Transition Process (Year 6 to 7)


The step from primary to secondary school for many students and their families can be quite daunting. The new students are now are part of a much bigger school community where they are confronted with many new challenges.  They need to cope with a large student population, a wider range of subjects, new teachers, a new timetable, travelling on public transport, making new friends and a greater demand on being organised and independent.

For these reasons a Year 7 Transition Program has been implemented.  The main feature of the Program is to link each class group to a Home room Teacher who will provide the necessary support to each student as they cope with the many changes.   This allows the teachers to get to know the students well and for the students to feel more confident.  The Year 7 Team Leader, along with the College Counsellor, provides support to the Home room Teacher and every Year 7 student.  The Team Leader deals with the day-to-day issues associated with life in Year 7.

Enrolment at Year 7 for 2018

Enrolments will be determined by the secondary colleges but all communication must be through your primary school.  At the commencement of Term 2,  Primary schools will distribute the Transition Pack to all parents/carers of Year 6 students with:

* Letter to Parents/Carers (from Regional Director)

* Frequently Asked Questions (Parents/Carers)

* List of schools in Region with Year 7

* Application for Year 7 Placement

* Privacy Notice

* Customised information about local secondary schools (produced by primary school).

2017 Timeline

From 18 April Primary schools distribute the Transition Packs
By 12 May Parents return the Application for Year 7 from to the Primary School
By 30 May Primary Schools forward Application forms to Secondary College that is the first choice of the parent
By 20 June Gleneagles reviews applications against the College Enrolment Protocol and available places in year 7
By 21 June    

If applicable      

Secondary schools notify primary schools of any unsuccessful initial placement requests.  Primary schools submit the application to the next school in preference order
28 July Secondary college notifies the primary school of the names of all students accepted
9 August Primary school notifies parents of placement offers
10 August Appeals against non-placement open.  Appeals close 18 August
From 10 August Gleneagles S.C. can write to parents of students with a place in Year 7 for 2018
6 September Year 7 2018 1:1 Information Night
21 November Small Feeder School 2018 Orientation Day
29 November Year 7 2018 Information Night
6 December Year 7 2018 SEAL Orientation Day
12 December Year 7 2018 Orientation Day

Enrolment  forms and information pack will be posted to the recorded residential address.

By 1 September    Parent/guardian notified of the appeal outcome

Orientation Day(s)

An Orientation Day for all Gleneagles Secondary College 2018 Year 7 students will be held on 12 December 2017.   This is date is common for all Goverment schools in Victoria.

Students selected for the 2018 Year 7 SEAL program will be invited to a SEAL Activity Day in late November or early December and prior to 12 December, 2017.

Grade 6 students from primary schools who send few students to Gleneagles (usually four or less) will be invited to a special orientation program so that the students can get to know some friendly faces before the whole year 7 cohort comes together for Orientation Day.  This will be held in late November or early December and prior to 12 December, 2017.

Further details and invitations will be distributed closer to these dates.


Hayden’s Story – Digital Media Centre/Multimedia

As a Year 11 student, I have studied Media since Year 9 and plan to continue in Year 12. I was part of a student team that produced ‘Bollywood Zombies,’ our major film production in 2010. I learned about the full process of creating a film, from pre-production to post-production. During the year, we produce short films for competitions such as the ACMI annual ‘Screen It!’ film contest. I have begun planning for my major short film project I will be entering in next year’s ACMI ‘VCE Season of Excellence Top Screen’ contest. I have used industry-standard equipment to produce high-quality photographs, films and podcasts – just like the professionals! I have a passion for the media industry and hope to get a career in film, television and/or radio.

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