Transitions, whether they be from school to school, grade to grade, classroom to classroom, or from public education to life beyond, are something that many partners in education are focusing on this year.
Indeed the Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Associations, at its recent Annual Meeting, dedicated an entire session to the topic, focusing on the mental health aspects of transitions, which they identified as some of the most stressful events for students.
The Student Graduation and Transition Planner is the most significant new transition- related project in P.E.I. at the moment. An initiative of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the school boards, and partner groups, it is designed to assist students in the move from intermediate to high school and in planning their high school academic program with an eye to their future career and life plans.