Starting high school is a milestone in every child’s education. This program aims to build students’ sense of self, a capacity to manage change and form new and lasting friendships. Leap year provides Year 7 students with the ideal start to high school and numerous opportunities for bonding across the year group. It enables students with little history or commonality to experience activities and spend time together. Every student gets the chance to shine and learn more about themselves and others. The results will be seen for years to come with stronger peer support and lasting friendships.