Year 7 is set to join regional high schools across the state in 2022 and the local community is being asked to provide feedback on the transition.
The state government believes by introducing year 7 to high school, students will benefit from different teaching styles that will provide opportunities for more peer interactions and greater independence and responsibility.
This option will be available over a limited period of 3 years (2022-2024) at Eyre Peninsula schools that are located more than 20km from its nearest area or high school: Koonibba Aboriginal School, Lake Wangary Primary School, Penong Primary School, Port Neill Primary School, and Ungarra Primary School.
Under the proposed approach, some regional primary schools would continue to offer year 7, while all regional high schools would introduce year 7.
Yoursay is looking for communities input about the opportunities and challenges that are anticipated with the movement.
To have your say visit https://yoursay.sa.gov.au/decisions/year7/about
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