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making the move camp- AUGUST 18th 2023
SIXTH Class Primary School Students to FIRST Year Secondary School

Now taking bookings for August 2023

The workshop runs for one day on Friday August 18th from 9.30am-2pm.

Students will be placed at school specific tables where possible so students will meet new friends attending the same secondary school.

The transition from primary to secondary school can often be a daunting experience for 6th class pupils. As teachers who have worked with both primary and secondary school pupils, we recognise that this can be a big jump for some students- especially with the loss of class time due to COVID-19.

We designed a practical, hands-on, one day course to make the transition for pupils an easier one. This course gives pupils a first hand account of life in a secondary school and what exactly to expect in September, facilitated by experienced secondary school teachers who have worked across a number of schools.

Students will have the opportunity to meet new friends who are in the same situation, boosting their confidence levels and diminishing those fears of entering into a new school environment and meeting new people. Most importantly, the students will have the opportunity to ask questions in an open and comfortable setting.

This course will explore the following topics:
✓ Study Skills & Organisation
✓ ’Expelling’ Student Fears and Worries
✓ The normal school day
✓ Timetables

✓ Tests and Exams
✓ Classroom Changes
✓ Books and copies
✓ Change of teachers
✓ Lunchtime- the canteen
✓ Gym
✓ Study hall
✓ School reports & exams
✓ School bags & lockers
✓ Homework
✓ Rules
✓ Extra- Curricular activities
✓ Subjects and what to expect
✓ Team building activities
✓ Wellbeing: how to deal with stress/anxiety and change.

Please note: Spaces are limited.

Fees are non- refundable but may be transferred to use on another service if cancelled with over 14 days notice. 


Many students who attend our Making The Move course sign up to our after-school Homework Club starting in September 2023. You receive a free week if you attend both!


Our new DSA Homework Club will run Monday to Friday 4.15-5.30pm except Wednesdays which will run 2-3pm. (We open from 1.15pm on Wednesdays for students to have their lunch beforehand.)

Students are welcome to stay on until 6pm each evening to complete extra independent study or reading.


At DSA Homework Club students will have continuous on-site help from qualified teachers who are there to help, motivate and support the students learning, encouraging them to do their very best in all of their homework assignments and helping them to stay on track with their studies. We will also help the students with their studies coming up to exam periods and give them tips and tricks throughout the term on organisation and study techniques.

We also keep parents updated on student progress throughout the term.

My son did a course today about transitioning from primary to secondary and absolutely loved it! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. He feels a lot better about this transition and is definite he wants to attend the study academy in sept. Fantastic idea for kids. Can’t wait to get my son started.

Niamh Graham

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