Coping with change: from Primary School to High School

Coping with change: a panel discussion for parents and students

Thursday 24 October, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Graceville Uniting Church, Cnr Oxley Road and Verney Road East.

Coping with change: from Primary School to High School is a panel discussion on managing anxiety and transitions from year 6 to 7.

The transition from primary school to high school can be a tough one, and increasingly we’re seeing more stress and anxiety in our teenagers.

Bring your questions for our panel, and we’ll discuss coping strategies, signs of anxiety, and how to get the most out of your new life in high school. We’re encouraging both parents and kids to come and have a chat.

If you have pre-prepared questions, feel free to message us your questions ahead of time.


The PSYCH: Dr Nathan Mueller
Dr Nathan Mueller

Ninja. Astronaut. Firefighter. Computer Hacker. Dr Nathan is none of these. He is, however, a child and adolescent psychiatrist in private practice on the northside of Brisbane. He has two children in primary school and a wife who is a teacher. He has a keen interest in woodworking, just don’t ask him if he is a secret agent; he can’t tell you.

The TEACHER: Oliver Macpherson
Oliver Macpherson

Oliver is an experienced English, Arts and Humanities teacher. In his current position as Year 7 Coordinator, he works with students, parents and
teachers focusing on engagement and wellbeing, striving to make the high school experience the best it can be.
Oliver is an avid bookworm and a competitive Pokemon trainer in the Brisbane eSports scene.

The REV: Rev Aaron Moad
Rev Aaron

Our facilitator is Aaron, the minister at Graceville Uniting. He’s tried fine art painting, drafting with civil engineers and even donut making before following a call to ministry. His favourite part of his job is walking alongside people of all ages and life stages to help them recognise their gifts and potential.

Light refreshments will be provided – so come for a chat and something to eat. We hope to set minds at ease – both parents and youth – so bring your questions for our panel.