Transition Process (Year 6 to 7) & 2020/21 Timeline


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.


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  



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
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.


Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, Gleneagles Secondary College Orientation Day information will be released at a later date.

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