Related articles Helping students with move to secondary… Camp aims to ‘ease shock’ BDF camp starts on Monday Students making the transition from primary to secondary school are invited to register for Camp Transition, which will be held at The St Michael School, Martindales Road, St Michael, from Monday, August 13, to Friday, August 17. 

This year, the camp will again cater to two groups – junior and senior campers – to equip them from orientation to graduation and beyond.

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The programme for junior campers is intended to help build their confidence while jumpstarting them with techniques for overall success. There will also be a heavy focus on life skills development to help campers overcome the social, physical, academic and emotional challenges that are commonly experienced by students new to the secondary school life

Senior campers will be part of the second Career Success Summer Camp which will comprise students who have already spent two or more years at secondary school. This camp will target teenagers only (13 to 19 years old), ranging from those entering Third form to those who are leaving Sixth form. The emphasis for senior campers will be on career planning to give them a sense of direction through career testing and point them towards the path of success in their respective subjects, skills and careers

Camp Transition 2018 is also intended to ease the transition process for parents/guardians, helping them to build a healthy home-school partnership. As an added bonus, there will be a free seminar, dubbed the Parents’ Empowerment Seminar , on Tuesday, August 21, at The St. Michael School from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m

Common challenges encountered by parents and children at the different transitional points throughout secondary school will be explored and techniques to overcome these will be shared. 

Registration for Camp Transition and the Parents’ Empowerment Seminar will be held on Saturday, June 30, Tuesday, July 31, and Thursday, August 9, at The St. Michael School between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m

Each camper will receive a copy of the book, Entering Secondary School:   A Survival Kit For Students With Helpful Tips For Parents , along with other relevant resources, while the senior campers will receive additional career-related and educational planning material

For further information, parents or guardians may call Margaret Grant at 250-1960, or e-mail [email protected] . (BGIS)