Making the leap from prep school to senior school is a big move, and for many children it is an easier transition at 13 than it would be at 11. In Years 7 and 8, young people are contending with the physical and emotional changes associated with the onset of puberty, which can be unsettling and confusing.
By remaining in a familiar environment, with the same friends, teachers and support staff, adolescence is made easier to handle. Students at Terra Nova School can also take advantage of our flexible approach to boarding, helping develop their independence.
Our pastoral care system is designed to support and encourage students’ growing independence, offering opportunities for to explore their interests, build their self-esteem and develop a sense of identity at this crucial time in their development.