child will begin to figure out who they are as a person.