In this short video series year 8 students share their experience of the transition to high school.
CATS designed this useful checklist to help students and parents prepare for starting high school.
This policy brief summarised learnings from several reports we produced for the Victorian and Commonwealth governments.
A guide for educators and wellbeing staff bringing together research and useful tools to help with the primary to secondary transition.
This webinar by Be You discusses strategies to navigate the primary to secondary transition for the whole school community.
CATS asked Year 8 students about their experiences and advice when it comes to starting secondary school. The series includes videos on academic and logistical changes that occur, as well as the social and relationship changes that happen when starting secondary school.
CATS has designed a checklist to help students and parents prepare for starting high school. Download the checklist.
Read our new policy brief Promoting wellbeing and learning in the middle years: an opportune time for intervention, developed by The Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study (CATS) team at the Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
This policy brief highlights how the middle years (8 to 14 years) are a significant developmental phase which can impact a child’s future health and learning outcomes. It provides recommendations for policy makers, schools and educators to promote wellbeing and school engagement during these years.
The Joining the Dots Transition Guide for Schools is a practical digital reference for new Transition Coordinators, as well as a valuable refresher for those who are already in the role. It emphasises the primary school to secondary school transition as a continuum focusing on Year 4 to Year 9 transition – preparation, transfer, induction and consolidation.
This guide was developed as a resource for educators and wellbeing staff that brings together current research, good practice and useful tools into one easily accessible cross-sectoral guide.
This webinar presented by Be You discusses practical strategies for supporting the whole school community (students, educators and families) through the primary to secondary school transition phase. The panelists are CATS' own Dr Lisa Mundy, Jodie Scanlon (a primary school educator and a Be You Educational Consultant) and Mary Coupland (community liaison officer and school administration officer at Arthur Phillip High School). Transcripts and additional resources are available on the Be You website
Be You is led by Beyond Blue with delivery partners Early Childhood Australia and headspace. Both partners have local teams of trained consultants to provide advice and support to early learning services and schools nationally to help implement a whole-learning community approach growing Australia’s most mentally healthy generation.