Transition Program Details

Grade 6 2020 to Year 7 2021

 

*** UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO COVID-19 ***

At Grovedale College we believe that the process of transition to secondary school begins as early as Grade 5. Hence, the transition program at the College spans Grades 5, 6 and 7. We encourage parents and students to take advantage of the opportunities provided to visit and become familiar with our College.

 

2020

YEAR 7 INFORMATION EVENING

Due to COVID-19 this event unfortunately had to be cancelled. There is no substitute for visiting our College and meeting the wonderful staff and students but we have tried to encapsulate the personality and the strengths of our College in this video below. We encourage you to hear from the students and staff themselves.

 

INFORMATION PACKS & TOURS

During Term 1 & Term 2, Grovedale College normally provide Transition Visits to a wide range of local Primary Schools as well as weekly tours for parents. Through these tours we provide parents and students with a pack outlining a range of information about Grovedale College. To aide parents in understanding more about Grovedale College we have provided those documents below as digital copies.

Beginning The Partnership Newsletter 2020

School Prospectus

Scholarships Letter

Scholarships Brochure

If you cannot print off copies of these documents you may collect a hard copy pack from our school office during normal hours 9am – 3.30pm.

If you would like further information in lieu of a tour please call 5245 4545 and someone from the College will give you a call and we discuss any questions you have.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Grovedale College offers 4 scholarships for incoming Year 7 students. Please see this page for further information – Year 7 Scholarships

Scholarship initial applications are due by Monday 1st June. Please complete the preliminary application by downloading the Scholarships Brochure above.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Department of Education have changed the timeline for applications and correspondence with parents. Please see the adjusted timeline:

  • Friday May 29 – All applications for Year 7 Placement are to be returned by parents to their primary school
  • Wednesday 19th August – Primary Schools begin notifying parents of placement offers in writing
  • Thursday 20th August – Parents can lodge appeals with Secondary Schools
  • Thursday 10th September – Grovedale College Information Evening

 

FURTHER INFORMATION – DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WEBSITE

Parents are advised to visit the Department of Education’s transition page for any further information. If you have a child at a Catholic or Private Primary School you can find the relevant applications on this page to apply for a Government Secondary School.

Please visit this website if you have any further questions – DET – Moving From Year 6 to Year 7

 

2021

All Year 7 students attend a 3 day camp early in the year.  The activities are designed to encourage students to make new friends and to give the staff an opportunity to get to know their new students.