Transition Into Year 7

Students are supported through many avenues to allow the transition from primary to secondary school to be as effortless as possible.  As part of the overall Transition process here at Salesian College we provide the following:

  • Students visit the College in their Grade 5 year (selected primary schools)
  • Students attend a number of events at the College during Grade 6: Year 7 Enrolment Interviews, Year 7 Information Evening, Testing Session, and Orientation Day.
  • Salesian College staff visit various primary schools during the Grade 6 year.
  • Extra Transition Session are offered (where required).
  • Year 7s are allocated a Year 10 Buddy (same House, same locker area)
  • We have a staggered start at the begining of the year: Year 7s, Year 9s and  Year 10s commence school on Wednesday 1 February. Remaining students commence school on Thursday 2 February. 
  • Our weekly Pastoral Care Program targets Year 7 Transition
  • Homeroom support is given to Year 7s by Year 8 students who act as 'Mini Buddies'
  • House support  from  Homeroom Leaders (teachers) and House Coordinators
  • A Year 7 Parent /Family Night is held early Term 1
  • The Year 7 Camp is run during Week 4, Term 1
  • Key personnel: Transition Coordinator, Family Liaison, Counsellors, Youth Worker, Savio Campus Director and Campus Assistant.
  • Core classes are held in the same room throughout Years 7 and 8.
  • Year 7 and 8 classes are run within the Savio Campus area of Salesian College.

Please contact the Savio Campus Director, Mrs Narelle Stone  if you have any queries or questions regarding transition to our College on 9744 0000.