Year 7 Transition FAQs
Q: What is the difference between primary school and high school?
A: At primary school you will mainly stay in one classroom and have one teacher. At high school you will have to walk between lessons carrying all your equipment to different classrooms. You will have specialist subject teachers that will take your lessons.
Q: What will happen on my first day at Moor Park?
A: We will let you know what time to arrive at school. When everyone has arrived we will place all Year 7 students in their form group and you will then be taken to your form room. Here, you will meet your form tutor and take part in a range of activities so that you get to know members of your form and the school a little better. Some of the activities will include:
- games to get you talk to members of your form.
- having a tour of the school so you can remind yourself where everything is,
including the canteen, library, year 7 toilets and year 7 office
- listening to your form tutor who will explain our school systems including the
school rules and behaviour policy
- completing tasks in the Moor Park planner that we will issue you
- understanding your timetable.
Q: What happens at lunch time?
A: The school tannoy system will announce when it is time for year 7 students to go to lunch. You will then walk to the canteen, sanitise your hands, take a tray and select your food; there will be a range of hot meals and sandwiches available. Once you have got your meal, you will find somewhere to sit and eat with your friends. When you have finished your meal you will need to put your rubbish in the bin, stack your tray on the trolley and push your chair under. It is then time to either go on to the school yard for fresh air, spend time in the library or take part in one of our lunchtime clubs.
You can also bring a packed lunch from home which can be eaten in the canteen or outside on the yard.
Q: Can we eat outside?
A: Yes, you can eat outside if you bring your own lunch or purchase food from the snack hut on the yard. There are benches and tables available for you to sit at but all rubbish must be placed in the bins provided.
Q: How do you pay for lunch?
A: We have a cashless system. You will get a four-digit number that you have to keep safe. You use this number to put your money in the cash machine and when you purchase your food; at the till is a keypad for you to input your four-digit number. The cost of your lunch will then come off your account.