The perfect end of year gift for Year 6 families to set them up well for the following years in high school.

High School Rocks - Parent Book

'High School Rocks' is the award-winning, best-selling parenting book by educator and high school transition expert, Jenny Atkinson. It gives practical, reassuring advice to parents for supporting their child both before and after they start high school.

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Amazon Best Seller

Elit Award Winner

Jenny has featured in

What parenting experts are saying about the book

Maggie Dent

Author, parenting educator. Host of ABC podcast 'Parental As Anything'

Michael Grose ~ parenting author & educator

Dr Sharmilla Betts ~ clinical psychologist

What's in the book?

Practical help for parents and students for all the high school things!

Practical Help

Practical ways to cope with all the changes, friendships, save time, get organised, manage homework and study, establish routines and take away the confusion of the many new aspects of starting high school. Plus, ways for parents to build a great bond with their tween/teen!

Bonus Resources

Parents can download these bonus resources that come with the book - checklists, planners and guides to help  streamline daily activities like homework and assignments, and making sure they have everything they need for all their classes.

Step By Step

The practical action steps in this book will help prevent common problems. The step-by-step approach makes it easy to find the advice they need and shows them how to put plans into action to resolve issues.

Starting high school is an enormous change ...
but it doesn't have to be difficult.

"As an educator for over 30 years, I've done all the research, testing, gathering information and picking out the most important parts, so you and your child can have everything you need for a great first year in high school.

Plus, you'll know how to set them up with skills they can use for life!"  ~ Jenny Atkinson

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Hello! I'm Jenny Atkinson

In over 30 years of teaching, I saw so many children struggle with all the changes and challenges in their move to high school. Which is why I created my 'Get Set For High School' Program.

During the past 10 years, these student workshops have helped thousands of children go from being worried, to being excited about starting high school. And a key part is equipping them with the skills they need to do well in this next phase.

To go with the Parent Talk, parents asked me for a book to help them support their child at home. So here it is! It's a practical guide for parents - full of tips and advice for preventing and handling the common challenges that children face in that important first year of high school.  Here's to a great start to high school!   ~ Jenny

More inside the book ...

Step-by-step practical advice for preventing and dealing with the common challenges children face in high school.
Ways to farewell their primary school years
Building resilience, self-confidence and self-esteem for the teen years
Dealing with homework, study and exams
Navigating high school friendships and bullying
Getting organised and managing time
Cybersafety and being safe online
How to boost excitement about the big move to high school
Coping with the stress and changes of moving to high school
Getting organised and managing time
Communicating with your child in the teen years
Communicating with teachers to prevent and solve issues
Using technology and useful apps for high school
... and so much more!

Are your students ready to have a great first year in high school?

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Find out about all the ways we can help prepare your students for high school.


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