Starting high school video

Starting high school can be a difficult time for students. Watch this video with your students and discuss the suggested tips to help them with the transition. Use the video as an orientation activity, or share it with students in the first few weeks of high school.

Year Level



20 minutes


  • In class activity
  • Take-away activity
  • Year assembly activity
  • Online learning

SEL Competencies

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management

Learning Intention

Students will learn strategies to help them start high school.

Key Outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify strategies to help them cope with starting high school.
ACTIVity 01

Starting high school video 20 mins

  1. Show students the video: Tips for starting high school.
  2. Ask students:
    • How do you feel about starting high school?
    • How can we help each other when we are starting something new?
    • How could the strategies suggested in the video help us?