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Heading into junior secondary (upper primary school and early high school) is a really exciting time!

You’ve learnt a lot of the basics, and now you get to explore and experience new things that will prepare you for high school and the career that you have later on!

You might feel a bit nervous about making the change from primary to junior secondary, and that’s normal!

As we grow, we face new challenges and the good thing is that they happen over time, so you’ve got a chance to get comfortable.

You probably have a bunch of things flying through your head that are making you feel unsure, but we’ve got some tips to help with those things. Just take a look below!

What are all these new classes and rooms?

Why do I have so many different teachers?

How will I stay organised?

Will i still see my friends a lot?

If you’re still feeling a bit nervous about heading into junior secondary – that’s okay! Your teachers are aware that all the students in their classes may need some time to settle in with the changes; they’re on your side!

If you feel like you’re struggling as you continue day to day, week by week, you can always reach out to your teachers to let them know how you’re feeling or let your parent or another trusted adult know so they can speak to your teacher for you, or be with you when you’re talking to your teacher.

Good luck, you’re heading towards exciting things!

tips for staying organised in junior secondary

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