Moving from elementary school to high school is scary and exciting. The transition is huge! Everything is a lot bigger, and there is a lot more kids in your new school that you might not know. But don’t be scared, everyone has made that transition before, and the pros outweigh the cons.

We talked to the grade 7 class at St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School. When we asked them how they felt about coming to St. Joes, they’re overall reaction was “I can’t wait to get out of this place!”. But beneath that, they’re still scared-and that’s normal! One girl said “I’m afraid of what people might think of me”. In life, you will often be put in tough situations, and you will be afraid of getting judged, but at St. Joes, you’ll make so many new friends, and all of those fears will disappear. Once you settle in, it’s a great environment and you will love it.

Every hand went up when they were asked about extra curriculars. A lot of kids wanted to play sports, join the musical or the choir. Whatever your interests may be, you’ll find something you love here.

We wish all future jags good luck on their transition from elementary to secondary school, you’ll love it here!