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02 May, 2019

How you can best support your child to be successful in this time of transition at Northbridge

How you can best support your child to be successful in this time of transition at Northbridge It has come to that time of the year when Northbridge International School Cambodia students, teachers, and families are starting to think about the coming academic year. Whether your child is moving into another grade, moving schools, moving country, or moving between Primary and Secondary, there are many ways you can support your child in transitioning successfully.

It has come to that time of the year when Northbridge International School Cambodia students, teachers, and families are starting to think about the coming academic year. Whether your child is moving into another grade, moving schools, moving country, or moving between Primary and Secondary, there are many ways you can support your child in transitioning successfully.

Some of the ways in which we support these transitions at school include:

  • Transition programmes between classes - students in EL4 are already spending time with the Kindergarten teachers getting familiar with the rooms and expectations in Kindergarten. Additionally, Grade 1 students are becoming familiar with the spaces they can play in once they move to Grade 2.

  • Transition programmes between Primary and Secondary Grade 5 students are inquiring into their journey from the PYP into the MYP and are spending six weeks looking at the differences and similarities between the programmes and the Primary and Secondary school. There was also a parent meeting on May 1st to help Grade 5 parents become more familiar with the procedures and changes as their child moves into Grade 6.

  • Step Up Day - on June 3rd, all students will spend the day in their class for the coming year.

Added to these more general measures of support that we have in place, there is one additional process that we work through with students who are leaving the school. This is called the  RAFT protocol for leaving well.  

 

RAFT stands for:

Reconcile - What needs to be fixed so that there are no regrets?

Affirm - Who should get thanks or honor for their role in your journey?

Farewell - Celebrate well - people and places.

Think Future - What can I look forward to and how can I stay connected to my friends?

 

No matter if your child is moving classes or countries, keeping the RAFT steps in mind can assist you in supporting them as they transition into the next year of their academic lives.