The transition from primary to secondary school is a major step for many children. The Buckley Park College transition program assists this process and helps students feel welcome, valued and confident. Students in the junior school, for instance, have fewer teachers and room changes and efforts are made to keep groups together over the two-year period. Helping new students to confidently contribute in a range of social situations is considered important. Students are encouraged to participate in activities to build leadership skills and independence. Students attend school camps and excursions and may choose to be involved in the school’s annual art show or participate in groups, like Amnesty International, the Buckley Buzz Committee and the Student Representative Council or participate in the many sporting opportunities offered.