We help children be happy and confident in their transition to high school ... without all the worry, struggle and overwhelm.

We show them how.


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"Now I know I will always have someone there to help me and I feel like my worries are gone. I think every person in Year 6 should do this."

Jonathon ~ Year 6 Student

What principals and teachers say about the program ...

Principals have us back year after year. We still work with schools we started with in 2013!

"Get Set For High School is different because it deals with the anxieties that Year 6 students often experience and provides them with practical strategies to assist with the transition to high school. 

We had an overwhelming positive response from teachers, parents and, most importantly, the students."

An overwhelming positive response

Patricia Laidler, Principal

"Thank you Jenny. Your practical and supportive ideas to assist them in their transition ensure that the students not only have a better understanding about what they face entering high school, but they feel better prepared."

They feel better prepared

Cheryl Ross,  Assistant Principal

"Thank you for the workshops you've delivered these past years. You have such a terrific program and your workshops are really engaging. It's so important for our seniors and their parents."

Such a terrific program!

Fran Stewart, Principal

"Perfect timing, great examples used and the children
could relate to all stories."

Alexandra Lamshed ~ Year 6 Teacher

"I can highly recommend this to provide students with lots of practical information and lowering their anxiety level as they prepare for secondary school."

I highly recommend

Lea De Angelis, K-12 School Principal

"Great stuff ... it all worked fantastic! The activities were practical, the students were engaged and they left the workshop with confidence."

It all worked fantastic!

Thomas Kreiger, Year 6 Teacher

It's really tremendous in preparing kids

Simon Wilson - Head of Years 5 to 9
St Anthony of Padua College, Austral

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Our children are far more at ease

Helen Rigby - Year 6 Teacher
North Ryde

"Being a high school teacher myself, I believe this program is a MUST for all Year 6 students."

Vanessa Stipanovic, High School Teacher and Parent of a Year 6 Student

"I highly recommend this workshop. Our students thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and got a lot out of it. They were engaged and the workshop helped to alleviate the anxiety they were feeling due to not knowing what lies ahead.

Concrete examples such as the frog and the rocks were particularly useful. Thank you so much for providing such an interactive workshop for our students."

Michelle Kerr ~ Family Educator 


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What parents are saying ...

"It feels great to know I can help my daughter through this
transition in life. I feel well-educated!"

Parent of  Year 6 Student

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She seems more relaxed and calm

"Well done! This is a fantastic program to be used in primary school. My daughter was much more positive about things like a timetable and colour coding and seems more relaxed and calm." 

Parent of a Year 6 student

Wonderful & informative program

"This program is a wonderful and informative preparation for high school. I have a son who is in Year 9 who had a look through and said, 'I wish this had been available to me in Year 6!' "

Parent of a Year 6 student

No longer worried about
high school

"Patrick found this very beneficial. He is no longer worried about high school as he was taught stress management and skills. It was great from beginning to end. Thank you for giving him this wonderful program."

Parent of a Year 6 student

'How To Help Your Child Cope With High School' Parent Talk with Jenny Atkinson  (Online Webinar or In-School)

"My daughter came home after the workshop feeling more confident. A lot of her queries were answered and the anxieties behind them have disappeared. As a parent, I am extremely grateful that an experience like this was available to her.

I believe it is a very valuable program."

The anxieties behind it disappeared

Kelly Gibbs, Teacher & Parent of Year 6 Student

"My daughter was quite anxious over the high school experience. She found this enormously helpful and said it explained all the questions she had. She now feels that high school will be a very positive experience. Thank you for doing this for our young people.
As a high school teacher, we can see the difference this makes."

Enormously helpful

High School Teacher and Parent of Year 6 Student


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"My son couldn’t wait to tell me about all he had learnt in the workshop. This program has made him very excited about high school because he has been equipped with the skills and belief that he can achieve, so long as he is prepared to do some hard work. It has had a big impact on his understanding of time management and how to prioritise tasks. He’s more focused and goal oriented. Thank you!"

He's more focused & goal oriented

Karen Och, Parent of Year 6 Student

"This has not only relieved Patrick, but he now looks forward to beginning high school. He said the workshop was great from beginning to end. He enjoyed it greatly and found it very beneficial. I believe this to be a wonderful program. 

He is now less anxious to begin his new school journey."

He is now less anxious

M. Ahearne, Parent of Year 6 Student

"Emily has learnt a lot from this program -timetables, time management skills to deal with the demands of high school, getting herself organised, finding motivation to get tasks done.

Thank you for such a valuable program."

He is now less anxious

Kim Constantinou, Year 6 Parent

What students are saying ...

"I used one of the methods with my assignments this term and have finished all four assignments.
Now I have extra time and don’t have to rush. Thank you!"  

Madison ~ Year 6 Student

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Teaches you how to deal with tricky situations

"Before I was nervous and scared about being in a big school with new people, but this has put me at ease. I would recommend it because it was fun, helpful and enjoyable. It teaches you how to deal with tricky situations."

Tamara ~ Year 6 student

Year 6 Student getting ready for high school with High School Hub Membership (online)

I'm now so confident

"I was very scared and freaking out about high school. I learned who to go to for help and how it all works. I'm now so confident about going to high school."

Maria ~ Year 6 student

I know exactly what to do

"If there are worried students concerned about high school (like me!) I would get them to do this. Before, I felt nervous about all the responsibilities and where everything was located, but now I know exactly what to do."

Christian ~ Year 6 student

"I'll start high school with a better understanding of just about everything!"

Holly ~ Year 6 Student

"Before the workshop, I was worried about high school. Now I know I will always have someone there to help me and I feel like my worries are gone. I think every person in Year 6 should do this workshop." 

My worries are gone

Jonathon, Year 6 Students

"It helped me to express my feelings about high school, which I would never really do. 

It is very helpful."

It helped me express my feelings

Neena, Year 6 Student

"Before, I was worried about moving to a whole different school. Now I know that I can do anything if I try.
This workshop gives kids confidence!"

Matt ~ Year 6 Student

"We all feel much more comfortable about high school and are very grateful Jenny came to work with us. We feel so much better about going to high school and now can’t wait." 

We feel so much better

Blaise and Tara, Year 6 Students

"Before I was stressing about high school but now I WANT to go! You get easy tips to be well-organised in high school and you learn about your diary and timetable."

Now I WANT to go!

Alex, Year 6 Student

"I was very worried about the stress of high school. But I learnt lots of different ways to make things easier, like with homework. I'll start high school with a better understanding of just about everything!"

A better understanding 

Holly, Year 6 Student

Yes - it works!


"I was extremely nervous and worried about the fuss of work and time management in high school. This workshop is very well presented and teaches you how to get through tough times."

Laura ~ Year 6 Student

"Today I learnt that high school is not as stressful as you might think. 

I now know a lot of tips that will save me time and make high school a lot easier." 

Makes high school a lot easier

Isabelle, Year 6 Students

"I thought it was great since I learnt so many things I can prepare for and what I can expect when I get there. I'm not scared of high school anymore. I'm actually quite excited and it's really all because of this program."

We feel so much better

Mareesha, Year 6 Student

"This workshop really prepares you for high school and informs you about the important things you should know. It was fun, helpful and enjoyable. High school isn't as scary as I thought it would be!"

This really prepares you 

Laura, Year 6 Student

Year 7 High School Orientation Day Workshop with Jenny Atkinson  (Online or In-School)


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"I learnt some great tips so I won't stress out in high school. I know how to manage my time and homework, make new friends and be more organised. I really enjoyed it all!""  

Christian ~ Year 6 Student

Parents and teachers come and join our group for tips, information and support for everything on transition to high school.

Starting high school is the perfect time
to set them up well for their future.

Do you have questions?

Reach out to us at the email address below.

Help For At Home & At School

Our High School Hub Online Membership brings all the best parts of our in-school student workshop into the comfort of your home. Children and parents can access the information in the Hub from anywhere in the world, 24/7, whenever you need it. 

Plus we've added lots more advice, tips and information to give children what they need to thrive and be their best in high school.

And just like in our workshops, we cater for all learning styles and make it interesting and fun so children want to learn.

With simple, easy to follow information we relieve their worries and give them the tools they need for the new demands and challenges they face in high school. 

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