Grade 6 Transition Well Program

Are your students feeling nervous about starting high school? Don’t worry, we’ve got their back!

Valley Youth run a free program for Grade 6 students in Moonee Valley called Transition Well, aimed at supporting students transition into Year 7.

During a 1 hour in-person session at your school we have conversations with your students about: 

  • – Their feelings about going into high school
  • – What mental health is 
  • – Things to do to maintain positive mental health and wellbeing during the transition
  • – Activities to identify friends, adults and professionals they can turn to during times of change or stress
  • – Facilitate a Q&A regarding what it’s like to be in high school covering topics including homework, friendships, bullying and more.

In 2022 we visited 9 Primary Schools in Moonee Valley and delivered 20 hours of workshops to over 400 Grade 6 students! Here’s what students said about the sessions:

  • – “The most important thing I learned today was how to maintain good mental health”
  • – “There’s always a person who can help you if you need it” and “never be afraid to talk to someone”
  • – “High school is not as nerve racking as I thought”


All primary schools in Moonee Valley will be contacted and invited to participate in the program in Term 4 in 2023. If you have questions about the Grade 6 Transition Well program we’d be happy to answer them! Get in touch with us at or call 9243 1225.

Valley Youth staff standing together in the foyer of St Martin de Porres Primary School smiling. Behind them is a colourful Indigenous artwork and orange couch.
Valley Youth staff at St Martin de Porres Primary School after facilitating Grade 6 Transition Well sessions for their Year 6 students in 2022.
A Valley Youth tote bag, Transition Well booklets and postcards, a heart red shaped stress ball and green maze pen.
Students receive a tote bag at the end of each session filled with useful resources that will support their transition to high school.










This program has been running since 2019! The sessions are facilitated by Valley Youth’s qualified youth workers who have experience working in school settings and with young people with different needs. Our youth workers have Working with Children Checks, follow the latest Child Safety Standards and confidently put their skills and knowledge into practice.


In 2018 we asked grade 6’s from Ascot Vale Primary School, Flemington Primary School, Keilor Heights Primary School and St. Vincent De Paul Primary School their thoughts on what was the biggest road safety issue they see. With their ideas, we teamed up with Youthworx to put them into this video! Check it out below: