We don’t leave anything to chance when it comes to supporting your child’s smooth transition into Year 7 at either of our Junior campuses, or into Year 10 on the Senior campus at Essendon.

We honour these important milestones with the attention and multi-layered strategy they deserve.

Grade 6 to Year 7

Our comprehensive support and wellbeing programs starts early and is sustained well into Year 7 giving students every opportunity to have a positive experience.

By the time your child attends for the first day of Year 7 he or she will already have:

  • met key staff members, many of their teachers and peers
  • been on campus multiple times – major Primary feeder school students are invited on site regularly for STEM activities and Language studies
  • received an introductory/welcome letter
  • attended the Information Night
  • benefitted from time with their form group on Orientation Day
  • received a detailed information package
  • had opportunities to ask questions
  • let us know about any of their specific needs.

Once the school year is underway further support is provided through:

  • ongoing wellbeing support
  • the Orientation Camp
  • a follow up Parent Information evening in February

Year 9 – Year 10, Senior Campus – Essendon

Our supportive transition program revolves around the Transition Evening at Essendon which is attended by students and parents. The program includes:

  • campus tours
  • an information session
  • distribution of the Course Handbook and Individual Subject Selection Forms.

Prospective Year 10 students then attend the 4-day onsite Orientation Program during which they get to:

  • familiarise themselves with the environment
  • meet their peers and coordinators
  • be informed about logistics and policies
  • organise books, pay fees, purchase uniforms
  • take a number of classes in their chosen subjects.

Our year level Co-ordinators welcome questions and are ready to offer support as required before, during and after the transition process.