Welcome New Year 7
Hello! What an exciting time we have ahead of us! This is not only an exciting time, but also a time where we might be feeling a bit nervous or worried. Feeling nervous or worried is such a normal feeling when we are going through a change. There are so many people to support, listen and help you during this time. In no time at all, will you be an active, involved member of our academy!
Would you like to have an e-pal in Year 7? If so please send us a message telling us a little bit about you, your interests, current school as well as your feelings about moving to Year 7. We will arrange a child in Year 7 to become your e-pal, they will send you an email from their GDA email account and you can then start making a new friend even before you start. Don’t forget to include your email address, so that we can reply back to you.
What do Year 7 say?
Last year's Year 7 students have made presentations describing their experience at GDA so far:
How do I learn best?
- Do you know how you learn best?
- Why do you think it is important to know how you prefer to learn?
- How can this help you in lessons, when you are dong your homework or when you are revising for an assessment?
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
Every year 7 student at GDA is encouraged to be effective learners and skilful thinkers. There are six skills that we will learn and develop, they will help us to be successful in learning, life and work. The titles of the six groups of skills are:
- Independent enquirers
- Creative thinkers
- Reflective learners
- Team workers
- Self managers
- Effective participators.
Do you know what makes a good learner?
What type of learner do you want to be?
What skills do you have?
Do these skills help you to learn? How do they?
How can we get ready for our move over the holidays?
The GDA timetable can be found here.
You can buy the uniform and full PE Kit from Gogna Schoolwear and Sports in Handsworth and our requirements are here. Where parents are experiencing difficulty in providing uniform for their children, we ask that they inform us, in writing at the earliest opportunity.