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 Leaders, along with the College Wellbeing Team, provide support to the Home Group Teacher and every Year 7 student. The Team Leaders deal 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 2021 (revised dates)
|By Friday 29 May||Parents return the Application for Year 7 from to the Primary School|
|By Tuesday 16 June||Primary Schools forward Application forms to Secondary College that is the first choice of the parent|
|By Wednesday 17 June||Secondary schools confirm receipt of all initial placement requests|
|By Wednesday 15 July
|Secondary schools notify primary schools of any unsuccessful initial placement requests. Primary schools submit the application to the next school in preference order|
|Friday 7 August||Secondary college notifies the primary school of the names of all students accepted|
|Wednesday 19 August||Primary school notifies parents of placement offers|
Thursday 20 August
Monday 31 August
Appeals against non-placement open.
Appeals against non-placement close.
|By Friday 11 September||Secondary schools notify all parents/carers in writing of the outcome of non-placement appeals.|
|By Friday 25 September||Closing date for parents/carers to lodge a non-placement appeal with the Regional Director where they are unsuccessful with their appeal to the secondary school|
|Friday 30 October||Regions notify all parents/carers in writing of the outcome of Regional Director non-placement appeals.|
|Tuesday 8 December||Year 7 2021 Orientation Day|
# Enrolment forms and information pack will be posted to the recorded residential address.
An Orientation Day for all Gleneagles Secondary College 2021 Year 7 students will be held on Tuesday 8 December 2020. This is date is common for all Government schools in Victoria.
Students selected for the 2021 Year 7 SEAL program will also be invited to a SEAL Activity Day – DATE TO BE CONFIRMED.
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 date is still to be confirmed.
Further details and invitations will be distributed closer to these dates.