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Transition — Year 6 to 7

Policy

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.

Details

Supporting a positive start to secondary school in 2021

Supporting students transitioning to Year 7 in 2021 will be a key shared priority for primary and secondary schools.

To support this process, the Department has developed guidance to help schools to prepare for and engage with effective transition to secondary school practice to support the transition needs of Year 7 students starting school in 2021. Refer to: Supporting a positive start to secondary school in 2021

More support is available from your relevant Regional Office.

Year 7 application process — annual transition information packs

For placement in Year 7 at secondary school for commencement in 2022

To ensure all Year 6 students are placed in a secondary school for Year 7, primary and secondary schools must:

The principles of the Department’s Placement Policy are to be applied to the transition of students to Year 7.

Information for families on transitioning from Year 6 to 7, including the 2021-22 Transition Information Packs for Parents/Carers, is available on the parent section of the Department’s website, refer to: Moving from primary to secondary school: information for parents

Two different parent/carer packs are available to download from the parent/carers page:

  • 2021-22 Transition Information Pack for Parents/Carers with Year 6 Students at Government Schools  
  • 2021-22 Transition Information Pack for Parents/Carers with Year 6 Students at Non-Government Schools.

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; and
  • 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.

Contact

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

Partnerships and Priority Cohorts
Email: studentlearning@education.vic.gov.au

Department policy setting 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

Reviewed 30 March 2021

Policy last updated

30 March 2021

Scope

  • Schools

Contact

There are multiple contacts for this policy. Refer to the Contact section of this policy for details.

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