Transition Process (Year 6 to 7) & 2019/20 timeline

OVERVIEW

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

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).

 Timeline for year 7 enrolments for 2020

By 17 May Parents return the Application for Year 7 from to the Primary School
By June 4 Primary Schools forward Application forms to Secondary College that is the first choice of the parent
By 19 June Gleneagles reviews applications
By 19 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
26 July Secondary college notifies the primary school of the names of all students accepted
7 August Primary school notifies parents of placement offers
8 August Appeals against non-placement open.  Appeals close 17 August
From 8 August Gleneagles S.C. can write to parents of students with a place  at the College for Year 7 in 2019 
By 30 August Parent/guardians notified of appeal outcomes
26 November Small Feeder School 2019 Orientation Day*
27 November Year 7 2019 Information Night*
3 December Year 7 2019 SEAL Orientation Day*
10 December Year 7 2019 Orientation Day

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

* These dates are indicative and will be confirmed in writing in our letter on 8 August, 2019 which will be sent to the family of every student enrolled for year 7 in 2020.

 ORIENTATION DAY(S)

An Orientation Day for all Gleneagles Secondary College 2019 Year 7 students will be held on 10 December 2019.   This is date is common for all Government schools in Victoria.

Students selected for the 2020 Year 7 SEAL program will also be invited to a SEAL Activity Day on 3 December 2019.

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 on 26 November, 2019.

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

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