This policy sets out school obligations for the application process from primary school to secondary school and the support schools need to provide students to assist in a smooth transition from Year 6 to Year 7.
Year 7 application process – annual placement information packs
Supporting student transitions
A successful transition from primary to secondary school involves a student being able to move as seamlessly as possible to their new setting. To ensure all students are supported in their transition to secondary school, schools must ensure their transition practice and programs provide appropriate personal, social and academic supports to promote student engagement and wellbeing. Schools are also encouraged to:
- refer to the Year 6 to 7 transitions framework to identify their key accountabilities
- develop and update a school and/or cluster transitions plan
- establish and maintain relationships with main feeder schools.
The Guidance and Resources tabs provide information and support to help schools develop and implement effective transition practice and programs.
For school queries, transition packs, and support
Contact the regional Youth Pathways and Transitions Managers (one per Region), School Improvement Division, Schools and Regional Services.
For school queries or feedback on this Transition — Year 6 to 7 Policy
Reviewed 10 October 2022