Year 12 is both an exciting and a confronting year for most students. For most, it is their final year of schooling and its end will result in making a transition to the adult world with all its responsibilities. At the ASMS we feel that it is important to not only present the academic programme to students but also to provide opportunities where students are given information and strategies which will help them cope with the study demands and the emotional challenges of the year. Seminar Day is the first event of the year which acknowledges the special nature of year 12; it provides an opportunity for students to bond with classmates and further develop important peer support networks. Students had the opportunity to discuss year 12 with former graduates, interact with year 12 teachers and listen to a presentation from Strategic Professor Martin Westwell, Director of Flinders University’s Centre for Science Education in the 21st Century, on why academic struggle should be viewed as a positive and necessary part of deep learning. The content of the day also covers operational information about the administration of year 12, SACE requirements and avoiding common pitfalls.