Transition Process


The step from primary to secondary school for many students and their families can be quite daunting. The new students are now 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).



  • May 3 - College Open Night
  • May 12 - Application for Year 7 Placement 2024 to be returned to your primary school.
  • July 19 - Primary schools will notify parents/carers in writing of their child's Year 7 2024 placement offer.
  • July 20-28 - Parents/carers can lodge written non-placement appeals with their preferred secondary school. (Primary schools can provide parents/carers with a copy of this form on request)
  • August 8 - Secondary schools notify parents/carers, in writing, of non-placement appeal outcomes.
  • August 9 - All parents/carers return their Year 7 Placement Acceptance Slip to their primary school.
  • August 25 - GSC Scholarship Applications close.
  • December 12 – State-wide Orientation Day



Click here to discover more about:








Bus Routes