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Carrum Downs Secondary College

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Year 6 to 7 Transition Process

TERM 1: ATTEND OUR OPEN NIGHT
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TERM 2: ATTEND OUR OPEN MORNING, OR BOOK A SCHOOL TOUR
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TERM 2: FOLLOW THE PROCESS FOR EITHER GOVERNMENT OR NON-GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOLS
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TERM 3/4: RECEIVE YOUR INFORMATION PACK
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TERM 4: ATTEND TRANSITION EVENTS
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TERM 4: ATTEND STUDENT SUPPORT SESSIONS
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TERM 4: ATTEND ORIENTATION DAY
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The next step in your child’s education is an exciting one, but can also be a challenging one. We are here to support you and your child with this journey. Carrum Downs Secondary College is a community-focused Secondary School, evidenced by our relationships with our local feeder primary schools:

  • Banyan Fields Primary School
  • Rowellyn Park Primary School
  • Skye Primary School
  • Non – Government Primary Schools in the area

Our partnership enables us to prepare grade 6 students for their transition into year 7 at Carrum Downs Secondary College. We realise the importance of having our new Year 7 students feeling that they belong and that they feel safe and successful at school. To further support them we have a Year 7 Camp, Pastoral Care program and Peer Support program once they begin. Many staff assist our new Year 7 students and help them to settle into their new environment, in particular their Pastoral Care Teacher and House Leadership Team who are the first point of contact when questions arise for both students and parents. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our 

Transition coordinator, Samantha Yeoh 9788-9100. 

Moving from a government primary school

Primary schools distribute Year 6 to Year 7 Placement Information Packs to parents and carers from the start of Term 2, 2024, aligned with the release of 2025 zones on the department’s Find my School website

 

The process is as follows for parents/carers:

  1. You return the Application for Year 7 Placement Form to your Primary School.
  2. We receive and review your application from your Primary School for processing.
  3. Your Primary School notifies you of your offer of placement.
  4. During Term 3, we will provide a Welcome Pack to all accepted Year 7 2025 Students. This includes general information regarding transition.
  5. During Term 4, you will attend a Parent/Carer Information Session and students attend Orientation Events. For further information regarding the transition process and timeline, please view the following DET factsheet. 

Moving from a non-government primary school or home schooling

If your child is seeking a place in Year 7 at a secondary school next year, you will need to:

  1. Download the Year 6 to 7 Placement Information Pack 2024-25. This pack pack includes the application form.
  2. Use Find my School to locate your local secondary school or preferred school and read about School zones and Enrolling in school.  Complete the application form and return it to your preferred secondary school by Friday 10 May 2024.
  3. You will receive notification of your child’s Year 7 placement in a government secondary school on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

Our school zone

Find My School hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones. Information on this site is updated in Term 1 each year. If you have any questions about school zones, please visit the website, call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au.

Transition Events

We conduct many events across the year to engage with prospective year 7’s and their families, including our Open Night, Grade 5 and 6 Discovery Days for our local feeder primary schools and the State-Wide Orientation Day. 

Student Support Sessions

The College conducts additional sessions to support confirmed 2025 year 7 enrolments. This is designed for students with additional learning needs or students that are identified by teachers as needing additional support in the transition process. Please note that these sessions are by invitation only.