With the new school year just around the corner, all students will need to go through change in some way.
Getting back into the groove of being at school six hours a day won't be easy, but spare a thought for those going to high school for the very first time.
Not sure how you can help your child transition smoothly from primary school to high school? Well you've come to the right place.
Someone who knows the ins and outs of helping a child feel comfortable with the move is Timothy Matthews.
Not only is he a teacher at Trinity Catholic College in Goulburn, but he also has a child in year 12.
Mr Matthews understands children may feel anxious or scared about the change of schools, so he said parents would have to be patient.
"You should be really patient because they will be anxious and a little bit upset about getting into a new place," Mr Matthews said.
"Some kids are moving from really little primary schools and even if they're going to Goulburn High School, they'll have a hundred other people in their year."
To all the children feeling uncomfortable about the transition to high school, Mr Matthews said there was nothing to worry about.
"You're gonna make a lot of new friends and you will have a lot more experiences," he said.
"It will be a very exciting time."
For parents of all the other high school students, Mr Matthews said said it was important for them to buy everything on the school list, but not to go overboard.
"Most schools will give families a list of the things they will need for their first day," he said.
"However, they shouldn't go too overboard in terms of getting school supplies because it is pretty expensive.
"A lot of high schools expect kids to bring a laptop nowadays, so the temptation is to rush into a really good one.
"Kids don't treat things like that with a great deal of respect sometimes, so they're better off with an affordable one that can do many things."
For information on when each school term begins and ends, visit https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/going-to-a-public-school/calendars
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