Transition Program Details

Grade 6 2021 to Year 7 2022

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.

2021

YEAR 7 INFORMATION EVENING

We are very excited to have our Year 7 Information Evening back for 2021! The evening will be held on Thursday March 18th from 6.00pm. The evening will begin with a BBQ and a display of some student work. From 7.00pm there will be tours of the school highlighting the curriculum, sporting and extra-curricular opportunities available at Grovedale College. It will culminate in a presentation in our theatre highlighting the transition process, the advantages of attending Grovedale College and a chance to meet our staff.

We also welcome our prospective families to have a look at the video below highlighting many of the wonderful opportunities available to students at Grovedale College.

INFORMATION PACKS & TOURS

During Term 1 & Term 2, Grovedale College  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.

Tours can be booked through our Front Office either through visiting on-site or by calling on (03)5245 4545. Tours run every Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30am during March, April and May.

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 Friday 4th June. Please complete the preliminary application by downloading the Scholarships Brochure above or completing the scholarship brochure in your pack from your child’s transition visit or school tour.

IMPORTANT DATES

The Department of Education have a strict timeline for the process of enrolling students in a chosen secondary school. The dates below outline the timeline for families and schools:

  • Friday 14th May – All applications for Year 7 Placement are to be returned by parents to their primary school
  • Wednesday 4th August – Primary Schools begin notifying parents of placement offers in writing
  • Thursday 5th August – Parents can lodge appeals with Secondary Schools
  • Thursday 9th September – Grovedale College Welcome Evening
  • Tuesday 7th December – Thursday 9th December – Grovedale College 3-day Orientation Program

WELCOME EVENING

Our Welcome Evening for 2021 will be held on Thursday 9th September in the College Theatre. Details of this event will be shared with successful enrolments to Grovedale College for 2022. Please note that this event may need to be cancelled or adjusted according to COVID-Safe rules from Department of Education and the Victorian Government.

VIRTUAL TOUR

Wee have created a virtual tour of the school to showcase our amazing facilities to all our new families and prospective enrolments. Please visit our Student Enrolment Page to check it out!

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

2022

BYOD

Students in Year 7 – 12 have BYOD choices for use with their schooling. Please visit the school’s E-Learning Page for further information.

School Photos

School photos will take place on the second day of student attendance. The date will be confirmed towards the end of the year. Parents will be able to order online through our Compass Portal as well as by bringing in an envelope which will be provided on the first day of Term.

Camp

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.