How to help your child make a successful start to high school

Free parent seminar - How to help your child make a successful start to high school – Kids First Children’s Services


Help your child get organised and be ready to succeed in Year 7

Moving on to high school means big changes for kids (and families too!)

When your son or daughter moves from Year 6 to Year 7 in 2019 new teachers, peers and environments will be just part of their experience.

Your child will also face a new set of social and academic demands and expectations that may come as a somewhat daunting surprise.

At Kids First Children’s Services’ next free Community Service Seminar, you’ll receive practical advice, information and free resources that you and your child can use now, or keep for future reference next year.

We’ll share common-sense tips, free resources and ‘insider information’ so that you’re ready to help your child make a happy, supported and successful transition to high school next year.


Sonja Walker - Founder of Kids First Children's Services, teacher, speaker and author on children's learning, behaviour and development

Sonja Walker

Sonja Walker is the founder of Kids First Children’s Services where she leads a team of psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and teachers that has supported 11,00 local families in the last 11 years. An experienced teacher who has helped hundreds of children make a successful transition to high school, Sonja is also the best-selling author of SCHOOL READY: A practical and supportive guide for parents with sensitive kids and a mum who has successfully navigated the path from primary to secondary school with her own teen.

Well known for her practical and common-sense approach to supporting kids and families, Sonja is a sought after media commentator who is committed to equipping parents with the resources they need to support their children. She is an engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining speaker whose simple strategies and ideas always inspire her audiences.

Who is this event for?

How to help your child make a successful start to high school is best suited to parents and carers of children who are currently in Year 5 and Year 6

Teachers and other professionals who work with children are also most welcome to attend.

Download a printable flyer here to share on the notice board at your child's playgroup, preschool or school

Event details

Date:        Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Time:       7.00pm to 9.00pm
Venue:     The Chairman’s Lounge, Brookvale Oval

The Chairman’s Lounge is located in the Ken Arthurson stand on the first floor of the Brookvale Oval stadium complex. Entry is via the stairs near the main gate located on Alfred Street, Brookvale. Parking is available in the Brookvale Oval complex and in neighbouring streets.

Your respect for our cancellation policy (detailed below) is appreciated.


Free places at Kids First Community Service Seminars are reserved on a first-come, first served basis and due to the heavy expected demand for this event, bookings are essential.

This will be the only presentation of this seminar for 2018.

Cancellation Policy

If you book a place and fail to attend this event, another family may miss out on the opportunity to participate. Should your plans change, please inform us of your change of circumstances at least 24 hours prior to the event. Kids First reserves the right to wait-list guests who have held bookings for free Community Service Seminars in the past and have, without notice, failed to attend.

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