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Last updated 3:05 PM on 7 November 2012

What is the best way to prepare kids for high school and make the move less daunting for them – and you, their parents and caregivers?

Sometimes parents think that when their child goes to high school they need to take a step back but teachers involved in the transition say it is more about a change of focus.

Here are some tips:

  • In Year 5 start thinking about which high school your child should attend.
  • Help them become more responsible by encouraging independence and responsibility.
  • Get into a homework and study routine.
  • Put their school timetable somewhere obvious – like the fridge door.
  • Meet your child's high school Year 7 adviser and tell them if you have any concerns.
  • Stay interested and involved in your child's high school life – they still need you.

Watch this video from the School A to Z website featuring advice from teachers about how to make the move into high school less daunting.