Seven Tips for Starting Year 7

Seven Tips for Starting Year 7

For many of you, the start of Year 7 means a whole new school; often one that is lots bigger than your primary school and can seem a bit scary! We’ve gathered some top tips from Year 8 girls who have gone through Year 7 and come out of the other side… 

We hope you find these pieces of advice helpful, as you prepare to begin a brand new year as a Year 7 girl!

TIP 1: JOSIE SAYS...      

 If you are starting a new school, work out how much time you need to make the journey (it might be a bus or your parents might drive you). It’s also good to do the journey with a friend or agree to meet someone there, if you are able to. It makes it less scary to walk into a new school with somebody else!   

TIP 2: Eleanor says...      

Lay out all your things the night before like your bag, pencil case, school books, your lunchbox and anything else you might need. It will make you less anxious and you will have more time to get ready and be relaxed in the morning!

TIP 3: LAUREN SAYS...      

Make friends with everybody – don’t just try and be friends with the ‘cool girls’. Jesus always looked out for people who were lonely or sad, and we should try and do that too. 

Tip 4: GeorgiE says...

Ask God to give you peace about specific things you might be worried about: maybe starting a new school without any friends, or it might be a group of girls you already find difficult. Write down your prayers and check back across the year – God will always answer your prayers – sometimes in unexpected ways! 

Tip 5: Alice says...

 Make it clear from your first day that you are a Christian and you love God. Don’t be embarrassed about it! Talk about church, about your faith, and ask God to give you courage to have meaningful conversations with your friends in class. You can be used in big ways through small amounts of courage! 

Tip 6: Taffy says...

Homework can be hard and boring, but it's important to remember that lots of girls around the world don’t get the chance to go to school, and our education is a blessing from God. Don’t get stressed about work (you don’t have any exams that count) but remember that we can honour God and our teachers by doing homework well, and on time!

Tip 7: Amy says...

Be confident because God loves you so much and He will be with you every step of the way: on your first day, your first week and beyond!

Remember: God goes before you and has a plan for you. We’re praying you would start Year 7 rooted in His love!  

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