Hitting the Ground Running - transition to high school

Values for Life Incursions


"10/10! Students were engaged the whole time and learnt some really great messages to prepare them for high school. I think I even learnt some great lessons as well!"
Teacher, North Cottesloe Primary School

"I learnt that I don't have to be scared about high school and what you said helped me a lot - especially in terms of being organised! Thanks so much!"
Year 6 student, St Patricks Primary School

The Hit the Ground Running incursion is specifically tailored for supporting year 6 students with the transition into secondary school. Research shows this transition is a critical time for students - it is marked by several changes in educational expectations and practices and it prompts a variety of concerns, behaviours and emotions for students.

Through a variety of interactive activities, games, discussion, stories, multi-media, and video the workshop seeks to equip students with the confidence to make a smooth transition with practical advice. We address issues such as what high school is like, organisational skills, making friends, cyber-bullying, decision-making, peer pressure and the importance of having goals.

Key concepts covered in this Incursion:
  • What secondary school is like and how it differs from primary school
  • Exploring ways in which we can deal with change in a healthy way
  • Organisational skills and the importance of being prepared
  • Bullying & cyber-bullying – basic strategies & ways to cope
  • Setting goals and being able to delay gratification
  • Friendship skills and the importance of belonging
  • The influence of peer pressure and how to solve problems
  • The need to have self-discipline and have a good attitude to learning
  • The importance of having values and goals to work towards

Student Incursion Details:
  • Sessions are interactive and involve a variety of activities, discussion and multi-media to engage and educate
  • We offer a range of options from a single session to several sessions for the same or different groups
  • Tailored to suit your school's specific needs, timetable and budget
  • Delivered by qualified and experienced teachers
  • Each session is aligned to the Australian Curriculum
  • Follow-up material is provided for teachers

Our aim is to provide learning outcomes that engender pro-social values, empathy and resilience through a lively combination of information and interaction. Our teams of qualified and experienced educators, using evidence-based research, impact over 30,000 students in over 170 schools each year.

We also offer the following topics for primary and secondary students:
Primary School Topics:
  • GREAT MATES - friendship skills
  • BULLY PROOF - anti-bullying & cyber-safety
  • LEAD THE WAY - leadership skills
  • CYBER SAVVY - cyber-safety & social networking
  • OPERATION EMPATHY - community & inclusion
  • DRUGS & ALCHOL - drug education
  • HIT THE GROUND RUNNING - transition to high school

Secondary School Topics:
  • COMMUNITY MATTERS - friends & building community
  • BULLY PROOF - anti-bullying & cyber-safety
  • PLUGGED IN - cyber-safety & social networking
  • LEAD THE WAY - leadership skills
  • DRUGS & ALCHOL - drug education
  • MAN UP? - manhood
  • MORE THAN SKIN DEEP - positive self-worth
  • THINGS THAT MATTER - developing priorities

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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More Reviews

“Well done! Very engaging with a great variety of activities, discussion and listening. Students were all engaged and the information was very relevant and relatable to their concerns and situation.”
Teacher, Lynbrook Primary School

“I felt that this boosted my confidence going into high school.”
Year 6 student, Spring Gully Primary School

Show Details



Year Level Suitability


Curriculum area

English, Civics And Citizenship, Health And Physical Education


Transition, Resilience, Primary, Secondary, Strategies, Problem-solving, Attitude, Community, Games, Stories, Drama, Interactive Activities


Lecture, Workshop


A single session is between 45 and 90 minutes (flexible to suit your timetable). We offer a range of options from a single session to several sessions for the same or different groups.


Costs are calculated per session (on a number of variables e.g. student numbers, location & number of sessions). Costs begin at: $450 (1 session); $850 (2 sessions); $1,000 (3 or more sessions). Contact us for a quick quote.

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


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