Transition to Secondary School

It is with pleasure I welcome you to the Norwood International High School community and to our Transition page.

As a vibrant and inclusive school community Norwood International High School aims to develop engaged global citizens who can rise to the challenges of this fast-changing world. We champion the diversity that each student brings and value their unique skills, talents, interests and cultures. This commitment is underpinned by our core values of Distinction, Diversity and Respect and shaped by our focus on high standards, student wellbeing and internationalism.
At this stage the Transition to High School process has been completed centrally and parents/carers should have received an online enrolment form via email. (Please check your junk mail if this has not been received.)

We request that the online enrolment and NIHS Admissions form with supplementary documentation is submitted by Friday 26 August to confirm your child’s placement with us.

Norwood International High School is proud of its extensive transition program that has been developed to support our students and families to learn more about our school and be better prepared for starting high school. These events include a school tour, live-stream session, parent information evening, interview and a transition visit for students on Friday 9 December. Please refer to the Transition program and events section below for more information and the key dates.

I invite you to explore information below related to our school’s world-class learning experiences, our extensive curriculum offerings, and most importantly details about our uniform and information technology requirements. Please visit this page regularly for updates.

Our partnerships with families are important to us and we also encourage you to provide feedback or ask questions about transition-related processes via the link at the bottom of this page.

Once again, welcome to our school community!

We look forward to meeting you later in the year and will provide more valuable information via this webpage in term 4 to keep you informed and connected.

Transition Program & Events

Our 2022/2023 transition program has been designed to support our future year 7 students in their move to high school. This program includes opportunities for students and parents to connect with our school, through parent information evenings and transition events.

Event Details
Getting Ready for Year 7 | Parent 7 Teacher Interview

6.00pm, Wednesday, 7 December 2022.

*Encore Session* 6.00pm, Thursday 8 December 2022.

Sessions will be held in the Ivan Coward Hall.

Bookings essential via TryBooking.

Transition Visit & Interview


A Connecting with NIHS Interview: Thursday 8 December 2022
Students and parents/carers are invited to book a 15-minute interview between 8am and 5pm. Students will meet their Connect Teacher and will have an opportunity to present information about themselves as learners by sharing their Transition Profile. Information about this profile has been sent in their enrolment pack.  Booking information for these interviews will be shared via email closer to the date of this event. Students should attend this event in their Primary School Uniform.



A Transition School Visit: 8.30am – 3.20pm, Friday 9 December
New Year 7 students will be able to attend Norwood International High School for the day, where they will meet their new classmates and experience new learning activities in our specialist facilities. More event details and other school information will be shared with families in term 4.

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In year 7 our students undertake the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP). This curriculum framework is designed for middle years learners, developing their capabilities and skills to experience success in education and life beyond school. Our subject offerings and courses have been developed to align to the requirements and philosophy of the IBMYP.

When beginning high school our students will be introduced to a range of new subjects providing them with a broad experience to develop their own interests and talents. Students will have the opportunity to select some of their subjects which will be completed via the NIHS Admission form (see your enrolment pack). There is also an opportunity for our students to apply for a place in one of our Special Interest Programs, details can be found below.

All year 7 students must study subjects from the eight learning areas of the IBMYP and Australian Curriculum. Students study each of the following learning areas for a full year (2 semesters) and within some learning areas there are opportunities for students to select different subjects. ​

  • English or English as an Additional Language (EAL)

  • Humanities

  • Languages

  • Mathematics​

  • Sciences​


Students study one semester of a lifestyles focused subject as well as one semester from each the following learning areas:

  • Arts

  • Health & Physical Education​​​​

  • Technologies