Every year, more than 50,000 children in Ireland move from Primary to Post Primary education. For children, changes can be emotional, physical, and academic. They go from being senior in their Primary school to junior in their Post Primary School. They have to manage a broader range of subjects and subject options, more teachers, more homework, longer school days, new friends and bigger schools.
The National Parents Council Primary and National Parents Council Post Primary have produced a leaflet to provide useful information and guidance for this transition.