Moving Up Program

For teachers and coaches

A complete "toolkit" to assist primary school students transition to secondary school with confidence and optimism.

About Moving Up

Transitioning from primary to secondary school is a pivotal point in a young person’s life. During this time students may feel excited about a fresh start while anxious about their new environment, so it’s important to equip them with the skills they need to successfully adjust. 

Research indicates that the key concerns of concern for this age group are  making friends, fitting in, being bullied, coping with the workload and adjusting to having several teachers instead of one.

 The Moving Up is a student-centred and strengths-based coaching program is designed to to cover these topics and assist students prepare both emotionally and practically to make a successful transition to high school.

Moving Up Overview


Moving Up can be delivered over 2 – 5 hours in the classroom or online .

Lead your students through our signature five step P.O.W.E.R Coaching Model to assist students design their own “Steps For My High School Success” pathway plan. 
Step #1
P = Imagine Possibilities - How would you love high school to be?
  • Reflect on and celebrate their primary school years.
  • Explore their feelings about moving up to secondary school.
  • Identify their hopes and aspirations and set goals for school and beyond.
Step #2
O = Become Organised and make a plan
  • Understand the differences between primary and high school.
  • Identify their fears and any potential challenges on the horizon 
  • Brainstorm strategies together to overcome challenges in five key areas.
    1. Making new friends
    2. Knowing their way around.
    3. Having fun and getting involved.
    4. Performing well academically
    5. Being independent and organised.
  • Developing a personal transition plan.
Step #3
W = Develop Willpower to overcome obstacles
  • Explore the costs and benefits of making an effort in high school.
  • Reflect on whether their goals are worth the effort.
  • Build their motivation, confidence and sense of self-responsibility.
Step #4
E = Build Emotional Skills to be your best.
  • Identify and celebrate the unique qualities and E.Q skills they currently possess 

  • Identify the E.Q skills and qualities they want to strengthen in the future.

Step #5
R = Achieve Results by taking action
  • Design two S.M.A.R.T steps they can take from today.
  • Identify the key people who will support them along the way.

What is included........

All the resources you need to deliver right away !

Online Leader Training

Moving Up comes with a leaders manual and an online training program that you can complete through a combination of self paced videos and a live coaching session. You will be guided step by step through the program and all the resources, so you can confidently coach the students you support right away.

Student Workbook – pdf
Student Slideshow Gallery
Student Certificate - pdf

Download three sets of coaching activity card sorts and print for lifelong use

My Life Coaching Cards - pdf
My E.Q Coaching E-Cards -pdf
Qualities Coaching E-Cards-pdf

You will also receive

Purchase and start coaching straight away!

Commercial Licence

For private practitioners and coaches

$950.00 up front, and $50.00 per year

Community Licence

For schools and youth organisations

$300 up front and $50 per year

All prices in AUD

View the other modules in the CYPFS series

P.O.W.E.R Coaching Cards
The Essentials Program
(includes 3 Modules)
Module #1
Career Coaching
Module #2
Life Coaching
Module #3
Performance Coaching
Module #4
Peer Coaching
Module #5
Parent Coaching


To promote good practice, please note that you are advised to use the CYPFS program materials within the boundaries of your professional expertise. 


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