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.
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).
|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
|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
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.
In science class we are studying Light and Sound. To help enhance our understanding of this subject, we do lessons of theory and practicals. One of the practicals I have completed is the dissection of a cow’s eye to learn about all the parts of the eye and where they are located. For this, I worked in a group of three and we all had to work together to perform the dissection correctly and in order. While it was strange to touch and dissect the eye, I’m glad I took park in this practical. Participating in the eye dissection has benefited my life in science because it has helped me to better understand how the eye works, will help me in my future studies and was a really interesting experience.