Lesson 1A: Welcome to High School

Recent Prior Experience

Students have completed their 5-6 Pathways Plan, including their Transition Plan. This is the first lesson in Pathways for Year 7 students. It is an introduction to high school.

Indicators of Learning 

Students will:

  • learn how transitioning to high school is an important part of their career journey

  • review their Year 6 Transition Plan.

General Capabilities 

Personal and social capability 

  • Self-awareness

  • Self-management

  • Social awareness 

  • Social management 


Lesson Delivery


20 Minutes - Introduction to high school

Transitioning to high school is both exciting and challenging. It is a time to discover more opportunities.

Lead a discussion on what opportunities students think high school might offer.

Ask students to write down their answer to each of the five questions in Resource A


40 Minutes - Will my future employer want details about my schooling?

Talk about lifelong learning and how you can learn skills at school that you need for work. Ask students to complete Resource B individually then get into pairs to complete Resource C to help them understand these skills.

Class discussion: why do employers want to know details about your schooling?


20 Minutes - Pathways website

Ask students to login to Pathways and update their ‘Educational setting’ and ‘Year’ by clicking on ‘Update details’. Explain that students now use the Pathways Plan modules. They can still access their 5-6 Plan but can no longer change the information as they are now in Year 7. Students review/look at their Year 6 Transition Plan and explore the Pathways Plan modules. They will complete these and revisit them throughout high school.

Lesson Evaluation

  • Achievement standard statement

  • Catering for individual differences, learning styles, special needs (student diversity)

ABCD Career Competencies

Personal Management

1. Build and maintain a positive self-concept

1.1 Build a positive self-concept whilst discovering its influence on yourself and others