Moving from Prep to Senior School

When it is time for your child to move from our Prep Schools at Pok Fu Lam or Kowloon Bay to Senior School, we do everything we can to make the transition as seamless as possible.

Moving into Year 7 is a big step, and we provide students every opportunity to start the next phase of their academic career with confidence and enthusiasm. In order to make this process straightforward, we run a series of activities that help children become familiar with the Senior School to alleviate any worries they may have about the changes ahead. 

The transition process is designed to make students feel excited about the move to Senior School. They are entering a different phase of education, which is deliberately different to Prep so that students are invigorated by the change. They are however leaving familiar surrounds, so we aim to make students feel that they are part of a welcoming community from the moment they start in Year 7.

The carefully managed process begins around October when students are in Year 6. During Taster Day, they spend the day experiencing life at Senior School, including an introduction to the House system and the different leadership roles that are available across different platforms. 

Later on in the year, Kellett holds a Transition Evening for students and parents where they meet their new tutor and Head of House. The final stage is Transition Day where Prep students, plus any students new to Kellett who are entering Year 7, spend the whole day at Senior School and buddy up with an existing Year 7 student. Together they explore their exciting new surrounds, including Science labs, the Media Studies classroom, Sky Pitch and Design Technology lab, which will no doubt feel like home before too long.