WHILE Hills Grammar offers a friendly, inclusive environment it can still be an anxious few days for a new year 7 student arriving at a vast campus with many new teachers and procedures.
So, for the academic and social wellbeing of all students — whether they've continued on from the school's year 6 or are new in year 7, the school has implemented a well-constructed settling-in program.
Director of Student Wellbeing, Jen Jarrett said to help families experience the culture of "Hills" an orientation program was offered in the previous year.
"Our year 7 students' wonderful start to their senior school journey begins with our Amazing Race around our beautiful campus on day one followed by our peer support program and academic transition workshops," she said.
Within Hills Grammar's unique 16.2 hectare campus and excellent facilities three-year olds to 18-year olds are fostered in creative thinking and lifelong learning.
Director of Community Relations, Liz Pellinkhof said outstanding academic results had illustrated the school's strength across the spectrum of subjects offered.
"However, it's a balanced, well-rounded education our parents are looking for," she said.
"Academic rigour, regardless of ability and variety in curricular and co-curricular subjects offer that opportunity".
The school aims for its graduates to possess a strong sense of personal responsibility, social justice, global citizenship and high-order thinking.
■ Hills Grammar invites the community to come and experience the school's hospitality and unique campus on this year's Open Day, Friday, April 4.
■ Details: To attend, book online at www.hillsgrammar.nsw.edu.au.