Preparing for Year 7 2021
Head Start to High School is a transition to high school program that is unique to Gymea Technology High School. For Gymea, it has proven to better prepare students, emotionally, socially and academically for high school, while also building that proud excitement as we begin our partnership in the high school journey of your child.
This year has brought challenges to everyone and as a result of necessary restrictions in schools, we have re-designed the delivery of Head Start this year that connects with families and students in preparation for a successful Year 7 2021.
The program will be delivered online through a designated site to support our families for year 7 2021. You will receive weekly updates to link you into the site to view videos, screencasts, virtual classroom tours as well as imagery to build that familiarity with Gymea to support your child in Year 7 for 2021.
Weekly Program for Families
Week 1 7 September Introduction to Gymea Technology High School
Week 2 14 September Gymea Connect – Student Online Transition
Week 3 21 September Year Adviser Introduction
Week 4 12 October Connect2Learn – Using Digital Devices to Support Learning
Week 5 19 October Curriculum and Learning
Week 6 26 October Supporting Success Through Positive Behaviour for Learning
Week 7 2 November Innovative Learning Environments
Week 8 9 November Student Organisational and Homework Diary App – MyGymea
Week 9 16 November Getting Organised for High School
Weekly Program for Students
Our student Head Start to High School program is conducted online using a platform called Edmodo. The online platform is managed and monitored by staff at the school. The online learning platform will engage students in a number of activities that include:
Virtual classroom involvement and quizzes.
Developing positive interactions and relationships that include digital citizenship and understanding around the school’s positive behaviour for learning strategy.
Relevant literacy and numeracy activities
Peer leading groups online – interacting with their peer leaders for 2021 and other students. Teachers will monitor all peer leading sessions live.
Each Wednesday commencing 9 September a different virtual lesson will be posted on the Edmodo site. The following schedule illustrates the key learning areas hosted.
Week 1 9 September Science
Week 2 16 September History Part 1
Week 3 23 September Mathematics
Week 4 14 October Technology B
Week 5 21 October English
Week 6 28 October Geography
Week 7 4 November Technology A
Week 8 11 November Drama
Week 9 18 November History Part 2
Week 10 25 November PDHPE
Week 11 2 December Food Technology
Week 12 9 December Technology B Experiment Results
Students can access the Edmodo site here https://new.edmodo.com/. They have each been sent their own user name and login which have been sent out to parents by email. This login also provides students access to our numeracy skills site, Essential Assessment, which is accessed here https://essentialassessment.com.au using the school code 8386.
If they are experiencing difficulty accessing or need their user name and password re-sent, please contact Heather in our office on 9521 3244.