Guide to Thrive

Guide to Thrive

Inspire students to leap into Year 7

Welcome to Guide to Thrive

As you may remember, moving from Year 6 to 7 is a pretty big step – in fact, it’s more of a leap.

A research study led by Life Ed found that a significant proportion of Australian students feel underprepared and scared about the transition to secondary school, with many wanting more guidance to demystify the transition, including better preparation in Year 6 and longer support in Year 7. This is why we’ve created Guide To Thrive.

Designed for teachers and parents and carers of Year 6 and 7 young people, Life Ed’s evidence-based Guide to Thrive is a change tool kit that will arm students with the survival skills, expert knowledge and creative inspiration to help them thrive in secondary school and beyond.

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Guide to Thrive includes three sections

  1. Teacher professional development modules (mapped to AITSL teaching standards). We recommend that teachers complete this first
  2. Practical classroom activities for Teachers (transforming research into practice). Embeds learning from professional development into practice
  3. Complementary resources for parents and carers. Supporting parents and carers to talk to their young people and how to gather necessary information
Finding your way

Tips for navigating and using the resources

  • This site is designed to be like a smorgasbord. You can use as many or as few resources as you like – choose what is relevant for you.
  • Resources are presented as 'books' and consist of a series of pages; use the 'prev page' and 'next page' links located at the top of the page to move through the resource.
  • Once complete, choose the 'What's next' prompt at the bottom of the page to move to the next resource.
  • Find resources grouped in collections in the footer, for example: classroom activities, introduction to transition.
  • Activities can be adapted according to teachers’ preferences and the needs of their students. Downloadable activities are in Word, PDF or PowerPoint so that you can edit them for your own needs.

Teachers may also consider how they want students to “keep” the activities they do in class, so they have them for reference at a later stage (at their secondary school or for future wellbeing reference).