Last week, many Trinity boys made the transition from Primary School to Middle School for the first time. Transitioning into Middle School can bring with it mixed feelings … stress, anxiety, excitement and nervousness. For parents, the key to a successful transition is to provide age appropriate emotional and practical support as your son navigates his new environment.
According to Bradley Barr, Master of Middle School at Trinity Grammar School, the environment we create at home can play a big part in how students deal with transition in those first few weeks. Bradley suggests parents keep talking with their son, perhaps even share your own experiences from school, and normalise any feelings of anxiety that your son may be feeling.
Bradley also offers these five practical tips for helping your son settle into Middle School: